Already closed | 2h 15m | Midtown W

Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical

From 756 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Fluffy, Enchanting

About the show

Roundabout Theatre Company presents a new musical inspired by the beloved 1942 film, featuring songs by the legendary Irving Berlin. Starring Tony nominee Bryce Pinkham and Corbin Bleu of 'High School Musical' fame. More…

Jim leaves the bright lights of show business behind to settle down on his farmhouse in Connecticut, but life just 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? Featuring a host of iconic songs including "White Christmas," "Easter Parade," and "Blue Skies."

2h 15m | Already closed | Studio 54 (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (756)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Fluffy, Enchanting
82
Avg Score

81
Delightful, Entertaining, Great dancing, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if you like a fun light night with some great dance numbers. The orchestra is grand. The story is predictable, sets and costume a yawn.

Don't see it if you want a big flashy old style musical. This could have (and should have) been one but it's just not. It's not bad but should've been more.

85
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Romantic

See it if Felt just like the 1940s. Stellar dancing. Strong performances. Music was classic. Sitting front row center was a bonus! A fun show!

Don't see it if If you don't like that Irving Berlin feel or a corny, but very entertaining plot and dialogue.

84
Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Refreshing

See it if You want great all time songs. Berlin at his best.

Don't see it if At two and a half hours long, some may think it's to long. If you like drama

76
Entertaining, Great singing, Slow, Good dancing, Dated

See it if Entertaining in its innocuous way; songs well integrated into slender plot line. Energetic choreography enhanced by Corbin Bleu

Don't see it if Feels slow despite the rapid scene changes & dance numbers. Often dated but somehow in a good way. Turn the brain off & enjoy

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing, Dated, Romantic

See it if you like a good, old-fashioned musical with a happy ending. This is a crowd pleaser with great tunes, great dancing, and great acting.

Don't see it if you prefer something with edge, great substance, or a contemporary flare.

Also Bryce Pinkham is great (he always is), but I was particularly surprise... Read more Read less

90
Wonderful dancing, Entertaining, Delightful, Excellent set and lighting design, Beautiful costumes

See it if You want to immerse yourself in an old fashioned, perfectly executed, sweet Broadway musical. Audience seemed to love every minute of it.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals and/or dancing. If you want a night of serious drama at the theater this is not it.

Also The dancing was really incredible. The story wasn't much but you can s... Read more Read less

82
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Fluffy, Dated

See it if You like old fashioned musicals & sweet love stories. The choreography is wonderful & the cast is super talented. Bryce Pinkham Corbin Bleu

Don't see it if You want a modern story and do not like Irving Berlin - but who doesn't? You do not like the past.

89
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Sweet

See it if you want to escape the world at large; you enjoy great staging, sets, singing, dancing and old fashioned musicals; male leads are wonderful.

Don't see it if you are looking for a play with deep meaning and a serious book; you don't enjoy musicals and smiling faces.

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Fluffy, Great dancing, Great music

See it if you want to put your cares behind you with a lavish, old-fashioned, tuneful, corny entertainment.

Don't see it if are looking for something forward-looking or profound.

Also The dance numbers are worth the price of admission. The period 40's co... Read more Read less

87
Delightful, Great singing, Refreshing, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if Terrific show! So much fun. Great songs, great performances, and tap dancing! Gorgeous costumes. What's not to love? A delight.

Don't see it if Not deep. No message. Very old-fashioned. Not much of a book.

Also I was transported to a simpler, lovelier time. A perfect evocation of ... Read more Read less

85
Great singing, Refreshing, Delightful, Enchanting, Exquisite

See it if you enjoy escapist musicals with Irving Berlin's line-up of chestnut songs

Don't see it if nothing can change your mood about the election results

70
Entertaining, Banal, Fluffy, Great singing, Wonderful choreography

See it if you want a pleasant old fashioned musical with costume and scene changes per minute than any show on B'way now. Fun dancing.

Don't see it if you are looking for a show to advance musical theater. The cast is very good though.

92
Refreshing, Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Fun

See it if Thoroughly delightful version of the 1942 film; classic, catchy Irving Berlin tunes, great dancing & singing, fantastic effects & costumes.

Don't see it if You're looking for original theater. Story is feel-good romantic cliché, but very well done; actors are enthusiastic, charming, refreshing.

