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Drury Lane Theatre Announces Casting For Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN Photo Drury Lane Theatre Announces Casting For Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN
by Stephi Wild - Nov 16, 2021

Drury Lane Theatre rings in the holiday season with Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn, based on the classic Academy Award-winning film from Universal Pictures. The stage adaptation features music and lyrics by Irving Berlin and a book by Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge.

HOLIDAY INN at Stolen Shakespeare Guild Photo HOLIDAY INN at Stolen Shakespeare Guild
by Lorens Portalatin - Nov 12, 2021

The Stolen Shakespeare Guild will present Holiday Inn, with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin and book by Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge.

SHAW FESTIVAL Announces Casting and Creative Teams For Fall and Holiday Shows Photo SHAW FESTIVAL Announces Casting and Creative Teams For Fall and Holiday Shows
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2021

The Shaw Festival's 2021 season continues into fall and winter with the American classic Desire Under the Elms, the beloved Irving Berlin musical Holiday Inn and perennial Yuletide favourite A Christmas Carol.

The Shaw Festival Announces 2021 Season Photo The Shaw Festival Announces 2021 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 14, 2020

The Shaw Festival plans to return to the stage in May with a reduced 2021 season. Many of the anticipated productions originally scheduled for 2020 will now appear as part of the 2021 playbill.

Guest Blog: HOLIDAY INN Brings the Joy of the Season to Sandy Springs Photo Guest Blog: HOLIDAY INN Brings the Joy of the Season to Sandy Springs
by Sally Henry Fuller - Dec 22, 2019

Atlanta's newest professional theatre company continues to capture Atlanta's great appreciation of its cultural arts.

BWW Review: MTW Has a Rollicking HOLIDAY INN Photo BWW Review: MTW Has a Rollicking HOLIDAY INN
by Don Grigware - Dec 10, 2019

Who can beat the prolific talent and indomitable spirit of Irving Berlin? His music is ageless. On film Holiday Inn in 1942 introduced the world to 'White Christmas' that became a great big movie hit as well but not for another 12 years. Many forget that White Christmas was a hit in 1954. Then White Christmas became a hit onstage in 2000 and Holiday Inn didn't come to Broadway until 2016. We're talking almost a hundred years, and people still crave Irving Berlin.

BWW Review: Blue Skies and a White Christmas at Centerpoint Legacy's HOLIDAY INN Photo BWW Review: Blue Skies and a White Christmas at Centerpoint Legacy's HOLIDAY INN
by Hayley Westwood - Dec 1, 2019

It wouldn't feel like Christmastime without classics like a?oeWhite Christmasa?? from Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN, which you can catch in person now at CenterPoint Legacy Theatre! 

Overshadowed Theatrical Productions is Bringing Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN to the St Photo Overshadowed Theatrical Productions is Bringing Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN to the Stage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 26, 2019

Overshadowed Theatrical Productions is thrilled to bring Irving Berlin's musical Holiday Inn to the stage. Adapted from the 1942 film starring Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby, this production will give you the perfect diversion during the holiday season!

BWW Review: A JUBILANT HOLIDAY INN at SHAW FESTIVAL Photo BWW Review: A JUBILANT HOLIDAY INN at SHAW FESTIVAL
by Michael Rabice - Nov 25, 2019

A frothy holiday confection playing out in Hollywood inspired Technicolor-come-to-life is the best way to describe the Shaw Festival's jubilant production of Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN now onstage at their Festival Theatre. Based on the 1942 movie of the same name starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire, HOLIDAY INN has been overshadowed a bit by the later Berlin hit WHITE CHRISTMAS. But thanks to some crackerjack casting and a huge budget, The Shaw has breathed new life into the 2014 stage version written by Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge.

Celebrate The Most Wonderful Times Of The Year With Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN Photo Celebrate The Most Wonderful Times Of The Year With Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 14, 2019

Just in time to kick-off the festive season, Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn begins previews November 16 on The Shaw's Festival Theatre stage. Directed by Associate Artistic Director Kate Hennig, this fresh take on the 1942 award-winning film features some of Irving Berlin's best-loved songs under the music direction of Paul Sportelli and with choreography by Allison Plamondon. Holiday Inn, along with The Shaw's evergreen sell-out A Christmas Carol, are just two of the highlights celebrating the spirit of the season in picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Musical Theatre West Celebrates The Holiday Season With HOLIDAY INN At The Carpenter  Photo Musical Theatre West Celebrates The Holiday Season With HOLIDAY INN At The Carpenter Center
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 11, 2019

Musical Theatre West celebrates the holiday season with the classic movie-turned- Broadway musical Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn December 6-15 at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach.  Tickets are on sale now at www.musical.org, by calling (562) 856-1999, or at the Musical Theatre West Box Office.  Tickets start at $20.

