Cast of Pippin Will Be Featured in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade; Kristin Chenoweth, Megan Hilty, Matilda, Motown, Too

By Andrew Gans
15 Nov 2013

Kristin Chenoweth
Kristin Chenoweth

The cast of the Tony-winning revival of Pippin has joined the line-up for the 87th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which will be broadcast live on NBC Nov. 28 9 AM-noon ET; check local listings.

The company is scheduled to perform Stephen Schwartz's "Corner of the Sky" and "Magic to Do."

Hosted by Matt Lauer, Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie of NBC’s “Today,” the parade will also feature the previously announced Big Apple Circus, Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth, Cherokee National Youth Choir, Chica and the gang from Sprout, Cirque du Soleil, Gavin DeGraw, Brett Eldredge, Fall Out Boy, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots with the cast of “Sesame Street,” Fifth Harmony, Florida Georgia Line, Goo Goo Dolls, Ariana Grande, Jack Hannah, Megan Hilty, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, Sandra Lee, Cher Lloyd, Austin Mahone, Mannheim Steamroller, Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri, NFL legends Bart Oates, Amani Toomer and Hines Ward, NHL legends Cam Neely and Mike Richter, Kellie Pickler, The Robertson family from A&E’s hit series “Duck Dynasty,” Debby Ryan, Richard Simmons and The Summer Set.

Attendees can also expect to enjoy performances from the Radio City Rockettes as well as Broadway's Matilda and Motown: The Musical. The first hour of the national broadcast will feature a special appearance by Carrie Underwood and members of the cast of NBC’s upcoming The Sound of Music Live!



“For millions of families each year, Thanksgiving Day isn’t complete without tuning in to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,” said Doug Vaughan, executive vice president, Special Programs and Late Night, NBC Entertainment, in a recent statement. “We are thrilled to once again broadcast this national celebration to kick off the holiday season.”

The 87th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will step-off at 77th Street and Central Park West. The procession will travel down to Columbus Circle, turn onto Central Park South and march down Sixth Avenue/Avenue of the Americas to 34th Street. At 34th Street, the Parade will make its final turn west and end at Seventh Avenue in front of Macy’s Herald Square.

For more information visit http://www.nbc.com/specials.