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Photo Coverage: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS' Broadway Opening Night - The Gypsy Robe Ceremony!

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, returned to Broadway with a festive and fun opening on Sunday, November 22, 2009!

The colorful Gypsy Robe, embellished with mementos from Broadway musicals, is presented to the cast member who has the most Broadway chorus credits. Recent Gypsy Robe honoree, RAGTIME's MIchael X. Martin passed the special Broadway garment on to James Medeiros backstage at the Marquis before the opening night performance and we were there too!

James ClowMelissa ErricoTony Yazbeck and Mara Davi star in the Broadway return production which also stars Ruth WilliamsonPeter ReardonRemy AuberjonoisCliff Bemis, Madeleine Yen and David Ogden Stiers, who lead a cast of 33 in the limited holiday engagement at the Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway). Previews began Friday, November 13, 2009 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 3, 2010.

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 McCollumJohn GoreTom McGrath,Paul BlakeThe Producing OfficeDan MarkleySonny 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.

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS' Broadway Opening Night - The Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Opening Night Performance Gypsy Robe Ceremony for the Broadway Musical Irving Berlin'S WHITE CHRISTMAS

Photo Coverage: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS' Broadway Opening Night - The Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Irving Berlin'S WHITE CHRISTMAS at the Marquis Theatre

Photo Coverage: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS' Broadway Opening Night - The Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Irving Berlin'S WHITE CHRISTMAS

Photo Coverage: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS' Broadway Opening Night - The Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Irving Berlin'S WHITE CHRISTMAS

Photo Coverage: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS' Broadway Opening Night - The Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Irving Berlin'S WHITE CHRISTMAS

Photo Coverage: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS' Broadway Opening Night - The Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Irving Berlin'S WHITE CHRISTMAS

Photo Coverage: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS' Broadway Opening Night - The Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Irving Berlin'S WHITE CHRISTMAS

Photo Coverage: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS' Broadway Opening Night - The Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Irving Berlin'S WHITE CHRISTMAS

Photo Coverage: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS' Broadway Opening Night - The Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Gyspy Rose wearer, RAGTIME's Michael X. Martin, about to pass it on backstage

Photo Coverage: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS' Broadway Opening Night - The Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Michael X. Martin and the cast ready for the fun of the Gypsy Robe ceremony!

Photo Coverage: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS' Broadway Opening Night - The Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
'WHITE CHRISTMAS' cast members making their Broadway debuts!

Photo Coverage: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS' Broadway Opening Night - The Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Michael X. Martin reads the name of the next Gypsy Robe holder...

Photo Coverage: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS' Broadway Opening Night - The Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Joseph Medeiros!

Photo Coverage: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS' Broadway Opening Night - The Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Joseph Medeiros

Photo Coverage: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS' Broadway Opening Night - The Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Joseph Medeiros

Photo Coverage: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS' Broadway Opening Night - The Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Joseph Medeiros is thrilled and emotional over the honor!

Photo Coverage: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS' Broadway Opening Night - The Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Joseph Medeiros

Photo Coverage: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS' Broadway Opening Night - The Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Joseph Medeiros helped by Michael X. Martin and David Westphal

Photo Coverage: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS' Broadway Opening Night - The Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Joseph Medeiros

Photo Coverage: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS' Broadway Opening Night - The Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Joseph Medeiros

Photo Coverage: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS' Broadway Opening Night - The Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Joseph Medeiros shares his honor with the cast!

Photo Coverage: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS' Broadway Opening Night - The Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Joseph Medeiros thrills the crowd

Photo Coverage: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS' Broadway Opening Night - The Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Joseph Medeiros get a cheer from Tony Yazbeck

Photo Coverage: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS' Broadway Opening Night - The Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Joseph Medeiros and the cast of Irving Berlin'S WHITE CHRISTMAS Backstage

Photo Coverage: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS' Broadway Opening Night - The Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Joseph Medeiros struts his stuff!

Photo Coverage: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS' Broadway Opening Night - The Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Joseph Medeiros sharing the Robe

Photo Coverage: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS' Broadway Opening Night - The Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Joseph Medeiros

Photo Coverage: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS' Broadway Opening Night - The Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
The cast cheers on Joseph Medeiros

Photo Coverage: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS' Broadway Opening Night - The Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Joseph Medeiros

Photo Coverage: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS' Broadway Opening Night - The Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Joseph Medeiros and James Clow

Photo Coverage: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS' Broadway Opening Night - The Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Joseph Medeiros and James Clow

Photo Coverage: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS' Broadway Opening Night - The Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Joseph Medeiros and Tony Yazbeck

Photo Coverage: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS' Broadway Opening Night - The Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Joseph Medeiros and Tony Yazbeck

Photo Coverage: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS' Broadway Opening Night - The Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Michael X. Martin and Joseph Medeiros

Photo Coverage: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS' Broadway Opening Night - The Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Michael X. Martin and Joseph Medeiros

Photo Coverage: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS' Broadway Opening Night - The Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
Happy Holidays from Irving Berlin'S WHITE CHRISTMAS

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.