Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn: The Broadway Musical | Great Performances

Nov 13, 2020

Fri. Nov. 20 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 & STREAMING |  Enjoy the Broadway adaptation of the classic movie, showcasing an Irving Berlin score.

The 1942 movie musical includes the Oscar-winning, White Christmas, with big dance numbers, comedy and a hit parade of the great songwriter's famous tunes.

Holiday Inn tells the story of Jim, who leaves the bright lights of Broadway---as well as his fiancee dance partner, Lila---to settle down at an old farmhouse in Connecticut... but life just isn't the same without a bit of song and dance. Jim's luck takes a turn for the better when he meets Linda, a spirited schoolteacher with talent to spare. Together, they turn the farmhouse into a seasonal inn with show-stopping performances to celebrate each holiday, from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July. However, 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?

Songs include such Irving Berlin all-time classics as, Shaking the Blues Away, Heat Wave, Blue Skies, Cheek to Cheek, It's a Lovely Day Today, and, Easter Parade.

Watch the special at video.wkar.org during or after the premiere date.