FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Company of HOLIDAY INN on Broadway!
The first-ever Broadway production of HOLIDAY INN, THE NEW Irving BerlinMUSICAL starring Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham, Lora Lee Gayer, Tony Award nominee Megan Lawrence, Megan Sikora, with Corbin Bleu and Tony Award nominee Lee Wilkof, will be directed by Gordon Greenberg and choreographed by Denis Jones.
With music and lyrics byIrving Berlin, Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge's new book inspired by the Academy Award-winning film, HOLIDAY INN will begin preview performances on September 1, 2016, and open officially on October 6, 2016, on Broadway at Roundabout Theatre Company's Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street).
Joining the cast are Malik Akil, Will Burton, Barry Busby, Darien Crago, Caley Crawford, Jenifer Foote, Morgan Gao, Matt Meigs, Shina Ann Morris, Catherine Ricafort, Drew Redington, Amanda Rose, Jonalyn Saxer, Parker Slaybaugh,Samantha Sturm, Amy Van Norstrand, Travis Ward-Osborne, Paige Williams, Victor Wisehart, Kevin Worley, Borris York.
Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical tells the story of Jim, who leaves the bright lights of show business behind to settle down on his farmhouse in Connecticut... but life just isn't the same without a bit of song and dance. Jim's luck takes a spectacular turn when he meets Linda, a spirited schoolteacher with talent to spare. Together they turn The Farmhouse into a fabulous inn with sensational performances to celebrate each holiday, from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July. But when Jim's best friend Ted tries to lure Linda away to be his new dance partner in Hollywood, will Jim be able to salvage his latest chance at love? Whether you adored the film or are experiencing HOLIDAY INN for the first time, this year-round romance is sure to delight.
The new musical features over 20 classic songs from the Irving Berlin catalogue including "Steppin' Out With My Baby," "Shaking the Blues Away," "Easter Parade," "Cheek to Cheek" and "Heatwave."
Photo Credit: Walter McBride
The cast & creative team attend the Roundabout Theatre Company Presents 'Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical' press day at the Roundabout Studios on August 3, 2016 in New York City.