Inspired by the holiday classic film A Christmas Story and the Tony-nominated Broadway musical A Christmas Story: The Musical, this season’s live musical television event comes to Fox December 17.
All Ralphie wants for Christmas is a BB gun, and in the weeks leading up to December 25, Ralphie and his friends get into all kinds of trouble—including run-ins with a bully, getting his tongue stuck to a flagpole, and more.
A Christmas Story Live! stars two-time Tony winner Matthew Broderick as the narrator and the grown-up version of Ralphie Parker. Emmy nominee Maya Rudolph (Saturday Night Live) will play Mrs. Parker, the role originated on Broadway by Tony nominee Erin Dilly and by Melinda Dillon in the original film. The cast also features Tony winner Jane Krakowsi (Nine) and Emmy nominee Chris Diamantopoulos (Waitress). Ana Gasteyer will play Mrs. Schwartz, the mother of one of Ralphie’s friends. After a nationwide digital casting search, Andy Walken of Seattle, Washington, will play Ralphie.
Tony, Golden Globe, and Oscar winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, La La Land) will also write several new songs for the live television event to supplement their musical’s original score. Eight-time Tony nominee Scott Ellis will direct on the stage—and serve as an executive producer—while Alex Rudzinski (an Emmy winner for Grease: Live) will serve as live television director and an executive producer.
The original Broadway musical earned six Drama Desk nominations and three Tony nominations: Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical for Joseph Robinette, and Best Original Score for Pasek and Paul.
Tune in to the live broadcast December 17 at 7 PM ET.
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