Newsies Cast Members Join Neil Patrick Harris for Opening Number of Disney Parks Christmas Parade Dec. 25

Cast members from Newsies, the critically acclaimed new musical at the Nederlander Theatre, appear with Neil Patrick Harris in the opening number of the 2013 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade.

Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris (Photo by Aubrey Reuben)

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."

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