I am proud to announce that Roundabout, in association with Universal Stage Productions, will be producing Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical at Studio 54 in the fall of the 2016-2017 season. The production will mark the show’s Broadway premiere, directed by Gordon Greenberg and choreographed by Denis Jones. Inspired by the Academy Award-winning film Holiday Inn, this musical, with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin and a new book by Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge, takes some of Berlin’s most iconic songs (including “Steppin’ Out With My Baby” and “Cheek to Cheek”) and weaves them seamlessly together with a wonderful libretto by Chad and Gordon. The result is a romantic, inventive, exceptionally fun musical that feels both fresh and timeless.
Irving Berlin’s music is an indispensable part of the American theatrical and musical canon. His exceptional body of work includes 1,200 songs, the scores for more than a dozen Broadway musicals, and the scores for dozens more Hollywood movie musicals. His credits include the song “God Bless America,” the musical Annie Get Your Gun, and the film Top Hat, among many, many others. I am thrilled to bring more than twenty of his classic songs to life in Holiday Inn.
Co-writer/director Gordon Greenberg and co-writer Chad Hodge have a phenomenal listing of credits between them. Gordon’s career has included shows at Williamstown, Old Globe, Paper Mill, Signature, Goodspeed (where he premiered Holiday Inn), and Huntington, among many others, and his acclaimed revival of Guys and Dolls will open on the West End this winter. Chad has numerous television credits to his name; most recently, he created and executive-produced the FOX series “Wayward Pines.” His other television work includes TNT’s upcoming “Good Behavior” and NBC’s “The Playboy Club.” Along with choreographer Denis Jones (whose recent work includes Broadway’s Honeymoon in Vegas), I know Chad and Gordon will bring exceptional quality to the stage of Studio 54.
Previews are set to begin September 1, 2016. Tickets will be made available to Roundabout subscribers and donors first, on a 2016 date to be announced. I encourage you to join our Email Club for the latest news.
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