NEW YORK — The Broadway musical "Elf" will be getting into Christmas spirit a little early.
Sebastian Arcelus, who will star as Buddy, will be outside the Al Hirschfeld Theatre handing out gifts Saturday as part of a promotional event. Among the prizes will be a chance for a child to win a walk-on role in the musical.
Previews for "Elf" begin Nov. 2 and it opens on Nov. 14. The limited run ends Jan. 2.
Based on the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell, the musical also stars Amy Spanger, Mark Jacoby, Beth Leavel and George Wendt of "Cheers" as Santa.