Disney is planning to bring Newsies to Facebook Live next week!
The Newsies performance will feature the show’s hit number, “Santa Fe”, and will be performed in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The event will feature touring cast, Joey Barreiro (Jack Kelly), Morgan Keene (Katherine), Andy Richardson (Crutchie), and Stephen Michael Langton (Davey). It will be broadcast live on the Disney Facebook Page and will take place at 4pm Pacific on Monday, June 20th.
The Newsies performance on Facebook Live will run about 20 minutes and will be staged in front of Santa Fe’s Inn and Spa at Loretto.
The Broadcast will be produced by Disney Interactive Media which has previously delivered Facebook Live content before. Newsies however, will mark their first venture into creating a live, multi-camera musical production on a social media platform.
“We wanted to do something that we feel hasn’t been done before, to create entertainment content for our fans on Facebook,” said Dan Reynolds, VP of content, social and programming at Disney Interactive Media.
Newsies is based on the 1992 film starring Christian Bale about the newsboys’ strike of 1899. The show’s music is by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and book by Harvey Fierstein. The national tour will conclude in Austin, Texas in October.