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A Christmas Story, The Musical Starts Tonight and Offers $40 Tickets.

To help New York celebrate Christmas early, A Christmas Story, The Musical is offering a limited number of $40 rush tickets (no age limit) available at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre box office the day of the performance.  Limit 2 per customer. Cash only. Subject to availability and limitations. Not available for every performance. Offer subject to change at any time.

As the snow rolls in so does Christmas Story, The Musical arriving on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre just in time for the 2012 holiday season.  The new musical, based on the 1983 movie begins performances  tonight November 7th at 7PM. The eight-week limited engagement runs through December 30.  Opening night is Monday, November 19.  Tickets are now on sale at www.AChristmasStoryTheMuscial.com or www.TicketMaster.com.

A Christmas Story, The Musical stars Dan Lauria (Broadway’s Lombardi, TV’s  “Sullivan & Son” and “The Wonder Years”) as Jean Shepherd, John Bolton (Spamalot, Contact, Titanic) as The Old Man, Tony Award nominee Erin Dilly (Nice Work if You Can Get It, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) as Mother, Johnny Rabe as Ralphie, Zac Ballard as little brother Randy, Caroline O’Connor (Chicago, Moulin Rouge) as school teacher Miss Shields, Eddie Korbich (The Little Mermaid, The Drowsy Chaperone, Wicked) as Santa Claus and  Joe West plays Ralphie at certain performances. The ensemble features Tia Altinay, John Babbo, Charissa Bertels, Grace Capeless, Zoe Considine, Andrew Cristi, Mathew deGuzman, Thay Floyd, George Franklin, Nick Gaswirth, Mark Ledbetter, Jose Luaces, Jack Mastrianni, Mara Newbery, Lindsay O’Neil, Sarah Min-Kyung Park, J.D. Rodriguez, Analise Scarpaci, Lara Seibert, Jeremy Shinder, Luke Spring, Beatrice Tulchin, Kirsten Wyatt, and Pete and Lily as the rambunctious Bumpus Hounds.

America’s #1 holiday movie came to hilarious life onstage when A Christmas Story, The Musical launched a tour in 2011 that culminated in a critically successful run in Chicago.  The musical features a bright holiday score by composer/lyricist team Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and a witty book by Joseph Robinette based on the writings of radio humorist Jean Shepherd and the 1983 holiday film favorite. Tony Award winner John Rando (Urinetown) directs the production with Warren Carlyle (Chaplin, Follies, An Evening With Hugh Jackman) choreographing.

A Christmas Story, The Musical features scenic design by Walt Spangler; costume design by Elizabeth Hope Clancy; lighting design by Tony Award winner Howell Binkley; sound design by Ken Travis; wig design by Tom Watson; animal training by Tony Honor recipient for Excellence in Theatre William Berloni; orchestrations by Tony nominee Larry Blank; music direction and supervision by Ian Eisendrath; associate choreographer is James Gray; dance music arrangements by Glen Kelly; vocal arrangements by Justin Paul; and casting by Stephanie Klapper CSA.

The story from a cherished movie classic that’s enchanted millions is now a musical spectacular. 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. Co-produced by the film’s original Ralphie, Peter Billingsley, 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 produced by Gerald Goehring, Roy Miller, Michael F. Mitri, Pat Flicker Addiss, Peter Billingsley, Timothy Laczynski, Mariano Tolentino, Louise H. Beard, Michael Filerman, Scott Hart, Alison Eckert, Bob Bartner, Michael Jenkins, Angela Milonas, Bradford W. Smith.

Celebrating the arrival of A Christmas Story: The Musical on Broadway, Masterworks Broadway has released the World Premiere Recording of the delightful family-friendly musical both digitally and on CD.

A Christmas Story, The Musical is based upon the motion picture A Christmas Story© 1983 Turner Entertainment Co., distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark, and In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash written by Jean Shepherd.  A Christmas Story, The Musical is produced with permission of Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Inc. and Dalfie Entertainment, Inc.

A Christmas Story, The Musical plays a limited holiday engagement on Broadway, November 7 – December 30 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street).  Opening night is Monday, November 19 at 6pm.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE (note that schedules vary from week to week):

November 5 – 11:

Wed. 11/7 – 7PM  (First Preview)

Thurs. 11/8 – 7PM

Fri. 11/9 – 8PM

Sat. 11/10 – 2PM & 8PM

Sun. 11/11 – 2PM & 7:30PM

November 12 – 18:

Mon. 11/12 – 7PM

Tues. 11/13 – NO SHOW

Wed. 11/14 – 7PM

Thurs. 11/15 – 7PM

Fri. 11/16 – 8PM

Sat. 11/17 – 2PM & 8PM

Sun. 11/11 – 2PM & 7:30PM

November 19 – 25:

Mon. 11/19 – 6PM (Opening Night)

Tues. 11/20 – NO SHOW

Wed. 11/21 – 2PM & 8PM

Thurs. 11/22 – 8PM (Thanksgiving)

Fri. 11/23 – 2PM & 8PM

Sat. 11/24 – 2PM & 8PM

Sun. 11/25 – 2PM

Nov. 26 – Dec. 2:

Mon.11/26 – NO SHOW

Tues. 1127 – 7PM

Wed. 11/28 – 7PM

Thurs. 11/29 – 7PM

Fri. 11/30 – 8PM

Sat. 12/1– 2PM & 8PM

Sun. 12/2 – 2PM & 7:30PM

December 3 – 9:
Mon. 12/3 – NO SHOW
Tues. 12/4- 7PM
Wed. 12/5 – 2PM & 8PM
Thurs. 12/6 – 7PM
Fri. 12/7 – 8PM
Sat. 12/8 – 2PM & 8PM
Sun. 12/9 – 2PM

December 10 – 16:
Mon. 12/10 – NO SHOW
Tues. 12/11- 7PM
Wed. 12/12 – 2PM & 8PM
Thurs. 12/13 – 7PM
Fri. 12/14 – 8PM
Sat. 12/15 – 2PM & 8PM
Sun. 12/16– 2PM & 7:30PM

December 17 – 23:
Mon. 12/17 – NO SHOW
Tues. 12/18- 7PM
Wed. 12/19 – 2PM & 8PM
Thurs. 12/20 – 7PM
Fri. 12/21 – 8PM
Sat. 12/22 – 2PM & 8PM
Sun. 12/23– 2PM & 7:30PM

December 24 – 30:
Mon. 12/24 – 3PM (Xmas Eve)
Tues. 12/25- NO SHOW (Xmas)
Wed. 12/26 – 2PM & 8PM
Thurs. 12/27 – 7PM
Fri. 12/28 – 8PM
Sat. 12/29 – 2PM & 8PM
Sun. 12/30– 2PM

RUSH SEAT POLICY: A limited number of $40 rush tickets will be available at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre box office on the day of the performance.  Limit 2 per customer. Cash only. Subject to availability and limitations. Not available for every performance. Offer subject to change at any time.

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