The 88TH ANNUAL MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE(R) SETS BROADWAY PERFORMANCES FOR LIVE TELECAST ON NBC
"A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder," "Finding Neverland," "The Last Ship," "On the Town" and "Side Show" will perform, in addition to a sneak preview of NBC's "Peter Pan Live!" and the return of the Radio City Rockettes (R)
NEW YORK - Nov. 4, 2014 - NBC and Macy's today announced the lineup of the best of Broadway set to perform at the 88thAnnual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade(R). On Thursday, Nov. 27, Broadway's best shows will take to the streets of New York for special performances on the telecast of the annual spectacle (9 a.m.-noon in all time zones.)
Set for Thanksgiving Day are high-stepping numbers from this season's Tony Award-winning Best Musical "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," Sting's "The Last Ship," "On the Town," "Side Show," and "Finding Neverland." The Broadway spectacle will also feature a special sneak preview performance from NBC's "Peter Pan Live!" which premieres Dec. 4.
For more than 35 years, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has been the premier showcase for Broadway talent, casting a major spotlight on its brightest stars and the best musicals hitting the theater boards in New York City. This year is no different, with Broadway vets including Idina Menzel ("If/Then," "Wicked," "Rent"), Sting ("3 Penny Opera") performing with the cast of "The Last Ship," and Nick Jonas ("How to Succeed... ", "Les Misérables") also joining the festivities.
Routinely one of the highest-viewed entertainment spectacles with more than 50 million viewers stemming from its original and encore presentations, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC will also feature a return of the Radio City Rockettes(R).
About the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade:
With more than 50 million viewers across the country and more than 3.5 million spectators that line up along the streets of New York City each year, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is a national icon that has grown into a world-famous holiday event. For more than 80 years, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has marked the official start of the holiday season. Growing in size and scale over the years, the Parade proudly marches down a more than 2-mile route in New York City with over 8,000 participants in tow including Macy's employees, their families, celebrities, athletes, clowns and dance groups spreading holiday cheer. The Parade also features America's best marching bands, fabulous floats and Macy's signature giant helium character balloons.
Please note: All talent, performances, line-up and information included are subject to change.
The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade broadcast is produced by the Emmy-winning Brad Lachman Productions. Brad Lachman serves as executive producer, Bill Bracken serves as producer and Gary Halvorson directs.
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