Macy’s officially announced their line-up of Broadway show casts that will perform at the 93rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, including the cast of the hit musical, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations.
Joining the Temps cast this year are performers from Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Hadestown and Beetlejuice, along with a special performance from the Radio City Rockettes.
Since making its Broadway debut this past March, Ain’t Too Proud was recognised for its thrilling choreography, with choreographer Sergio Trujillo taking home a Tony award this summer.
Another breakout star from the cast, Ephraim Sykes, who plays David Ruffin, has been earning endless praise and accolades and was just confirmed to play the King of Pop, Michael Jackson in the upcoming Broadway production MJ The Musical. The show will start previews in New York City’s Neil Simon Theatre on 6 July 2020.
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade will be broadcast nationally on NBC at 9:00 am EST on Thanksgiving Day, 28 November.
Each year, the parade offers audiences at home a glimpse at some of the hottest shows on Broadway, a kind of trailer for potential theatregoers. The parade also features towering balloons, marching bands and a number of musical performers. This year’s line-up includes Tony and Emmy winner Billy Porter, Tony winner Idina Menzel and Emmy nominee Lea Michele, along with Natasha Bedingfield, Black Eyed Peas, Ciara, the band Chicago, K-pop group NCT 127, Ozuna, Kelly Rowland and TLC.
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will begin its procession at 77th Street and Central Park West, heading to Columbus Circle, turning onto Central Park South and then marching down 6th Avenue. At 34th Street, the parade will make its final turn west and end at 7th Avenue in front of Macy’s Herald Square.
The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations can be bought here.