BWW Interview: Brigitte Francis of HOLIDAY INN at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre Photo BWW Interview: Brigitte Francis of HOLIDAY INN at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
by Andrea Stephenson - Nov 10, 2019

Candlelight Dinner Playhouse Will Present HOLIDAY INN Photo Candlelight Dinner Playhouse Will Present HOLIDAY INN
by Stephi Wild - Oct 30, 2019

The Candlelight Dinner Playhouse presents Irving Berlin's a?oeHoliday Inna?? as part of their 12th season November 29, 2019 through January 19, 2020.

City Springs Theatre Presents The Regional Premiere Of HOLIDAY INN Photo City Springs Theatre Presents The Regional Premiere Of HOLIDAY INN
by Julie Musbach - Oct 28, 2019

City Springs Theatre, Atlanta's newest professional theatre company, presents Broadway performers Lauren Gemelli, Tyler Hanes, Haley Podschun, Nicholas Rodriguez, and Jan Neuberger in the regional premiere of the new Irving Berlin Broadway musical Holiday Inn, playing Byers Theatre at The Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center (1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs) December 13-22, 2019. Tickets are $30-$65, with discounts for seniors, students, groups, and active and retired military personnel. Visit www.CitySpringsTheatre.com or call 404-477-4365 for more information. Holiday Inn is generously sponsored by PNC Bank.

Surflight Opens Season with HOLIDAY INN Photo Surflight Opens Season with HOLIDAY INN
by Julie Musbach - Jun 14, 2019

Beach Haven's Surflight Theatre, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Steve Steiner, is back for its 70th show stopping season. The theatre's mainstage season opener is Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn, a song and dance spectacular based on the classic Bing Crosby/Fred Astaire film of the same name that features even more toe tapping tunes by one of America's most prolific songwriters.

BWW Review: HOLIDAY INN at Diamond Head Theatre Photo BWW Review: HOLIDAY INN at Diamond Head Theatre
by Cheyne Nomura - Dec 11, 2018

Every season, Diamond Head Theatre (DHT)---known as the 'Broadway of the Pacific'---mounts a Christmas-themed production to bring holiday cheer to the patrons of its theatre-going community. Recent years have included the likes of A Charlie Brown Christmas, A Christmas Story, White Christmas, and Little Women; however, this season's particular holiday show, Holiday Inn, based on the 1942 film musical starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire, doesn't just revolve around Christmas: it celebrates nearly all holidays in the annual canon. Ranging from Thanksgiving, to Valentine's Day, to Easter, to even the Fourth of July, and, of course, Christmas, Holiday Inn, finds the perfect amount of cheer and nostalgia that caters to almost everyone's favorite---you guessed it---holiday. Supported by a stellar cast, choreography, costuming, and set, Holiday Inn is surely a musical to check in to.

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On HOLIDAY INN At Paper Mill Playhouse Photo Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On HOLIDAY INN At Paper Mill Playhouse
by Alan Henry - Nov 29, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse presents Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn, based on the film from Universal Pictures, with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, and book by Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge. Performances Wednesday, November 21, 2018, and will continue through Sunday, December 30, 2018, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ).

BWW Review:  IRVING BERLIN'S HOLIDAY INN at Paper Mill Playhouse Dazzles-A Must-See f Photo BWW Review: IRVING BERLIN'S HOLIDAY INN at Paper Mill Playhouse Dazzles-A Must-See for this Season of Good Cheer
by Marina Kennedy - Nov 27, 2018

Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn is dazzling audiences at Paper Mill Playhouse. Recently seen on Broadway, this brilliant musical has a book by Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge. The production enjoys superb direction by Mr. Greenberg, inspired choreographies by Denis Jones, vibrant musical direction by Shawn Gough, and the talents of a stellar cast.

BWW Review: HOLIDAY INN at Derby Dinner Playhouse Photo BWW Review: HOLIDAY INN at Derby Dinner Playhouse
by Keith Waits - Nov 26, 2018

As a kid, I remember watching White Christmas (1954) every year with my family. When I got a little older I came across Holiday Inn, the 1941 precursor that also starred Bing Crosby, but paired with Fred Astaire, and introducing the song 'White Christmas'. There was a widely held opinion among some of my friends that it was the superior movie, an attitude that remained as long as we were only watching the edited version on commercial television. Because you see, they always cut the Blackface number. Once you see it, all innocence about this movie is lost. It forever tarnishes a film that contains two of Fred Astaire's most innovative numbers: the firecracker dance, and the drunken New Year's Eve tango that is a masterpiece of comic movement. Even for the time this number, egregiously inserted for the Lincoln's Birthday sequence (yes, it was once a holiday), seems shocking and offensive.

Photo Coverage: IRVING BERLIN'S HOLIDAY INN Opens at Paper Mill Playhouse Photo Photo Coverage: IRVING BERLIN'S HOLIDAY INN Opens at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 26, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director), recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn, based on the film from Universal Pictures, with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, and book by Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge.

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