It may be hard to believe that Christmas is only 75-days away, but with Santa starting to pack his sleigh, holiday entertainment in ramping up. Home for the Holidays, a cavalcade of the season’s great songs, will feature some of competitive reality television’s top-notch talent. Candice Glover (American Idol Season 12 winner), Josh Kaufman (The Voice Season 6 winner), and Bianca Ryan (America’s Got Talent Season 1 winner) will join forces at the August Wilson Theatre for the 53-performance, 6 week limited-engagement.
Hosting the festive entertainment will be The Bachelorette Season 11 personality Kaitlyn Bristowe. Along for the song and story-filled sleigh-ride will be Oscar-nominated stage and screen star Danny Aiello, and YouTube sensations Peter Hollens & Evynne Hollens. Jonathan Tessero will provide creative and music direction. Home for the Holidays is presented by Kathleen K. Johnson.
“Drawing from a rich musical catalog that rivals only Broadway itself, Home for the Holidays features three of the greatest voices of their generation performing contemporary takes on more than 25 perennial favorites. Backed by a kinetic eight-piece rhythm and brass band, traditional favorites like “O Come All Ye Faithful” and “O Holy Night” provide heart as they come to life side-by-side with radio favorites such as “All I Want for Christmas is You” and “Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home).” Kaitlyn Bristowe provides seasonally themed narration while acclaimed actor and singer Danny Aeillo offers stories and songs that share a glimpse into Christmas in Manhattan through the decades of his childhood.”
Home for the Holidays will begin performances at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue) on Friday, November 17th and continue through Saturday, December 30th only. Opening Night is set for Tuesday, November 21st. This is a strictly-limited engagement.
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals and maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.