Brother-and-sister act Donny and Marie Osmond have long had their names in lights, co-hosting the popular ’70s variety show “Donny & Marie” and most recently launching a Las Vegas residency. Now the two are bringing their act to Broadway for a 12-performance run this holiday season.
The limited engagement “Donny and Marie — A Broadway Christmas” lands on the Great White Way on December 9. The 1,615-seat Marquis Theatre will host the two-week run, which ends December 19.
Tickets for “A Broadway Christmas” will run from $50 up to $135, not including applicable fees. Public onsales begin October 20 through Ticketmaster.com, which carries a notice that tickets for the production “will not be fulfilled until after November 18, 2010.”
Evening performances at the Marquis will play Monday at 7 p.m., Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., and Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. Matinees will also be staged Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.
The Marquis most recently hosted Twyla Tharp’s dance-musical “Come Fly Away,” which opened March 25 and closed September 5. The playhouse’s next long-term production will be the musical “Wonderland: A New Alice,” presently scheduled to open April 17, 2011.
The holiday-themed production signals a return to Broadway for the sibling duo. Donny, whose 53rd birthday coincides with the December 9 opening, was last on Broadway in 2006 for the role of villain Gaston in “Beauty and the Beast.” The 51-year-old Marie made her Broadway debut as Anna in the 1997 staging of “The King and I.”
The Osmonds are currently wrapping their 2010 residency calendar for the Flamingo Showroom in Las Vegas, NV. Regular performances are booked through November 16, with tickets starting at $95 and ranging up to the $260 mark.
The sibling entertainers launched their Sin City residency in September 2008, and the production quickly received a two-year extension through October 2010. But last summer, Donny and Marie received another two-year extension to continue the 90-minute show through October 2012.