Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn on Broadway Tickets
Roundabout Theatre Company is planning a Broadway production of Holiday Inn based on the 1942 film. The play will be produced by Universal Stage Productions. Holiday Inn is scheduled to begin previews on September 1 at Studio 54.
The play is based on the musical film starring Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, and Marjorie Reynolds. It tells the story of Jim, a showbiz veteran, who decides to open an inn in Connecticut that is only open during the holidays and to stage musical performances for every holiday. He gets help from Linda, a talented schoolteacher, and the two of them fall in love. However, Jim’s plans and the future of the inn are threatened when his best friend, Ted, tries to convince Linda to leave the inn and become his dance partner in Hollywood.
Holiday Inn has a score filled with 20 classic songs composed by Irving Berlin. The book was written by Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge. It includes many of Berlin’s most famous songs, including “Shaking the Blues Away,” “Cheek to Cheek,” and “Easter Parade.” The musical will star Bryce Pinkham as Jim, Lora Lee Gayer as Linda, and Corbin Bleu as Ted.
The show premiered at Goodspeed Musicals in Connecticut and was also performed at The Muny in St. Louis this year. It will be directed on Broadway by Gordon Greenberg and choreographed by Denis Jones, both of whom were also involved with previous productions.
Universal originally planned to develop Holiday Inn for regional markets to generate an ongoing source of licensing revenue from theaters around the country. However, after Roundabout’s artistic director, Todd Haimes, attended a reading of the show, he thought it would fit with the theater company’s other programming.
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