Broadway fans can enjoy performances from “Six,” “Moulin Rogue!” and “Wicked,” which have returned to the live performances after more than a year of shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Plus Broadway stars are making solo appearances in th 021 Macy’s Thanksgivin Day Pararde, along with stars of the music world and late night TV.
They include –
Kristin Chenoweth, Jon Batiste, Kelly Rowland, Nelly, Carrie Underwood and the cast of “Girls5eva,” made up of Sara Bareilles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Paula Pell and Busy Philipps.
And Foreigner, one of the defining musical acts of the 70s and 80s.
Also, joining the parade are NYC’s own Ballet Hispánico’s School of Dance, Broadway Education Alliance Youth Choir, Fred Astaire Dance Studios, Indigenous Direction, J.U.M.P. (Jumpers United for Macy’s Parade), the St. John’s Dance Team, Spirit of America Cheer and Spirit of America Dance Stars, and the Young People’s Chorus of NYC.
The parade will also feature a sneak preview of NBC’s “Annie Live!” and an appearance from the Rockettes.
Here’s the complete list:
- Tony and Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth
- Emmy winner and Broadway alum Darren Criss
- Returning Dear Evan Hansen star Jordan Fisher
- The cast of Peacock’s Girls5eva (Sara Bareilles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Paula Pell, and Busy Philipps)
- Destiny’s Child member and Grammy winner Kelly Rowland
- The cast and Muppets of Sesame Street
- Oscar-winning composer Jon Batiste (Soul)
- Also scheduled are Nelly, Kim Petras, Rob Thomas, Carrie Underwood, Andy Grammer, Mickey Guyton, Chris Lane, Miss America 2020 Camille Schrier, Tai Verdes, Zoe Wees, and Tauren Wells, Jimmie Allen, Foreigner, Blue’s Clues & You! host Josh Dela Cruz and the former hosts of Blue’s Clues Steve Burns and Donovan Patton.
- Plus, Santa Claus and his Elves are the last float, en route to Macy’s once again.
These performances are in front of Macy’s in the restricted viewing area. You will not be able to see them on the parade route, only on the national TV broadcast, which starts at 9am.
The holiday spectacular will bring together 10 marching bands, 15 giant character balloons, 28 floats and 36 novelty and heritage inflatables, and the debut of new balloons and floats — including a giant “Grogu” (affectionately referred to as Baby Yoda).
Doing away with last year’s specialty vehicles, the fleet of gigantic balloons will once again be flown with the typical 80-100 handlers.
It’s going to be a rocking great parade.
Check the Macy’s website for the full list many musical acts participating.
To produce the parade requires over 8,000 hours of labor from the Parade Studio team, comprising 27 painters, carpenters, animators, sculptors, welders, scenic and costume designers, electricians and engineers, according to organizers.