A Christmas Story, The Musical on Tour


A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL Finds Its Ralphie at The Media Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

The hit show 'A Christmas Story: The Musical' is at The Media Theatre November 9 to January 8. It's suitable for all ages and makes a great outing for families during the holiday season.  (more...)

Young Broadway Stars to Gather for CABARET FOR A CAUSE This Thanksgiving
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Cabaret for a Cause will hold their annual benefit for Project Renewal on November 27th, 2016. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL to Take the Stage at The Round Barn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres wraps up the 2016 season with a bright, red bow as the holiday favorite A Christmas Story: The Musical takes stage and brings with it all the festive cheer audiences will need for the holiday season. A Christmas Story: The Musicalopens November 11 and runs through December 31. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Denver (more...)

BWW's Guide to Disney's Upcoming Live-Action Musical Movie Remakes!
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 5, 2016

With so many upcoming projects in the works, BWW has put together a guide to what's in store from the House of Mouse and its uber-talented creative teams! (more...)

A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL to Bring Laugh-Out-Loud Tale to BPA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Offering sweet nostalgia for adults, and great fun for the kids, this laugh-out-loud holiday tale of American Christmases past has been cleverly re-wrapped as a new musical. (more...)

Resurgens Charitable Foundation Receives Donation from Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Before opening night of A Christmas Story, The Musical at the Fox Theatre (Nov. 29), Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta presented a check for $8,090 to the Resurgens Charitable Foundation. One of beneficiary families of the foundation accepted the check on stage.  (more...)

Tickets on Sale Soon for Shea's Buffalo Theatre's 2016-17 Season with LITTLE MERMAID and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Shea's Buffalo Theatre has announced its 2016-17 lineup. Gift certificates are on sale now. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Four Critically Acclaimed Leads Return to Headline Big League's National Tour of A CHRISTMAS STORY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The beloved holiday film is being brought to life live-on-stage as the award-winning Broadway show, A Christmas Story, The Musical, embarks on an eight-city National Tour this holiday season. Four leads from the 2015 tour will return to reprise their roles for the third season of Big League's critically acclaimed production. A Christmas Story, The Musical will debut in Atlanta at the Fox Theatre from November 29 - December 4 as part of the 2016/2017 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta season. (more...)

Bainbridge Performing Arts presents A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Offering sweet nostalgia for adults, and great fun for the kids, this laugh-out-loud holiday tale of American Christmases past has been cleverly re-wrapped as a new musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: Virgina Repertory Theater Presents A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Wacky Fun for the Whole Family! Featuring an ensemble of talented young actors, catchy tunes, and energetic dance numbers, this Tony-nominated musical re-imagines young Ralphie's quest for the perfect Christmas gift. Sharply clever and sentimental, A Christmas Storyis nostalgic, quirky, holiday fun. (more...)

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS STORY Pays Homage to Movie
by Dylan Shaffer - Nov 25, 2016

Juxtaposing 1940 and 2016 America, you can easily pick out the undeniable differences that layer society, from technology to familial roles and everything in between. One thing that has remained constant over those 76 years is the unbridled joy of a child when they receive the pinnacle present on Christmas morning. (more...)

Photo Flash: USO Families Get Free Performance of A CHRISTMAS STORY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Over 100 military guests and their families attended a special performance of A Christmas Story: The Musical at Citadel Theatre, 300 S. Waukegan Road, in Lake Forest the evening of Thrusday, November 17. (more...)

A Holiday Favorite Comes to the Waterville Opera House: A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The Waterville Opera House (WOH) is proud to present a holiday favorite on stage, A Christmas Story, The Musical! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 11/2/2016 - KINGDOM COME, SWEET CHARITY and More!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 2, 2016

Today's big news: KINGDOM COME opens tonight at Roundabout Underground, plus Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' and SWEET CHARITY, starring Sutton Foster, start Off-Broadway! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 19, 2016
by - Nov 19, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Broadway in Atlanta Offering Rush Tickets to A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Local college students looking to get into the holiday spirit are in for a festive treat as Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta offers a special $25 Student Rush Ticket for the Atlanta engagement of A Christmas Story, The Musical, playing at The Fox Theatre November 29 - December 4 as part of the 2016/2017 season. (more...)

Great Lakes and USO of Illinois Families to Get Gree Performance of A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Citadel Theatre to give free, exclusive performance of A Christmas Story: The Musical to military families of the USO of Illinois  - Thursday evening - November 17  (more...)

A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL Opens 11/25 at Imagination Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

The holidays are here and Imagination Theater is excited to bring A Christmas Story the Musical to the Placerville stage. Fans of the classic 1983 movie will enjoy this show that captures holiday wonder with funny and heartfelt songs, show stopping dancing, delicious wit, and a heart of pure gold.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Bainbridge Performing Arts Presents A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL
by Stage Tube - Nov 15, 2016

Offering sweet nostalgia for adults, and great fun for the kids, this laugh-out-loud holiday tale of American Christmases past has been cleverly re-wrapped as a new musical. (more...)

