Monday, December 22, 2008

Broadway Monday

Irving Berlin's White Christmas White Christmas is the story of Second World War veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis who become partners in a song-and-dance act after the war. Looking for love, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters who have a Christmas gig at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by their former army commander, General Waverley.
The stage show is based on the 1954 film, directed by Michael Curtiz and starred Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney. The score includes the Academy Award-winning title song first featured in Berlin's 1942 film, "Holiday Inn," which also starred Crosby as well as Fred Astaire.

Just like the film, the Broadway production is replete with extravagant dance numbers, lavish sets and of course a happy ending for all. If you want to get into the holiday spirit while paying homage to the great musicals of the 1950's, either grab a ticket to this show or hit your nearest rental outlet. You'll be glad you did!

White Christmas is playing at the Marquis Theatre through January 4, 2009.

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