The Broadway-aimed level musical adaptation of the Holiday movie franchise has a brand new release: The Griswolds’ Broadway Holiday, The Musical will debut in September at Seattle’s fifth Street Theatre.
In the beginning deliberate, pre-Covid, for Fall 2020, the musical (previously identified by way of running identify Broadway Holiday) will run from Sept. 10 to Oct. 1 in Seattle, adopted by way of an engagement at Houston’s Theatre Underneath the Stars from Oct. 25 to Nov. 6.
The dates have been introduced as of late by way of manufacturer Ken Davenport (Kinky Boots, Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakening). The announcement described the engagements as “previous to Broadway,” with Broadway dates and venue “to be introduced.”
The musical is in response to the characters from the Warner Bros. Holiday franchise, which starred Chevy Chase and integrated 1983’s Nationwide Lampoon’s Holiday, Nationwide Lampoon’s Ecu Holiday (1985), Nationwide Lampoon’s Christmas Holiday (1989), Vegas Holiday (1997) and the 2015 remake Holiday starring Ed Helms.
“I couldn’t suppose of a higher position for the Griswolds to start out their adventure to Broadway than Seattle’s fifth Street Theater,” Davenport stated in a observation, “and taking a cue from this adventurous group, proceeding the developmental adventure at Houston’s Theatre Underneath the Stars. Can’t wait to throw our luggage within the circle of relatives truckster and head out.”
The Seattle venue has been the beginning flooring for quite a lot of New York-bound productions through the years, together with Hairspray, Aladdin, Memphis and First Date, amongst others.
The Griswolds’ Broadway Holiday includes a e-book, song, and lyrics by way of David Rossmer and Steve Rosen; route and choreography by way of Donna Feore; scenic design by way of Jason Sherwood, dress design by way of Tina McCartney; lighting fixtures design by way of Jeff Croiter; sound design by way of Kai Harada, song supervision and further preparations by way of Greg Anthony Rassen; and song preparations by way of Glen Kelly.
The fifth Street Theatre’s Generating Creative Director Invoice Berry described the musical as “comfortable and heartwarming.”
“I will’t recall to mind a circle of relatives higher than the Griswolds to tag in conjunction with as they embark in this brand-new Broadway journey,” he stated in a observation. “Lets now not be extra extremely joyful for this wildly amusing manufacturing to kick off our 2022/23 Season.” Mentioned Theatre Underneath the Stars Creative Director Dan Knechtges: “We’re so excited to be a part of the crew this is bringing this new musical to existence and to proportion it with our audiences earlier than sending it off to Broadway.”