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Red Curtain Addict's Thanksgiving Day Parade Must-See Performances!

November 18, 2022

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… for a parade! The 2022 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is just around the corner and we can hardly wait! This year’s festivities will include sneak peek performances from new Broadway shows along with celebratory highlights from iconic productions and solo performances from celebrated artists from across the country.

Scroll below to find out more about the performance line-up and find out who will be taking over our Instagram account for an exclusive Behind the Curtain peak of this fun and iconic parade…!


As you grab your morning breakfast and holiday coffee on Thanksgiving Day, make sure to also grab your controller to watch the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade filled with special performances and celebrations! This year’s parade will kick-off with a fun performance by the cast of Funny Girl, back on Broadway for the first time ever and with Lea Michele taking her star turn.  Psssstt…! Have you heard the new cast recording that just released?? Listen to it here!

Other exciting Broadway performances will include a peak of the new production of Some Like It Hot along with A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical and The Lion King that can be seen on NBC’s coverage. Exclusive pre-taped performances of Tony Award-Winning productions Six the Musical and Moulin Rouge! The Musical will be airing on the CBS coverage!


We are so excited to announce that a member of the Some Like It Hot cast (to be shared soon!!) will be taking over our @RedCurtainAddict Instagram on Thanksgiving morning to share a Behind the Curtain look of their performance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! Make sure to follow our channel to get that special coverage and a look behind the scenes.

Our picks for “must-see” solo and group performances are definitely the wonderful Jordin Sparks who will be on the Geoffrey’s Dazzling Dance Party from Toys ‘R’ Us float! Not only was Jordin Sparks the youngest winner of American Idol and an incredible singer and songwriter, she has been in Broadway shows like In the Heights and Waitress

And we can hardly wait to see New Orleans jazz giant, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue on the Celebration Gator from the Louisiana Office of Tourism float! Fun fact: Trombone Shorty (AKA: Troy Andrews) started playing trombone at age four where he performed alongside his family across the bayou in New Orleans… and he hasn’t stopped since.

5 Fun Facts About The Parade That You Might Not Know!

  1. The parade was originally a Christmas parade, broadcast over the radio!
  2. NBC has been the official broadcaster of the parade since 1939!
  3. You can catch the parade performance rehearsals late at night the week of Thanksgiving and you can watch the balloon inflation the evening before Thanksgiving!
  4. Broadway musicals started performing in the parade in the 1970s to add more entertainment to the parade. The first Broadway show to be featured was Seesaw in 1973!
  5. The Rockettes made their debut in the parade lineup in 1958 and have been a parade staple since! 

Make sure to tune into the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade at 9:00 a.m. EST on Thursday, November 24, 2022 on NBC and CBS… and don’t forget! Tune in to our @RedCurtainAddict Instagram Account to watch our live “boots on the ground” coverage by a special cast member of Some Like It Hot.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family from all of us at Red Curtain Addict! We are truly thankful for your continued support and love and we look forward to kicking off the holiday season with you soon. 

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