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The View's Sherri Shepherd recently fulfilled her lifelong dream when she made her Broadway debut in the SMASH hit, Tony Award winning musical, NEWSIES. During her one-night only appearance, Shepherd will take viewers backstage, up close and personal with the creative team, cast and crew - with all the backstage antics and opening night jitters on 'The View's JANUARY 25th episode airing 11:00 am/ET on ABC.

Shepherd announced the news of her Broadway debut on Twitter this week: "Making my Broadway stage debut in the Musical #Newsies ... I sing in it - or at least karaoke my way through my number. Wish me well!"

Newsies features a score with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, with a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, Newsies is directed by Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli.

The Broadway company of Newsies also features Corey Cott as Jack Kelly, Ron Raines as Joseph Pulitzer, Kara Lindsay as Katherine Plumber, LaVon Fisher-Wilson as Medda Larkin, Ben Fankhauser as Davey, Andrew Keenan-Bolger as Crutchie, and Nicholas Lampiasi, and Jake Lucas alternating the role of Les.

When stars have news to break, there is no place like America's table and the hosts of ABC's "The View" (11:00a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET). New Kids on the Block make their first appearance since 2008 when they stop by "The View" to make a special announcement live, JANUARY 22. The celebration of "The Year of the Viewer" continues with the chance to ask the band questions submitted to the official Twitter of "The View" (@theviewtv #asktheview).

"The View's" own Sherri Shepherd recently fulfilled her a lifelong dream when she made her Broadway debut in the SMASH hit, Tony Award winning musical, "Newsies." For viewers who were not lucky enough to have scored a ticket to Broadway's hottest show, here is your chance to have a front row seat as Sherri takes you backstage, up close and personal with the creative team, cast and crew - with all the backstage antics and opening night jitters -- JANUARY 25

Also featured next week are Drew Barrymore, who introduces her new makeup line, "Flower," Tracy Morgan ("30 Rock"), Ali Wentworth (author, Ali in Wonderland: And Other Tall Tales); Julia Stiles ("The Makeover"), Patrick Duffy ("Dallas") and a moving performance from CLARE BOWEN (ABC's "Nashville").

ABC News' David Muir guest co-hosts "Guy Day Friday," FRIDAY, JANUARY 25.

Scheduled guests for the week of JANUARY 21-25 are as follows (subject to change):

MONDAY, JANUARY 21 - Pre-emption

TUESDAY, JANUARY 22 - New Kids on the Block make an exciting announcement exclusively on "The View."

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23 -Tracy Morgan ("30 Rock"); Ali Wentworth (author, Ali in Wonderland: And Other Tall Tales); "Celebrity Tweets of the Week."

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24 - Julia Stiles ('The Makeover"); Patrick Duffy ("Dallas"); CLARE BOWEN (ABC's "Nashville") performs.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25 - ABC News' David Muir guest co-hosts "Guy Day Friday"; a behind-the-scenes look as "The View's" own Sherri Shepherd making her Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning musical, "Newsies"; Drew Barrymore introduces her new makeup line, "Flower"; "Real Life Hot Topics" with a brother and sister from Iowa, separated as children, placed into foster care 65 years ago and recently reunited through Facebook.

About "The View": "The View," a live, one-hour daily talk show from ABC, features Daytime Emmy Award-winning hosts Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd. It's the original forum in which real women discuss everyday issues, share their opinions and engage in colorful conversations. "The View," broadcast in HDTV and produced in 2-channel stereo sound, is now available to watch online daily at 4:00 p.m., ET/1:00 p.m., PT on ABC.com. "The View" is produced by ABC and Ms. Walters' Barwall Productions, with Ms. Walters serving as executive producer along with Bill Geddie, who also serves as executive producer for "The Barbara Walters Specials." "The View" is directed by Mark Gentile. For breaking news and updated videos follow "The View" (@theviewtv) and hosts Barbara Walters (@BarbaraJWalters), Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg), Joy Behar (@JoyVBehar), Elisabeth Hasselbeck (@ehasselbeck) and Sherri Shepherd (@SherriEShepherd) on Twitter.

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