The Reviews for HOLIDAY INN are In…

Photo by Sara Krulwich

Photo by Sara Krulwich

The reviews for Holiday Inn are in, and if Irving Berlin songs live on your year-round playlists and holiday spirit flows through your veins, then this is the musical for you. Clearly the inspiration for the classic holiday film “White Christmas,” Holiday Inn is a simple and sugar-coated story featuring beloved tunes by Irving Berlin. In this version, the familiar score is fortified with additional favorites like “Blue Skies,” “Cheek to Cheek” and more. The performances hit the mark and the scenery and costuming are magical, but this musical is exactly what it sounds like – an old-timey musical produced onstage in 2016 simply for nostalgia’s sake.

NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF HOLIDAY INN

The Christmas season seems to start earlier every year, it is often noted — or lamented. Will we soon be hearing sleigh bells in spring? This year, the Roundabout Theater Company has obliged all whose hearts are already pining for candy canes and mistletoe by presenting “Holiday Inn,” a perky but bland stage

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DEADLINE REVIEW OF HOLIDAY INN

Holiday Inn sets the Broadway musical back 75 years. I doubt anyone will be complaining. An exuberant, shamelessly old-fashioned tap-and-tuner presented by the Roundabout Theatre Company at its Studio 54 theater, this adaptation of the 1942 Bing Crosby/Fred Astaire Paramount film is an endorphin assault

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TIME OUT NEW YORK REVIEW OF HOLIDAY INN

The thought has fanned many a flame in a stage-trouper breast: “Show business could be the solution!” That crazy hope suddenly strikes crooner Jim Hardy (Bryce Pinkham) as a way to save the rickety Connecticut farmhouse he bought to escape…wouldn’t ya know: showbiz. Jim invites a mob of dancers, singers and… 

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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS REVIEW OF HOLIDAY INN

If you’re in the mood for show that’s light-on-its-feet and wall-to-wall Irving Berlin, check into Broadway’s “Holiday Inn.”

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AM NEW YORK REVIEW OF HOLIDAY INN

“Holiday Inn,” which is subtitled “The New Irving Berlin Musical” (never mind that Mr. Berlin died in 1989), is essentially a remake of a remake of a remake. It is based on the 1942 holiday-themed movie musical of the same name, which starred Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire and featured a dozen songs by Berlin

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