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Kudisch, Bohmer, Evan, et al Join Geffen's BROADWAY HOLIDAY 12/17-1/2

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This winter, the Geffen Playhouse is doing its part to spread contagious holiday cheer by presenting Neil Berg's critically acclaimed musical revue Broadway Holiday. Direct from New York, Broadway alumni Marc Kudisch (9 to 5, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Assassins), Rob Evan (Les Miserables, Jekyll and Hyde), Rita Harvey (Phantom of the Opera, Fiddler on the Roof), Carter Calvert (It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues, CATS) and Ron Bohmer (Ragtime, Phantom of The Opera, Sunset Boulevard), along with musical director Neil Berg and a three piece band, will take audiences on a journey through Broadway history with the music of Kander & Ebb, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and many more. Broadway Holiday begins performances on December 17, 2010 and has a three week run ending on January 2, 2011.

Neil Berg's Broadway Holiday features hits ranging from classic shows such as My Fair Lady and South Pacific, through ground breakers like West Side Story and Chicago, to current blockbusters like Jersey Boys, and Wicked. The show will also feature much loved holiday tunes, and - just to ensure the evening includes the true audience favorites - patrons will have a chance to vote on the song selection with "Show of Hands for Show Tunes." Through this online contest, the Geffen Playhouse will be taking votes from the public to choose one holiday song and one Broadway standard to be added to the program of the show. The song choices are:

HOLIDAY:
White Christmas
White Christmas and Holiday Inn
Irving Berlin

We Need A Little Christmas
Mame
Jerry Herman

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Here's Love
MerEdith Wilson

Have Yourself a Very Merry Christmas
Meet Me in St. Louis
Martin and Blane

I'll Be Home For Christmas
James Gannon

Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Bruce Spingsteen

You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch
The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
Theodor Geisel and Albert Hague

BROADWAY:
Don't Rain on My Parade
Funny Girl
Jule Styne

Cabaret
Cabaret
Kander and Ebb

Think Of Me
Phantom of the Opera
Andrew Lloyd Webber

I Could have Danced All Night
My Fair Lady
Lerner and Loewe

Somewhere Over The Rainbow
The Wizard of Oz
Arlen and Harburg

Some Enchanted Evening
South Pacific
Rodgers and Hammerstein

All That Jazz
Chicago
Kander and Ebb

Man of La Mancha
Man of La Mancha
Darion and Leigh

Audiences can vote on the Geffen Playhouse website at www.geffenplayhouse.com/broadwayholiday, and will also have the opportunity to write in their own suggestions. Voting for "Show of Hands for Show Tunes" begins on November 2 and winners will be announced online on Dec 8.

BROADWAY HOLIDAY
Created by Neil Berg
Beginning: December 17, 2010
Closing: January 2, 2011

CAST*
Ron Bohmer
Carter Calvert
Rob Evan
Rita Harvery
Marc Kudisch
* Artists subject to change

SCHEDULE
Week 1: December 17 - 19
Fri, Dec 17 8pm
Sat, Dec 18 3pm and 8pm
Sun, Dec 19 2pm and 7pm

Week 2: December 21 - 26
Tues, Dec 21 8pm
Wed, Dec 22 8pm
Thurs, Dec 23 3pm and 8pm
Fri, Dec 24 3pm and 8pm
Sat, Dec 25 No performances
Sun, Dec 26 2pm and 7pm

Week 3: December 28 - January 2
Tues, Dec 28 8pm
Wed, Dec 29 8pm
Thurs, Dec 30 3 pm and 8pm
Fri, Dec 31 7pm and 9:30pm (special New Year's Eve show)
Sat, Jan 1 No performances
Sun, Jan 2 2pm and 7pm

TICKET INFO
Ticket prices range from from $65 - $75. Tickets are on sale now at the Geffen Playhouse box office, online at www.geffenplayhouse.com or via credit card phone order at (310) 208-5454.

ABOUT Geffen Playhouse
The Geffen Playhouse has been a hub of the Los Angeles theater scene since opening its doors in 1995. Noted for its intimacy and celebrated for its world-renowned mix of classic and contemporary plays, provocative new works and musicals, the Geffen Playhouse continues to present a body of work that has garnered national recognition. Named in honor of entertainment mogul and philanthropist David Geffen, who made the initial donation to the theater, the company is helmed by Producing Director and President of the Board Gilbert Cates, Artistic Director Randall Arney, Managing Director Ken Novice and Chairman of the Board Frank Mancuso. Proudly associated with UCLA, the Geffen Playhouse welcomes an audience of more than 130,000 each year, and maintains an extensive education and outreach program, designed to engage young people and the community at large in the arts. For more information, please visit geffenplayhouse.com.


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