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A musical version of the popular film returns to Broadway for the holiday season.

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Elf's Jordan Gelber Hopes to Avoid Going to the Gym Next Year

Elf's Jordan Gelber Hopes to Avoid Going to the Gym Next Year

It’s time to wave goodbye to 2012, a year filled with cheerleaders, paperboys, porn stars and Patti. Before the big ball drops in Times Square, Broadway.com decided to poll your favorite Broadway stars to get their take on the high point of the year we’re leaving behind—and what they’re hoping is in store for the year ahead! Find out ...

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Elf's Beth Leavel on How Getting Drowsy Changed Her Career & Other Favorite Musical Roles

Elf's Beth Leavel on How Getting Drowsy Changed Her Career & Other Favorite Musical Roles

When Beth Leavel is leading a show, the rest of the cast can relax in the knowledge that she will make them look good while nailing her own songs, dances, comic moments, love scenes and anything else she is asked to do. No wonder the audience at the 2006 Tony Awards cheered especially loudly when this 20-year Broadway veteran won ...

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Elf Star Wayne Knight On Being Known as Newman, Getting Hit with Dinosaur Spit & Meeting One Direction

Elf Star Wayne Knight On Being Known as Newman, Getting Hit with Dinosaur Spit & Meeting One Direction

Wayne Knight, who is starring in Broadway's holiday musical Elf, stopped by the Broadway.com studio to answer questions about playing Santa Claus, his favorite Seinfeld memories and what comedy heores inspire him.

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Elf Songwriters Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin Sit Down at the Piano to Share Tales of Their Jolly Score

Elf Songwriters Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin Sit Down at the Piano to Share Tales of Their Jolly Score

See Elf songwriters Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin share their experiences creating the merry musical and its score. It's sparklejollytwinklejingley fun!

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Did Our Word of Mouth Panelists Have a Merry Little Time with Broadway's Favorite Elf?

Did Our Word of Mouth Panelists Have a Merry Little Time with Broadway's Favorite Elf?

Holiday cheer is on full display this year at Elf, the Broadway musical based on the favorite 2003 movie. Were Word of Mouth reviewers Anna, Travis and Brad happy to follow Buddy the Elf on his trip from Santa's workshop to the Big Apple?

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Elf's Jordan Gelber on Wanting to Be Superman, Working with Christopher Walken & Why NYC Isn't on Santa's Naughty List

Elf's Jordan Gelber on Wanting to Be Superman, Working with Christopher Walken & Why NYC Isn't on Santa's Naughty List

Jordan Gelber has come a long way since playing "Commuter" and "Man on the Bridge" in blockbusters like The Taking of Pelham 123 and TV's Rescue Me. These days, he's all about Buddy! The Bronx-born actor is starring in the holiday musical Elf, taking on the role created on screen in 2003 by Will Ferrell. An original cast member of ...

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Superstar Boy Band One Direction Rings in the Holidays with Buddy and Co. at Elf

Superstar Boy Band One Direction Rings in the Holidays with Buddy and Co. at Elf

Members of the hugely successful boy band One Direction stopped by the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on December 2 to catch a performance of the holiday musical Elf. The band, which consists of Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, is in town to perform at Madison Square Garden, but (from left) Tomlinson, Malik and Payne took ...

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Ho-Ho-Hot Seat! Wayne Knight, Elf’s Resident Santa Claus, Is Taking Your Questions

Ho-Ho-Hot Seat! Wayne Knight, Elf’s Resident Santa Claus, Is Taking Your Questions

Wayne Knight may have played an evil semi-genius on Seinfeld, but the veteran actor has taken on a decidedly merrier role in the new Broadway production of Elf, in which he stars as the big guy himself, Santa Claus. Before he hit Broadway, Knight established an impressive career, appearing in films like Jurassic Park and Toy Story 2 and on ...

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Broadway Fave Leslie Kritzer Shows Us Her Bling Backstage at Elf

Broadway Fave Leslie Kritzer Shows Us Her Bling Backstage at Elf

It seems like Leslie Kritzer would be the perfect holiday shopping buddy. From her designer perfume to her bright red Keurig single serve coffee maker, the Elf star shows off some her dressing room must-haves. It's a jolly good time!

 

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Ring in the Holidays with a Festive First Look at Buddy and Co. in Elf on Broadway

Ring in the Holidays with a Festive First Look at Buddy and Co. in Elf on Broadway
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Elf is bringing a heaping dose of holiday cheer to Broadway’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre, and we’ve got a joyful first look at Buddy and his pals. Elf stars Jordan Gelber as Buddy, who grew up in the North Pole believing he is one of Santa’s Christmas elves. When Buddy discovers he’s not an elf after all, he heads to New ...

Buddy's Back! Elf Returns to Broadway for the Holidays

Buddy's Back! Elf Returns to Broadway for the Holidays
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The cast of Elf rang the first jingle bells of the holiday season on November 9 when the returning musical (based on the popular 2003 film) gave its first performance the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Jordan Gelber, who stars as the Christmas-obsessed, giddy title character, slapped on his green tights and elf uniform alongside co-stars Wayne Knight, Leslie Kritzer, Beth Leavel ...

Buddy's Back! Christmas Musical Elf Returns to Broadway

Buddy's Back! Christmas Musical Elf Returns to Broadway

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas on Broadway! The musical Elf begins its return engagement on November 9 at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

 The holiday musical stars Jordan Gelber as the eponymous Christmas aficionado, Leslie Kritzer as his love interest Jovie and Seinfeld star Wayne Knight as Santa.

Based on the popular 2003 movie of the same name ...

