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OTRC: Broadway shows 2014 - 'On The Red Carpet' (OTRC) special episode

The cast of Disney's 'Newsies' musical appears in a 2013 photo.

"On The Red Carpet" the show went on the road! Host Rachel Smith traveled from Los Angeles to New York City to preview some of Broadway's biggest and newest shows.

Disney's "Newsies" - the musical is loosely based on an actual newsboy strike in New York City in the late 1800s.Newsies was also a 1992 Disney film, starring Christian Bale. A ragtag group of orphans and homeless boys work delivering newspapers. They go on strike when newspaper owners unfairly raise their costs. Newsies the Musical is the winner of the 2013 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Choreography.

"Newsies" is heading out on a North American tour beginning Fall 2014 (check out more details on the show's website).

"Kinky Boots" - this is Broadway's high-heeled hit and winner of six 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Charlie Price, played by Stark Sands, inherits his father's struggling shoe factory. He finds an unlikely business partner in drag queen Lola, played by Tony winner Billy Porter, who is in need of some sturdy stilettos.

'80s pop icon Cyndi Lauper became the first solo woman ever to receive the Tony Award for Best Score, for her work on "Kinky Boots." (For more info about the show, check out its official website.)

"First Date" - go on a "First Date" with "Chuck" star Zachary Levi. The musical comedy is a hilarious dinner date that unfolds in real time and is the actor's first Broadway musical. He voiced the character Flynn in Disney's "Tangled"and recently played Fandral in "Thor: The Dark World." Catch Levi in First Date through January 5 (see more details on the show's website.)

"Pippin" - the show won the 2013 Tony for Best Musical Revival. Now back on Broadway for the first time in 40 years, it tells the story of a young prince trying to find meaning to life. Star Patina Miller was named Best Actress. She'll make her feature film debut in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay" - Parts 1 and 2." (Check out more details about "Pippin" on the show's website.)

"Motown the Musical" - the show brings the legend of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy to the stage. He launched the careers of Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, and the Jackson 5, but music is the main star of this show (more details on its official website.)

Disney's "The Lion King" - this is the highest-grossing Broadway show in New York history, making over $1 billion to date. Based on the 1994 Disney animated film, it is the winner of 6 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Join Simba, Nala, and all the creatures of the African savannah to celebrate the circle of life. (Check out more details on the show's website.)

"Peter and the Starcatcher" - this is the grownup prequel to Peter Pan. The 5 time Tony-winning play features a dozen actors playing more than 100 characters, some who you may recognize from Neverland. (Check out more details on the show's website.)

"Big Fish" - this is a new Broadway musical based on the novel by Daniel Wallace, and the film directed by Tim Burton. Two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz plays Edward Bloom, a man whose tall tales about life are sometimes too incredible to believe. Big Fish runs through December 29. (Check out more details on the show's website.)

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