Kerry O'Malley and Stephen Bogardus
in Irving Berlin's White Christmas
Kerry O'Malley and Stephen Bogardus
in Irving Berlin's White Christmas
Principal casting has been announced for the Broadway production of Irving Berlin's White Christmas, the stage adaptation of the popular 1954 film musical that has previously been seen in six North American cities since 2004. The show -- directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie, with choreography by Randy Skinner, and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake -- will make its New York premiere at Broadway's Marquis Theatre, November 14-January 4, with an opening date set for November 23.

The plot revolves around two show business buddies, Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, who put on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn and find their perfect mates in the bargain -- sister act Betty and Judy Haynes. The score includes such Berlin classics as "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep," "Sisters," "How Deep is the Ocean," and the title song.

The 33-person cast will be led by Stephen Bogardus (Bob Wallace), Charles Dean (General Henry Waverly), Kerry O'Malley (Betty Haynes), Jeffry Denman (Phil Davis), Susan Mansur (Martha Watson), and Meredith Patterson (Judy Haynes). All six actors have played their roles in previous productions of White Christmas around the country. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

The creative team includes Anna Louizos (sets), Carrie Robbins (costumes), Ken Billington (lighting), Acme Sound Partners (sound), and Larry Blank (orchestrations).

For more information visit: www.whitechristmasthemusical.com.