’Tis the season for holiday songs, and a pair of Broadway stars are taking a unique angle on traditional classics in The Holiday Guys in “Happy Merry Hanu-Mas.” Three-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch (9 to 5, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Thoroughly Modern Millie) and multiple-award nominee Jeffry Denman (Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Yank!: A World War II Love Story) have teamed up for a seasonal show filled with holiday favorites from numerous denominations and musical genres. The Jewish Kudisch, who sings and plays the guitar, and the Christian Denman, who sings and taps and plays the ukulele and the djembe, perform such songs as “Jingle Bells,” “My Simple Christmas Wish,” South Park’s “Lonely Jew on Christmas,” “The Jazzy Nutcracker,” “Put One Foot in Front of the Other,” and “O Hanukkah O Christmas Tree” during eighty irreverent and playful minutes, part of their “mission to remind everyone what the holidays are really about.”
TICKET GIVEAWAY: The Holiday Guys is currently running through December 31 at the York Theatre Company, and twi-ny has four pairs of tickets to give away for free. Just send your name, daytime phone number, and all-time-favorite holiday song to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, December 19, at 5:00 to be eligible. All entrants must be twenty-one years of age or older; four winners will be selected at random.