If you enjoyed our TOP 50 TONY AWARDS COUNTDOWN last month, there is more showstopping Broadway favorites coming up. As many of you know within the next 39 DAYS, it’s ready gonna be Thanksgiving as we ring in the holiday season. You know what that means?!!!
LET’S HAVE A PARADE!!! November 25th, 2021 will be Thanksgiving Morning where we get to wake up to celebrating New York’s legendary MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET. We of course are talking about The 2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This year’s parade promises to be spectacular as it will be the first parade in 2 years to have spectators in-person. In case anyone may not know, last year’s event was cancelled for experiencing LIVE IN PERSON due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it was done as a combination of a pre-recorded and live event on NBC and CBS without the crowds and not that many participants.
With the world starting to make its way back to normal, this year’s edition promises to make up for all that lost time. The parade will include all of its notable moments including…..
The Giant Balloons,
High Energy Clowns,
Spectacular Marching Bands,
some of the biggest names in show business (Film, TV, and Music),
so much more.
However, the big highlighted moment when its comes to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for us is……. THE BROADWAY PERFORMANCES!!! If you’ve seen the NBC telecasts, they are performed in front of the Macy’s store in Herald Square on 34th Street. Meanwhile the CBS telecast features the performances pre-recorded on location somewhere in NYC or at their Broadway Theater.
With the Broadway acts, we are pleased to announce beginning October 26th, 2021 on the 30 DAY mark…. we at New York Broadway Tours will be presenting our TOP 30 BROADWAY AT MACY’S COUNTDOWN.
Every morning leading to the parade, we will be sharing with you our favorite showstopping performances from Broadway’s biggest night of the year from both previous NBC and CBS telecasts of the parade. It will feature many of your favorite shows. Get ready to sing along, share your reactions, and excitement. We also will be giving some fun facts about the history of many of these unforgettable Musicals we all love.
The Parade will air traditionally both on NBC (in front of that famous Macy’s Store in Herald Square on 34th Street) and on CBS (live from Times Square).
Let’s celebrate the return of coming together once more and of course Broadway being back!!!!
Who is excited?!!!
New York Broadway Tours debuts new logo and promo announcing November 2021 relaunching of the Walking Tours!!!
BACK ON THE STREET WHERE WE LIVE… WHERE WE BELONG! So happy to be officially relaunching our Walking Tours November 2021!!! Book Your Tickets Now!!!!
With the overwhelming response of last night’s historical re-opening of some of Broadway’s hottest tickets after 18 1/2 months of hell, it has just been announced that…… BroadwayCon is returning as an in-person event next year!!!
The 2022 edition of BroadwayCon is set for February 18th-20th, 2021 at the Manhattan Center / The New Yorker Hotel.
Tickets go on sale starting September 23rd, 2021.
For those who have never experienced BroadwayCon before, this is the ultimate convention extravaganza for all Theater lovers everywhere whether you’re a performer, musician, technician, or just love going to shows. This is your chance to mingle with some of your favorite performers, get a sneak peak of some of the most exciting talked about hottest shows coming your way, and the place for all those perusing careers in the Theater to network with one another. In addition, there’s plenty of panels, karaoke, fun, games, and much more. Of course, many of your favorite Broadway artists will all be there.
Last year’s event was cancelled as an in-person due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it was done as a virtual panel.
Who is excited?!!
Along with Broadway re-opening TONIGHT , we at New York Broadway Tours are starting to prepare in RELAUNCHING OUR WALKING TOURS THIS FALL!
FIRST LOOK: THE SHOW MUST GO ON documentary debuts new trailer; Benefit Premiere at Majestic Theatre this August!!
FIRST LOOK: These past 16 1/2 months have truly been a very extreme difficult year for Broadway & Live Theater due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It took effect on so many people. However, the spirit of live Theater always lives on. During this tough time, Theater director Sammi Cannold, Emmy Award®-winning filmmaker Dori Berinstein (Show Business: The Road To Broadway), and Elizabeth Armstrong joined forces to create a brand new powerful documentary for all Theater fans to enjoy.
The documentary entitled THE SHOW MUST GO ON takes Theater lovers on an emotional journey chronicling the race against time to keep the making of Live Theater and the Performing arts alive. Theater was shutdown everywhere except in one place…… South Korea. It follows mainly a group of company members involved in South Korean productions of 2 of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s legendary musicals….. Cats and The Phantom of the Opera. It also follows Webber fascinated with South Korea’s spirit as part of his ongoing fight for the future of Live Theater. This is an inspirational film about the human spirit…. teamwork, determination, community, and knowing that even in hard times, we’re in this together!!
THE SHOW MUST GO ON will have its world premiere screening on August 9th, 2021 at Broadway’s Majestic Theatre (home of PHANTOM which returns in September 2021). It will also include a set of special appearances and performances from some familiar Broadway faces. Plus, it will serve as a benefit for The Actors Fund.
We are so happy to share with you the trailer for this new powerful documentary right below. Get your tissues now!!!
How powerful was this?!!!
BREAKING NEWS: Broadway legend Julie Halston will be this year’s recipient for the Isabelle Stevenson Award at this year’s Tony Awards.
For those who may not know, the Isabelle Stevenson Award is a special lifetime achievement Award given every year during Broadway’s biggest night. It honors a member of the theatre community who has made a substantial contribution of volunteered time and effort on behalf of one or more humanitarian, social service or charitable organizations.
For Julie Halston (who appeared on Broadway in various shows including The Women, Hairspray, the 2003 revival of Gypsy, the recent Roundabout Theatre Company‘s revival of Anything Goes, You Can’t Take It With You, and last seen in Tootsie), the celebrated performer will be receiving it for her unbelievable dedication and advocacy in raising funding and awareness for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, an organization helping those battling this horrific lung disease for which there currently is no known cure.
Check out below about her legacy with supporting loved ones and friends with Pulmonary Fibrosis.
The celebration will kick off at 7pm EST with a 2 HOUR traditional presentation of the Awards (presented by The Broadway League and American Theatre Wing) streamed only on Paramount+.
From there at 9pm EST, CBS will air a full 2 HOUR Live Concert entitled THE TONY AWARDS PRESENTS: BROADWAY’S BACK. It will include performances from this year’s 3 nominated shows for BEST MUSICAL (consisting of Jagged Little Pill, Moulin Rouge, and Tina), some of Broadway’s longest running hits, and more. From there, it will announce Tony winning shows nominated for BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY, BEST PLAY, and of course BEST MUSICAL.
Who is excited?
How inspiring is this?