The second act of the original romantic musical Undertaking Christmas premieres online today.
Written and directed by Jonathan Larson Grant of the American Theater Wing and MAC Award winner Joel B. New, the podcast features a cast from Broadway and beyond, including Todd Buonopane (Cinderella), Jennifer Fouche (Chicken and cookies), Cicily Daniels (Once On This Island), Ryan Bauer-Walsh (The Rainbow Lullaby), Madge Dietrich (National Kinky Boots Tour), Charles Sanchez (Merce Web Series), and Rachel Louise Thomas. Also starring Michael Galyon, Joshua Hinck (Losing My Mind: A Sondheim Disco Fever Dream), Melissa McKamie, Annemarie Rosano (Cats 1st Nat’l Tour) and Lauren Ruff. Choreography by Avital Asuleen. Musical arrangements and accompaniment by Gillian Berkowitz.
After his perfectly planned life collapses in New York City, party organizer Nick Holliday returns to his quaint hometown of Sadness, Indiana to prevent a family funeral home from falling six feet underground just before Christmas. Hailed as one of the “Best Christmas Shows of this Holiday Season” by TimeOut New York and starring Broadway’s Todd Buonopane (Cinderella) and Joel B. New (Monkey Trouble Unleashed!), This all-new podcast production of Undertaking Christmas will make Broadway and Hallmark feel comfortable, nostalgic and super cheerful at the same time. Undertaking Christmas is a loving take on the Hallmark Channel Original Holiday Movie genre, except deliberately wacky in its use of tropes and centered around a same-sex love story. The musical score includes songs destined to become tomorrow’s holiday hits, such as “All I Want For Christmas Is A Boyfriend For My Dad”, “Christmas Happens” and “Death and Taxes and Christmas and You”.