Cast Members from A Christmas Story, The Musical Will Be Part of Tony Telecast
29 May 2013
Company members from A Christmas Story, The Musical, which played a limited engagement at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre this past season, will reunite for an appearance on the June 9 Tony Awards telecast.
Cast members who will travel from various parts of the world include Dan Lauria from Los Angeles, Johnny Rabe from Chicago, Caroline O'Connor from Australia and four-foot tap-dancing whiz kid, Luke Spring, from Ashburn, VA.
“We were all thrilled when we received our three Tony nominations earlier this month and we are very excited to be a part of the big telecast on CBS on June 9th,” said producer Gerald Goehring in a statement. “Of course we can't say just yet what we will perform at Radio City next month. But I can tell you that our A Christmas Story, The Musical family is thrilled to be together again for The Tony Awards. One of our ensemble members is even flying out of Alaska to be a part of Broadway’s big night!”
The production was nominated for three 2013 Tony Awards (Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical); the musical features a score by composer/lyricist team Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and a book by Joseph Robinette based on the writings of radio humorist Jean Shepherd and the 1983 holiday film favorite.
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