New in 2016 Roundabout Theatre Company presents a new stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning film about an entertainer who leaves the bright lights of show business for the peace and quiet of a Connecticut farmhouse.
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From the producers: Jim 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 away to be his new dance partner in Hollywood, will Jim be able to salvage his latest chance at love?
The musical debuted at Goodspeed in 2014 and features music and lyrics by Irving Berlin. The musical features over 20 classic songs from the Berlin catalogue, including "Steppin' Out With My Baby," "Shaking the Blues Away," "Easter Parade," "Cheek to Cheek" and "Heatwave."
The original 1942 film starred Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire and received a 1943 Academy Award for Best Original Song ("White Christmas"), as well as Academy Award nominations for Best Score and Best Original Story. The film was a success in the U.S. and the U.K., the highest grossing film musical to that time.
What's the Roundabout? One of the great nonprofit dreadnoughts of the New York theater scene, the Roundabout has three Broadway venues and an Off-Broadway stage in midtown. Prominent artists are usually engaged, significant work is usually done, and even at the smallest of the theaters, the work has the uniform quality that one would expect from such a large and prominent shop. More here.