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Jean Shepherd

 
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Date of Birth: July 26, 1921
Date of Death: October 16, 1999 (78)

Birth Place: Hammond, IN, USA
 

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Jean Shepherd News

Algonquin Announces the Cast and Creative Team of WAIT UNTIL DARK Photo Algonquin Announces the Cast and Creative Team of WAIT UNTIL DARK
by Stephi Wild - Feb 3, 2023

Algonquin Arts Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for its winter thriller, Wait Until Dark by Frederick Knott. The show will run at Algonquin Arts Theatre from February 18 through February 26.

Review: A CHRISTMAS STORY at Pioneer Theatre Company is Warm-Hearted Photo Review: A CHRISTMAS STORY at Pioneer Theatre Company is Warm-Hearted
by Tyler Hinton - Dec 10, 2022

A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL, currently playing at Pioneer Theatre Company is a warm-hearted, wonderfully sentimental reminder of a simpler time.

Review: A CHRISTMAS STORY Is A Perfect Salty Cookie at Pittsburgh Public Theater Photo Review: A CHRISTMAS STORY Is A Perfect Salty Cookie at Pittsburgh Public Theater
by Greg Kerestan - Dec 9, 2022

The smartest, stupidest, most beloved Christmas tale of the twentieth century comes to life, and then some, in Michael Berresse's farcical production.

Review: REVIEW: A CHRISTMAS STORY at Contemporary Theater Company Photo Review: REVIEW: A CHRISTMAS STORY at Contemporary Theater Company
by Christopher Verleger - Dec 5, 2022

Contemporary Theater Company kicks off the holiday season with its delightful, rollicking production of 'A Christmas Story,' based on the beloved 1983 film written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, and Bob Clark, and adapted for the stage by Philip Grecian.

Photos: A CHRISTMAS STORY Announced At Tacoma Little Theatre Photo Photos: A CHRISTMAS STORY Announced At Tacoma Little Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 2, 2022

See first look photos as Tacoma Little Theatre presents A Christmas Story, adapted for the stage by Philip Grecian. This holiday classic will be directed by Jennifer York. 

A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL to be Presented at Pioneer Theatre Company in December Photo A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL to be Presented at Pioneer Theatre Company in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 28, 2022

Pioneer Theatre Company, Utah‚Äôs premiere professional theatre, will present A Christmas Story, The Musical‚ÄĒthe Tony-nominated musical adaptation based on the 1983 film. The 2012 work was adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette, with music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

A CHRISTMAS STORY Makes Area Premiere In Hagerstown This Holiday Season Photo A CHRISTMAS STORY Makes Area Premiere In Hagerstown This Holiday Season
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 17, 2022

A Christmas Story makes it's way to premiere in Hagerstown MD at the Maryland Theatre December 3rd at 7pm and the 4th at 3pm.

A CHRISTMAS STORY Comes to Contemporary Theater Company Photo A CHRISTMAS STORY Comes to Contemporary Theater Company
by Stephi Wild - Nov 16, 2022

With the holidays right around the corner, The Contemporary Theater Company is bringing an annual family tradition to the stage with A Christmas Story.

Gateway Center for Performing Arts Presents A CHRISTMAS STORY This Holiday Season Photo Gateway Center for Performing Arts Presents A CHRISTMAS STORY This Holiday Season
by Stephi Wild - Nov 11, 2022

Gateway Center for Performing Arts (GCPA) opens their ninth MainStage season with the beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Story. Enjoy this heartwarming and hilarious story written by Jean Shepherd, adapted for the stage by playwright Joseph Robinette and composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (The Greatest Showman, Dear Evan Hansen).

Review: A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL at Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire IL Photo Review: A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL at Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire IL
by Tina St. Angelo Wetzel - Nov 11, 2022

What did our critic think of A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL at Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire IL?

