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Much like the popular film of the same name, Elf follows the adventure of a young man named Buddy who grew up at the North Pole believing he is one of Santa's Christmas elves. When his adoptive father reveals he is actually human, Buddy heads to New York City to find his real family.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Jan. 6, 2013.

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About Elf on Broadway

Previews: Nov 9, 2012 • Closing: Jan 6, 2013
Broadway Musicals Comedy
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Al Hirschfeld Theatre Al Hirschfeld Theatre
302 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
Hearing Assistance
Assisted listening and Closed Captioning devices always available.
Wheelchair Access
Orchestra only. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating locations.
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This theater does not have elevators or escalators.
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What Is the Story of Elf?
Elf begins at Santa’s North Pole workshop when one of the elves, Buddy, learns that he is not actually an elf; he’s human. When Santa tells Buddy the whereabouts of his birth father, Buddy heads to New York City hoping to reconnect with his dad. His father turns out to be a cranky workaholic who wants nothing to do with Buddy or his Christmas-loving antics. Buddy however develops a bond with his step-mother, half brother and a beautiful Macy’s co-worker and helps restore the lost holiday spirit of his jaded New York family.


A collection of our favorite reviews from professional news sources.

"Newcomer Mitchell Sink, as the jaded-turned-believer Michael, possesses a downright shocking voice for an adolescent—'voice of an angel' would not be an overstatement."

Entertainment Weekly

Tanner Stransky

"Wayne Knight, who played the vile Newman on 'Seinfeld,' provides some welcome grit in his rendering of Santa Claus."


Robert Feldberg

"There’s been a Christmas miracle on Broadway, because the retooled 'Elf' that reopened last night is a startling improvement. Zippier and funnier, the show is now a bona fide treat."

The New York Post

Elisabeth Vincentelli

"The return of 'Elf,' which is at the Hirschfeld through Jan. 6, is just the thing for the Christmas list of any kid or grown-up. There's no telling when we'll see Buddy again in New York, but one can only hope it's the beginning of a holiday tradition."

Associated Press

Peter Santilli

"Beth Leavel, another returnee as Buddy’s stepmother, knows what to do with the many laugh lines her character is given in Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin’s book."

The New York Times

Neil Genzlinger

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Mitchell Sink
Michael Mandell
Store Manager
Valerie Wright
Mr. Greenway


Matthew Sklar
Chad Beguelin
Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin
Director and Choreographer
Casey Nicholaw
Set Designer
David Rockwell
Costume Designer
Gregg Barnes
Lighting Designer
Natasha Katz
Sound Designer
Peter Hylenski
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