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Kelly Ripa's 'WHITE CHRISTMAS' Backstage Visit Available Online


"Live with Regis & Kelly" host Kelly Ripa made her holiday dreams true with a visit to the hit Broadway musical Irving Berlin'S WHITE CHRISTMAS to play dress up with Meredith Patterson in costume designer Carrie Robbins' 1950's inspired dresses.


The new musical stage reinvention of the classic film is playing a limited engagement on Broadway through January 4th, 2009only - guaranteeing New York a white Christmas! Irving Berlin'S WHITE CHRISTMAS began previews on November 14th and officially opened on November 23rd.

Featuring a cast of 33, Irving Berlin'S WHITE CHRISTMAS stars Tony Award® nominee Stephen Bogardus (Love! Valour! Compassion!) as "Bob Wallace," Kerry O'Malley (Into the Woods) as "Betty Haynes," Jeffry Denman (The Producers) as "Phil Davis" and Meredith Patterson (42nd Street) as "Judy Haynes."

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 Binder C.S.A. The stage production is based on the Paramount Pictures film, written for the screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama, and Melvin Frank.

Irving Berlin'S WHITE CHRISTMAS is produced by Kevin McCollum, John Gore, Tom McGrath, Paul Blake, The Producing Office, Dan Markley, Sonny Everett and Broadway Across America in association with Paramount Pictures.

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


Irving Berlin'S WHITE CHRISTMAS will play the following unique performance schedule:

Week of December 15th, 2008:

Wednesday - Saturday at 8p, Tuesday & Sunday evening at 7p. Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2p.

Week of December 22nd, 2008:

Monday, Friday & Saturday at 8p, Tuesday & Sunday evening at 7p. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2p. Dark on Christmas Day, December 25.

Week of December 29th, 2008:

Monday, Friday & Saturday at 8p, Tuesday at 7p. Tuesday, Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:00p.

DARK - New Year's Eve & Day on December 31 & January 1, 2009.

The limited engagement will play its final performance on Sunday, January 4, 2009.




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