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Here Comes Santa Claus! Elf's George Wendt Talks Broadway, Cheers and Michael Jackson

Here Comes Santa Claus! Elf's George Wendt Talks Broadway, Cheers and Michael Jackson

Santa Claus is working overtime this year by delivering all those toys and performing eight shows a week! Well, not quite, but Broadway audiences can catch TV icon George Wendt take on the bearded toymaker in the new holiday musical, Elf. The festive show marks a return to the Great White Way for Wendt, who starred on Broadway in Art ...

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Christmas Casting Call: Beth Leavel, Mark Jacoby and George Wendt to Star in Elf

Christmas Casting Call: Beth Leavel, Mark Jacoby and George Wendt to Star in Elf

Initial casting has been announced for the upcoming holiday musical Elf. Tony Award winner Beth Leavel and Tony nominee Mark Jacoby will star as Buddy the Elf's stepmom, Emily, and father, Walter. George Wendt will play Santa Claus. Elf begins previews on November 2 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre for a limited engagement through January 2, 2011. Opening night ...

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Cheers Star George Wendt to Play Edna in Hairspray

Cheers Star George Wendt to Play Edna in Hairspray
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George Wendt, best known for his long run as bar regular Norm Peterson on TV's Cheers, will join the Broadway company of Hairspray as Edna Turnblad on October 23. Wendt will play the musical's matriarch until January 20, 2008 at the Neil Simon Theatre.

Wendt began his career in Chicago's Second City improv comedy troupe. He appeared ...

George Wendt Joins Cast of National Tour of Twelve Angry Men

 

George Wendt will join Richard Thomas on the Roundabout Theatre Company tour of Reginald Rose's Twelve Angry Men. Wendt will play Juror #1, the role Mark Blum originated in the acclaimed Broadway mounting of the courtroom drama.

Wendt is best known for playing Norm Peterson in the long-running TV series Cheers. He received six Emmy nominations for his work ...

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