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Kravis Center and Disney Offer Free Stream of NEWSIES to Palm Beach School District

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By providing this Newsies Virtual Fieldtrip, Disney is investing in the next generation of storytellers and inspiring them to create the futures they imagine.

Kravis Center and Disney Offer Free Stream of NEWSIES to Palm Beach School District

The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts and Disney are teaming up to offer The School District of Palm Beach County, grades 6 through 12, free access to a pre-recorded streaming performance of Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical.

With the impact of the pandemic on theaters and schools, Disney is committed to innovating new ways for students to remain engaged with the performing arts. By providing this Newsies Virtual Fieldtrip, Disney is investing in the next generation of storytellers and inspiring them to create the futures they imagine. March is Theater in Our Schools Month, and now more than ever students and teachers will benefit from the connection and engagement offered by events like this.

"At the Kravis Center, we're committed to enriching the lives of students and educators in Palm Beach County and throughout South Florida," said Tracy C. Butler, Director of Education. "Our ongoing partnership with Disney Theatrical Group has been both an enriching and rewarding one. We are thrilled to have the unique opportunity to provide this high-quality virtual field experience to our Palm Beach County Title I middle and high schools."

"Since the onset of the pandemic, we have been working to find creative and accessible ways to provide our content free to students and educators," said Lisa Mitchell, Disney Theatrical Group's Director of Education & Audience Engagement. "Earlier this year, we offered a virtually accessible version of The Lion King Experience, a unique holistic arts education program that provides students and educators an immersive introduction to theater-making through the lens of the Broadway production of The Lion King. We are now thrilled to offer Newsies: The Broadway Musical as a virtual field trip to 20 markets across the country in partnership with non-profit performing arts centers, including the Kravis Center. They have an excellent reputation for delivering quality education programs, and we are excited to have them introduce this energetic and inspirational production to their students."

Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical will be available to School District of Palm Beach County classrooms from March 29 - April 30, 2021. Access is free to grades 6 through 12 but registration is required. The Kravis Center is distributing registration information to eligible classrooms. Palm Beach County educators may call 561-651-4251 or email pino@kravis.org with questions.

NEWSIES, the new American musical, features a Tony Award-winning score with music by eight-time Academy Award-winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, a book by four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein and is produced by Disney Theatrical Productions. NEWSIES is directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, who won a 2012 Tony Award for his work on the show. Since opening on Broadway in 2011, NEWSIES has played 1,711 performances between Broadway and the North American tour, to more than 2.5 million audience members in 65 cities across the country.

In 2017, "Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical!" made its premiere in-cinemas nationwide. Captured live at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre, the film features original Broadway cast members, Jeremy Jordan," as Jack Kelly, Kara Lindsay as Katherine, Ben Fankhauser as Davey and Andrew Keenan-Bolger as Crutchie, and NEWSIES North American Tour stars Steve Blanchard as Joseph Pulitzer, Aisha de Haas as Medda Larkin, and Ethan Steiner as Les.

"Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical!" is currently streaming on Disney +.

Set in New York City at the turn of the century, NEWSIES 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.

Additional programming can be found at www.kravis.org/classroomconnection. For more information on the Kravis Center, visit the official website at www.Kravis.org.


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