By Andrew Gans
28 Nov 2013
|Photo by Matthew Murphy|
Hosted by Matt Lauer, Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie of NBC’s “Today,” the parade features The 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 Kinky Boots, Pippin, Matilda and Motown: The Musical. The first hour of the national broadcast boasts 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.”