BWW Interview: Susannah Jones of A CHRISTMAS STORY at Waterbury's Palace Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - Nov 14, 2016

If the word Fragile (pronounced Frah-GEE-lay) or the phrase "You'll shoot your eye out, kid" bring a smile to your face, then you are likely one of the many people who love A CHRISTMAS STORY, the classic 1983 movie that has become required viewing for many families each Christmas season. And, while you may know the story by heart, you have likely never seen it told the way you will if you check out A CHRISTMAS STORY the musical on stage at the Palace Theatre in Waterbury, CT for just two performances on November 18th and 19th. Told with the flair only a musical can bring, A CHRISTMAS STORY puts an unfamiliar twist on the familiar classic. I caught up with Susannah Jones who plays the role of Ralphie's mother, and discussed her experience with the show, life on tour, and even her childhood equivalent to Ralphie's Red Ryder BB Gun. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS STORY, Mannheim Steamroller, 'SOULFUL SOUNDS' Hit the Palace for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The Palace Theater has a calendar filled with a wide array of holiday themed shows beginning in November and running right through December. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/12/2016
by - Nov 12, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/12/2016. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS STORY to Return to Cleveland Play House for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

The most popular show in Cleveland Play House history is back just in time for the holidays! A Christmas Story will once again delight Cleveland audiences with its nostalgic tale of little Ralphie Parker and his ultimate Christmas wish. (more...)

Virginia Rep Opens A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of A Christmas Story, The Musical, November 25th on the Arenstein Stage at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street, with a preview on Wednesday, November 23. (more...)


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Chicago Theaters Get Festive for the Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The Chicago theater community will present a wide variety of festive plays, musicals, dance and concert offerings this Holiday season.  In support, the League of Chicago Theatres will once again create a comprehensive Holiday Theatre Guide that will be available beginning in mid-November at hotels, theaters, events, and destinations across the Chicago area. An updated list of holiday shows with additional details about each production will be available throughout the season at ChicagoPlays.com.  Additionally, many holiday shows will be available at Hot Tix, Chicago's local, half-price ticketing service. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Schimmel Center Presents AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS: AN EVENING WITH FRANK LOESSER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

The Schimmel Center is proud to present photos from its American Showstoppers: An Evening with Frank Loesser concert. (more...)

Jo Lampert to Star in David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE at The Public; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Public Theater has announced casting for JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE, with book, music, and lyrics by David Byrne. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Presents LOVE LETTERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce a very special bonus event just in time for Valentines Day, Wendie Malick ("Hot in Cleveland," "Just Shoot Me") and Dan Lauria ("The Wonder Years." "Pitch") starring in LOVE LETTERS by A.R. Gurney.  "I have been wanting to bring Dan and Wendie to our stage ever since I started working here and now we have them together in the perfect show!" says Wareham.  LOVE LETTERS will perform for four performances only, Thursday, February 2 through Sunday, February 5, 2017 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

JUST KEEPIN' TIME at Dorothy's Piano Bar
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Dorothy's Piano Bar and Cabaret presents Jenny Shotwell in Just Keepin' Time, an Evening at the Cabaret. Saturday, January 21 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Virginia Rep Announces the Opening of AIRLINE HIGHWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of the Tony-nominated play Airline Highway, by playwright Lisa D'Amour on Friday, January 27 on the Arenstein Stage at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street.  The play runs through February 12 with preview performances on Wednesday and Thursday, January 25 and 26.  Set in post-Katrina New Orleans and echoing the spontaneity and rich texture of jazz,  this gritty comedy celebrates the colorful, fractured characters that define the city's spirit. D'Amour, a fifth-generation New Orleans native, was a Pulitzer finalist for her work on Detroit.  She was commissioned to write Airline Highway in 2014 for Steppenwolf Theatre Company. The show made its Broadway debut in 2015 and earned four Tony Nominations. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards Winners Announced - Joshua Turchin, Johanna Carlisle, Nick Flores and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 10, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Phoenix winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

BWW Review: Shoot Your Eye at A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL at The Hippodrome
by Cybele Pomeroy - Dec 8, 2016

This musical is everything a piece of musical theater ought to be. There is a little prologue with the character of Jean Shepherd. We know immediately who is whom and the exact nature of the piece's dramatic crux. Devotees of the movie will find much that is familiar, though there has been some rearrangement, extension, enhancement and addition. Dialogue flows as stage dialogue should: with snappy delivery, different voices and more wit than is common in Real Life. Musical numbers are lively and either reveal character or move the plot. Scene changes are rapid and full of children's holiday pagent-styled elements. Ralphie's home is an adorable cutaway dollhouse. The cast is energetic and charming. This production should satisfy fans of musical theater, fans of the movie, fans of holiday shows, fans of family-friendly entertainment and really anyone who isn't a Grinch or a Scrooge. (more...)

