In addition to the five Broadway musicals announced to perform during the first hour of the special, the cast of School of Rock is also slated to perform "Teacher's Pet" on the Gibson Guitar float during the parade.
You can also experience the parade up close on Playbill's social media channels! On Your Feet! star Ana Villafañe will be taking over our Instagram account, while Paramour star Ruby Lewis will be riding down the parade route on the Cirque du Soleil Paramour float bringing her unique experience to you through our Periscope! Don't have Periscope? Make sure to follow @playbill on Twitter, and we'll tweet out the link this morning. You should also follow @playbill on Instagram before Ana's 4:45 AM wake up call!
Celebrities announced to participate are Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo, Mariah Carey, Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Cirque du Soleil, Daughtry, Andra Day, Andy Grammer, Sandra Lee, Shawn Mendes, MercyMe, Mipso, Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell, Jennifer Nettles, NHL legends Mark and Marty Howe, Jake Owen, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, Rachel Platten, Prince Royce, Questlove with the cast and the Muppets of "Sesame Street," Trey Songz, Jordin Sparks, Chica and the gang from "Sprout and Train."
CBS Taps Hit Broadway Musicals and Hamilton Actress for Thanksgiving Day Parade The annual event features 17 giant character balloons; 24 novelty/ornament balloons, balloonicles and trycaloons; 27 floats; 1,100 cheerleaders and dancers; more than 1,000 clowns; 12 marching bands; and more.
The Thanksgiving Day Parade will step-off at 77th Street and Central Park West. The procession will travel down to Columbus Circle, turn onto Central Park South and march down 6th Avenue/Avenue of the Americas to 34th Street. At 34th Street, the parade will make its final turn west and end at 7th Avenue in front of Macy’s Herald Square.
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