Which Show Are You Most Excited to See Perform in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

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It was recently announced that The Wiz Live!, Fiddler on the Roof, Something Rotten! and more will be performing in the 89th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. We took to Twitter to find out which performances our readers are most excited to see.

Finding Neverland:

Based on the Miramax motion picture by David Magee and the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee, Finding Neverland follows the relationship between playwright J. M. Barrie and the family that inspired "Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up." The new musical features music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy and book by James Graham. Matthew Morrison stars as J.M. Barrie, joined by Laura Michelle Kelly as Sylvia Llewelyn Davies and Terrence Mann as Charles Frohman/Captain James Hook.

Matthew Morrison and Laura Michelle Kelly in <i>Finding Neverland</i>
Matthew Morrison and Laura Michelle Kelly in Finding Neverland Photo by Carol Rosegg

Something Rotten!:

Brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as "The Bard." When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world's very first musical. The new musical features music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick and book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell. Brian d'Arcy James, Christian Borle, Heidi Blickenstaff, John Cariani and Kate Reinders star.

Christian Borle in <i>Something Rotten!</i>
Christian Borle in Something Rotten! Photo by Joan Marcus

Fiddler on the Roof:

In Fiddler on the Roof, Tevye, a Jewish milkman in early 1900s Russia, sees his three eldest daughters married, each one moving further from traditional ways, and must cope with the growing anti-Jewish sentiment in his country. The musical features music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and book by Joseph Stein. Danny Burstein and Jessica Hecht star as Tevye and his wife Golde.

On Your Feet!:

On Your Feet! is the story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, two people who—through an unwavering dedication to one another and their pursuit of the American dream—showcased their talent, their music and their heritage to the world in a remarkable rise to global superstardom. The new musical features music and lyrics by Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan and book by Alexander Dinelaris. Ana Villafañe and Josh Segarra star as Gloria and Emilio.

Josh Segarra, Ana Villafañe and the company of <i>On Your Feet!</i>
Josh Segarra, Ana Villafañe and the company of On Your Feet! Photo by Matthew Murphy

The Wiz Live!:

In The Wiz Kansas farm girl Dorothy is transported in a tornado to the magical land of Oz in this musical retelling of "The Wizard of Oz." Once there, Dorothy meets a Scarecrow, a Tin Man and a Lion who help her find her way home. The musical features music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls and book by William F. Brown. Shanice Williams, Ne-Yo, Elijah Kelly and David Alan Grier star as the famous foursome in the live television event Dec. 3 at 8 PM on NBC.

Shanice Williams
Shanice Williams

School of Rock – The Musical:

In School of Rock – The Musical, down-on-his-luck wannabe rock star Dewey Finn poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school to make ends meet. When he discovers his students’ musical talents, he enlists his fifth-graders to form a rock group and conquer the Battle of the Bands. In addition to a couple songs from the film, the new musical features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater and book by Julian Fellows. Alex Brightman stars as Dewey Finn, joined by Sierra Boggess as the strict Rosalie Mullins.

Alex Brightman stars in <i>School of Rock</i>
Alex Brightman stars in School of Rock Photo by Monica Simoes

The King and I:

In The King and I Welsh schoolteacher Anna Leonowens travels from England to Siam to serve as governess to the king's many children. Their clash of wills and the lessons they learn from each other are examined in this show, based on Leonowens' account of her experiences. The classic musical features music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrcis by Oscar Hammerstein II. Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara stars as Anna, with Hoon Lee as the King of Siam.

Hoon Lee and Kelli O'Hara
Hoon Lee and Kelli O'Hara Photo by Paul Kolnik
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