Danny Rutigliano to Replace Lee Wilkof in Holiday Inn

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Rutigliano will assume the role of Danny in the Broadway musical November 1.
Danny Rutigliano
Danny Rutigliano

Danny Rutigliano is set to step into the role of Danny in the Roundabout Theatre Company production of Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical November 1. He replaces Tony nominee Lee Wilkof, who originated the role on Broadway.

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“I'm sadly leaving all my colleagues at Holiday Inn, to happily support the film I directed No Pay, Nudity, which is opening in selected cities starting November 11,“ Wilkof told Playbill.com. The film stars Gabriel Byrne as an aging actor seeking to regain the form of his youth. The cast also features Frances Conroy, Nathan Lane, Donna Murphy, and Boyd Gaines.

Read the Playbill feature on the film: How Broadway Stars Came Together for a Film About “Shattered Dreams”

Rutigliano will join principal cast members Bryce Pinkham, Megan Lawrence, Megan Sikora, Corbin Bleu, and Lora Lee Gayer. The musical, which began performances September 1 and officially opened October 6 at Studio 54, 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. Performances are currently scheduled to play through January 15, 2017.

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.

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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. For tickets and more information visit RoundaboutTheatre.org.

Watch the trailer for No Pay, Nudity below:

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