Remember "Elf"? The Jon Favreau-directed 2003 family comedy starring Will Ferrell as an elf exiled from Santa's workshop? Well it's coming to Broadway. And that theater adaptation now has a cast, or a large chunk of one at any rate.
NewYorkTheatreGuide.com reports on the announcement of the star-studded main cast, which includes Tony Award winner Beth Leavel (Emily), Tony Award nominee Mark Jacoby (Walter), Matthew Gumley (Michael), Valerie Wright (Deb), Michael McCormick (Mr. Greenway), Michael Mandell (Store Manager) and six-time Emmy Award winner George Wendt (Santa). Still to be revealed are the actors in the starring roles of Buddy and Jovie, Ferrell's and Zooey Deschanel's characters, respectively. Also in the cast, in unnamed roles, are Timothy J. Alex, Callie Carter, Cara Cooper, Lisa Gadja, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Blake Hammond, Emily Hsu, Jenny Hill, Nancy Johnston, Marc Kessler, Matt Loehr, Lee Wilkins and Kirsten Wyatt.
"Elf" opens at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on November 14, 2010.