The 78th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, broadcast on NBC stations around the country from 9 AM to 12 noon ET, will feature stars from Wonderful Town, Good Vibrations, Bombay Dreams and All Shook Up. Brooke Shields will lead the cast of Wonderful Town with her rendition of "Swing!" Bombay Dreams will offer "Shakalaka Baby," All Shook Up will sing "Burning Love," and the company of Good Vibrations will present "Fun, Fun, Fun." Broadcast nationally on NBC-TV, the Broadway shows are scheduled to perform during the first hour of the telecast. CBS-TV will also broadcast the Thanksgiving Day Parade. The CBS telecast, 9 AM-noon on CBS-TV, will feature the cast of Brooklyn belting out "Once Upon a Time," the company of Fiddler on the Roof singing "Matchmaker" and Producers cast members performing "I Wanna Be a Producer."
And, the U.S. touring cast of Mamma Mia! will be featured on ABC's Thanksgiving Day Parade broadcast. The ABBA hit will perform "Dancing Queen" live from Chicago's State Street theatre district. The telecast airs on ABC-TV 10-11 AM ET; check local listings.
The annual parade begins at 77th Street and Central Park West of Manhattan's Upper West Side. It will then make its way down Broadway through Times Square before taking final bows at Herald Square and ending at 7th Ave and 34th Street. For more information and a few helpful tips for those who are ready to brave the weather and crowds, visit www.macysparade.com or call the Macy's Parade Hotline at (212) 494-4495.