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Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!

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America's favorite holiday tradition will once again kick off the season of joy as the 89th Annual MACY'STHANKSGIVING DAY PARADE returns to march down the streets of New York on Thursday, November 26. Many Broadway casts are taking part in the festivities (including The Wiz Live, Something Rotten and more) and you can check out photos from their rehearsals below!

As millions celebrate the holiday with family and friends, more than 8,000 participants - including clowns, balloon handlers and marching bands - will travel through Manhattan to the sound of the iconic catchphrase "Let's Have a Parade". With more than 3.5 million spectators and over 50 million television viewers nationwide, the MACY'STHANKSGIVING DAY PARADE is the nation's most celebrated and anticipated holiday treat.

Since its origin in 1924, the Macy's Parade has marked the official start of the holiday season, introducing a cherished march of magic that has dazzled generations of fans. For the 89th edition, the famed spectacle's line-up will feature 17 giant character balloons; 24 novelty/ornament balloons, balloonicles, and trycaloons; 27 floats; 1,100 cheerleaders and dancers; more than 1,000 clowns; 12 marching bands; a host of celebrity performers; and of course, the one-and-only Santa Claus.

The 89th Annual MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE will begin at 9:00 a.m. from 77th Street and Central Park West. The procession will march 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. A Holiday Treat for Children Everywhere has been the guiding motto of this annual tradition for more than eight decades and is one which continues to this day.

Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Andra Day

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Andra Day

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
610 Stompers

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
The Radio City Rockettes

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
The Radio City Rockettes

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
The Radio City Rockettes

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Kruti Dance Academy

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Kruti Dance Academy

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Chris Daughtry

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Chris Daughtry

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Mipso

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
David Alan Grier

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Elijah Kelley, David Alan Grier, Shanice Williams, Ne-Yo and the Cast of NBC's The Wiz Live

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Elijah Kelley, David Alan Grier, Shanice Williams, Ne-Yo and the Cast of NBC's The Wiz Live

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
David Alan Grier and Shanice Williams,

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
David Alan Grier, Shanice Williams, Ne-Yo, Elijah Kelley and the Cast of NBC's The Wiz Live

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Ne-Yo

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Jake Owen

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Jake Owen

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Mercy Me

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Panic At The Disco

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Neil Giraldo

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Neil Giraldo and Pat Benatar

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Pat Benatar

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Neil Giraldo and Pat Benatar

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Neil Giraldo and Pat Benatar

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Trey Songz

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Trey Songz

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Trey Songz and Spirit of American Cheerleaders

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Plain White T's

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Plain White T's

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Prince Royce

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Prince Royce

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Rachel Platten

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Rachel Platten

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Dove Cameron ad Sofia Carson

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Dove Cameron and Sofia Carson

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
J.U.M.P.

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
J.U.M.P.

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Pat Monahan of Train

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Train

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
The Ladies of Something Rotten

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Brad Oscar

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Brian d'Arcy James

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Marisha Wallace

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Michael James Scott

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Brian d'Arcy James

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Brian d'Arcy James and Brad Oscar

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Brian d'Arcy James and Brad Oscar

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
The Cast of Something Rotten

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
William Schermerhorn and Kevin McCollum

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Brad Oscar and Diego Prieto

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Brad Oscar and Diego Prieto

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Michael James Scott and Marisha Wallace

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Brian d'Arcy James

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Jared Parker and Brandon Niederauer from The School of Rock

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Jared Parker and Brandon Niederauer from The School of Rock

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Mariah Carey

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
William Schermerhorn and Mariah Carey

Photo Coverage: Casts of THE WIZ, SOMETHING ROTTEN! & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
Mariah Carey


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