Photo Coverage: Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS in Rehearsal
BroadwayWorld's cameras made it into a special rehearsal of Irving Berlin's White Christmas, to bring you a sneak peek at the cast and creative team as they prepare to begin previews.
Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS, a new musical stage reinvention of the cherished classic film, arrives on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre this holiday season for 63 performances only - guaranteeing New York a white Christmas!
Previews begin Friday, November 14th, 2008 for an official opening on Sunday, November 23rd, 2008, and a limited run through Sunday, January 4th, 2009.
Tony Award® nominee Stephen Bogardus (Love! Valour! Compassion!), Kerry O'Malley (Into the Woods), Jeffry Denman (The Producers), Meredith Patterson(42nd Street), Charles Dean (Berkeley Repertory Theatre) and Susan Mansur (Damn Yankees) will lead a cast of 33 in the highly anticipated holiday engagement.
Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS is produced by Kevin McCollum, John Gore,Tom McGrath, Paul Blake, The Producing Office, Dan Markley, Sonny Everettand Broadway Across America in association with Paramount Pictures.
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 promises to be a merry and bright theatrical experience for the entire family.
Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS is directed by Tony Award® winner Walter Bobbie (Chicago, Sweet Charity), with a book by David Ives (Is He Dead?) and Paul Blake, choreography by Tony Award® nominee Randy Skinner (42nd Street), set design 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 (The Drowsy Chaperone), vocal and dance arrangements by Bruce Pomahac, music supervision by Rob Berman, and casting by Jay BinderC.S.A. The stage production is based on the Paramount Pictures film, written for the screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama, and Melvin Frank.
Many Irving Berlin classics are showcased in the new musical, including "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep," "I Love a Piano," "Sisters," "How Deep is the Ocean" and the unforgettable title song, "White Christmas." This production ofIrving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS plays during the holiday season each year in a different city, bringing the spirit of love, charity, and song around the country for all to enjoy.
Tickets prices are $66.50, $91.50 and $121.50 (including $1.50 facility fee), and available by calling Ticketmaster at 212-307-4100 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
For more information including complete schedule please visit www.whitechristmasthemusical.com
Photos by Peter James Zielinski
Producer Kevin McCollum
Director Walter Bobbie
Shannon M. O'Bryan and Ensemble
Cast, crew, and production team
The Cast and Crew of 'White Christmas'