IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS Brings the 'Jingle' to Broadway, Opens Tonight
Happy Holidays New York! The Tony Award® nominated hit musical Irving Berlin'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, the stage reinvention of the beloved classic film, directed by Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Randy Skinner, with music supervision by Rob Berman, returns to Broadway!
The festive previews begin today, Friday, November 13, 2009 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 3, 2010. Opening Night will be celebrated on November 22, 2009.
James Clow, Melissa Errico, Tony Yazbeck and Mara Davi will star in the Broadway return production also starring Ruth Williamson, Peter Reardon, Remy Auberjonois, Cliff Bemis, Madeleine Yen and David Ogden Stiers, who will lead a cast of 33 in the limited holiday engagement at the Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway).
The musical tells the story of two showbiz buddies who put on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn, and find their perfect mates in the bargain. Full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, Irving Berlin'S WHITE CHRISTMAS is a merry and bright theatrical experience for the entire family. Irving Berlin'S WHITE CHRISTMAS is produced by Kevin McCollum, John Gore, Tom McGrath,Paul Blake, The Producing Office, Dan Markley, Sonny Everett andBroadway Across America in association with Paramount Pictures.
Irving Berlin'S WHITE CHRISTMAS is directed by Tony Award® winner and three-time nominee Walter Bobbie (Chicago, Footloose, A Grand Night for Singing), with a book by David Ives and Paul Blake and choreography by three-time Tony Award® nominee Randy Skinner(Irving Berlin's White Christmas, 42nd Street, Ain't Broadway Grand).
Set design is by Tony Award® nominee Anna Louizos (In the Heights, Avenue Q), costumes by Tony Award® nominee Carrie Robbins (Grease!, Over Here), lighting design by Tony Award® winner Ken Billington (Chicago, The Drowsy Chaperone, Annie), sound design by Tony Award® nominee Acme Sound Partners (In the Heights, Spamalot), orchestrations by Tony Award® nominee Larry Blank (Irving Berlin's White Christmas, The Drowsy Chaperone), vocal and dance arrangements by Bruce Pomahac, music supervision by Rob Berman, and casting by Jay Binder C.S.A. The stage production is based on the Paramount Pictures film, written for the screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama, and Melvin Frank.
This production of Irving Berlin'S WHITE CHRISTMAS will also embark on a national tour this holiday season, bringing the spirit of love, charity, and song to Omaha, Nebraska; Cincinnati, Ohio; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; East Lansing, Michigan; St. Louis, Missouri; Louisville, Kentucky and Kansas City, Missouri for all to enjoy. Irving Berlin'S WHITE CHRISTMAS made its world premiere stage debut during the 2004 holiday season in San Francisco at the Curran Theater, garnering rave reviews and establishing its status as a don't-miss holiday show.
Tickets prices are $66.50, $91.50 and $126.50 (including $1.50 facility fee), and are available by calling Ticketmaster at 212-307-4100 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. For group sales details and pricing call The Group Sales Box Office at 800-223-7565.
For More Information Visit: www.whitechristmasbroadway.com.
Photo by Joan Marcus