The new holiday favorite Elf the Musical returns to Broadway for a limited run during the 2012 holiday season. With star power on stage and behind the scenes, Elf the Musical just might become a holiday standard on Broadway.
Based on the 2003 New Line Cinema hit film starring Will Ferrell, Elf the Musical returns to Broadway this holiday season at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre located at 302 West 45th Street. Performances begin on Friday, November 9, 2012, with the show playing a limited engagement of only nine weeks and set to close on Sunday, January 6, 2013.
Elf played a very successful holiday run when it opened on Broadway in 2010, breaking the Al Hirschfeld Theatre’s box office record three times during its initial run.
Elf the Musical stars Tony Award winner Beth Leavel as "Emily," Tony Award nominee Mark Jacoby as "Walter," Valerie Wright as "Deb," Adam Heller as "Mr. Greenway," and Michael Mandell as the "Store Manager." Leavel, Jacoby, Wright and Mandell are reprising the roles they originated in the 2010 original Broadway production of Elf.
Television icon Wayne Knight will star as "Santa" in this 2012 revival production. Knight currently stars in TV Land’s “The Exes” and is probably best known to television audiences as Jerry Seinfeld’s arch nemesis “Newman” on the Emmy Award-winning comedy “Seinfeld.” Knight’s film and television credits also include Jurassic Park, Toy Story 2, Space Jam, "3rd Rock from the Sun," and many others.
The 2012 Broadway revival production of Elf the Musical is directed & choreographed by Casey Nicholaw who won Tony Award for Best Director for his work on the Broadway smash The Book of Mormon. Nicholaw also directed Monty Python's Spamalot. Elf features a score by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar, composing the Music, and Chad Beguelin, penning the Lyrics. The Book is written by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan of The Producers and Hairspray and Bob Martin of The Drowsy Chaperone. Elf the Musical's orchestrations are arranged by three-time Tony Award-winning Orchestrator Doug Besterman who also worked on The Producers and Thoroughly Modern Millie.
Scenic design for Elf the Musical is by Tony Award nominee David Rockwell who worked on the original Broadway production of Hairspray and the 2011 Tony-winning Catch Me if You Can. Costume design is by Tony Award-winning Costumer Gregg Barnes who designed the fantastic revival of Stephen Sondheim's Follies as well as The Drowsy Chaperone. Lighting design is by three-time Tony Award-winning Lighting Designer Natasha Katz who worked on the 2012 Tony-winning Best Musical hit Once the Musical as well as the Tony-winning trilogy The Coast of Utopia. Sound design is by Tony nominee Peter Hylenski who worked on Rock of Ages and the 2011 Broadway revival production of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever starring jazz pianist and American songbook crooner Harry Connick, Jr. Hair and Wig Design is by Josh Marquette who worked on The Book of Mormon and Gore Vidal’s The Best Man. Projection Design is by Zachary Borovay who designed projection for Evita and Rock of Ages.
Ticket prices for Elf the Musical range from $49 to $160, which include a $2 facility fee and are available for purchase at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre Box Office as well as via the website beginning Monday, October 15, 2012, at 10:00 a.m.
For more information on the show, schedule, and tickets, visit the show's website.