Stage and screen star Lorna Luft, who appeared on Broadway during the original run of Promises, Promises, will reprise her role as Martha Watson in the upcoming national tour of Irving Berlin's White Christmas, the stage production based on the classic film. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
"We are excited to see Lorna return to the role of Martha after performing in the UK premiere and subsequent touring productions," said producer Nancy Gabriel in a statement. "She is a consummate performer with an extraordinary history in the theatre, and we are thrilled to have her join this year's cast."
The musical is scheduled to perform in the following cities during the 2016 holiday season:
Bloomington, IN: November 12-13, 2016
Omaha, NE: November 15-20
Las Vegas, NV: November 22-27
Los Angeles, CA: November 29-December 4
Salt Lake City, UT: December 6-11
San Francisco, CA: December 14-24
Sacramento, CA: December 27-January 1, 2017
The upcoming production will have direction and choreography by Randy Skinner, a book by David Ives and Paul Blake, set design by Anna Louizos, set adaptation by Kenneth Foy, costumes by Carrie Robbins, lighting design by Ken Billington, sound design by Keith Caggiano, orchestrations by Larry Blank, vocal and additional arrangements by Bruce Pomahac, music direction by Michael Horsley and casting by Binder Casting. The original Broadway production was directed by Walter Bobbie.
White Christmas is produced by Work Light Productions. The musical, which features music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, is based upon the Paramount Pictures film written for the screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank.
For more information, visit Whitechristmasthemusical.com.