Pasek and Paul, the 20-something songwriting team who made a celebrated Off-Broadway debut earlier this season with Dogfight at Second Stage Theatre, received critical praise for their Broadway bow with the new musical adaptation of A Christmas Story, which is playing a holiday engagement at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre through Dec. 30.
The Richard Rodgers and Jonathan Larson Award-winning songwriters are joined by a host of Broadway talent for the two special concerts at 54 Below. The 9:30 PM concert has already sold-out, but tickets are still available for the 11:15 PM show.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.