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BWW Review: Ocean State Theatre Rings in Holidays with Lackluster WHITE CHRISTMASBWW Review: Ocean State Theatre Rings in Holidays with Lackluster WHITE CHRISTMAS
by Robert Barossi - Dec 5, 2016

Movies to musicals and musicals to movies. It's been a regular occurrence for years, although it seems that recently it's been happening more and more. Sometimes, the transition from movie to musical, or vice versa, works perfectly and can be pulled off without a hitch. Sometimes it fails miserably. The musical version of the 1954 classic holiday movie White Christmas is neither of these things. It's not spectacular, nor is it a failure. It's uneven, at best, something that is made worse by an uneven and surprisingly disappointing production currently running at Ocean State Theatre Company. (more...)

BWW Review: WHITE CHRISTMAS at The Noel S. Ruiz TheatreBWW Review: WHITE CHRISTMAS at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by Anthony Hazzard - Nov 30, 2016

The holidays came early this year to the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre in Oakdale as they present the blissful Irving Berlin tuner 'White Christmas' through December 18. This cheerful old fashioned Broadway musical is based on the classic Paramount motion picture starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye as song and dance men searching for stardom while looking for love on the way. Misunderstandings, mayhem, and mountains of mistletoe all ensure an endearing love story and the happiest holiday for all. (more...)

Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS Heads to Ocean State Theatre for the HolidaysIrving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS Heads to Ocean State Theatre for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, will present the family-friendly, holiday musical, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, which will run at Ocean State Theatre from November 30 - December 24. (more...)

Ordway to Present IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS This DecemberOrdway to Present IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is excited to present its 2016 holiday show, Irving Berlin's White Christmas. The Ordway-produced musical will run Dec. 8-31 for a total of 30 performances. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

San Diego Musical Theatre is proud to announce the cast and creative teams for its two holiday productions this season. For the final year SDMT brings Irving Berlin's White Christmas to the historic Spreckels Theatre, with book by David Ives and Paul Blake, directed by Todd Nielsen. White Christmas runs November 25th- December 4th with press opening on Friday, November 25th. SDMT will also present the World Premiere of Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play directed by Colleen Kollar Smith, adapted by Lance Arthur Smith, with original music by Jon Lorenz. Miracle on 34th Street runs December 1st - 23rd at the Horton Grand Theatre, with press opening on Thursday, December 8th. (more...)

Sean Montgomery, Jeremy Benton & More Will Lead WHITE CHRISTMAS National TourSean Montgomery, Jeremy Benton & More Will Lead WHITE CHRISTMAS National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

 The producers of IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, the stage adaptation of the beloved classic film, have announced casting for the upcoming National Tour.   The show will star Sean Montgomery as 'Bob Wallace', Jeremy Benton as 'Phil Davis', Kerry Conte as 'Betty Haynes', and Kelly Sheehan as 'Judy Haynes'.  Also featured are Lorna Luft as 'Martha Watson', Conrad John Schuck as 'General Waverly', Dave Schoonover as 'Ralph Sheldrake', Aaron Galligan-Stierle as 'Mike Nulty', Frank Ridley as 'Ezekiel Foster', and Clancy and Samantha Penny as 'Susan Waverly'. Rounding out the cast are Kelly Black, Maria Rose Briggs, Elish Conlon, Laurie DiFilippo, Sarah Fagan, Matthew Kilgore, Danny McHugh, Chris McNiff, Kara Mikula, Bryan Charles Moore, Kristyn Pope, Jake Primmerman, Sean Quinn, Rachel Rhodes-Devey, Jessica Wockenfuss, and John T. Wolfe.   (more...)

Emerging Artists Theatre to Stage ONCE 'ROUND THE CIRCLEEmerging Artists Theatre to Stage ONCE 'ROUND THE CIRCLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

The Emerging Artists Theatre will be presenting ONCE 'ROUND THE CIRCLE as part of their New Work Series at the TADA! Theatre on Sunday, March 13th at 7pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: WHITE CHRISTMAS Tour's 'Underneath the Tree'STAGE TUBE: WHITE CHRISTMAS Tour's 'Underneath the Tree'
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 16, 2015

David Perlman - who plays Ralph Sheldrake, the sometimes manipulative, always cunning television producer in Irving Berlin's White Christmas - admits he may have been a tad 'aggressively inspirational' recently when it came time to persuade his castmates and company cohorts to take part in a pet project that ultimately became a labor of love and yuletide revelry for the lot them. (more...)

I Pledge Allegiance to the Band! Meet the Cast of SCHOOL OF ROCK, Opening Tonight on BroadwayI Pledge Allegiance to the Band! Meet the Cast of SCHOOL OF ROCK, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Dec 6, 2015

Based on the smash hit 2003 film of the same title, SCHOOL OF ROCK: THE MUSICAL, with music from the movie, as well as an original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater, a book by Julian Fellowes and direction by Laurence Connor, makes its World Premiere on Broadway tonight, December 6, at the Winter Garden Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch highlights of the company in action! (more...)

