As Tony nominee Burt Bacharach once wrote, “It’s turkey lurkey time!” So, this week’s Playbill Playlist fills the hours of Thanksgiving prep—and can even double as your pre- or post-dinner playlist. From jazzy standards to holiday tunes, this soundtrack will keep things light.
Start from the beginning, and the playlist moves from getting ready for the day to Thanksgiving parades, then onto cooking for the day through dinner time. Finally, there's music to listen to in your food coma, sprinkled with some some songs about thanks. You can always let the day be “mashed” up and hit shuffle.
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Think the jaunty “Turkey Lurkey Time” from Promises, Promises, Billy Porter’s saucy rendition of “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” and Brian Stokes Mitchell’s soulful “Grateful.”