Stars from Wicked and The Boy From Oz (without leading man Hugh Jackman), as well as two other shows soon to be announced, will offer songs during the annual event, which will be broadcast on NBC stations around the country from 9 AM to 12 noon, ET.
Playbill On-Line has also learned that the annual parade will feature Hairspray's Harvey Fierstein and the Dynamites performing an original composition entitled "Santa Knows." Tony winner Fierstein will be decked out in Edna drag in a holiday costume designed by William Ivey Long. Other parade highlights: the Radio City Rockettes; the New York City Ballet and the School of American Ballet; USO Troupe of Metropolitan New York and Camp Broadway, who will offer a tribute to the late Bob Hope entitled "When Hope Was There"; the group AntiGravity; and Jim Dale and the cast of A Christmas Carol.
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.macysparade.com.