The forthcoming musical adaptation of A Christmas Story will begin performances November 6 at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. The previously announced musical features a book by Joseph Robinette and a score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Directed by John Rando, A Christmas Story will open officially on November 19 and is scheduled to play a limited engagement through December 30. No casting has been announced.
Based on the 1983 film of the same name, A Christmas Story is the tale of Ralphie, a boy who has only one wish for Christmas: a Red Ryder BB gun. As Ralphie tries to make his Christmas dream come true, he encounters a cranky department store Santa, a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole, pink bunny pajamas and a kooky leg lamp. The production is co-produced by the film’s original Ralphie, Peter Billingsly.
A Christmas Story features scenic design by Walt Spangler, costume design by Elizabeth Hope Clancy, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Ken Travis, wig design by Tom Watson, orchestrations by Larry Blank, music direction and supervision by Ian Eisendrath, dance music arrangements by Glen Kelly and vocal arrangements by Justin Paul.