Newsies Joins Lineup for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
By Andrew Gans
The Broadway-bound musical Newsies, which will arrive at the Nederlander Theatre later this season for a limited engagement, will perform at the 85th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, which is scheduled to begin at 9 AM ET Nov. 24.
Others scheduled to perform are cast members from How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying (including Daniel Radcliffe), Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Sister Act and Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark as well as The Radio City Rockettes and kids from Camp Broadway and Stagedoor Manor.
The annual event will also feature Rodney Atkins, the Big Apple Circus, Mary J. Blige, Cobra Starship, Neil Diamond, Michael Feinstein, The Fresh Beat Band, Cee Lo Green, Avril Lavigne, Shelby Lynne, Mannheim Steamroller, China Anne McClain, Scotty McCreery, Ingrid Michaelson, the cast and Muppets of Sesame Street, Savannah Outen and more.
The Parade will kick off at 77th Street and Central Park West. The procession will travel down to Columbus Circle, turn onto Central Park South before making a right turn to march down Seventh Avenue to 42nd Street. The Parade will then turn east towards Sixth Avenue where it will march down the Avenue of the Americas. At 34th Street, The Parade will make its final turn west marching in front of Macy's Herald Square.
The 85th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will be broadcast live 9 AM-noon on NBC; Matt Lauer, Ann Curry and Al Roker will host.
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