For the first time ever in its 43-year history of covering the Thanksgiving Day Parade, CBS-TV will offer performances from several Broadway productions filmed at locations throughout New York City. The broadcast, which airs from 9 AM to 12 noon ET (check local listings) Nov. 28, will include performances from Brian Stokes Mitchell, who will sing Man of La Mancha's "The Impossible Dream"; current Sally Bowles Molly Ringwald, who will belt Cabaret's title tune; Lea Salonga and Sandra Allen, who will duet on Flower Drum Song's "I Enjoy Being a Girl"; the cast of Mamma Mia!, who will offer ABBA's "Money, Money, Money" (taped downtown, with a view of the Statue of Liberty); and the company of Off-Broadway's Stomp. Current Rent stars Joey Fatone and Sebastian Arcelus will duet on Jonathan Larson's "What You Own," and The Harlem Boys Choir will serenade the crowds with an arrangement of "Winter Wonderland."
The CBS broadcast will also, of course, feature live coverage of the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. CBS Sports' Boomer Esiason and Julie Chen of CBS News' "The Early Show" co-host.
The 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 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade website at www.macys.com.