The Tony-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen and King Kong will be featured on CBS, which will be broadcast live beginning at 9 AM ET. Kevin Frazier and Knight will host three-hour special The Thanksgiving Day Parade which will also feature portions of the 92nd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Waitress alum Erich Bergen (Madam Secretary), Joe Regalbuto from Murphy Brown, and Sela Ward from FBI will also stop by. Emmy Award-winning producers Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss (The Tony Awards) serve as executive producers; Weiss will also direct.
Meantime on NBC Mean Girls, My Fair Lady, The Prom and Summer will perform. NBC’s hosts are the TODAY Show’s Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker.
Ahead of the Broadway Opening of Lempicka The Longacre Theatre Is Showcasing Art Work By Tamara de Lempicka
The Longacre Theatre (220 W 48th St.), soon-to-be home of the sweeping new musical, Lempicka, is showcasing a curated selection of renowned artist Tamara de Lempicka’s most famous works. Eschewing traditional theatrical front-of-house advertising, the Longacre’s façade now boasts prints, creating a museum-quality exhibition right in the heart of Times Square. The musical opens on Broadway on April 14, 2024 at the same venue.
The Longacre’s outdoor exhibition includes works of Self Portrait (Tamara in a Green Bugatti) (1929), Young Girl in Green (1927), Nu Adossé I (1925), The Red Tunic (1927), The Blue Scarf (1930), The Green Turban (1930), Portrait of Marjorie Ferry (1932), Portrait of Ira P. (1930), Portrait of Romana de la Salle (1928), and Adam and Eve (1932).
Starring Eden Espinosa and directed by Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin, Lempicka features book, lyrics, and original concept by Carson Kreitzer, book and music by Matt Gould, and choreography by Raja Feather Kelly.
Spanning decades of political and personal turmoil and told through a thrilling, pop-infused score, Lempicka boldly explores the contradictions of a world in crisis, a woman ahead of her era, and an artist whose time has finally come.
Young Girl in Green painted by Tamara de Lempicka (1927). Oil on plywood.