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Jordan Gelber & Leslie Kritzer to Spread Holiday Cheer in Elf

 Jordan Gelber & Leslie Kritzer to Spread Holiday Cheer in Elf

Break out the celebratory spaghetti and syrup, the Broadway return of Elf has finally found its Buddy! Jordan Gelber will star as the lovable Christmas aficionado, with Leslie Kritzer playing his love interest Jovie. Mitchell Sink will also make his Broadway debut in the production as Michael. 

Elf is the hilarious tale of Buddy (Gelber), a young orphan child ...

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Buddy's Back! Tickets Now On Sale for Christmas Musical Elf

Buddy's Back! Tickets Now On Sale for Christmas Musical Elf

It may still be fall, but things are beginning to look a lot like Christmas on Broadway. Tickets for the upcoming holiday musical Elf are now on sale! Performances for the yuletide tuner begin November 9 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.



Based on the popular 2003 movie of the same name, the musical follows Buddy, a human orphan raised by ...

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From Seinfeld to Santa! Wayne Knight Joins the Cast of Elf

From Seinfeld to Santa! Wayne Knight Joins the Cast of Elf

Seinfeld alum Wayne Knight will star as Santa Claus in the Broadway return of the musical Elf. The show is set for a limited nine-week engagement at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre beginning November 9.

Based on the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell, Elf tells the story of Buddy, a young orphan who accidentally crawls into Santa’s gift bag and is ...

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Original Stars Beth Leavel, Mark Jacoby & More Set For Elf's Broadway Return

Original Stars Beth Leavel, Mark Jacoby & More Set For Elf's Broadway Return

Tony winner Beth Leavel, Mark Jacoby, Valerie Wright, Adam Heller and Michael Mandell will star in the Broadway return of the musical adaptation of Elf. Leavel, Jacoby, Wright and Mandell will reprise the roles they originated in the 2010 production. Directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, Elf features a book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, music by Matthew Sklar ...

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Buddy’s Back! Jolly Musical Elf Returning to Broadway for the Holidays

Buddy’s Back! Jolly Musical Elf Returning to Broadway for the Holidays

The musical adaptation of Elf is set to return to Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre for a limited engagement during the holiday season. Featuring music by Matthew Sklar, a book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin and lyrics by Chad Beguelin, the production will run November 9 through January 6, 2013. Casey Nicholaw is set to direct. Casting will be announced ...

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Elf Star Sebastian Arcelus Shares His Motto for 2011

Elf Star Sebastian Arcelus Shares His Motto for 2011

As the curtain goes down on 2010, Broadway.com is looking ahead to the new year. We’ve asked the brightest stars on Broadway to reflect on their personal highlights from the past year and to reveal their hopes for 2011. Check out what they had to say, and have a Happy New Year!

SEBASTIAN ARCELUS (Buddy the Elf in Elf ...

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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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Elf’s Amy Spanger Spreads Holiday Cheer from Her Cozy Dressing Room

Elf’s Amy Spanger Spreads Holiday Cheer from Her Cozy Dressing Room

There’s no place like home for the holidays, and Elf’s Amy Spanger is currently in residence at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre spreading Christmas cheer as Jovie, the love interest to bright-eyed Buddy the Elf. It's no surprise that Spanger feels at ease in this theater, since she's done three musicals there (Kiss Me, Kate in 1999, when it was ...

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Here They Come A-Caroling! Elf Stars Reveal Favorite Holiday Traditions, Presents and More

Here They Come A-Caroling! Elf Stars Reveal Favorite Holiday Traditions, Presents and More

The holiday season is in full swing over at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, where the new musical Elf is delivering the perfect Christmas present to Broadway audiences. By celebrating the season onstage eight times a week, the show's cast (lead by Sebastian Arcelus as the Christmas-obsessed Buddy the Elf) is certainly experiencing Christmas spirit at maximum power. Arcelus and his ...

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Squigs Lets It Snow with a Visit to Elf

Squigs Lets It Snow with a Visit to Elf

The cast of Elf now has a holly jolly holiday portrait of themselves to send out with their Christmas cards, thanks to Broadway.com's resident artist Justin 'Squigs' Robertson. It's a winter wonderland over at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, where Squigs headed to capture Buddy the Elf and his newfound family. Take a look as Sebastian Arcelus is drawn up ...

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Joe Jonas and Twilight Star Ashley Greene Have a Holly Jolly Time at Elf!

Joe Jonas and  Twilight Star Ashley Greene Have a Holly Jolly Time at Elf!
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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas for Joe Jonas and girlfriend Ashley Greene! The stars, who are one-third of pop music group the Jonas Brothers and Twilight vampiress Alice Cullen, respectively, stopped by Broadway’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre on November 20 to get in the holiday spirit with Elf. After the show, Jonas and Greene went backstage to mingle ...

Joe Jonas Rings In the Holiday Season with Buddy the Elf & Santa Claus Backstage on Broadway

Joe Jonas Rings In the Holiday Season with Buddy the Elf & Santa Claus Backstage on Broadway

Check out who needed a little Christmas, right this very minute: Joe Jonas of the pop group the Jonas Brothers! The middle Jonas was spotted backstage at the new holiday hit Elf at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre on November 20, smiling for a seasonal snapshot with Buddy the Elf (Sebastian Arcelus) and Santa Claus (George Wendt). Hey Joe, you're looking ...

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Light the Lights! Elf’s Sebastian Arcelus Has a Miracle on 34th Street as He Unveils Macy’s Christmas Display

Light the Lights! Elf’s Sebastian Arcelus Has a Miracle on 34th Street as He Unveils Macy’s Christmas Display
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The festively decorative windows at Macy’s are a New York holiday tradition and on November 18 the landmark department store welcomed a special guest to help unveil their glamorous light display. Who better than Buddy the Elf (Sebastian Arcelus), the star of the new Broadway holiday musical Elf, to kick off the holiday season! Arcelus (who even gets a job at ...

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