Roundabout Will Bring New Irving Berlin Musical HOLIDAY INN to Broadway in 2016

By: Nov. 19, 2015
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Roundabout Theatre Company, in association with Universal Stage Productions, has announced the first-ever Broadway production of HOLIDAY INN, THE NEW IRVING BERLIN MUSICAL. With music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge's new book is inspired by the Academy Award-winning film, Holiday Inn.

Directed by Gordon Greenberg and choreographed by Denis Jones, Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical will begin preview performances on September 1, 2016, and open officially on October 13, 2016, on Broadway at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). This will be a limited engagement.

"I went to see a workshop of Holiday Inn with no idea what to expect and left with a huge smile on my face," notes Roundabout Artistic Director Todd Haimes. "The energy and joy of this show are just infectious. With a great new libretto and show-stopping choreography, the show has a wonderful freshness, yet those timeless Irving Berlin songs also make it feel like a classic. That combination is irresistible - I think our audience is going to absolutely love it. Roundabout is better known for reinventing classics like She Loves Me and Cabaret, but to me Holiday Inn feels like a chance to reimagine some of the greatest songs in the American songbook in an incredibly fun, romantic, and inventive way."

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."

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. He quickly discovers life 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 dazzling 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?

Casting and additional creative team will be announced at a later date.

Holiday Inn was originally developed at Goodspeed Opera House, one of the country's most respected nonprofit institutions, and then played The Muny in St. Louis this summer.

Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical is first made available to subscribers and donors. Whether you are interested in the best value or VIP experiences, Roundabout has a package option for you. Visit or call 212-719-1300 for more info. Sign up for Roundabout's email club at to be notified when tickets go on sale to the public.

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