101 Words About This Show:
Irving Berlin’s White Christmas takes the classic holiday movie musical and adds additional Berlin songs, lavish production numbers, and a cast of Broadway veterans.
Everything you remember from the movie is there, “Sisters,” “Counting My Blessings,” helping the “Old Man” with his ski resort, but the expanded score now includes Berlin hits such as “Let Yourself Go” and “Blue Skies.”
Following a 2004 San Francisco premiere, the musical played nationally during the holidays, and now it makes its Broadway bow at the Marquis Theatre. Originally slated for a 63-show run, demand led producers to add two additional shows.
Who’s Who and What’s What:
Irving Berlin’s White Christmas stars Stephen Bogardus as Bob Wallace and Jeffry Denman as Phil Davis (that’s Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye to fans of the movie). Bogardus is a Tony-nominated actor most recently seen on Broadway in Old Acquaintance. Denman originated the role of Phil Davis, and his Broadway credits include The Producers. The “Haynes Sisters” are played by Kerry O’Malley (Betty) and Meredith Patterson (Judy). O’Malley was in Into the Woods and Annie Get Your Gun on Broadway. Patterson also originated her role in San Francisco and played Peggy Sawyer in the revival of 42nd Street.
The Creative and Producing Team:
Where and When:
- Marquis Theatre
- Opening: November 3, 2008
- Closing: January 4, 2009