Jean Shepherd Videos

BWW TV: Celebrate A CHRISTMAS STORY's Anniversary With a Look Back at Opening Night! Videoplay
BWW TV: Celebrate A CHRISTMAS STORY's Anniversary With a Look Back at Opening Night!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 19, 2019

Ralphie is coming to the rescue because it's the the seventh anniversary of A Christmas Story The Musical coming to Broadway! To celebrate us counting down to Christmas, we're looking back at the show's opening night at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, with the official Broadway debut of the now Oscar, Tony, and Grammy-winning songwriting duo of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Check out this video to see the pair alongside John Bolton, Dan Lauria, Erin Dilly, and more!

VIDEO: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Chat A CHRISTMAS STORY Tour, Live TV Special Videoplay
VIDEO: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Chat A CHRISTMAS STORY Tour, Live TV Special

by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the songwriting team behind A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL, as well as the smash-hit Tony Award Winner Dear Evan Hansen and the Academy Award-winning film La La Land, sat down with WABC Radio to discuss the upcoming 2017 National Tour of A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL, and the live TV special presentation of A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL airing on FOX this December. Check out the interview below!

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!

VIDEO: First Look - All New TBS & TNT Holiday Special SURPRISE! Instant Xmas Carol
by - Dec 7, 2016

This holiday season, Turner's TBS & TNT are going to turn the Christmas spirit on full blast with SURPRISE! Instant Xmas Carol, an all-new music special that puts a unique twist on the caroling tradition.

STAGE TUBE: TBS & TNT Get Into the Holiday Spirit with SURPRISE! Instant Xmas Carol
by Stage Tube - Dec 6, 2016

This holiday season, Turner's TBS & TNT are going to turn the Christmas spirit on full blast with SURPRISE! Instant Xmas Carol, an all-new music special that puts a unique twist on the caroling tradition. The one-hour special ‚Äď featuring such celebrity carolers as Conan O'Brien, Rashida Jones, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O'Neal, Jane Lynch, Ludacris, Kenny G, Tony Sirico, Vincent Curatola, Joseph Gannascoli, A$AP Ferg, Three Loco, Samantha Ronson, Alfonso Ribeiro, Fred Willard, T-Pain and many surprise appearances ‚Äď is set to premiere on TBS on¬†Wednesday, Dec. 21, at¬†10 p.m.¬†(ET/PT). And the night before Christmas,¬†Saturday, Dec. 24, at¬†7 p.m.¬†(ET/PT), TBS & TNT will join forces for a simulcast of SURPRISE! Instant Xmas Carol. It will be followed by TBS & TNT's simulcast of the annual 24 Hours of A CHRISTMAS STORY marathon, celebrating its 20th year as one of television's most enduring holiday traditions.

STAGE 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!

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!

BWW TV: Ralphie Returns to NYC! Chatting with the Company of A CHRISTMAS STORY on Opening Night
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 14, 2013

A Christmas Story, The Musical just arrived at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, where it opened earlier this week, December 12, 2013. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the company and you can check out all of the opening night excitement below!

BWW TV: A CHRISTMAS STORY Returns to NYC! Meet the 2013 Cast and Watch Performance Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 3, 2013

A Christmas Story, The Musical will arrive at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on December 11, where it is set to run through December 29, 2013. The cast and creative team just met the press and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the whole gang. Check out what they had to say and watch a special performance preview below!

STAGE TUBE: THE REAL KIDS of A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL - Episode 2!
by Stage Tube - Dec 20, 2012

REAL HOUSEWIVES have some competition in THE REAL KIDS OF A CHRISTMAS STORY! Written and directed by JAKE WILSON, episode two features the kids behind A CHRISTMAS STORY: John Babbo, Zac Ballard, Grace Capeless, Zoe Considine, George Franklin, Jack Mastrianni, Sarah Min-Kyuang Park, Johnny Rabe, J.D. Rodrieguez, Analise Scarpaci, Jeremy Shinder, Luke Spring, Joe West, and Erin Dilly.


Jean Shepherd Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Jean Shepherd written?
Jean Shepherd has written 2 shows including New Faces of 1962 (Sketches), A Christmas Story, The Musical (Source Material).