'Tis the Season: Playbill.com's Holiday Show Guide
27 Nov 2012
New York City is getting into the holiday spirit more than ever this year with numerous holiday and Christmas-themed shows decorating the town. Playbill.com has compiled a list of various seasonal offerings to help theatregoers select the perfect night out.
Here's a look at our Holiday Guide. Click on each title to purchase tickets and learn more about the show.
A Christmas Story, The Musical The 1983 film A Christmas Story, based on Jean Shepherd's nostalgic and comedic holiday tale of American Christmases past, is re-wrapped as a new Broadway musical by songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. It has a book by Joseph Robinette, direction by Tony Award winner John Rando and choreography by Tony Award nominee Warren Carlyle. The production runs through Dec. 30 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
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.