Paramount Theatre to Bring Beauty to Sondheim's Dark Musical SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Some, others, many and bloody well everyone need to strap themselves in for Paramount Theatre's bold new production of Sweeney Todd-The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. (more...)

BWW Review: Everyone Gets A Present Courtesy of A CHRISTMAS STORY at Hippodrome
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Dec 7, 2016

All the elements you want to see - the narration by Jean Shepherd, the Major Award, the flagpole (pictured above), the slugfest with Scut Farkas, the dogs in the kitchen, the Chinese dinner, and every repetition of 'You'll shoot your eye out!' are there, none the worse for your expecting them. The new material does no damage to the original components. (more...)

Local Children Cast in Shea's A CHRISTMAS STORY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

This holiday season, for the first time in Buffalo, the award-winning Broadway hit A Christmas Story, The Musical, on tour in eight cities from November through December, brings the beloved classic movie to life at Shea's Buffalo Theatre December 13-18, 2016 for eight performances. (more...)


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BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL at Fox Theatre Will Make Audiences Happy This Holiday Season!
by Katie Laban - Dec 23, 2016

All the Christmas laughter and memories come to life on stage for A Christmas Story, The Musical now playing through December 24th at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. The stage version about Ralphie and the Parker family has countless moments from the beloved film that keeps the audiences laughing in their seats. A Christmas Story, The Musical is a great way to celebrate the season, whether you're a longtime fan of the film or coming to see your first Christmas stage show! (more...)

Josh Davis Joins Billie Wildrick in THE PAJAMA GAME at 5th Avenue Theatre; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

This winter, The 5th Avenue Theatre will have Seattle adjusting its radiators with a steaming hot new production of the Richard Adler and Jerry Ross musical theater hit, The Pajama Game. With direction by 5th Avenue Theatre Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, this sultry stunner features Bob Fosse-inspired choreography by Bob Richard and music direction by Joel Fram. (more...)

Works by Paula Vogel, Alex Brightman and More Set for 2017 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 32 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2017 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 18 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BPA's A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Offering sweet nostalgia for adults, and great fun for the kids, this laugh-out-loud holiday tale of American Christmases past has been cleverly re-wrapped as a new musical. A Christmas Story, The Musical begins tonight, December 2, at Bainbridge Performing Arts. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL to Bring Classic Movie to Life at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

This holiday season, for the first time in Buffalo, the award-winning Broadway hit A Christmas Story, The Musical brings the beloved classic movie to life at Shea's Buffalo Theatre December 13-18, 2016 for eight performances. (more...)

BWW Review: Riverside Center Brings On Nostalgia And Charm With A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL
by Jeffrey Walker - Dec 19, 2016

Making its regional premiere at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts, A Christmas Story, The Musical is now ready to aim an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle at audiences through New Year's Eve. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Animal Trainer Bill Berloni Tames Hounds in A CHRISTMAS STORY at Virginia Rep
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2016

Broadway dog trainer Bill Berloni isn't just a Tony Honoree - he's also a true animal lover. In the video below, learn more about his history training Broadway's most famous dogs, and how he brought Moose and Reba to the Virginia Repertory Theatre stage in A Christmas Story, The Musical! (more...)

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by Michael Rabice - Dec 14, 2016

The story of Ralphie, the boy who wants a Red Ryder Carbine Action BB Gun for Christmas took to the Shea's stage last night for a 5 day run. Based on the 1983 movie, we now have a full blown musical version of A CHRISTMAS STORY that faithfully recreates much of the classic tale. (more...)

Wendie Malick & Dan Lauria to Lead LOVE LETTERS at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham has announced a very special bonus event just in time for Valentines Day, Wendie Malick ('Hot in Cleveland,' 'Just Shoot Me') and Dan Lauria ('The Wonder Years.' 'Pitch') starring in LOVE LETTERS by A.R. Gurney. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 11, 2016
by - Dec 11, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Interview: Ordway's WHITE CHRISTMAS' Jenny Piersol
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Dec 10, 2016

Dreaming of a white Christmas? You're getting that triple-fold this weekend as Minnesota gives us a white blanket and the Ordway's WHITE CHRISTMAS also brings some snow inside the theatre. You're also getting a new face on the Ordway stage as Jenny Piersol plays Judy Haynes in this holiday classic. Get to know Piersol in this edition of 6 Questions & a Plug. (more...)

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