It was announced on November 30th that a special program called ‘NEWSICAL’ starring NEWS will be broadcast on December 25th 12:20 am ~ 1:20am (24:20 am ~ 25:20 am) on Fuji TV. The program will feature NEWS creating a 6-minute-long musical from scratch.
Given only the theme of 'Christmas', it's Shige's job to come up with the story and overall flow while consulting with a professional choreographer. Massu, who has designed NEWS' costumes for concerts and music videos before, will be in charge of the costume design.
Tegoshi will take charge of the singing and rather than simply sing he will attempt to master a new method of expression- recording multiple overlapping parts. He'll travel to meet the grammy award winning artist, Jacob Collier, who is referred to as the 'one man orchestra', to learn the basics. Koyama will play the lead part in the musical. While all the member will be on the stage, it is Koyama who will be at the center and bring the other members creations- the story, dance, costumes, and music- to completion through his acting.
While the full 6 minute version will only be aired on NEWSICAL, a short 4 minute version will be aired on December 6th on '2017 FNS Kayosai'.