Also Shout out to the charismatic Corbin Bleu; his singing & dancing was of... Read more Read less

68
Slow, Dated, Disappointing

See it if you enjoy good dancing and great tap. lovely costumes. you appreciate hard working actors who try hard to make the material work.

Don't see it if you did not like the bing crosby movie. contrived and silly plot. want fast paced show? this is kinda slow.

84
Delightful, Entertaining, Fluffy, Incredible dancing, Nostalgia-inducing-charm-meets-old-fashioned

See it if seeking transport to the 1940s, in a festive mood, don't mind slightly-outdated work. The dancing is divine (N.B.: the jump-rope sequence!).

Don't see it if you're looking for highly-modern, new work; dislike Irving Berlin tunes; hate holiday fanfare and "fluff"; or are expecting something edgy.

100
Absorbing, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Must see

See it if You want to catch a light-hearted, sweet, keep you fully-entertained musical.

Don't see it if you don't like jazz hands!

64
Dated, Cliched, Fluffy

See it if You are of an age that considers Irving Berlin to be jukebox material

Don't see it if You are expecting a book that makes sense and songs that flow directly from the script

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Great singing, Great dancing

See it if You want to experience show with a golden Broadway era style. Expand your musical horizons with the amazing music of Irving Berlin.

Don't see it if 1940s style is not interesting to you. But you'd be missing out on a treat!

Also Just incredible singing and dancing - Corbin Bleu's 4th of July number... Read more Read less

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You enjoy an old fashioned musical with classic Irving Berlin tunes. The cast is terrific.There is great singing and tap dancing galore!

Don't see it if You aren't interested in being thoroughly entertained by a traditional musical with wonderful songs and outstanding performances

88
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great choreography, Delightful, Fluffy

See it if You enjoy the music of Irving Berlin and incredible dance numbers.

Don't see it if You prefer thought provoking shows. This show is fun, it is fluffy.

70
Cliched, Fluffy

See it if you're looking for something that you can take the whole family to. If you're a song and dance type of person, you'll enjoy it.

Don't see it if you need the plot of a show to make sense and all the pieces tied up by the end.

Also I found out Debbie Reynolds had died during intermission, which may ha... Read more Read less

30
Dated, Disappointing, Banal, Slow, Great dancing

See it if You think an absolutely glorious tap routine from Corbin Bleu is worth the price of admission.

Don't see it if You don't care for a show that starts its story at 45min, makes Berlin's music a bore, has a lead who's insufferably whiny, and no chemistry

71
Great staging, Dated, Romantic

See it if you love classic musical theater or old Hollywood/you don't mind troubling gender norms/you want some excellent dancing

Don't see it if you want something modern or relevant

90
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You love retro musicals - I actually loved this more than the movie

Don't see it if you want to hold on to your depressed and stressed state of being

74
Entertaining, Great singing, Dated, Fluffy, Great tap

See it if You want fluffy old-fashioned singing/dancing valentine to the movie with a particularly strong company tapping/jumping garlands;great Bleu

Don't see it if You want more than bland romanticism and strong character development in addition to beautiful music and dancing; strangely soulless


October 6th, 2016
"All of the performers are skilled singers and actors, filling in the generic contours of their characters with proficient professionalism...The interpolated songs are integrated into the plot smoothly enough, without lifting the show’s mild temperature...'Holiday Inn' wore out its welcome for me...
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October 6th, 2016
"Bleu has a winning muscularity and grace in various tap and ballroom sequences. Pinkham generates some chemistry with Gayer. They duet sweetly on 'White Christmas,' one of the two dozen-odd Irving Berlin ditties jukeboxed into a jazzy-elegant score. And let’s hear it for the chorus—an adorable, ...
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October 6th, 2016
"Holiday Inn' is less a 'New Irving Berlin Musical' than a new Irving Berlin medley. But that seems to have been the intention, using the cover of old-fashioned family entertainment to excuse the let’s-throw-it-all-on-the-stage aesthetic. The emphasis on brightness and speed is so extreme that th...
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October 6th, 2016
"So sweetly wholesome that you experience a sugar rush while watching it, the show is corny and predictable. But it will surely provide a happy diversion for stressed-out theatergoers during the holiday season...Pinkham and Gayer prove an appealing romantic duo, while Bleu displays his formidable...
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