Ghostlight Records has released a behind-the-scenes look at the “Making of the Cast Album” of Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn. Peppered with standards like “White Christmas” and “Cheek to Cheek,” as well as lesser known tunes like “Firecracker” and more, the album was released digitally June 2.
In this video, cast members Corbin Bleu, Bryce Pinkham, and Laura Lee Gayer as well as director Gordon Greenberg, conductor Andy Einhorn, orchestrator Larry Blank, Tony-nominated choreographer Denis Jones, and arranger Bruce Pomahac reflect on the musical, bringing new life to these Berlin songs, and what it was like to memorialize these songs on recording.
Catch glimpses of the singers in the studio—and Bleu recording his tap-dancing.
The original Broadway cast recording, produced by Kurt Deutsch and Todd Whitelock and executive-produced by Universal Stage Productions, is now available in stores and online.
The Broadway production of Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn, with a new book by Greenberg and Chad Hodge, also starred Tony Award nominee Megan Lawrence, Danny Rutigliano, and Megan Sikora, and Corbin Bleu. The cast also included 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.
The production featured scenic design by Anna Louizos, costume design by Alejo Vietti, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, sound design by Keith Caggiano, wig design by Charles G. La Pointe, and makeup design by Joe Dulude II.