Broadway Shows Take Center Stage at 90th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

News   Broadway Shows Take Center Stage at 90th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Performances from Broadway productions will be seen on both the NBC and CBS broadcasts of the annual event.
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The Company Matthew Murphy

The 90th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is broadcast nationally on NBC November 24 beginning at 9 AM ET. Today’s Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, and Al Roker host the three-hour broadcast.

Set for 34th Street performances are the casts of Broadway's Holiday Inn, Waitress, Paramour, and Cats as well as the world-famous Radio City Rockettes and a preview performance from NBC’s Hairspray Live!, which premieres December 7.

The 90th procession also features a star-studded cast, including Kelsea Ballerini; Tony Bennett; Aloe Blacc; Chloe x Halle; Easton Corbin; Daya; De La Soul; Diamante Eléctrico; Brett Eldredge; Fitz & the Tantrums; Christopher Jackson (Hamilton); Johnnyswim; Sandra Lee; Maddie & Tae; Sarah McLachlan; NHL legends Adam Graves and Eric Lindros; Ben Rector; Regina Spektor; the cast and Muppets of Sesame Street; Sprout’s Chica; Timeflies; U.S. Olympic Gold Medalists Michelle Carter and Laurie Hernandez; U.S. Paralympic Gold Medalists Mikey Brannigan, Gianfranco Iannotta; Grace VanderWaal; and Jacob Whitesides, among others.

Ana Villafañe in <i>On Your Feet!</i>
Ana Villafañe in On Your Feet! Matthew Murphy

Several Broadway productions also perform on The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS, which is broadcast live on CBS November 24 beginning at 9 AM ET.

The three-hour program includes performances from Broadway's The Color Purple, On Your Feet!, and School of Rock. Viewers can also expect to enjoy performances by 16-time Grammy winner Sting and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert.

Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier and The Insider’s Keltie Knight host the telecast live from New York City. Emmy Award-winning producers Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss (The Tony Awards) are executive producers.

A video feed of the parade will also be available on Verizon’s YouTube. For more information about the annual New York City parade, visit or call the Parade hotline at (212) 494-4495.

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