Photo Flash: Darren Criss Visits A CHRISTMAS STORY!
A Christmas Story, The Musical arrives on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre just in time for the 2012 holiday season. Based on the 1983 movie perennial, the musical plays and eight-week limited engagement through December 30. Over the weekend, Darren Criss, of TV's Glee and Broadway's How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, made a trip to New York and took in a performance of A Christmas Story before meeting and posing with the cast backstage. Look below for pictures of Darren with the cast!
A Christmas Story, The Musical stars Dan Lauria as Jean Shepherd, John Bolton as The Old Man, Tony Award nominee Erin Dilly as Mother, Johnny Rabe as Ralphie, Zac Ballard as little brother Randy, Caroline O’Connor as school teacher Miss Shields,Eddie Korbich 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 directs the production with Warren Carlyle choreographing.