BWW TV: ELF Shorts Part 2: Backstage with Matthew and Matthew
Tis the season to find your "inner elf" and BroadwayWorld is going to help! Continuing our special series "Elf Shorts" we bring you backstage with Matthew Gumley (Michael in the show) and Matthew Schechter (Michael Standby). Matthew^2 bring will take you on a trip backstage during previews of the show featuring a trip to the wig room dressing rooms and interviews with some of the stars including Amy Spanger, Mark Jacoby, Beth Leavel and more. Click below to watch this first of several backstage features brought to you by this dynamic duo!
Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures in association with Unique Features present ELF, based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit. ELF is directed and choreographed by Tony nominee Casey Nicholaw (The Drowsy Chaperone, Monty Python's Spamalot) and stars Sebastian Arcelus as ‘Buddy,' Amy Spanger as ‘Jovie,' Tony® Award nominee Mark Jacoby as ‘Walter,' Michael Mandell as ‘Store Manager,' Michael McCormick as ‘Mr. Greenway,' Valerie Wright as ‘Deb' and Matthew Gumley as ‘Michael.' The production will also star Tony® Award winner Beth Leavel as ‘Emily,' and six-time Emmy® Award winner George Wendt as ‘Santa.'
ELF opened on Sunday, November 14th at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street) and plays a limited engagement for the holiday season through Sunday, January 2nd.
ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Buddy is raised unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and his step-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.
Produced and edited by Craig Brockman