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Barry Manilow Brings Harmony, Johnny Rabe Meets Some Lions & More Cross-Country Highlights

Barry Manilow Brings Harmony, Johnny Rabe Meets Some Lions & More Cross-Country Highlights

Broadway.com road trip! We’re traveling across the country to highlight the most exciting regional theater productions across the United States. From a revamped Pal Joey in Little Rock to a New Kids on the Block alum's return to the stage in Denver, check out five can’t-miss productions in this week’s Countrywide Guide.


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Joey McIntyre is the New Kid ...

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Gregg Edelman, Mark Jacoby, Johnny Rabe & More to Headline Secondhand Lions Musical at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre

Gregg Edelman, Mark Jacoby, Johnny Rabe & More to Headline Secondhand Lions Musical at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre

Here's a cast that'll make theater fans roar! Gregg Edelman, Mark Jacoby and Johhny Rabe are set to prowl Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre as the stars of a musical adaptation of Secondhand Lions. Directed by Scott Schwartz, the world premiere production will begin performances on September 7 for a limited engagement through October 6. Opening night is set for ...

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A Christmas Story, The Musical Cast to Reunite for Tony Awards Performance

A Christmas Story, The Musical Cast to Reunite for Tony Awards Performance

Dan Lauria, Johnny Rabe and the rest of the original Broadway company of the Tony-nominated A Christmas Story, The Musical will all be on hand to perform together at the 67th Tony Awards on June 9 at Radio City Music Hall.

Cast members from the show—which played a limited holiday engagement at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre from November 19 through December ...

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Tony Committee Makes Eligibility Rulings on Annie, Edwin Drood & More

Tony Committee Makes Eligibility Rulings on Annie, Edwin Drood & More

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met for the second time this season to decide the eligibility of 14 Broadway productions from the 2012-13 season. The 14 productions discussed include Grace, Cyrano de Bergerac, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Heiress, Annie, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Scandalous, A Christmas Story, Dead Accounts, The Anarchist, Golden Boy, Glengarry Glen Ross, The ...

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The Kids of A Christmas Story Make Merry Music on Good Morning America

The Kids of A Christmas Story Make Merry Music on Good Morning America

The cozily-dressed cast of A Christmas Story, The Musical continues to make the holiday rounds across New York City, spreading the show’s holiday spirit through its infectiously cheery children’s ensemble. Watch Johnny Rabe and Zac Ballard lead the rest of the company in a wintry performance on Good Morning America, singing a medley of “Counting Down to Christmas” and “Somewhere ...

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Johnny Rabe on His Christmas Story Debut, Battling with BB Guns and Teaching Military History

Johnny Rabe on His Christmas Story Debut, Battling with BB Guns and Teaching Military History

Age & Hometown: 12; Chicago, IL

Current Role: Holiday-obsessed nine-year-old Ralphie Parker, whose desperate quest for a Red Ryder BB Gun is chronicled in the classic movie-turned-Broadway musical A Christmas Story.

Catching the Theater Bug: Johnny Rabe’s love of theater began at age two, when his mother took him to see community productions of Peter Pan and Cinderella (the ...

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Dynasty Diva Joan Collins Warms Up Backstage at A Christmas Story

Dynasty Diva Joan Collins Warms Up Backstage at A Christmas Story
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She was deliciously icy on Dynasty, but veteran actress Joan Collins was nothing but a warm bundle of holiday cheer when she and her family took a trip backstage at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre to meet the cheery cast of A Christmas Story, The Musical. Collins brought granddaughter Eva and husband Percy Gibson backstage to congratulate t the Christmas-y cast members ...

Watch the Cast of A Christmas Story Deck the Halls on The View

Watch the Cast of A Christmas Story Deck the Halls on The View

Nothing gets the ladies of The View going like a good argument, but there were no disputes to be had when the cheery cast of A Christmas Story, The Musical stopped by the show on November 26! Johnny Rabe, Erin Dilly, John Bolton and Zac Ballard appeared in their full wintry get-ups to perform a medley of “Counting Down To ...

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Squigs Captures the Heartwarming Holiday Fun of A Christmas Story

Squigs Captures the Heartwarming Holiday Fun of A Christmas Story

The new musical version of A Christmas Story captures all the beloved moments of the 1983 movie, from Ralphie Parker’s obsessive quest for a Red Ryder Carbine Action BB Gun to the Old Man’s obsessive love for his prized leg lamp. Broadway.com resident artist Justin ‘Squigs’ Robertson is a fan of the film, and it shows in his loving ...

