'LIVE with Kelly and Michael's Holidays in New York Week' Features Michael Strahan's Debut in Broadway Favorite 'ELF'

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December 3rd, 2012

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“LIVE with Kelly and Michael’s” “Holidays In New York Week”

Features the Co-Host’s Debut in Broadway Favorite “ELF”



New York, NY – December 3, 2012 -- On today’s “LIVE with Kelly and Michael,” the show kicked off “LIVE’s” “Holidays in New York Week,” which features a full slate of segments showcasing the best that the Big Apple has to offer during the holiday season. Hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan announced today that a highlight of the week will be co-host Michael Strahan making his Broadway debut in the Christmas-themed favorite “ELF.”


Strahan will tread the boards with the “ELF” cast on Wednesday, December 5, at the iconic Al Hirschfeld Theatre. On Thursday, December 6, “LIVE” will air a special behind-the-scenes piece that will reveal to viewers Strahan’s backstage prep and take them into the theatre as he becomes a Broadway performer for the very first time.


In addition to Strahan’s Broadway debut, “Holidays in New York Week” will also feature Ripa’s behind-the-scenes look at the New York City Ballet production of “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker”; Strahan’s day in the city, taking in the city’s seasonal magic with his twin girls; and viewers sharing their own special New York City holiday memories.


Produced by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures in association with Unique Features and Jujamcyn Theaters, “ELF” is currently playing on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street) through January 6th.  “ELF” is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole.  Buddy is raised unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth.  With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity.  Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and his step-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.  This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner “ELF.” “ELF” stars Jordan Gelber as ‘Buddy,’  Leslie Kritzer as ‘Jovie,’  Tony® Award nominee Mark Jacoby as ‘Walter,’ Michael Mandell as ‘Store Manager,’ Adam Heller as ‘Mr. Greenway,’ Valerie Wright as ‘Deb’ and Mitchell Sink as ‘Michael.’  The production also stars Tony® Award winner Beth Leavel as ‘Emily,’ and “Seinfeld” star Wayne Knight as ‘Santa.’ www.”ELF”Musical.com.

  • Joan

    Kelly “NO TALRNT” Ripa tries to imitate Ellen, but Ellen is 100 times more generous than Kelly. Ellen helps people out everyday and Kelly only cares about herself

  • angie

    Kelly and Michael,

    I love the show however the I am so sick of the comments about Tebow!!! He was a great college football player as well as a great NFL football player! I am a huge Denver Bronco fan have been all of my life. Although I followed Tebow in college and when he was drafted into the NFL by Josh McDaniels I was so excited. However he has not been given the chance to play like any other quarterback. Tebow is under a microscope much more then any other player. So let me remind you what Tebow brought to Denver after the fail ill attempts of Plumber,Cutler (who by the way is still having attitude in Chicago) and Orton. Tebow critic’s : Tebow brought the Broncos from 1 – 4 to 8-8 with a spot in the playoffs. In his first 14 starts he has a lead the pack which includes, Brees, Brady, Elway, Manning Stafford and Griese in Passing, wins and losses, and touchdowns vs. interceptions. This is just in his first 14 starts as a quaterback.r I am pretty impressed with his accomplishments in such a little bit of time . Lets not forget about the excitement that was finally back here in the MILE HIGH CITY!!!!

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