STAGE TUBE: 'Sixteen Going on Seventeen' - THE SOUND OF MUSIC at the Parade!
The nation's most beloved spectacle, the Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, returned for the 87th year of magic on Thursday, Nov. 28 (9 a.m.-noon) throughout the country on NBC. We'll be posting videos from the parade as they pop up, check out the first video featuring 'Sixteen Going on Seventeen' from THE SOUND OF MUSIC, introduced by star Carrie Underwood!
NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!, starring Underwood as Maria and Stephen Moyer as Capt. Georg von Trapp, is set to air on Thursday, Dec. 5 (8 PM ET) on NBC.
Also in the cast are Audra McDonald ("Private Practice"), who has won fiveTony Awards and two Grammys, as Mother Abbess; Tony Award winner Christian Borle("Smash"), who will portray von Trapp family friend Max Detweiler; and Tony winner Laura Benanti ("Go On"), who will portray Elsa Schrader, the captain's one-time fiancee. NBC just released the complete cast list, and you can check it out here.
To kick off the holiday season, more than 8,000 participants will march through the streets of Manhattan at the sound of the time-honored words "Let's Have a Parade." Against a backdrop of more than 3.5 million spectators and more than 50 million viewers nationwide, the parade's signature elements, including its giant balloons, floats of fantasy, performers and the one-and-only Santa Claus, will ring in the holiday season with unrivaled celebration.
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 6th Avenue/Avenue of the Americas to 34th Street. At 34th Street, the Parade will make its final turn west and end at 7th Avenue in front of Macy's Herald Square.