The hit Broadway musical Newsies will be holding a live streaming event to support The Actor's Fund, according to Playbill.
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Ain’t it a fine life knowing we’re hosting a @newsies watch party Friday, August 21 at 7PM ET? To celebrate, post your Newsies-inspired cosplay, choreography, fan art, and more with #SeizeThePlaybill for a chance to be featured on our website! (Get more details about the watch party at the link in the bio.)
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Playbill revealed that the free stream will be showcased in a partnership with Disney Theatrical Productions and Disney+ for one night only on Playbill.com. The agenda will include appearances by the cast members of the hit Broadway show along with a concluding video that will showcase performances from the Broadway and North American tour productions.
The show will benefit The Actor's Fund, a organization placing emphasis on protecting performers in the entertainment industry over their lifetime, while offering stability and resiliency for performers during the coronavirus pandemic.
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If you’re in the mood for more musicals after Hamilton, have we got NEWS for you! #Newsies: The Broadway Musical, which stars thespian icon @JeremyMJordan and features this lively number “Carrying the Banner,” is streaming on #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/khgiIw3yGw— Disney+ (@disneyplus) August 2, 2020
The cast of Newsies features thespian icon Jeremy Jordan as Jack Kelly, Kara Lindsay as Katherine Plumber, Ben Fankhauser as Davey and Andrew Keenan-Bolger as Crutchie. North American tour standouts Steve Blanchard (Joseph Pulitzer), Aisha de Haas (Medda Larkin) and Ethan Steiner (Les) round out the cast.
While inspired by the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, the show was originally presented as a movie in 1992. Seven new songs were written for the musical including "Letter from the Refuge" (specifically written for the tour), as well as "Carrying the Banner", "Seize The Day", "Santa Fe" and "King of New York."
We can't wait to go on a (virtual) journey with the newsies all over again!
"Watch What Happens" and "Seize The Day" when Newsies: The Broadway Musical premieres August 21st exclusively on Playbill.com!
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