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EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Broadway Stars and The Rockettes Rehearse for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

This Thursday, November 23, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be rolling through New York City for the 96th year, taking a two-and-a-half mile route from the Upper West Side to Midtown Manhattan. On Tuesday night our partners at Theaterly.com were lucky enough to be invited to view Broadway’s best–and the Rockettes!–rehearsing for the T-Day Parade. As a special treat, we’re sharing some exclusive behind-the-scenes photos as New York’s most talented performers prepare for the holiday festivities.

This year’s parade features 25 balloons, including some new for 2023: Kung Fu Panda’s Po, Leo, Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece and the iconic Pillsbury Doughboy.

Watch for live performances from Pentatonix, Brandy, Bell Biv Devoe, Chicago, Jabari Banks, Jesse James Decker and–la-de-da-de-dee, la-de-da-de-da–the iconic Cher. Twenty-nine clown crews and seven performance groups, including Big Apple Circus, Cornell Bhangra, Phantom Limb Company, Tiptoe Winter Guard and everyone’s favorite, the Tap Dancing Christmas Trees will round out the stage. In the meantime … check out our sneak peak below. And Happy Thanksgiving!

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The cast of SPAMALOT at the 96th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade rehearsal



What’s SPAMALOT without, you know, a lot of Spam?
A number by the cast of Broadway’s How To Dance In Ohio.
The cast of Shucked belting one out.
DeLorean For Sale? Cast and flying car of Broadway’s Back to the Future.
A look across West 34th Street, and the last stop along the parade route, with the historic Macy’s Herald Square facade on the left
The fabled Rockettes in strut mode outside Macy’s.
Televising the Thanksgiving parade is a massive effort. Here the techs have set up at the rehearsal spot preparing to get it right.


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