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Broadway Shows to Participate in Thanksgiving Festivities

Kick off the fun and festivities of the Thanksgiving holiday with Broadway performances in Macy’s annual parade.

Returning for its 97th edition this year, The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® will officially welcome the holiday season on Thursday, November 23 at 8:30 A.M on NBC. Showcasing an exciting lineup of featured character balloons, magical floats, the finest marching bands from across the country, dynamic performance groups, imaginative clowns, the nation’s biggest musical talents and the one-and-only Santa Claus, this is the nation’s premiere Thanksgiving celebration.

“For nearly 100 years, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been synonymous with the beginning of the holiday season, celebration and togetherness,” said Will Coss, Executive Producer of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “Our talented team of Macy’s Studios artisans and production specialists work year-round to deliver the nation’s most beloved holiday event, live on Thanksgiving morning. We are proud to hold this responsibility and look forward to sharing our unbelievable designs, larger-than-life character balloons and first-class entertainment, all sure to create lifelong memories for Parade fans nationwide.”

Every year, Broadway is put on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade stage for fans around the country to experience. The official national broadcast audience will enjoy performances from the best of Broadway, including:

  • & Juliet
  • Back to the Future: The Musical
  • How To Dance In Ohio
  • Shucked
  • Spamalot

Stars of Broadway’s Gutenberg! The Musical!, Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells will also appear, acting as special live correspondents along the parade route.

In addition, CBS’ coverage of the parade will include performances from the following shows:

  • A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical
  • Disney’s Aladdin
  • Chicago

In addition to her co-hosting duties on CBS with Kevin Frazier, Keltie Knight will be making her “Broadway debut” as she stars as leading lady Roxie Hart in a once-in-a-lifetime performance with the cast of Chicago.

Last year’s “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” was the most-watched entertainment program of the 2022-23 season as it brings the nation together like no other broadcast. Parade fans nationwide can watch the official telecast on NBC and simulcast on Peacock, from 8:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M., in all time zones. The network will air an encore telecast at 2:00 P.M. ET/PT. New for 2023 will be several additional cameras along the route, giving viewers new Parade vantage points never seen before. “TODAY’s” Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker will join as hosts of the Emmy®-Award winning celebration. The Spanish language simulcast on Telemundo will be hosted by the network’s daytime personalities, Carlos Adyan and Andrea Meza.

CBS’s coverage will occur on Thursday, November 23 from 9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M., ET/PT on the CBS Television Network, and is also available to stream live on Paramount+.

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