Thanksgiving, the Broadway Way


The cast of The Humans posed for this photograph, which pays homage to Norman Rockwell’s painting Freedom From Want:


The Humans takes place on Thanksgiving. I don’t think it’s ironic that the cast is not working on Thanksgiving Day; it seems fitting to me. There are only six Broadway shows performing on Thanksgiving Day. most shows are adding matinees on Friday.  (See schedule here; scroll to bottom)

But several casts were performing at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade — or, more precisely, were performing for the CBS or NBC broadcasts. Hairspray Live, which will be broadcast on NBC on December 7th, didn’t even make a pretense of being at the parade itself; they presented their musical number on their set.

Snippets from the performances of Holiday Inn, Paramour, School of Rock, Waitress, Cats and the Radio City Rockettes:

Buy tickets to see the shows glimpsed at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade broadcasts.

Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour

School of Rock



Radio City Christmas Spectacular, featuring the Rockettes


Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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