Monday, December 7, 2009

Dark Monday - Irving Berlin's White Christmas

Irving Berlin's White Christmas first opened on Broadway a year ago, having a limited engagement to capitalize on the holiday traffic in New York City. Based on the 1954 film, which itself was based on the 1942 film Holiday Inn (starring Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Virginia Dale and Marjorie Reynolds), White Christmas starred Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Vera-Ellen and Rosemary Clooney, but most of all, the delightful music of the great Irving Berlin. Now, I love both versions of the movie, but have never made it to see the stage musical. But with the music involved, I don't see how it can go too wrong.

One of the great numbers in the movie and the show is Sisters, a great duet featuring the ladies. It is tough to beat Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen, but I sure the current cast gives it a shot.

And how about the truly beautiful I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm?

Or I Love A Piano, with a great tap number built in?

Not only is it playing on Broadway, but there is also a touring company coming to a city near you. Or at least they would like to think so! You can find out more at the official website here and click on 'BUY TICKETS' to see the tour dates and places.


  1. I saw this production when it came through Minneapolis. Very well done!

  2. Michael, glad to hear it is so good. I love the movies!

  3. I loved the movie, too, and hope this comes to Nashville with the Broadway touring company at TPAC since it not on the schedule for next season. I didn't see the older movie but the '54 version.



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