"Due to ticket demand" for the limited Nov. 14, 2008-Jan. 4, 2009, engagement, two performances have been added to the run — Dec. 3 and Dec. 10 at 2 PM. Opening night is Nov. 23.
Ninety minutes prior to each performance of White Christmas, patrons will be invited to enter a lottery drawing at the Marquis Theatre box office for a limited number of $26.50 lottery tickets in the front row of the orchestra.
Winners' names will be drawn at random one hour prior to the curtain time for each performance. There will be a limit of two tickets per person, which can be purchased with cash only. Winners must be present with valid identification at the time of the drawing.
Joining previously announced stars Stephen Bogardus (as Bob Wallace), Kerry O'Malley (Betty Haynes), Jeffry Denman (Phil Davis), Meredith Patterson (Judy Haynes), Charles Dean (General Henry Waverly) and Susan Mansur (Martha Watson), the cast of 33 will feature Peter Reardon (Ralph Sheldrake), Cliff Bemis (Ezekiel), Sheffield Chastian (Mike Nulty), Melody Hollis (Susan Waverly), Phillip Attmore, Jacob ben Widmar, Sara Brians, Stephen Carrasco, Margot de la Barre, Mary Giattino, Anne Horak, Drew Humphrey, Wendy James, Amy Justman, Matthew Kirk, Sae La Chin, Richie Mastascusa, Jarran Muse, Alessa Neeck, Shannon O'Bryan, Con O'Shea-Creal, Athena Ripka, Kiira Schmidt, Chad Seib, Kelly Sheehan, Katherine Tokarz and Kevin Worley.
This Walter Bobbie-directed musical based on the 1954 movie of the same name has been a popular annual title in major markets around North America. This marks the production's Broadway debut. Randy Skinner (42nd Street) created the choreography. Bobbie is the Tony Award-winning director behind the smash revival of Chicago. "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," according to producers.
The show's score includes favorites by composer-lyricist Irving Berlin: "Count Your Blessings," "I Love a Piano," "Happy Holidays," "Sisters," "How Deep is the Ocean" and more.
Irving Berlin's White Christmas has a book by David Ives (Is He Dead?) and Paul Blake, 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 and music supervision by Rob Berman.
The stage production is based on the Paramount Pictures film, written for the screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank. Irving Berlin's White Christmas is produced by Kevin McCollum, John Gore, Tom McGrath, Paul Blake, The Producing Office, Dan Markley, Sonny Everett and Broadway Across America in association with Paramount Pictures.
Ticket prices are $66.50, $91.50 and $121.50 (including $1.50 facility fee), and available by calling Ticketmaster at (212) 307-4100 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
For group sales details and pricing call The Group Sales Box Office at (800) 223-7565 or visit www.bestofbroadway.com.
For more information visit www.whitechristmasbroadway.com.