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Photo Coverage: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2007

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The 81st Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Parade was held Thursday November 22, 2007 and broadcast nationally 9AM – 12noon on NBC.  The parade began at 77th Street and Central Park West, and continued down Broadway through Times Square, ending at Herald Square (at 7th and 34th Street).

While much of Broadway is on-strike, some of the casts of affected shows performed without costumes or props, instead wearing production clothes and merchandise.  Performances included:  Over 150 kids from Camp Broadway opening the parade with a new song "Making Magic" by Michael Feinstein with lyrics by Macy's Creative Director Bill Schermerhorn; The cast of Legally Blonde performing "What You Want;" the cast of Mary Poppins performing "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious;" the cast of Xanadu performing a medley of songs including "All Over The World," "Magic" and "Xanadu;" and the cast of Young Frankenstein performing "Transylvania Mania."  Plus, the Radio City Rockettes.

Atop the M+M Chocolate Candies float, Jonathan Groff and Lea Michele sang "Give My Regards to Broadway."  Among the costumed candies were Green M+M as Elphaba (Wicked), Red M+M as King Arthur (Monty Python's Spamalot), Blue M+M as The Phantom of the Opera and Orange and Yellow M+M from A Chorus LineSarah Brightman (original Christine of The Phantom of the Opera) dressed as a Pirate Queen atop the Jolly Polly Pirate Ship float sang "The Journey Home."  Nikki Blonsky of the Hairspray movie performed "You Can't Stop the Beat" on-board the American Classic Malt Shop float.  Michael Feinstein and Tony Award-winner Anika Noni Rose (Caroline or Change, Dreamgirls movie) sang a new Feinstein/Schermerhorn tune "Give Me The Key to This Wonderful City" on the History Channel's float.

Celebrity appearances included: Ashley Tisdale and Corbin Bleu (High School Musical), Barbie as the Island Princess, Big Apple Circus cast members, Bindi Irwin and The Crocmen, Dolly Parton, the cast of "Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends," Good Charlotte, Lifehouse, Jonas Brothers, Jordin Sparks, Kay Hanley, Menudo, Miss USA 2007 Rachel Smith, Ne-Yo, the cast of "The Muppets" and "Sesame Street," Willard Scott, Wynonna Judd and of course Santa Claus!

Photos by Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.


Corbin Bleu


Corbin Bleu


Corbin Bleu


Corbin Bleu


Corbin Bleu


Corbin Bleu


Nikki Blonsky


Nikki Blonsky and the Hairspray movie-cast


Nikki Blonsky


Nikki Blonsky


Mayor Michael Bloomberg


Sarah Brightman


Sarah Brightman


Sarah Brightman


Sarah Brightman


Sarah Brightman


Sarah Brightman


Sarah Brightman


Michael Feinstein


Michael Feinstein


Anika Noni Rose and Michael Feinstein


Good Charlotte


Jonathan Groff


Bindi Irwin and Terri Irwin


Bindi Irwin and Terri Irwin


Bindi Irwin and Terri Irwin


The Jonas Brothers: Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas and Nick Jonas


Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas and Nick Jonas


Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas and Nick Jonas


Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas and Nick Jonas


Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas and Nick Jonas


Joe Jonas


Kevin Jonas


Nick Jonas


Wynonna Judd


Wynonna Judd


Wynonna Judd


Wynonna Judd


Wynonna Judd


Wynonna Judd


Wynonna Judd


Jason Wade


Lifehouse: Bryce Soderderg, Jason Wade and Rick Woolstenhylme


Lifehouse


Benji Madden


Benji Madden


Menudo


Menudo


Miss USA Rachel Smith


Parade


Pillsbury Dough Boy


Parade


Dolly Parton


Dolly Parton


Dolly Parton


Dolly Parton


Dolly Parton


Al Roker


Anika Noni Rose


Anika Noni Rose


Anika Noni Rose


Willard Scott


Shrek Balloon


Shrek Balloon


Jordin Sparks


Jordin Sparks


Jordin Sparks



Jordin Sparks


Ashley Tisdale


Ashley Tisdale


Ashley Tisdale


Ashley Tisdale


Ashley Tisdale


Ashley Tisdale


Ashley Tisdale

Photos by Eugene Lovendusky

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


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