CBS Thanksgiving Day Parade

Broadway Performances Announced for CBS’ Thanksgiving Day Parade

Don’t let the parade pass you by this year as these Broadway favorites will be part of the CBS telecast! On Thanksgiving, November 25, The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS will air beginning at 9 a.m. until 12 p.m., and will feature performances from Broadway’s Chicago and Waitress.

The current company of Chicago is led by Ana Villafañe, Bianca Marroquín, Paulo Szot, Lillias White, Raymond Bokhour, and Ryan Lowe with ensemble members David Bushman, Jennifer Dunne, Jessica Ernest, Jeff Gorti, Arian Keddell, Mary Claire King, Joseph London, Barrett Martin, Sharon Moore, Drew Nellessen, Celina Nightengale, Brian O’Brien, Denny Paschall, Jermaine R. Rembert, Rachel Schur, Michael Scirrotto, Christine C. Smith, and Brian Spitulnik.

Leading the performance of Waitress will be Jennifer Nettles and Erich Bergen, current Jenna and Dr. Pomatter. The pair will conclude their runs in the show on November 24 with Ciara Renée and Joshua Henry replacing.

You want even more Broadway performances on Thanksgiving? Find out who will be performing during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC here.

Chicago, currently at the Ambassador Theatre, features a score by the legendary composing team of John Kander and Fred Ebb, and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. The current revival was directed by Walter Bobbie, with choreography by Ann Reinking. The production includes a set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Tony Award winner William Ivey Long, and lighting design by Tony Award winner Ken Billington.

Playing nightly at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker stuck in a small town and a loveless marriage. When a baking contest in a nearby county offers her a chance at escape, Jenna fights to reclaim a long-forgotten part of herself. Through the support of her fellow waitresses and an unexpected romance, Jenna begins to find the courage to take a long-abandoned dream off the shelf. Waitress celebrates the power of friendship, dreams, the family we choose, and the beauty of a well-baked pie.