BroadwayHD is set to live stream Roundabout Theatre Company’s Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical on January 14, 2017, at 8 PM ET. The performance will be captured live on 14 high-definition cameras at Studio 54 and available to watch on BroadwayHD.com.
BroadwayHD monthly and annual subscribers worldwide will also be able to watch the Holiday Inn live stream on Chromecast and BroadwayHD’s Roku, Apple TV, iPad, and iPhone apps.
The live streaming service, which launched in 2015, made history this summer with the first ever live stream of a Broadway show—She Loves Me, another Roundabout production. Following the success of the capture, the theatre and BroadwayHD are partnering together once again.
“Roundabout Theatre Company has been a great partner since the live stream of She Loves Me and we are thrilled for the opportunity to work with them again,” said BroadwayHD co-founders Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley in a press statement. “Holiday Inn is an incredibly special show that deserves to live on, particularly because of the iconic Irving Berlin score and captivating choreography performed by a stellar cast. Roundabout Theatre Company has once again put on a visually stunning production and we are honored to be able to share the magic with a larger audience.”
Holiday Inn, which began previews on Broadway September 1 and officially opened October 6, currently stars Bryce Pinkham, Danny Rutigliano, Megan Lawrence, Megan Sikora, Corbin Bleu, and Lora Lee Gayer. The new musical features music and lyrics by Irving Berlin and a book by Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge, inspired by the 1942 film.
The Broadway production is directed by Greenberg, with choreography by Denis Jones, and is scheduled to close January 15, 2017—just a day after the live stream.
“In the few months since we began, over 3,000 students and teachers have been given the opportunity to see and hear the magic of Irving Berlin performed by a cast of the most talented actors on Broadway at free or reduced rates,” added Todd Haimes, Roundabout Theatre Company’s artistic director/CEO. “It’s imperative to Roundabout that our shows remain accessible to everyone. So we are overjoyed now to bring the best of Broadway to audiences who otherwise wouldn’t be in NYC to see us live.”
In addition to exclusive live-streamed content, BroadwayHD offers subscribers unlimited access to an on-demand library of over 160 theatre productions. Following the live stream on January 14, the captured footage of Holiday Inn will be edited and made available to subscribers. This performance of Holiday Inn will be produced in association with Thirteen Productions LLC and Universal Stage Productions, and directed for the screen by David Horn.
Holiday Inn features over 20 classic songs from the Berlin catalogue, including “Steppin’ Out With My Baby,” “Shaking the Blues Away,” “Easter Parade,” “Cheek to Cheek” and “Heatwave.” It tells the story of Jim, who leaves the bright lights of show business for the peace and quiet of a Connecticut farmhouse.
The complete cast also includes Malik Akil, Will Burton, Barry Busby, Darien Crago, Caley Crawford, Jenifer Foote, Morgan Gao, Matt Meigs, Shina Ann Morris, Catherine Ricafort, Drew Redington, Amanda Rose, Jonalyn Saxer, Parker Slaybaugh, Samantha Sturm, Amy Van Norstrand, Travis Ward-Osborne, Paige Williams, Victor Wisehart, Kevin Worley, and Borris York.
For tickets and more information visit RoundaboutTheatre.org.