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ANNIE, THE HEIRESS, NICE WORK..., and ONCE Appear Tomorrow on Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

BROADWAY CELEBRATES THANKSGIVING
THE CASTS OF BROADWAY’S

ANNIE, THE HEIRESS,
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT AND ONCE

WILL APPEAR ON CBS AND NBC BROADCASTS OF THE
86TH ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE
TOMORROW, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22

The casts of the new production of the Tony Award-winning musical ANNIE, the Tony Award-winning musical comedy NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, and the eight-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical ONCE will perform as part of the network broadcasts of the 86th Annual Thanksgiving Day ParadeANNIE and NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT will be broadcast live on NBC between 9:00AM-12:00PM and ONCE will appear on CBS between 8:00AM-11:00AM EST. THE HEIRESS’ Jessica Chastain & Dan Stevens will stop by the CBS host platform to talk about the Broadway play between 10:15-10:45AM EST.

NBC will rebroadcast their parade coverage between 2:00PM-5:00PM.

The acclaimed new production of ANNIE features a book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin, with all three authors receiving 1977 Tony Awards® for their work. ANNIE is directed by Pulitzer Prize and three-time Tony Award®-winner James Lapine, choreographed by Tony Award®-winner Andy Blankenbuehler and stars two-time Tony Award® winner Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan, Australian star Anthony Warlow making his Broadway debut as Daddy Warbucks and 11-year-old Lilla Crawford as Annie, with Brynn O’Malley as Grace Farrell, Clarke Thorell as Rooster Hannigan, and J. Elaine Marcos as Lily St. Regis. The score for ANNIE includes “Maybe,” “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You” and the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow”. ANNIE is now playing at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street).www.anniethemusical.com

THE HEIRESS stars Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain as Catherine Sloper, Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner David Strathairn as Dr. Austin Sloper, the leading man of “Downton Abbey” Dan Stevens as Morris Townsend and Tony Award winner Judith Ivey as Lavinia Penniman. Written by Ruth & Augustus Goetz, THE HEIRESSis directed by Tony Award nominated playwright and director Moisés Kaufman. THE HEIRESS is playing a strictly limited engagement through February 10, 2013. www.theheiressonbroadway.com

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, featuring music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro, stars two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick and four-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O’Hara. The production is directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall and is now playing at Broadway’s Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). Tickets are currently on sale through June 2, 2013. For more information, visit www.NiceWorkOnBroadway.com

ONCE is the eight-time Tony Award-winning Best New Musical of 2012.  The production features a book by award-winning Irish playwright & screenwriter, Enda Walsh, the Academy Award-winning music and lyrics of Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, direction by the acclaimed John Tiffany,movement by Steven Hoggett and music supervision and orchestrations by Martin Lowe.  ONCE plays on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street). For more information, visit www.OnceMusical.com

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