DEAR EVAN HANSEN, ANASTASIA, 'SPONGEBOB', ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Set for Macy's THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE
Macy's has announced that the casts of Broadway's ANASTASIA, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND and SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS - THE BROADWAY MUSICAL will perform on the Macy's 91st Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. In addition, the show-stopping Radio City Rockettes will bring their signature high-kicking magic to Herald Square.
The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is the nation's biggest and most anticipated holiday celebration. Broadcast nationally on NBC on Thanksgiving Day, November 23rd, with millions of families nationwide tuning in to watch the excitement unfold, the TODAY Show's Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker will host the three-hour broadcast from 9 a.m. - noon (in all time zones). In addition, Telemundo will simulcast the Parade in Spanish with the event hosted by stars Carlos Ponce, Jessica Carrillo and Karim Mendiburu.
The star power on Parade will once again feature some of the nation's most riveting performers. Taking to the streets of New York City on board one of Macy's signature floating stages, and thrilling the nation with their performances at Herald Square will be Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr, 98 Degrees, Lauren Alaina, Cam, Sabrina Carpenter, Andra Day & Common, Sara Evans, Jimmy Fallon & The Roots, Flo Rida, Goo Goo Dolls, Kat Graham, Andy Grammer, Angelica Hale, Olivia Holt, Nicky Jam, Wyclef Jean, Bravo's Top Chef stars Padma Lakshmi & Tom Colicchio, Dustin Lynch, Miss America 2018 Cara Mund, and the cast & Muppets of Sesame Street, Bebe Rexha, Smokey Robinson, Jojo Siwa and more.
Taking flight on Turkey Day will be the Parade's signature giant character helium balloons. Since their introduction in 1927, these giants of the sky have featured some of the world's most beloved characters. This year, four giant characters will debut including Disney Frozen's Olaf, Illumination presents Dr. Seuss' The Grinch, PAW Patrol® and Jett from Super Wings™.
Commented Susan Tercero, group vice-president of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, "For more than 90 years, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has signaled the start of the holiday season for millions of families. We are thrilled to once again come together as a nation to give this gift of joy and wonder to all. Our incredible team has planned a fantastic spectacle featuring an amazing line-up of giant character balloons, floats of fantasy, the nation's best marching bands and performance groups, a dazzling array of musical artists, all coming together to herald the arrival of the one-and-only Santa Claus."
For additional information on the Parade, visit: https://www.macys.com/social/parade/.