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WHITE CHRISTMAS Adds Two Performances Due to Ticket Demand; Full Casting Announced


The upcoming Broadway production of Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS, a new musical stage reinvention of the beloved classic film, is pleased to announce the complete company and special pre-show lottery tickets.

Due to ticket demand for the limited engagement, two performances have been added on Wednesday December 3rd and December 10th at 2:00p.m.

Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS, arrives on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway) this holiday season - for 65 performances only - guaranteeing New York a white Christmas! Previews begin Friday, November 14th, 2008 for an official opening on Sunday, November 23rd, and a strictly limited run through Sunday, January 4th, 2009.

Joining previously announced stars Stephen Bogardus (Bob Wallace), Kerry O'Malley (Betty Haynes), Jeffry Denman (Phil Davis), Meredith Patterson (Judy Haynes), Charles Dean (General Henry Waverly) and Susan Mansur (Martha Watson), the cast of 33 will feature Peter Reardon (Ralph Sheldrake), Cliff Bemis (Ezekiel), Sheffield Chastian (Mike Nulty), Melody Hollis (Susan Waverly), Phillip Attmore, Jacob ben Widmar, Sara Brians, Stephen Carrasco, Margot de la Barre, Mary Giattino, Anne Horak, Drew Humphrey, Wendy James, Amy Justman, Matthew Kirk, Sae La Chin, Richie Mastascusa, Jarran Muse, Alessa Neeck, Shannon O'Bryan, Con O'Shea-Creal, Athena Ripka, Kiira Schmidt, Chad Seib, Kelly Sheehan, Katherine Tokarz and Kevin Worley.

Ninety minutes prior to each performance of Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS, patrons will be invited to enter a lottery drawing at the Marquis Theatre Box Office for a limited number of $26.50 lottery tickets in the front row of the orchestra.  Winner's names will be drawn at random one hour prior to the curtain time for each performance. There will be a limit of two tickets per person, which can be purchased with cash only.  Winners must be present with valid identification at the time of the drawing.

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.

Every holiday season, audiences of all ages enjoy the uplifting story of White Christmas. Now, a new generation will be able to experience this holiday tradition in a completely new way – live on stage. With the Broadway arrival of Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS, the show is poised to become New York's newest holiday tradition.

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.

Many Irving Berlin classics are showcased in the new musical, including "Count Your Blessings," "I Love a Piano," "Happy Holidays," "Sisters," "How Deep is the Ocean" and the unforgettable title song, "White Christmas." This production of Irving Berlin'S WHITE CHRISTMAS plays during the holiday season each year in a different city, bringing the spirit of love, charity, and song around the country for all to enjoy.

Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS made its world premiere stage debut during the 2004 holiday season in San Francisco, garnering rave reviews and establishing its status as a don't-miss holiday show.

The show has since dazzled audiences across the country.

Critics have said: "Irving Berlin's White Christmas makes you feel like you've stepped into a Technicolor movie musical," raved the Oakland Tribune. "A holiday juggernaut. There's plenty to ooh and aah over. One well-loved Berlin tune after another" declared the Los Angeles Times. "Plenty of razzmatazz, including snow!" said the Boston Globe. The Detroit Free Press proclaimed "Highly entertaining holiday fare!" and the Minneapolis Star Tribune called the musical "A dazzling, sweet work that deserves plenty of praise."


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

For group sales details and pricing call The Group Sales Box Office at 800-223-7565 or visit

For a complete schedule of performances and more information please visit

Photo Credit Peter James Zielinski

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