Broadway's Jersey Boys, Drowsy Chaperone and Neil Patrick Harris to Appear on CBS Parade Broadcast

News   Broadway's Jersey Boys, Drowsy Chaperone and Neil Patrick Harris to Appear on CBS Parade Broadcast Neil Patrick Harris will report live while performances of Broadway's Jersey Boys and The Drowsy Chaperone appear on the CBS coverage of the Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Beth Leavel will perform on CBS's coverage of the Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Beth Leavel will perform on CBS's coverage of the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Photo by Joan Marcus

CBS News' "The Early Show" hosts Hannah Storm and Dave Price will anchor the 80th annual New York City Macy's-sponsored event Nov. 23 on CBS, 9 AM-12 noon (ET). Check your local listings.

Harris, star of Broadway's Assassins and CBS' "How I Met Your Mother," will lend a hand as he reports live from the streets of Manhattan interacting with the crowd. Performances on the CBS broadcast — to take place at several locations around the city — will include country music's Rascal Flatts and vocalist Josh Groban.

Broadway will also lend some of its stars as Jersey Boys will perform a medley of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons songs, including "My Eyes Adored You," "Dawn (Go Away)" and "December, 1963 (Oh What A Night)" (scheduled for 9:30 AM). Tony Award winners Bob Martin and Beth Leavel are also slated to appear (at 11 AM) performing The Drowsy Chaperone song "As We Stumble Along."

Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss serve as executive producers for "The Thanksgiving Day Parade On CBS." Weiss will also direct. Eugene Pack is the writer.

Over on NBC, cast members from A Chorus Line, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical, The Color Purple and Spamalot will perform on the program with special performances by current Haispray star Diana DeGarmo and White Christmas.

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