WEATHER REPORT CALLS FOR SNOW ON:
OCTOBER 17, 2006!
GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS RELEASES
THE RECORDING OF THE
NEW PERENNIAL FAVORITE MUSICAL:
IRVING BERLIN'S: WHITE CHRISTMAS
This year White Christmas will arrive early when Ghostlight Records releases their highly anticipated recording of Irving Berlin's White Christmas The Musical on Tuesday, October 17, 2006. The stage production of the beloved 1954 film made its debut in 2004 in San Francisco, winning rave reviews and breaking box office records, and was subsequently followed up by simultaneous productions in San Francisco (again), Boston, and Los Angeles in 2005. This year, productions from coast-to-coast will continue to bring Irving Berlin's classic score to thousands of theatergoers seeking an alternative to Tiny Tim and dancing nutcrackers. Just as Irving Berlin's White Christmas continues to establish itself on stage as the holiday season's newest perennial favorite, Ghostlight's recording promises to be this year's hottest (or should we say coolest) stocking stuffer.
Featuring many of Berlin's most beloved standards including Blue Skies, I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm, Sisters, and, of course White Christmas, this is the only version of the White Christmas score currently in stores. In addition, this marks the first time that these beloved Berlin songs have been collected onto one album. The recording features Broadway favorites Anastasia Barzee as Betty Haynes, Tony Award-nominee Brian d'Arcy James as Captain Bob Wallace, Jeffry Denman as Private Phil Davis, Karen Morrow as Martha Watson, and Meredith Patterson as Judy Haynes. The album is Produced by Joel Moss, Conducted by Rob Berman, and Executive Produced by Ted Chapin, Kevin McCollum and Kurt Deutsch.
The stage version of Irving Berlin's White Christmas is directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie (Chicago), features a book by David Ives and Paul Blake, is choreographed by Randy Skinner (42nd Street), has set design by Anna Louizos (Avenue Q), costumes by Carrie Robbins (A Class Act), lighting design by Ken Billington (Annie), sound design by Acme Sound Partners (The Boy From Oz), orchestrations by Larry Blank, vocal and additional arrangements by Bruce Pomahac, music direction by Rob Berman, and casting by Jay Binder C.S.A. Irving Berlin's White Christmas is produced by The Producing Office, Paul Blake, Dan Markley, and Sonny Everett in association with Paramount Pictures. Music and lyrics are by none other than Irving Berlin. The stage production is based on the Paramount Pictures film, written for the screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama, and Melvin Frank. For comprehensive tour information visit www.whitechristmasthemusical.com.
"Christmas arrives early at the Curran Theatre! In Irving Berlin's White Christmas, the voices are superb, the design is entrancing, and the choreography positively exhilarating. And yes, snow falls in splendid profusion. White Christmas couldn?t be more welcome."
San Francisco Chronicle
"White Christmas is as enchanting as a first snow."
San Francisco Examiner
"Watching White Christmas, you feel as if you?ve stepped into a Technicolor movie musical. This stage musical is just like the Broadway shows we used to know. Step aside Christmas Carol. Twirl back, Nutcracker. There?s a new kid on the seasonal entertainment block, and its star is