The Tony Award® nominated hit musical Irving Berlin'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, the stage reinvention of the beloved classic film, directed by Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Randy Skinner, with music supervision by Rob Berman, is pleased to announce Broadway principal casting.
James Clow, Melissa Errico, Tony Yazbeck and Mara Davi will star in the Broadway return production also starring Ruth Williamson, Peter Reardon, Remy Auberjonois, Cliff Bemis, Madeleine Yen and David Ogden Stiers, who will lead a cast of 33 in the limited holiday engagement at the Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway).
Every holiday season, audiences of all ages enjoy the uplifting story of White Christmas. Now, the Tony Award® nominated Broadway musical Irving Berlin'S WHITE CHRISTMAS has become New York's newest holiday tradition.
Previews begin Friday, November 13, 2009 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 3, 2010.
The musical tells the story of two showbiz buddies who put on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn, and find their perfect mates in the bargain. Full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, Irving Berlin'S WHITE CHRISTMAS is a merry and bright theatrical experience for the entire family.
James Clow will star as song and dance man "Bob Wallace," the role made famous by Bing Crosby in the classic 1954 film. He starred in the role last season in the Detroit production at the Fox Theater and has appeared in the Broadway musicals Assassins, Wonderful Town, Company, She Loves Me and Blood Brothers.
Melissa Errico will play "Betty Haynes," one-half of the beautiful and talented sister act that teams up with Bob and Phil. She received Tony®, Drama Desk, Outer Critic's Circle and Drama League nominations for her starring role in Amour and has also appeared on Broadway in Dracula, My Fair Lady, High Society and Anna Karenina.
Tony Yazbeck will play Mr. Clow's army buddy, the charismatic ladies' man "Phil Davis," a role he played in the 2007 Toronto holiday engagement of the musical. He also appeared on Broadway in the recent revival of Gypsy starring Patti LuPone, A Chorus Line and in On the Town for City Center Encores!
Mara Davi will play Betty's younger sister "Judy Haynes" after starring in the role last season in the St. Paul production at the Ordway Center. She recently starred in the Broadway revival of A Chorus Line, as "Janet Van De Graaff" in The Drowsy Chaperone, and in the title role in No, No Nanette for City Center Encores!
Ruth Williamson will play "Martha Watson," General Waverly's right-hand woman, a role she will return to after first playing it in Los Angeles in 2005 and again in St. Paul in 2006. She recently starred in the Broadway revival of La Cage Aux Folles.
Peter Reardon returns to the role of Bob and Phil's former Army buddy "Ralph Sheldrake" from last season's original Broadway company. He has also appeared on Broadway in Urinetown, Passion, Meet Me in St. Louis and La Cage Aux Folles.
Remy Auberjonois will make his Irving Berlin's White Christmas debut in the role of Columbia Inn's neurotic stage manager "Mike Nulty." He has appeared on Broadway in Frost/Nixon and The Country Girl.