http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Two-ELF-National-Tours-Will-Spread-Cheer-this-Holiday-Season-Initial-Casting-Announced-20140903 NETworks Presentations, LLC, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and Unique Features are thrilled to present two tours of the Broadway musical, ELF, during the 2014 holiday season. This holiday season marks the fourth year that ELF has entertained audiences around the nation since its 2010 Broadway debut. Playing the title role of "Buddy" are Daniel Patrick Smith (Buddy Tour) and Eric Williams (Jovie Tour).
The Buddy Tour (Eastern Route) will feature Daryn Harrell (Jovie); D. Scott Withers (Walter); Allison Mickelson (Emily); Audra Qualley (Deb); Travis Mitchell (Mr. Greenway); Mark Fishback (Santa); and Arthur L. Ross (Macy's Manager). Ensemble members include Sissy Bell, Meghan Glogower, Shane Hurst, Ashtia Jewell, Jennie McGuinness, Elyse Niederee, PJ Palmer, Hillary Porter, Jonathan Ragsdale, Tory Ramirez, Shaun Repetto, Adrienne Storrs, Jordan Weagraff and David Wiens.
The Jovie Tour (Western Route) will feature Maggie Anderson (Jovie); Jesse Sharp (Walter); Lexie Dorsett (Emily); Tyler Altomari and Harper Brady (Michael); Whitney Hayes (Deb); Joel Stigliano (Mr. Greenway); Ken Clement (Santa); and Jerrial Young (Macy's Manager). Ensemble members include Mara Gabrielle, Timothy Grady, Billy D. Hart, Amanda Grace Holt, Jacob January, Erin Kei, Marie Lemon, Ryan Patrick Lingle, Tyler John Logan, Brian Padgett, Nicole Pavone, Maria Cristina Slye and Mia Weinberger.
ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy's enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.
Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit, ELF features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone). The production will feature direction by Sam Scalamoni and choreography by Connor Gallagher.
For tour dates, tickets and additional information about ELF, visit www.ElfTheMusicalOnTour.com.
Pictured: 2010 Original Broadway Cast; Photo by Joan Marcus
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