Jean Shepherd News

Date of Birth: July 26, 1921
Date of Death: October 16, 1999 (78)
Birth Place: Hammond, IN, USA
Gender: Male
BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Celebration Details: 'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 23, 2015BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Celebration Details: 'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 23, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Dec 23, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's the 2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Celebration, Sunday, January 10, 2016. Join us at The Call nightclub! Plus the top ten shows running right now. Holiday plus Celebration! (more...)

BWW Review: Theatre Under The Stars Offers Sparkling, Funny Fare For The Holidays With A CHRISTMAS STORYBWW Review: Theatre Under The Stars Offers Sparkling, Funny Fare For The Holidays With A CHRISTMAS STORY
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Dec 11, 2015

Need a laugh? See A CHRISTMAS STORY at TUTS! (more...)

Paper Mill Releases Final Block of Tickets for A CHRISTMAS STORYPaper Mill Releases Final Block of Tickets for A CHRISTMAS STORY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) released a block of great seats today for the final two weeks of the holiday hit, A Christmas Story: The Musical. The musical will run eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey theater and has best availability from December 23, 2015 thru January 3, 2016. Based on the popular 1983 film, A Christmas Story: The Musical has a book by Joseph Robinette with music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.  A Christmas Story: The Musical will be directed by Brandon Ivie and choreographed by Mara Newbery Greer. Paper Mill Playhouse's 2015-2016 Season is proudly sponsored by Investors Bank. (more...)

Tacoma Little Theatre Adds Extra Show to Run of A CHRISTMAS STORYTacoma Little Theatre Adds Extra Show to Run of A CHRISTMAS STORY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Tacoma Little Theatre is adding an extra Thursday night performance to its production of A CHRISTMAS STORY to meet demand. This performance will be on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Jean Shepherd Expert to Speak Before Paper Mill's A CHRISTMAS STORY, 12/10 & 17Jean Shepherd Expert to Speak Before Paper Mill's A CHRISTMAS STORY, 12/10 & 17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that Jean Shepherd historian Steven Glazer will host a 30-minute talk prior to select performances of A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL at Paper Mill Playhouse. Glazer's talk will reveal interesting facts about Ralphie, Randy, Schwartz, Flick, Miss Shields and even the Bumpus hounds. (more...)

BWW Review: It's Back...A CHRISTMAS STORY at the Cleveland Play HouseBWW Review: It's Back...A CHRISTMAS STORY at the Cleveland Play House
by Roy Berko - Dec 7, 2015

Yes, A CHRISTMAS STORY is again lighting up the stage at the Cleveland Play House. It's a new production, which incites new comments, but the history and my unexpected involvement in the tale is still the same! (more...)

BWW Review:  A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL at Paper Mill is Holiday Magic for AllBWW Review: A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL at Paper Mill is Holiday Magic for All
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 3, 2015

'A Christmas Story: The Musical' is not on stage at Paper Mill Playhouse through January 3rd. Directed by Brandon Ivie, this charming and exciting show will delight guests of all ages. (more...)

Ralphie's Red Ryder BB Gun Comes Home to A CHRISTMAS STORY House & MuseumRalphie's Red Ryder BB Gun Comes Home to A CHRISTMAS STORY House & Museum
by Movies News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

Everyone has that one special gift they hoped to receive as a child. For Ralphie Parker, it was the 'official Red Ryder carbine action, 200-shot, range model air rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time.' (more...)

TUTS to Welcome Back A CHRISTMAS STORY - The Musical  This Holiday SeasonTUTS to Welcome Back A CHRISTMAS STORY - The Musical This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) welcomes the clever adaptation of the 1983 comedy classic A CHRISTMAS STORY - THE MUSICAL to the stage from December 8 - 20, 2015 in Sarofim Hall at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. A beloved tradition, TUTS' annual holiday main-stage production is one of the most highly anticipated shows of the season. (more...)

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS STORY Lights Up Dutch Apple for ChristmasBWW Review: A CHRISTMAS STORY Lights Up Dutch Apple for Christmas
by Marakay Rogers - Dec 1, 2015

The Red Ryder BB Gun and the fishnet-clad leg lamp grace the Dutch Apple stage for the Christmas season. (more...)

