November 21, 2007
From Playbill: The 81st annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will feature performances from Camp Broadway kids, Xanadu, Mary Poppins, Legally Blonde and Young Frankenstein. Spring Awakening's Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff will sing "Give My Regards to Broadway" aboard the M&M's Chocolate Candies on Broadway float. I can't wait to see the theatre-themed float featuring M&M characters as the lead roles in Broadway productions: Green as Elphaba in Wicked, Blue as the Phantom of the Opera, Red as Spamalot's King Arthur, and Orange and Yellow in A Chorus Line. Nikki Blonsky from the recent film version of Hairspray will sing "You can't stop the beat" atop the American Classic Malt Shop float; Sarah Brightman, the original Christine in both London and Broadway's Phantom will be dressed as a Pirate Queen and perform "The Journey Home" on the Jolly Polly Pirate Ship; and Michael Feinstein and Tony winner Anika Noni Rose will sing a Feinstein-Schermerhorn song, "Give Me the Key to This Wonderful City," on the History Channel's New York Tin Toy float. The CBS broadcast will also feature the cast of Spamalot singing "Always look on the bright side of life" at the Cloisters. Happy Turkey Day!