It's "Turkey Lurkey" time. But by the time you read this, I'll be on the ground in London for my traditional English Thanksgiving.
No, the British don't actually observe our uniquely American holiday. But it tends to be my own personal tradition as I travel to London most years to enjoy a nice four day weekend. And this just happens to be one of them.
But since you might be itching to see a Broadway show this holiday weekend, here's the full schedule of what's playing when. Note that the only shows performing on this Thanksgiving Day are A Life In The Theatre, A Little Night Music, American Idiot, Chicago, Elf, In The Heights, Promises Promises (bet they'll be singing "Turkey Lurkey Time" with bawdy abandon!), The Phantom Of The Opera, The Scottsboro Boys and West Side Story.
Also note that the following Broadway shows will be featured as part of Macy's 84th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade: American Idiot, Memphis, Million Dollar Quartet and Elf. Each certainly captures varying aspects of the American experience to be sure, but thanks to Macy's sponsorship of Elf, it's a given that it would be featured in the parade. As a bonus to Broadway fans, the beautiful and brilliant Betty Buckley will also participate in this year's parade, which will be broadcast on NBC beginning at 9 a.m. EST today.
No matter where you are this Thanksgiving, and regardless of your nationality, please accept my deepest appreciation for making Steve On Broadway (SOB) one of your regular theatre stops. I can't thank you enough for your candid feedback and comments. I'm especially grateful to so many of you for your friendship.
This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).
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