It’s back and bigger than ever! Join Wonderama TV, the Times Square Alliance, and One Times Square for the “Biggest Halloween Parade in History II” and “add some meaning to your Halloweening” by celebrating Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF on Sunday, October 30th, in Times Square from 11:00AM ET – 12:30PM ET. This is the only Halloween parade to show families in costume on screens and around the world.
This incredible Halloween celebration will be live from and streamed from Wonderamatv.com so families can watch from anywhere in the world! The procession begins at Broadway and 47th, and heads down Broadway past our Parade review stage in Duffy Square Park towards the iconic One Times Square, which will be transformed into the “One Times Scare” Wonderama Wonderwall. See the promo here.
“Times Square has come alive this fall with children and families exploring all that Times Square has to offer and now we are ready to welcome them back for Wonderama’s taping of this Halloween Parade,” said Tom Harris, President of the Times Square Alliance. “We hope they all have a memorable Halloween experience with our partners from Wonderama and UNICEF and continue to enjoy all the family friendly activities listed at TSQ.org/Families.”
The parade taping will be packed with talent. Jazz at Lincoln Center Jazz Academy’s “Second Line Band” will be kicking it off New Orleans style. Wonderama Host David Osmond, Kanisha Marie Feliciano from Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera, the cast of the off-Broadway show Titanique and Stranger Sings, Kelvin Dukes and Sophia Angelica will help us “add some meaning to our Halloweening” as we celebrate Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, an amazing cause that has been doing good for children across the globe since 1950.
“In honor of spooky season, we are excited to celebrate Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF’s reimagined experience alongside Wonderama in Times Square for a second year in a row,” said UNICEF USA Chief Marketing Officer, Shelley Diamond. “As the cherished month-long campaign evolves into an entirely virtual experience, participants of all ages are encouraged to get involved and raise critical funds for UNICEF by incorporating the unique QR Code into Halloween activities. Funds raised from this year’s campaign will support UNICEF’s lifesaving working for every child.”
Last year, Wonderama’s “Biggest Halloween Parade in History” virtual parade celebration was covered on national broadcast television, on social media, in national print and seen around the world with UNICEF USA via a live stream broadcast around the globe to celebrate Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. This year will be even bigger. Visit www.wonderamatv.com/HalloweenParade to find out more about where to watch the parade and how to also be IN the parade in costume!
For over 70 years, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF has inspired Americans to raise $195 million for lifesaving programs for children around the world, providing a philanthropic opportunity for all who love Halloween. Throughout October, everyone can participate by visiting www.trickortreatforunicef.org and downloading spooky QR coded assets to use at Halloween parties, fall events in their communities, and for trick-or-treating on Halloween night. You can also make a donation on the website and spread the word on social media using the hashtag #ToT4UNICEF.
To learn more about the parade, visit www.wonderamatv.com/HalloweenParade.
Wonderama is a cross-platform media and entertainment lifestyle program that marries positive social impact with good TV. Building upon the legacy of the iconic “Wonderama” kids variety show that aired on U.S. television for over four decades, the show creates original and “curated” content to entertain, educate and inspire kids and families in an expanding market. Wonderama’s core mission is to encourage kids to aspire to their dreams, with the greatest respect to the audience. The new Wonderama is now in production of its seventh full season of original programming.
The Times Square Alliance works to improve and promote Times Square – cultivating the creativity, energy and edge that have made the area an icon of entertainment, culture, and urban life for over a century. Founded in 1992, the Alliance keeps the neighborhood clean and safe, promotes local businesses, manages area improvements and produces major annual events with partners including New Year’s Eve, Solstice in Times Square and Taste of Times Square. As the custodians of Times Square, the Alliance works every day to improve the quality of life for the neighborhood residents and businesses while driving economic growth in New York City. www.TSQ.org.
One Times Square is a globally recognized landmark located in the heart of Times Square, broadcasting monumental moments within the world’s history, and has served as the home of the iconic New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Celebration since 1907. With a daily pedestrian count of 130 million in a typical year, and billions of earned impressions from film, TV, the building’s digital signage, and social media, the 26-story property is one of the most visible and recognizable locations in the world, offering brands a global stage to engage with their audience.
Ken Fallin’s Broadway: Spamalot
Here is the amazing cast of Spamalot. Christopher Fitzgerald as Patsy, James Monroe Iglehart as King Arthur, Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer as The Lady of the Lake, Ethan Slater as The Historian/Prince Herbert, Jimmy Smagula as Sir Bedevere, Michael Urie as Sir Robin, Nik Walker as Sir Galahad and Taran Killam as Lancelot.
I was so inspired I drew the whole cast.
To read T2C’s review click here.
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.