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'Newsies' musical tour prepares for road, including Dallas

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NEW YORK (AP) - The North American company of the Broadway hit "Newsies" is about to high-kick its way through a 25-city tour, including Dallas.

The show is led 22-year-old actor who'll make a triumphant homecoming in Pittsburgh just in time for Thanksgiving.

Dan DeLuca will play leading man Jack Kelly in the Tony Award-winning show, which marks his first major acting credit. DeLuca, who's a native of McMurray, Pennsylvania, says he's thrilled and excited about the show.

The official opening is in Philadelphia in late October.

"Newsies" is based on the 1899 true story of child newspaper sellers in turn-of-the-century New York who go on strike. A 1992 film of the same name starred Christian Bale, Bill Pullman, Robert Duvall and Ann-Margret.

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