Bay Area Fil-Am on "Newsies" Tour

Julian De Guzman (right) and the cast of "Newsies" (Source: Disney Theatrical Productions)

Julian De Guzman (right) and the cast of "Newsies" (Source: Disney Theatrical Productions)

Broadway actor Julian De Guzman comes home to the Bay Area as the Tony Award-winning Disney musical “Newsies” makes its run at the San Francisco Orpheum theater from February 17-March 15, 2015. De Guzman is one of four cast members from Broadway show to continue on to the 2014-2015 season traveling tour to 25 cities. He was selected from over 800 hopefuls for the original show and now plays one of the characters, Finch. He and his sister, Robyn, are veterans of other Broadway productions and tours. He was born and raised in the Bay Area.

“Newsies” is based on the 1992 Disney film, which is inspired by the New York City newsboys strike of 1899. With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and book by Harvey Fierstein, the show ran on Broadway from 2012-2014.

The Filipino Educators of San Francisco are sponsoring group reserve orchestra seating for the San Francisco show on February 26, Thursday, at 8 PM. The money will go to the scholarship fund for deserving high scholars attending San Francisco public schools bound for college. Tickets are $100 each. Payments can be made to the Filipino American Development Foundation (FADF), a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization (payments/donations are tax deductible). For tickets and delivery arrangements, please contact Emil De Guzman at (415)-706-7365.

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