BWW Review: WHITE CHRISTMAS Sparkles at York Little TheatreBWW Review: WHITE CHRISTMAS Sparkles at York Little Theatre
by Marakay Rogers - Nov 29, 2015

Director Rene Staub puts on a sparkly, glittery, dancing WHITE CHRISTMAS at York (more...)

BWW Review: Sold Out WHITE CHRISTMAS is Red Hot Thru Dec 6BWW Review: Sold Out WHITE CHRISTMAS is Red Hot Thru Dec 6
by Anton Anderssen - Nov 25, 2015

The hottest ticket in town is White Christmas at The Players' Guild of Dearborn - that is, if you were lucky enough to snag tickets before they were wiped out.  Every single ticket is taken for the entire run.  Word spread like wildfire after opening weekend that this is the show to see for Christmas. (more...)

WHITE CHRISTMAS to Play Wolverhampton Grand TheatreWHITE CHRISTMAS to Play Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

Based on the beloved Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye film, the merry musical WHITE CHRISTMAS comes to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre this December. (more...)

Broadway Sisters Record New Musical at Avatar StudiosBroadway Sisters Record New Musical at Avatar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

Sisters Brigid Harrington (Jane Banks, Mary Poppins - Broadway) and Shannon Harrington (Susan Waverly, Irving Berlin's White Christmas - Broadway National Tour and Scout in the upcoming Queens Theatre production of To Kill a Mockingbird) along with Cheryl Ann McCullagh (Jenny, Three Penny Opera - Kupferberg Arts Center) recorded Once 'Round the Circle-a musical in one act by Shanan Estreicher this past summer at Avatar Studios. (more...)

IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS to Play at PPACIRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS to Play at PPAC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, the stage adaptation of the beloved classic film, is coming to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) December 8 - 13, 2015. In Providence, IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS is part of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series. (more...)

York Little Theatre Presents WHITE CHRISTMASYork Little Theatre Presents WHITE CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

York Little Theatre will present Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRSITMAS November 20-22 and 27-29 on the Main Stage. A matinee was added on Saturday, November 28 at 2p.m. (more...)

Royal Players Presents WHITE CHRISMTASRoyal Players Presents WHITE CHRISMTAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

The Royal Players in partnership with The Jeff Mattingly Foundation and First Security Bank of Benton are pleased to announce our Holiday Musical 'White Christmas' by Irving Berlin. Show dates are December 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and December 10th,11th,12th,13th, to be held at the Royal Theatre of Benton, 111 South Market Street, Downtown Benton, AR. (more...)

BWW TV: We're Dreaming of a WHITE CHRISTMAS Tour; Go Inside the Rehearsal Room!BWW TV: We're Dreaming of a WHITE CHRISTMAS Tour; Go Inside the Rehearsal Room!
by TV - On the Road - Nov 2, 2015

The new national tour of IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, the acclaimed stage adaptation of the beloved classic film, kicks off November 6 in Waterbury, Conn. at The Palace Theater. The production will be traveling to Knoxville, Newport, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Providence, Rochester and Schenectady during the 2015 holiday season. The company just met the press and you can go inside the rehearsal room for a sneak peek below! (more...)

Queens Theatre to Present Limited Engagement of Classic Stage Adaptation of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRDQueens Theatre to Present Limited Engagement of Classic Stage Adaptation of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

Queens Theatre today announced the cast for this month's rarely seen New York City stage production of Harper Lee's classic To Kill A Mockingbird. Directed by Rob Urbinati, To Kill A Mockingbird is playing a two-week engagement with performances beginning on Friday, November 13th and extending through Sunday, November 22. c (more...)

Photo Coverage: Happy Holidays! Sneak Peek at Scenes from New IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS National TourPhoto Coverage: Happy Holidays! Sneak Peek at Scenes from New IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS National Tour
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 31, 2015

On Friday, October 30, the national touring company of IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS met the press and performed numbers from the show. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you a sneak peek at Tony-nominated choreographer Randy Skinner and the cast, including Sean Montgomery, Kerry Conte, Jeremy Benton, Kelly Sheehan, Pamela Myers, and Conrad John Shuck, in action! (more...)

Drury Lane's WHITE CHRISTMAS Begins TonightDrury Lane's WHITE CHRISTMAS Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

'The holidays are a special time here at Drury Lane, and this year will be no exception with our production of White Christmas, featuring Irving Berlin's classic songs that audiences know and love, combined with spirited choreography by Matthew Crowle,' said Osetek. 'Together with this talented cast and creative team, we hope to transport our audiences with this timeless holiday tale.' (more...)

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