BEHOLD! New York City will be ringing in the holiday season in the way it’s well known for once again. It is that time to HAUL OUT THE HOLLY, PUT UP THE TREE BEFORE OUR SPIRIT FALLS AGAIN. When we talk about trees, we’re not mentioning any tree….. it’s the world famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree which has become a National Treasure to the Big Apple every year. We are so enthusiastic to announce that the 2021 has been found and making its way here.
The 2021 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree has been found from Maryland. It is a 79-foot-tall Norway Spruce. It was donated this year by a family from the town of Elkton. When it gets here to the city, it will be all beautifully decked out with so much holiday decorations including over 50,000 twinkling lights, and that famous crystal star made by SWAROVSKI.
That Tree will have that famous TIMBER chop on November 11th, 2021. It will make its way onto a truck and traveling 140 miles here to New York City. It will arrive on the Plaza on November 13th, 2021.
As holiday tradition of course, NBC will have its annual Live CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER Tree Lighting ceremony special the week after Thanksgiving. This year’s edition is set to air live on December 1st, 2021. Along with the lighting, it is expecting to feature some of the biggest names in the worlds of Music, Film, TV, and of course our Broadway scene performing. That’s not all, the ceremony is expecting to welcome back its thousands of screaming fans gather outside Plaza this year. No official details have been made on some of the tweaks will be done since we’re still coping with COVID-19 restrictions.
Last year’s edition of CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER did NOT have its tradition crowds due to the strict safety protocols. No one was allowed to gather. At the same time for anyone who wanted to see the tree up close, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio organized a safe way for people who were in the city to see the tree up close but very briefly. All you had to do was make a reservation, purchase a ticket, take your photo, and go…. all while social distancing and wearing your face masks.
No details were made on how the plans for tourists to see the tree will be done this year.
Who is excited for the tree?
MOULIN ROUGE, SIX, WICKED, ANNIE LIVE, & THE ROCKETTES to perform at this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade; Criss, Chenoweth, Fisher, Dela Cruz, and more to appear
LET’S HAVE A PARADE! It’s the 1st day of November. You know what that means?!! 24 DAYS till we ring in the holiday season with The 95th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This year’s edition is gonna be very special. For the first time in 2 YEARS, it will include once again its traditional crowds gathering around the Big Apple to see the many Floats, Balloons, Marching Bands, Celebrities, Santa, and so much more passing by.
However what makes the parade so much for all of us is the performances from the casts of some of Broadway’s hottest tickets. We are so happy announce the lineup of shows expecting to take center stage LIVE in front of that famous Macy’s store down in Herald Square. Tune in Thanksgiving morning to see performances from the casts of (DRUMROLL)…..
this year’s Tony Award winning SPECTACULAR, SPECTACULAR Best Musical that is Moulin Rouge,
the Royal Olivier Award nominated GIRL POWER smash hit SIX,
a THRILLIFYING return performance from WICKED (for their 3rd time at the parade),
Other notable appearances will include….
Tony and Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth,
Emmy winner and Broadway favorite Darren Criss,
the cast and Muppets of Sesame Street,
Grammy Award winner Kelly Rowland,
Grammy Award winner Rob Thomas,
Grammy Award winner Carrie Underwood,
Tune in to The 95th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thanksgiving morning…. November 25th, 2021 at 9am EST only NBC.
Announcements for the CBS edition will be revealed at a later time.
Who is excited?!!
The Jimmy Awards set to be In-Person LIVE event once again at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre in 2022!!!
BREAKING NEWS: With the Great Bright Way returning, get ready to celebrate the rising future stars of Broadway as this year’s Jimmy Awards will be happening in-person again for first time in 3 YEARS. This year’s edition has been set for June 27th, 2022 at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre (home of Disney’s The Lion King).
For those who may not know, The Jimmy Awards is considered the Tonys that honors the best of High School Musical Theater shows from all across the country. The committee votes for the greatest young standout performers of their school productions which they get the opportunity to come to NYC taking part in a week of intensive events, workshops, and master classes with industry professionals consisting of Broadway’s best talents, composers, directors, casting directors, and more. The week leads up to the big ceremony itself where these young hopefuls get that one night only opportunity to perform on a Broadway stage where the nominees compete for the top titles and earn scholarships!!!!
The Jimmy Awards was last done in-person back in 2019. Due to COVID-19, it went through various changes. The 2020 edition was cancelled. This past Summer 2021, the Jimmys were done as a virtual livestreamed celebration.
Some of the Jimmy’s previous winners and nominees have later all went on to have unbelievable careers already on Broadway including….
Reneé Rapp – recently seen in her Broadway debut as “Regina George” in Mean Girls,
Get ready to celebrate the next generation of Broadway!!!
Who is excited?!!
New York Broadway Tours counts down to ringing in the Holiday Season with TOP 30 BROADWAY AT MACY’S PARADE COUNTDOWN!!
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?!!!
MERRY BROADWAY CHRISTMAS!!! After 2 years, the popular Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction is back today till 7pm. Sending our love to everyone going. Have a happy, healthy, and safe time. For us at NYBT, we will doing the online edition to still support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. We can’t wait to be back in-person with all of you next year. Who has been to Flea?! Who is excited?!
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?!!