Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Cast of ‘Temptations’ Broadway Musical to Perform During Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

*The cast of the hit musical, “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations” are set to perform at the 93rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The production made its Broadway debut this past March, and bagged a Tony Award this year “for its thrilling choreography” by Sergio Trujillo.

“Tina: The Tina Turner Musical,” Hadestown and “Beetlejuice,” are among the productions participating in the Macy’s parade,  along with a special performance from the Radio City Rockettes, reports.  There will be dozens of balloons, floats, marching bands and other performers.

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The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade will air on NBC at 9:00 am EST on Thanksgiving Day, November 28.

This year’s line-up of A-listers includes Billy Porter, Idina Menzel, Lea Michele, Natasha Bedingfield, Black Eyed Peas, Ciara, the band Chicago, K-pop group NCT 127, Kelly Rowland and TLC.

The parade, which dates to 1924, kicks off at Central Park West and 77th Street and will proceed to Columbus Circle, turning onto Central Park South, then down Sixth Avenue to West 34th Street, per Newsday. Then it heads west and ends at West 34th Street and Seventh Avenue, the location of Macy’s flagship store, at Herald Square.

“The entire perimeter will be secured with our blocker cars, about 90 of them, and sand trucks, about 76,” said the NYPD’s chief of counterterrorism, James Waters, at a news conference Wednesday.

According to Macy’s website, the parade draws 50 million viewers watching at home.

In related news, Ephraim Sykes, who plays David Ruffin in “Ain’t Too Proud,” has been tapped to play Michael Jackson in the 2020 Broadway production “MJ The Musical“. 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.



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