Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS stars, Tony Award® nominee Stephen Bogardus (Love! Valour! Compassion!) and Broadway favorite Kerry O'Malley (Into the Woods), visited WNYC Radio's "The Leonard Lopate Show" yesterday, Tuesday December 23rd for a live sit down interview with the award winning host.
The pair who star as couple "Bob Wallace" and "Betty Haynes" discuss the musical legacy of Irving Berlin and the thrill of performing in Broadway's highest grossing musical during the holiday season direct from the heart of Times Square.
The new musical stage reinvention of the classic film is playing a limited engagement on Broadway through January 4th, 2009 only - guaranteeing New York a white Christmas! Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS began previews on November 14th and officially opened on November 23rd.
Featuring a cast of 33, Irving Berlin'S WHITE CHRISTMAS also stars Jeffry Denman (The Producers) as "Phil Davis" and Meredith Patterson (42nd Street) as "Judy Haynes."
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 promises to be a merry and bright theatrical experience for the entire family.
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Irving Berlin'S WHITE CHRISTMAS is directed by Tony Award® winner Walter Bobbie (Chicago, Sweet Charity), with a book by David Ives (Is He Dead?) and Paul Blake, choreography by Tony Award® nominee Randy Skinner (42nd Street), set design by Tony Award® nominee Anna Louizos (In the Heights, Avenue Q), costumes by Tony Award® nominee Carrie Robbins (Grease, Over Here), lighting design by Tony Award® winner Ken Billington (Chicago, The Drowsy Chaperone, Annie), sound design by Tony Award® nominee Acme Sound Partners (In the Heights, Spamalot), orchestrations by Tony Award® nominee Larry Blank (The Drowsy Chaperone), vocal and dance arrangements by Bruce Pomahac, music supervision by Rob Berman, and casting by Jay Binder C.S.A. The stage production is based on the Paramount Pictures film, written for the screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama, and Melvin Frank.