By Andrew Gans
25 Dec 2013
The parade airs Dec. 25 on ABC beginning at 10 AM ET; check local listings.
Cast members from the musical perform the original song "Are You Ready For Christmas?," written by David Javerbaum and Adam Schlesinger. Newsies’ Tony Award-winning choreographer, Christopher Gattelli, staged the number.
Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies, according to press notes, "is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies,’ who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right."