Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical Will Play MSG in December

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27 Jul 2012

Patrick Page in the 2006 Broadway production of <i>Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas</i>
Patrick Page in the 2006 Broadway production of Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Photo by Paul Kolnik

Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical will make a New York return this holiday season with a limited engagement at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden.

The Grinch was previously seen on Broadway in 2006 and 2007 and made its Los Angeles debut in 2009. It will play MSG from Dec. 13-30 as part of a holiday tour that will also play Hartford, CT (Nov. 20-25); Richmond, VA (Nov. 27-Dec. 2) and Chicago, IL (Dec. 5-16).

The stage production is based on the original book written by Dr. Seuss and was originally conceived by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O' Brien. Book and lyrics are by Timothy Mason with music by Mel Marvin and additional music and lyrics by Albert Hague and Dr. Seuss.

Matt August will direct the production that will be choreographed by Bob Richard based on the original choreography by John DeLuca and originally created by originaly Tony-winning director Jack O’Brien. 

The production will feature new sets designed specifically for the Theatre at MSG. 

Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical features the beloved songs "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas" from the original animated TV special. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is "two sizes too small," decides to steal Christmas away from holiday-loving Whos of Whoville.

Casting and complete creative duties will be announced shortly.

Tickets will go on sale Aug. 13 at theateratmsg.com/grinch. A pre-sale offer is currently available.