Sunday, December 4, 2011

Harry Connick Jr is The Happy Elf

Planned Television Arts had the opportunity to work with Grammy award-winning musician Harry Connick Jr., to promote his first children’s book, THE HAPPY ELF. His publisher – and my client -- Harper Collins -- is ecstatic over the media frenzy. They scheduled his appearance on the Today Show for Monday, December 5th and we are following it with a 20-interview television tour later that day. We had interest from even more stations but time didn’t permit the scheduling of additional shows.  Stations in LA, Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, Denver, and other major markets are interviewing him. The book, perfect for the holidays, is entertaining for kids. My son and daughter, little elves themselves, enjoyed my reading of the book to them.

THE HAPPY ELF follows Eubie, the happiest elf in the North Pole.  More than anything else, Eubie longs to be a part of Santa’s sleigh team. Instead, he’s stuck checking the naughty-or-nice lists. Then one Christmas Eve he sees something strange: in the whole town of Bluesville, not a single person has been nice. With a pinch of elfish magic and a magical whoosh, Eubie’s off to Bluesville. But can he turn a whole town of naughty children nice in just one day?

Also available this holiday season, from Marsalis Music and recorded by the Harry Connick, Jr. Trio, is “Music from the Happy Elf.”  This instrumental CD includes jazz renditions of songs from “The Happy Elf” stage musical, as well as a read-along of THE HAPPY ELF picture book narrated by Harry himself.

Harry Connick, Jr. is a multi-talented artist whose studio albums have sold over 25 million copies.  He has appeared in films such as “Hope Floats,” “P.S. I Love You,” and “Dolphin Tale” among others, on the hit TV show, “Will and Grace,” and on the Broadway stage in The Pajama Game and On a Clear Day.  In addition to winning three Grammy Awards and two Emmy Awards, he has also been nominated for Tony Awards as an actor and composer. 

Brian Feinblum’s views, opinions, and ideas expressed in this blog are his alone and not that of his employer. You can follow him on Twitter @theprexpert and email him at He feels more important when discussed in the third-person.

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