The return holiday engagement of of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s Tony Award-nominated stage production A Christmas Story, The Musical begins performances tonight, December 11th, at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden.
The production will run through December 29th and original 2012 Broadway cast members Dan Lauria, John Bolton, Erin Dilly, and Caroline O’Connor are all returning.
Lauria (Lombardi, “The Wonder Years”) plays Jean Shepherd, with Bolton (Spamalot, Contact, Titanic) as The Old Man, Dilly (Nice Work If You Can Get It, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) as Mother and O’Connor (Gypsy, Chicago, “Moulin Rouge”) as school teacher Miss Shields. The cast also features Jake Lucas (Newsies) as Ralphie.
The 2012 run of A Christmas Story, The Musical marked the Broadway debut of songwriters Pasek and Paul. The book was adpated for the stage by Joseph Robinette. The musical earned three 2013 Tony nominations for Best Score, Best Book, and Best Musical.
The musical is billed as follows, “In 1940′s Indiana, a bespectacled boy named Ralphie has a big imagination and one wish for Christmas—a Red Ryder BB Gun. A kooky leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a cranky department store Santa, and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the obstacles that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas dream. A Christmas Story, The Musical is holiday entertainment that captures a simpler time in America with delicious wit and a heart of gold.”
A Christmas Story, The Musical is playing through December 29th at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden located at 4 Penn Plaza. To purchase tickets, priced from $79, click here.