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Season’s Greetings! Take a Look Inside the Opening Night Festivities at A Christmas Story, The Musical

Season’s Greetings! Take a Look Inside the Opening Night Festivities at A Christmas Story, The Musical
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The spirit of the holidays was in plentiful abundance on opening night for A Christmas Story, The Musical! The cast, creators and celebrity guests came out to celebrate the Broadway bow of this holiday tuner, based on the classic 1983 movie. After the performance at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, stars Dan Lauria, Johnny Rabe, Erin Dilly and John Bolton headed to ...

Stars Get Into the Christmas Spirit at A Christmas Story, The Musical’s Merry Opening Night

Stars Get Into the Christmas Spirit at A Christmas Story, The Musical’s Merry Opening Night

There were no Scrooges to be found at the festive opening night celebration of A Christmas Story, The Musical, the new Broadway show based on the classic 1983 holiday favorite. Hear what the cast and creators had to say about this merry new musical!

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Hold on to Your BB Guns! A Christmas Story Opens on Broadway

Hold on to Your BB Guns! A Christmas Story Opens on Broadway

The holidays have officially arrived in New York as A Christmas Story opens at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on November 19. The holiday musical is set to run through December 30.

Directed by John Rando, the musical adaptation of the beloved 1983 film brings the iconic BB-gun craving Ralphie Parker and his family to the Broadway stage. The musical follows Ralphie's ...

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Oh, Fudge! Fetch a Festive First Look at A Christmas Story, The Musical

Oh, Fudge! Fetch a Festive First Look at A Christmas Story, The Musical
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The countdown to Christmas has begun on Broadway with A Christmas Story, The Musical, the jolly new stage adaptation of the classic 1983 holiday film favorite. Johnny Rabe stars as Christmas-loving nine-year-old Ralphie Parker, whose wintry wonderland is home to a cast of wacky characters, bunny suits, leg lamps and BB guns. Get your first look at the colorful production ...

‘Tis the Season for Triple-Dog-Daring as A Christmas Story, The Musical Begins Broadway Run

‘Tis the Season for Triple-Dog-Daring as A Christmas Story, The Musical Begins Broadway Run

Ralphie, the Bumpus hounds and that infamous fragile leg lamp will high-kick their way to Broadway as A Christmas Story, The Musical begins previews on November 7 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Opening night is set for November 19, with the holiday engagement running through December 30.

Newcomer Johnny Rabe leads the cast as Ralphie Parker, a bright-eyed nine-year-old whose love for Christmas ...

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BB Guns and Leg-Shaped Lamps! Watch the Cast of A Christmas Story Get Into the Holiday Spirit in Rehearsal

BB Guns and Leg-Shaped Lamps! Watch the Cast of A Christmas Story Get Into the Holiday Spirit in Rehearsal

The holidays are just around the corner, and the cast of A Christmas Story, The Musical is ready to bring the spirit of the classic 1983 movie to Broadway. We sat in on rehearsal and got a sneak peek at one of our biggest presents this year!

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Unwrap an Early Christmas Present with a Sneak Peek at Rehearsal for A Christmas Story, The Musical

Unwrap an Early Christmas Present with a Sneak Peek at Rehearsal for A Christmas Story, The Musical
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Remember sneaking a peek at your Christmas gifts before you actually got to unwrap them? We feel the same way about A Christmas Story, The Musical, the big Broadway adaptation of the 1983 holiday classic, which begins previews at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on November 5. The cast and creative team gave the press an early holiday present by letting us ...

See Erin Dilly, John Bolton and the Christmas Story Kids Get Cozy in a Jolly Family Photo

See Erin Dilly, John Bolton and the Christmas Story Kids Get Cozy in a Jolly Family Photo

Nine-year-old Ralphie Parker and his wacky family made the 1983 film A Christmas Story a true holiday classic. Expect the new Parker family to do the same when the musical adaptation of the beloved holiday film takes the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre this November. John Bolton and Erin Dilly play the Old Man and Mother, with young Zac Ballard as little brother ...

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Johnny Rabe Will Suit Up (Bunny Style) as A Christmas Story's Ralphie

Johnny Rabe Will Suit Up (Bunny Style) as A Christmas Story's Ralphie

After a nationwide search, A Christmas Story, The Musical has selected Johnny Rabe, a 12-year-old from Chicago, to fill out the bright pink bunny suit as the show’s leading youngster Ralphie. Rabe will be joined in the role by Joe West, a Los Angeles native who will play Ralphie at certain performances.

Rabe will be making his Broadway debut in ...

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Erin Dilly, John Bolton and More Join A Christmas Story

Erin Dilly, John Bolton and More Join A Christmas Story

Erin Dilly, John Bolton, Zac Ballard, Caroline O’Connor and Eddie Korbich have been added to the cast of A Christmas Storythe upcoming Broadway musical based on the 1983 film. Featuring a score by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the musical will begin performances November 5 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Opening night is set for November 19, with the limited ...

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