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A Christmas Story

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Closed December 29, 2013

There is a showstopping musical number in each act, one featuring a kick line of leg-shaped lamps, the other showcasing an impressive tap solo by a youngster named Luke Spring. There are also two live, crowd-pleasing dogs.

Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times

Why See A Christmas Story?

A Christmas Story first appeared on Broadway in 2012 to much acclaim, following a highly successful debut in Seattle in 2010. The production was nominated for three 2013 Tony awards, including Best Musical and Best Score.

This year, the family favorite festive treat returns to New York City to reunite its original Broadway cast and retell the hilarious story of the bespectacled (and mischievous!) Ralphie and his quest to secure the ultimate Christmas gift for himself: an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle.

Dan Lauria plays Jean Shepherd once again while the lead role of Ralphie is yet to be announced following an exciting set of open auditions.
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Opening night: 11 December 2013


Suitable for families with children aged eight and up.

Run time

Around two and a half hours with one intermission

And before you stop reading

Images used are from the 2012 Production - the part of Ralphie for the 2013 Broadway run is yet to be announced.

Cast and Creative


Jake Lucas as Ralphie
Eli Tokash as Ralphie Stand-in
Noah Baird as Randy
Dan Lauria as Jean Shepherd
John Bolton as The Old Man
Erin Dilly as Mother
Caroline O'Connor as Miss Shields
The part of Ralphie is yet to be announced


Jean Shepherd - Original Author
John Rando - Director
Joe Robinette - Book
Ian Eisendrath - Musical Director
Benj Pasek - Lyrics and Music
Justin Paul - Lyrics and Music
Walt Spangler - Scenic Designer
Elizabeth Hope Clancy - Costume Designer
Howell Binkley - Lighting Design
Ken Travis - Sound Design

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