BWW Review: Nashville Rep's A CHRISTMAS STORYBWW Review: Nashville Rep's A CHRISTMAS STORY
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 30, 2015

In a city like Nashville, where art and creativity thrives, there really is nothing more heartwarming and welcome at this time of year than the onstage theatrical traditions we have come to love, like Nashville Repertory Theatre's annual production of A Christmas Story, the stage iteration of the classic film version of writer Jean Shepherd's nostalgic memoir of his boyhood holidays in Indiana. With all the iconic imagery of that “major award” lamp shown off in the living room window, A Christmas Story is vividly reimagined onstage, capturing the film's most memorable moments in clever ways that are at once new and familiar. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tacoma Little Theatre's A CHRISTMAS STORYPhoto Flash: Tacoma Little Theatre's A CHRISTMAS STORY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2015

Tacoma Little Theatre presents the hysterical holiday classic, A Christmas Story, directed by Jennifer York. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL at Paper MillSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL at Paper Mill
by Stage Tube - Nov 25, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse presents this year's holiday show, A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL, based on the popular 1983 film. A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL has a book by Joseph Robinette with music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL will be directed by Brandon Ivie and choreographed by Mara Newbery Greer. A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL will run eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from tonight, November 25, 2015, through January 3, 2016. The official press opening night is Sunday, November 29, at 7:00pm. Click below to watch highlights for the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Paper Mill Playhouse's A CHRISTMAS STORYPhoto Flash: First Look at Paper Mill Playhouse's A CHRISTMAS STORY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse presents this year's holiday show, A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL, based on the popular 1983 film. A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL has a book by Joseph Robinette with music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL will be directed byBrandon Ivie and choreographed by Mara Newbery Greer. A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL will run eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from November 25, 2015, through January 3, 2016. The official press opening night is Sunday, November 29, at 7:00pm. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A CHRISTMAS STORY at Theatre at the CenterPhoto Flash: First Look at A CHRISTMAS STORY at Theatre at the Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

As the grand finale to their spectacular 25th Anniversary 2015 Season, Theatre at the Center presents the beloved holiday classic, A CHRISTMAS STORY, running now through December 27, with a press opening this Sunday, November 22 at 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Paper Mill's 'Ralphie's Christmas Wish' - A CHRISTMAS STORY Short Film!STAGE TUBE: Watch Paper Mill's 'Ralphie's Christmas Wish' - A CHRISTMAS STORY Short Film!
by Stage Tube - Nov 17, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse just released its first ever short film to accompany its run of A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL this winter. Click below to watch 'Ralphie's Christmas Wish', in which Ralphie grants Christmas wishes all over New Jersey! (more...)

Photo Coverage: TACOMA LITTLE THEATRE PRESENTS A CHRISTMAS STORYPhoto Coverage: TACOMA LITTLE THEATRE PRESENTS A CHRISTMAS STORY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Tacoma Little Theatre is proud to present the hysterical holiday classic, A Christmas Story, directed by Jennifer York.   (more...)

A CHRISTMAS STORY - THE MUSICAL Comes to Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, 11/20-12/20A CHRISTMAS STORY - THE MUSICAL Comes to Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, 11/20-12/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

HO-HO-HO! The popular holiday movie comes to life; A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL is making its West Michigan debut and canonly be found at GRAND RAPIDS CIVIC THEATRE, November 20 - December 20, 2015. Based on a story by Jean Shepherd and the motion picture A CHRISTMAS STORY (produced with the permission of Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and Dalphie Entertainment), the show features book by Joseph Robinette and music & lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. (more...)

New Cast Highlights Nashville Rep's  2015 A CHRISTMAS STORYNew Cast Highlights Nashville Rep's 2015 A CHRISTMAS STORY
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 10, 2015

Reprising a Music City holiday tradition - while providing plenty of laughs for Black Friday - Nashville Repertory Theatre brightens the season with its A Christmas Story, opening November 27, at Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Johnson Theater at Tennessee Performing Arts Center and running through December 20. (more...)

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre's A CHRISTMAS STORY - THE MUSICAL Begins TonightFort Wayne Civic Theatre's A CHRISTMAS STORY - THE MUSICAL Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2015

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre presents A CHRISTMAS STORY - THE MUSICAL at Arts United Center, tonight, November 7-22, 2015. (more...)

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