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IRVING BERLIN'S HOLIDAY INN
DECEMBER 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 | Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Book by Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge
Classic Musical | Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn is recommended for Ages 10+
The beloved film classic comes to the stage in a charming crowd-pleaser featuring one glorious Irving Berlin number after another, each celebrating a different festivity.
Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn tells the story of Jim, who leaves the bright lights of show business behind to settle down on his farmhouse in Connecticut... but life just isn't the same without a bit of song and dance. Jim's luck takes a spectacular turn when he meets Linda, a spirited schoolteacher with talent to spare. Together they turn the farmhouse into a fabulous inn with dazzling performances to celebrate each holiday, from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July. But when Jim's best friend Ted tries to lure Linda to Hollywood to be his new dance partner, will Jim be able to salvage his latest chance at love?
Based on the classic film, this joyous musical features thrilling dance numbers, laugh-out-loud comedy and a parade of hit Irving Berlin songs, including "Blue Skies," "Easter Parade," "Steppin' Out With My Baby," "Heat Wave," "White Christmas," "Be Careful, It's My Heart," "Cheek to Cheek," "Shaking the Blues Away" and many more!
IRVING BERLIN’S HOLIDAY INN is presented through special permission from Concord Theatricals
Reviews from Previous Productions:
“An exuberant, shamelessly old-fashioned tap-and-tuner...!” — Jeremy Gerard, Deadline
"[A] trip back to sheer old-fashioned good-time entertainment.” — Elyse Sommer
“The Berlin tunes – 'White Christmas,' 'Easter Parade,' 'Cheek to Cheek' – are of course a treat!” — Alexis Soloski, The Guardian
“This is a Holiday Inn you’ll want to check into” — Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter
“If you’re in the mood for a show that’s light-on-its-feet and wall-to-wall Irving Berlin, check into Broadway’s Holiday Inn” — Joe Dziemianowicz, NY Daily News
"Heartfelt musical eggnog!" — Rex Reed, NY Observer
About The Playwright(s):
Irving Berlin - With a life that spanned more than 100 years and a catalog that boasts over 1,000 songs, Irving Berlin (1888-1989) epitomized Jerome Kern’s famous maxim that “Irving Berlin has no place in American music – he is American music.” Berlin wrote scores to 13 Broadway musicals, contributed to seven revues, wrote songs for 12 classic Hollywood movie musicals and created many of the most well-known popular songs of the twentieth century. Born in Russia, he immigrated to the Lower East Side, where he started as a singing waiter and soon became a lyricist, composer and music publisher. An intuitive businessman, Irving Berlin was a co-founder of ASCAP, founder of his own music publishing company and builder of the Music Box Theatre to house his Music Box Revues. For his paean to his beloved country, “God Bless America,” he established a fund which receives all revenue for the song and distributes it to the Boy and Girl Scouts.
Gordon Greenberg - Gordon Greenberg is a writer and director on Broadway, off-Broadway, in the West End and on television. He directed the acclaimed production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolfstarring Calista Flockhart and Zachary Quinto at the Geffen Playhouse. He co-wrote & directed the Tony-nominated Broadway musical adaptation of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn for Universal Stage Productions, Roundabout and PBS “Great Performances,” directed the Olivier Award-nominated London revival of Guys & Dolls starring Rebel Wilson, adapted & directed the Drama Desk Award-winning production of Studs Terkel's Working with Lin-Manuel Miranda & Stephen Schwartz, directed the New York revival of Jacques Brel... and the London revival of Barnum at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Piaf/Dietrich for Mirvish Toronto (Dora Award). He adapted and directed the stage productions of The Secret of My Success for Universal Stage Productions and Tangled for Disney. Other theatre directing includes: Williamstown, Old Globe, Chichester, Paper Mill, Goodspeed, Centre Segal Montreal, Broadway Moscow, Huntington, Dallas Theatre Center, St. Louis Muny and Vindobona Veinna.
Current projects include Picasso starring Antonio Banderas (co-writer with Stephen Schwartz/director), Houdini (co-writer with Frank Wildhorn/director), Crime & Punishment, A Comedy (co-writer with Steve Rosen/director), the new Broadway musical Huey Lewis’ The Heart of Rock and Roll, and the podcast comedy series Rolling Calls starring Richard Kind and Julie Halston. Television writing includes movies for Disney, WB and Nickelodeon. He attended Stanford and NYU Film School – and is a Founding Curator at Ars Nova, an Associate Artist at The New Group and The Lincoln Center Directors Lab.
Chad Hodge - Chad Hodge is the co-creator, showrunner and executive producer of TNT's drama Good Behavior, which recently returned for a second season. The series stars Michelle Dockery, and is based on the Letty Dobesh novellas by Blake Crouch.
Prior to Good Behavior, Hodge created and executive-produced Wayward Pines on FOX, starring Academy Award®-nominee Matt Dillon, which was also based on a novel by Blake Crouch. In addition, he created NBC's The Playboy Club, starring Laura Benanti, and The CW's Runaway, starring Donnie Wahlberg.
Hodge co-wrote the book for the stage adaptation of Irving Berlin's 1942 movie-musical classic Holiday Inn, which made its Broadway debut at the Roundabout Theatre Company in the fall of 2016. His film projects include The Darkest Minds for 20th Century Fox, based on the New York Times bestselling trilogy by Alexandra Bracken, which recently wrapped production and will be released in 2018; along with Anita, about notorious singer and orange juice spokeswoman Anita Bryant.
Hodge grew up in Chicago and graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern University with degrees in communication studies and business institutions. He currently lives in Los Angeles.