Tony Nominee Gavin Lee to Succeed Noah Racey in Goodspeed's HOLIDAY INN

Broadway's Gavin Lee, who recently returned from London where he was playing the Fred Astaire role in the musical Top Hat, will assume the role of Ted Hanover for the four additional weeks of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn now running through December 28th at Goodspeed Opera House. On Broadway and national tour Lee played Bert the chimney sweep in Disney's Mary Poppins for which he was nominated for a Tony award.

Noah Racey, who wowed audiences and critics alike, will exit the show following the originally scheduled closing date.

Happy holidays! Check into the tuneful world-premiere musical about a Connecticut farmhouse transformed into a jubilant nightspot - but only on holidays. From Valentine's Day to the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving to Christmas, expect a cornucopia of hit songs by Irving Berlin in a dance-dizzy romance based on the classic film that first starred Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby. Raise a glass of cheer to "Happy Holiday," "Easter Parade," "Be Careful, It's My Heart" and more of the world's greatest show tunes.

Holiday Inn features music by Irving Berlin and a new book by Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge. Holiday Inn, based on the Academy Award-winning film, is produced in association with Universal Stage Productions and by arrangement with The Irving Berlin Music Company. Holiday Inn has been extended by popular demand through December 28 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Please visit www.goodspeed.org for details and availability.

Holiday Inn is produced for Goodspeed Musicals by Michael P. Price.

Gavin has recently returned from London where he was playing the Fred Astaire role in the musical Top Hat.

On Broadway and national tour he played Bert the chimney sweep in Disney's Mary Poppins for which he was nominated for a Tony award. NY: Showboat at Carnegie Hall. London: Mary Poppins, Crazy For You, Peggy Sue Got Married, Me And My Girl, Oklahoma! and Contact. TV: Law & Order SVU, The Good Wife. Gavin can currently be seen on TV in the final season of White Collar.



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