Macy's Parade Features White Christmas, In the Heights, South Pacific, Hair and Mermaid

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27 Nov 2008

Kerry O'Malley and Stephen Bogardus in <I>White Christmas.</I>
Kerry O'Malley and Stephen Bogardus in White Christmas.
Photo by Richard Feldman

Several Broadway musicals and stars will be featured during the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, which will be broadcast live on NBC-TV Nov. 27 beginning at 9 AM ET.

The annual parade boasts performances from the casts of Irving Berlin's White Christmas (performing a medley of "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm" and "White Christmas"), In the Heights (performing the title song), South Pacific (singing "There Is Nothing Like a Dame") and The Little Mermaid (performing "Under the Sea").

Also of interest to theatre fans: The cast of the forthcoming revival of Hair will belt out "Aquarius" atop the New York Tin Toy float; Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth will sing "The Christmas Waltz" on The Care Bears Winter Fun-derland float; and Tony winner Idina Menzel will offer "I Stand" on the M&M's on Broadway float.

The parade will conclude with members of Camp Broadway — joined by Kermit the Frog — performing "I Believe in Santa Claus." A group of 300 kids, ages 10-17, will sing the tune, which was penned by Wesley Whatley and Bill Schermerhorn, Macy's creative director.

The 82nd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is set for Thursday, Nov. 27 from 9 AM-noon. The parade is broadcast nationally on NBC-TV.



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 www.macysparade.com.