Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade brings back Broadway

The cast of Mean Girls performing at the 2018 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (

The cast of Mean Girls performing at the 2018 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (

Carolyn Hester, Staff Writer

In the midst of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade uncertainty this year,  Broadway actors will have the opportunity to perform for the first time in months at the annual event. 

This year, the parade will have more of a television audience than an in-person audience due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, and the normal route for the parade is being cut short to just a ride down 34th Street. However, this is not stopping the actors’ excitement from putting their costumes back on to perform. 

Mean Girls shared on their Instagram (@meangirlsbway) a graphic of Reneé Rapp (Regina George) with the caption “Tune into @NBC starting at 9 am. It’s gonna be fetch”, a joke from the Tony-nominated musical.

Performances from Broadway’s Hamilton, Jagged Little Pill, Mean Girls, and Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations, which have all not been in production since Broadway shut down in March of this year.

Performances aren’t going to be live, however, they are going to be filmed within the next few weeks and aired with the rest of the parade on Thanksgiving Day. Due to the long delay in performances, actors are going through intense rehearsals to make sure they’re not only back in the zone but also not affecting the health of other actors and production members. 

The show will air on NBC and is to be hosted by Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, and Al Roker featuring a line up of different celebrities from both music and television.