Newsies Cast Members Will Join Neil Patrick Harris for Opening Number of Disney Parks Christmas Parade

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19 Dec 2013

Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris

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

The parade airs Dec. 25 on ABC beginning at 10 AM ET; check local listings.

Cast members from the musical will perform the original song "Are You Ready For Christmas?," written by David Javerbaum and Adam Schlesinger. Newsies’ Tony Award-winning choreographer, Christopher Gattelli, will stage 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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