Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade sets 2023 Broadway performances

The casts of five Broadway shows are set to perform musical numbers during the live broadcast, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. on November 23 this year.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has announced its lineup of 2023 Broadway performances, with eight shows taking part between two different broadcasts — on NBC and CBS — alongside multiple other special performances.

The Broadway shows performing in the NBC broadcast of the 2023 Macy's parade are & Juliet, Back to the Future, How to Dance in Ohio, Shucked, and Spamalot. Performances from Aladdin, Chicago, and A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical will air as part of the CBS broadcast.

Additionally, Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells of Gutenberg! The Musical! will make a special appearance on the NBC broadcast.

Other theatrical performers at the parade include Cher, the Radio City Rockettes, and Broadway actress Ashley Park alongside the Muppets of Sesame Street, currently represented on stage in Sesame Street: The Musical.

All these performances will be aired on the official Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade live broadcast, which will begin on NBC and Peacock at 8:30 a.m. ET.

Most years, the parade is also broadcast on CBS, with different Broadway performances featured. This article will be updated if additional Broadway performances are announced.

What Broadway shows are at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2023?

Learn more about all the Broadway shows participating in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade this year, and get tickets to see the full shows below.

& Juliet

This pop musical features hits by Britney Spears, The Backstreet Boys, Kelly Clarkson, and more in a reimagined continuation of Romeo & Juliet. In the show, Shakespeare and his wife imagine what would happen if Juliet didn't die, instead writing her a new story about finding life and love after Romeo.

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Back to the Future

A plutonium-powered stage adaptation of the hit 1985 film, Back to the Future follows teenager Marty McFly, who almost breaks up his teenaged parents when he goes back in time and must get them back together. The musical features original songs alongside film hits like "The Power of Love."

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How to Dance in Ohio

Inspired by the Peabody Award-winning documentary, this new musical centers on seven young autistic adults preparing for a school dance, which pushes them out of their comfort zones as they face new fears and loves. All seven lead actors are autistic performers making their Broadway debuts.


Before it closes on January 14, see this corny musical comedy about a farmgirl who ventures out of her small rural town to save her corn crop — but the help she finds isn't all he seems. Shucked has a joke-stuffed script by Tony Award winner Robert Horn and songs by Grammy-winning country songwriters Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally.


This musical is inspired by the classic film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, which spoofs Arthurian legends and, in the stage adaptation, Broadway itself. Spamalot is having its first revival since its multi-Tony-winning 2005 premiere.


This long-running Disney hit, on Broadway since 2014, brings the beloved film to life on stage. Discover an unlikely, magical romance between the street urchin Aladdin and the princess Jasmine, featuring songs like "A Whole New World" and "Friend Like Me."

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On Broadway since 1996, Chicago is a New York staple, and it hasn't lost any of its razzle dazzle. The Kander and Ebb classic about murderesses-turned-overnight celebrities just celebrated its 27th anniversary.

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A Beautiful Noise

Celebrate the singular life and career of Neil Diamond at this musical that's so good, so good, so good. The story of how he went from a struggling Brooklyn songwriter to an award-winning international sensation is set to all his greatest hits, like "Sweet Caroline" and "Cracklin' Rosie."

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Gutenberg! The Musical!

Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells reunite on stage for the first time since they led the original cast of The Book of Mormon. Now, they play hapless musical theatre composers trying to shop around their hilariously inaccurate show about printing press inventor Johannes Gutenberg.

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