Broadway Schedule for Thanksgiving Week: 11/22 – 11/28
Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season and Broadway is no exception, which means that the weekly schedule will differ for a couple of shows, especially on Thursday – this year’s Thanksgiving. However, there is a huge plethora of events that would certainly draw the attention of the average Broadway enjoyer.
Thanksgiving Broadway Schedule
Everyone on Broadway besides Stomp, The Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, and Waitress are taking a break on Thanksgiving. Several shows are planning a Friday matinee to compensate for their break on Turkey day. You can check them out below.
New York is full of Thanksgiving events. Here are a couple of popular events where you can certainly see a Broadway star or even a performance!
CBS’ Thanksgiving Day Parade
Broadway standouts Chicago and Waitress will make an appearance on the CBS’ The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS. The event will air from 9 AM until noon and will feature special Thanksgiving performances of the aforementioned Broadway shows.
Chicago, the longest-running revival on Broadway, recently celebrated 25 years on Broadway. The red hot cabaret show will feature stars Ana Villafañe, Bianca Marroquín, Paulo Szot, Lillias White, Raymond Bokhour, and Ryan Lowe.
Waitress made a surprising post-pandemic return on Broadway. Sara Bareilles’ Waitress is currently playing at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre and is scheduled to end on January 9, 2022. Waitress stars Jennifer Nettles and Erich Bergen (Jenna and Dr. Pomatter) will make an appearance.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Macy’s annual parade is one of the prime Thanksgiving events in New York, famous all over the world for its balloons. In 2020 the parade was virtual due to the COVID – 19 restrictions. However, this year Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade returns in full force – full route and a full audience.
Broadway shows always made signature appearances, and this year is no exception. Broadway top grossers Wicked, Moulin Rouge!, as well as newcomers Six.
Further Broadway stars making Thanksgiving appearances on Macy’s Parade are Wicked’s Kristin Chenoweth, American Buffalo’s Darren Criss, and Jordan Fisher of Dear Evan Hansen. Kristin and Darren have just released holiday albums and fans hope to see some of them on the parade. NBC’s “Annie Live!” is also scheduled to appear.
The Radio City Rockettes
While mostly associated with their world-famous Christmas Spectacular, the Radio City Rockettes are a constant presence at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. They have performed annually since 1958, and have sponsored three various floats from 1959 to 1964.
Last year, the parade was mostly televised due to the global pandemic. Still, it was a show worth seeing, with “Hamilton,” “Mean Girls,” “Jagged Little Pill” and “Ain’t Too Proud” performed on the NBC broadcast and “Dear Evan Hansen” and “Come From Away” performed on CBS.
Everyone’s home at Thanksgiving, so be sure to check our schedule. Theaters are crowded and people flock to the parades, where they can see part of their beloved stars.