Musical Theater Nerds, Rejoice! It's Broadway Week on "TODAY"

Thanksgiving has come early, you guys. How so? Let's just say that starting on Monday, you won't have to wait for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to watch the season's hottest Broadway shows in your jammies.

Each morning next week, NBC's "TODAY" news(ish) show will celebrate The Great White Way with live performances by some very exciting celebs. I mean, just take a look at the lineup:

Monday: On the Town (I have a hunch that one Ricky Ubeda might perform...)

Tuesday: Musical theater goddess Kristin Chenoweth in On the Twentieth Century

Wednesday: Brandy Norwood in Chicago (Yes, Brandy, as in "The Boy Is Mine" and "Moesha," Brandy, who's making her Broadway debut on April 28!)

Thursday: It Shoulda Been You, featuring Tony winner and six-time Emmy winner Tyne Daly

Friday: Something Rotten!, starring Broadway royalty Christian Borle and Brian d'Arcy James

WHY HAVEN'T YOU SET YOUR DVR YET? Watch the "TODAY" preview below, then whip up some stuffing and cranberry sauce. When your brain thinks it's November, you know you're going to crave it.

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(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)

Congratulations to Dance Spirit's 2019 Cover Model Search finalists: Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland! One of them will win a spot on Dance Spirit's Fall 2019 cover. Learn more about the dancers by clicking on their names here:

Read Darriel's profile here

Read Diego's profile here

Read Emma's profile here

And then vote for your favorite below. You can vote once a day now through July 15.

We also want you to get social! We'll be factoring social media likes and shares into our final tallies. Be sure to show your favorite finalist some love on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, sharing their profile pages and using the hashtag #DanceSpiritCMS.

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Madison Jordan and Jarrod Tyler Paulson brought their real-life romance to the audition stage. (Adam Rose/FOX)

It's usually right around the third or fourth week of "So You Think You Can Dance" audition rounds that we start itching for the live shows. Sure, the auditions are fun, inspiring, and entertaining, but at a certain point, we reach audition saturation. (And the live shows are just so good and feature so much more Cat Deeley.)

All that said, Nigel and co. kept things spicy this week, so our attention remained firmly glued to the screen. (It's been 16 seasons—who are we to doubt Nigel Lythgoe, sir?) Here's how it all went down.

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When it comes to injury-prone body parts, knees reign supreme for dancers. But a little strengthening can go a long way in preventing painful outcomes. We turned to Dirk Hartog, a physical therapist with Westside Dance Physical Therapy in NYC, for three exercises that'll support and stabilize your knees.

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