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Photo Coverage: ELF Contest Winner Melissa Marengo Preps for Broadway Debut!

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Before the holidays, Broadway's Elf The Musical made one lucky winner's holiday wish come true with a walk-on role in the musical. Last night, the contest winner, Melissa Marengo, joined Buddy the Elf and the rest of the cast, including two-time Tony winner Beth Leavel and Wayne Knight of Seinfeld, on stage during the Macy's Santa Scene. Check out photos of Melissa prepping for her Broadway debut below!

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures in association with Unique Features and Jujamcyn Theaters present ELF, starring Tony Award winner Beth Leavel (Emily), Tony Award nominee Mark Jacoby (Walter), Valerie Wright (Deb), Adam Heller (Mr. Greenway) and Michael Mandell (Store Manager). Leavel, Jacoby, Wright and Mandell are reprising the roles they originated in the 2010 production of ELF.

ELF returns to Broadway this holiday season at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street). Performances began on Friday, November 9, 2012. The production will play a limited engagement of 9 weeks for the holiday season through Sunday, January 6, 2013.

Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit which starred Will Ferrell in the title role, ELF features a score by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar (Music) and Chad Beguelin (Lyrics) with a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan (The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone). ELF is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Monty Python's Spamalot).

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

Photo Coverage: ELF Contest Winner Melissa Marengo Preps for Broadway Debut!

Photo Coverage: ELF Contest Winner Melissa Marengo Preps for Broadway Debut!
Joshua Halperin shows Melissa Marengo a clip of her scene

Photo Coverage: ELF Contest Winner Melissa Marengo Preps for Broadway Debut!
Joshua Halperin, Melissa Marengo and Nancy Johnston watch the musical number

Photo Coverage: ELF Contest Winner Melissa Marengo Preps for Broadway Debut!
Nancy Johnston and Melissa Marengo prepare for their scene

Photo Coverage: ELF Contest Winner Melissa Marengo Preps for Broadway Debut!
Nancy Johnston and Melissa Marengo prepare for their scene

Photo Coverage: ELF Contest Winner Melissa Marengo Preps for Broadway Debut!
Nancy Johnston and Melissa Marengo prepare for their scene

Photo Coverage: ELF Contest Winner Melissa Marengo Preps for Broadway Debut!
Melissa Marengo at the stage door

Photo Coverage: ELF Contest Winner Melissa Marengo Preps for Broadway Debut!
Melissa Marengo at the stage door

Photo Coverage: ELF Contest Winner Melissa Marengo Preps for Broadway Debut!
Melissa Marengo under the Elf Marquee

Photo Coverage: ELF Contest Winner Melissa Marengo Preps for Broadway Debut!

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Jennifer Broski Jennifer was given her first camera at the age of eight, and has had one in her hand ever since. For the duration of her college career, she was an event photographer--capturing guest speakers, musicians, and performances. She is now a concert and event photographer, taking in all that New York City has to offer for entertainment.


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