Jeremy Benton and More to Star in WHITE CHRISTMAS at Westchester Broadway Theatre, 11/7-1/12
Westchester Broadway Theatre presents Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS, based upon the Paramount Pictures film, featuring music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, book by David Ives & Paul Blake, and directed and choreographed by Randy Skinner with musical direction by Andrew Smithson. The show runs November 7, 2013 - January 12, 2014.
Award-winning "Irving Berlin's White Christmas" is based on the beloved, 1954 timeless film. Veterans Bob Wallace (Sean Montgomery) and Phil Davis (Jeremy Benton) have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters, (Kelly Sheehan and Lindsie Van Winkle), en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander. Full of dancing, romance, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, including "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,""I Love A Piano,""Sisters," "Blue Skies," and the unforgettable title song, Irving Berlin's White Christmas promises to be a merry and bright.
White Christmas played limited engagements on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre from November 14, 2008 - January 4, 2009 and again fromNovember 13, 2009 - January 3, 2010. It received two 2009 TONY Award nominations for Best Choreography (Randy Skinner) and Best Orchestrations (Larry Blank). 2009 Drama Desk Award nominations for Outstanding Director of a Musical, Outstanding Choreography, Outstanding Orchestrations, Outstanding Set Design of a Musical, Outstanding Costume Design and Outstanding Sound Design.
Sean Montgomery stars as Bob Wallace, Jeremy Benton as Phil Davis, Kelly Sheehan and Lindsie Van Winkle as Judy and Betty Haynes, Jamie Ross as General Waverly, Karen Murphy as Martha, Benjamin Dean as Mike, Seth Lerner as Ezekiel and Kasey Marino as Sheldrake. And introducing Nicole E Kolitsas and Julia White alternating as Susan Waverly.
The Talented Ensemble features: Avital Asuleen, Elish Conlon, Caley Crawford, Kurt Csolak, , Alicia Hemann, Matthew J Kilgore, Janelle Neal, , Jake Primmerman, Sean Quinn, Colleen Roberts, Angela Sauers, Daniel J. Self, Kelly Skidmore, Thomas Sutter, Caleb Teicher.
The show is Directed & Choreographed by Randy Skinner who directed our production of 42ND STREET. The Associate Choreographer isMary Giattino, Assistant Choreographer is Matthew J Kilgore. Production Stage Manager is Victor Lukas, Assistant Stage Manager isAmanda Stuart , Associate Producer is Lisa Tiso.
Set Design by Steve Loftus, Costume Design by Derek Lockwood, Lighting Design by Andrew Gmoser , Sound Design by Jon Hatton, Properties by GRUMPY'S PROPS, Hair/Wig Design by Gerard Kelly.
Randy Skinner (Director/Choreographer) Shows include: 42ND STREET (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Astaire nominations), AIN'T BROADWAY GRAND (Tony, Outer Critics nominations), Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), STATE FAIR (Outer Critics nomination), AFTER THE NIGHT ANDTHE MUSIC (MTC/Biltmore), DO RE MI, OF THEE I SING, FACE THE MUSIC, NO NO NANETTE, GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (the last five at City Center Encores), Lone Star Love (Lucille Lortel nomination), THREE GENERATIONS ON BROADWAY (Kennedy Center), LEND ME A TENOR: THE MUSICAL (West End), STORMY WEATHER with Leslie Uggams (Pasadena Playhouse), AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (Alley Theatre). In Los Angeles: Garry Marshall's Happy Days, HELLO DOLLY with Nell Carter, PAL JOEY with Dixie Carter & Elaine Stritch, STRIKE UP THE BAND with Tom Bosley. He has received the LA Drama Critics, LA Dramalogue, Bay Area Critics, Connecticut Critics, and Cleveland Times Theatre Awards. Upcoming: the Broadway premiere of DAMES AT SEA. Randy is thrilled to be back at Westchester Broadway Theatre where he previously directed & choreographed two productions of 42ND STREET.
Jeremy Benton (Phil Davis) You last saw Jeremy on the WBT Stage as Don Lockwood in SINGIN IN THE RAIN. He recently closed BLESS YOU ALL! Off-Broadway, playing the "Fred Astaire" track, after playing Don Lockwood at The Gateway Theatre. Before that, he spent 10 months on the National Tour of ANYTHING GOES, where he played opposite Rachel York in both the roles of Billy Crocker and Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. He was last seen on Broadway in the revival of 42ND STREET, performing the role of Billy Lawlor opposite Shirley Jones. A recent favorite was playing Kenneth Gibson in Lyric Theatre's CALL ME MADAM opposite Beth Leavel. Favorites include: THE PRODUCERS (film), 42ND STREET (Billy Lawlor), CRAZY FOR YOU (Bobby Child), CAGNEY! (Bob Hope), PEG O' MY HEART (Jerry Adair), STATE FAIR (Pat Gilbert), and BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS (Fred Astaire).
Sean Montgomery (Bob Wallace) Westchester Broadway: debut. National Tours-Mary Poppins, 9 to 5 (First National). Regional- Repertory Theatre of St. Louis:Sunday In the Park with George; Baltimore Center Stage: Animal Crackers; Atlanta Theatre of The Stars: Oklahoma!; The MUNY: Les Miserables, Hello, Dolly!, Pajama Game; Theatre By The Sea: Drowsy Chaperone, Crazy For You; Gateway Playhouse: Show Boat, Drowsy Chaperone; American Heartland Theatre: Backwards In High Heels. BFA (CCM).
Kelly Sheehan (Betty Haynes) Westchester debut! Broadway: 42nd Street (Lorraine), IB's White Christmas (Ensemble). Other: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Pipe Dream,No, No, Nanette, at City Center Encores!, On The Town (Flossie) at Barrington Stage, Bye Bye Birdie (Gloria Rasputin), Singing In The Rain (Girl in Green/Zelda), at the Muny.
Lindsie Van Winkle (Judy Haynes) is thrilled to be playing a dream role opposite some truly amazing people! A smattering of favorite roles include: The Magdalene(Mary Magdalene) dir. Richard Maltby, Jr.; Flipside: The Patti Page Story (Patti Page), Buddy's Tavern (Mary O'Neary) dir. Warren Carlyle; 9 to 5: The Musical! (Judy Bernly); Les Miserables (Fantine); The Spitfire Grill (Percy); My Fair Lady (Eliza Doolittle); EVITA (Eva Peron).
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Show Times: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday Matinees: Lunch: 11:30 am & Show 1 pm. Thursday, Friday, & Saturday Evenings: Dinner: 6:30 pm & Show: 8 pm. Sunday Matinees: Lunch: 12 pm & Show: 1:30 pm Sunday Evenings: Dinner: 5:30 pm & Show: 7 pm. Reservations: Call (914)-592-2222. Also at: www.BroadwayTheatre.com. Group Reservations: Discounts for Groups of 20 or more: Call 592-2225. Luxury Boxes: Call 592-8730. For private parties of 6 to 22 , Enjoy dining and theatre in an elegant private box. Additional features include an expanded dinner menu, hot and cold hors, d'oeuvres, private powder room, and Luxury Box reserved parking. Additional cost call for details.