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Danny Rutigliano joins Roundabout's Holiday Inn tonight

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that Broadway alum Danny Rutigliano will assume the role of Danny tonight from Lee Wilkof in the new Irving Berlin musical Holiday Inn, which began previews at Broadway's Studio 54 on 1 September 2016, officially opened on 6 October and will continue its limited engagement through to 15 January 2017.

Danny Rutigliano's previous Broadway credits include 'Born Yesterday,' 'Billy Elliot,' Disney's 'The Lion King,' and 'The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public.' He also appeared in the National Tours of 'Elf' and 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.'

The principal cast of Holiday Inn currently includes Tony nominee Bryce Pinkham (Jim), Corbin Bleu (Ted), Lora Lee Gayer (Linda), Tony nominee Megan Lawrence (Louise), Megan Sikora (Lila Dixon) and Danny Rutigliano (Danny).

Holiday Inn features music & lyrics by Irving Berlin, a book by Gordon Greenberg & Chad Hodge, and is inspired by the Academy Award-winning film of the same name.

Synopsis: "Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical tells the story of Jim, who leaves the bright lights of show business behind to settle down on his farmhouse in Connecticut. He quickly discovers life 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 is directed by Gordon Greenberg, choreographed by Denis Jones and features over 20 classic songs from the Irving Berlin catalogue including "Steppin' Out With My Baby," "Shaking the Blues Away," "Easter Parade," "Cheek to Cheek" and "Heatwave."

The creative team behind Holiday Inn has also been announced and features scenic design by Anna Louizos, costume design by Alejo Vietti, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, sound design by Keith Caggiano, make-up by Joe Dulude II, wig design by Chuck LaPointe, music direction and supervision by Andy Einhorn, orchestrations by Larry Blank, vocal & dance arrangements by Sam Davis, additional dance & vocal arrangements by Bruce Pomahac, and music coordination by John Miller.

Holiday Inn is produced on Broadway by Roundabout Theatre Company in association with Universal Stage Productions.

- by Tom Millward

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