A Christmas Story Live!

From Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television, A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! is inspired by the holiday classic feature "A Christmas Story" and the Tony Award-nominated Broadway production "A Christmas Story: The Musical." Marc Platt ("Grease: Live," "La La Land," "Wicked") and Adam Siegel ("Grease: Live”) will executive-produce, with Jonathan Tolins and Robert Cary (“Grease: Live,” “Anything but Love,” “Ira & Abby") serving as co-executive producers and writers. Scott Ellis (the 2016 Broadway revival of "She Loves Me," "Weeds") is an executive producer and will serve as the director overseeing the stage direction. Alex Rudzinski ("Grease: Live," "Dancing with the Stars") is an executive producer and will serve as the live television director. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul ("Dear Evan Hansen," "La La Land") who composed the original score to "A Christmas Story: The Musical," will compose several new songs for the LIVE television event airing Sunday, Dec. 17 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

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by TV News Desk - Oct 11, 2018
Fox has given a script commitment with penalty to Saturday Night Special, a drama about police officers in Washington, D.C, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series comes from writer Robert Specland, who executive produces with Marc Platt and Adam Siegel. 
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2019
Isaac Mizrahi returns to Cafe Carlyle for three special performances titled Isaac & on June 10, June 17, and June 24. Isaac's previous three residencies in the room were sellouts, receiving widespread critical acclaim. He'll be joined by his band of jazz musicians, led by Ben Waltzer, for an evening of eclectic tunes and charming storytelling. Each night a well-known friend will join him on stage for a few songs and banter. With a fresh stock of swag items to re-gift to audience members and a wealth of commentary on everything from prescription drugs to obsession with social media, audiences are sure to be delighted by this "founding father of Alt Cabaret," according to the New York Times.
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019
(mostly)musicals is BACK with their 33rd edition, BODY Language (a cabaret for every BODY), on Monday June 3rd at the newly renamed Feinstein's at Vitello's! The evening will be in the capable HANDS of Gregory Nabours at the piano, and will feature performers you'll be HEAD over HEELS for, from Broadway and LA, singing songs about ANATOMY!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019
Isaac Mizrahi returns to Cafe Carlyle for three special performances titled Isaac & on June 10, June 17, and June 24.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018
Jennifer Foster (Off-Broadway's IF THERE IS I HAVEN'T FOUND IT YET, Michael Arden's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, Hollywood Bowl HAIR & MAMMA MIA) releases the first of Foster the Art's Live Sessions: 'Coldwater Canyon'. Foster the Art is a group of Los Angeles based artists and musicians who volunteer their time and skills to raise money and awareness for charitable causes through live music.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018
House 10 Productions is pleased to announce HER TURN: A Benefit Cabaret for TIME'S UP at Open Space Cafe (457 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036) in West Hollywood on May 20th. There will be two performances, one at 3PM & 8PM. The show features a girl-powered mix of classic pop, rock and musical theatre songs sung by an all-female cast. The purpose behind the cabaret is to highlight local TV & theatre talent and raise money for the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2019
Second Stage Theater has announced five initial productions for its upcoming 2019-2020 Season, including two world premieres and three productions at its Broadway home, The Hayes Theater. 
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Mar 20, 2018
Ted Sod: Why did you want to direct Amy and the Orphans by Lindsey Ferrentino? How did you get involved with this production?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018
On Monday, June 18, 2018, the Foundation for New American Musicals returns to Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal to present the 5th edition of 3RD MONDAYS, an up close and personal experience with exciting musical theatre artists performing songs from Broadway's past, present, and future!
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 27, 2018
In an age where televised live events are becoming more and more popular, rules need to be changed. The Emmys are finally sorting this out, according to Variety. The awards organization has split the special class categories into variety special (live) and variety special (pre-recorded).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and Broadway Dreams  announce the 2018 Broadway Dreams Summer Intensive, featuring an all-star faculty roster comprised of Broadway performers, directors, casting directors and choreographers, held July 8 - 15, 2018 at The Wallis in Beverly Hills. The annual weeklong intensive invites future stars of the stage to embark on a rigorous week of Broadway-caliber training-focusing on acting, vocal performance and dance-taught by the brightest and best industry professionals. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2019
(mostly)musicals is BACK with their 33rd edition, BODY Language (a cabaret for every BODY), on Monday June 3rd at the newly renamed Feinstein's at Vitello's! The evening will be in the capable HANDS of Gregory Nabours at the piano and will feature performers you'll be HEAD over HEELS for, from Broadway and LA, singing songs about ANATOMY!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018
Creators Carly Brooke Feinman and Cassie Willson are thrilled to announce the casting for their original musical If Sand Were Stone, making its Off-Broadway debut this July as part of the 2018 New York Musical Festival's (NYMF) Next Link Project. Featuring original music by Ms. Willson and original book & lyrics by Ms. Feinman, If Sand Were Stone will play a 5-performance run at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row beginning July 18, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018
On the very day that the newsboy strike began on July 18, 1899, Moonlight Stage Productions will open its second show of its summer season, DISNEY'S NEWSIES. The San Diego Regional Premiere production will run July 18 - August  4 at the Moonlight Amphitheatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018
On Monday, June 18, 2018, the Foundation for New American Musicals returned to Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal to present the 5th edition of 3RD MONDAYS, an up close and personal experience with exciting musical theatre artists performing songs from Broadway's past, present, and future! Scroll down for photos of this stellar night!
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2018
NBC's Live broadcast of the hit rock-musical HAIR, directed by Diane Paulus and Alex Rudzinski, is set to air May 19, 2019, TV Line has reported.
by TV News Desk - Jul 12, 2018
This morning, Samira Wiley ('The Handmaid's Tale,' 'Orange Is the New Black') and Ryan Eggold ('New Amsterdam,' 'BlackKklansman') announced the nominations for the 70TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS from the WOLFTheatre at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center.
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 7, 2018
Oscar and Tony Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul have won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for a Motion Piture for 'This Is Me' from THE GREATEST SHOWMAN.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018
The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild(MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) have announced nominations for outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater during 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019
YELLOW SOUND LABEL has announced the digital release of Band Geeks, an EP featuring six songs from the musical, today, Friday, January 4.
by Stephanie Wild - Jan 3, 2019
Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today top stories: The Public kicks off its Under The Radar Festival, and more!
by Stephanie Wild - Jan 3, 2018
Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: The cast of Spongebob Squarepants performs on Good Morning America, and more!
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2019
Sunday's performance of RENT on FOX, the live musical that ended up being not-so-live, has drawn ratings at the lowest ratings of TV musicals that have aired in recent years, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019
Carrie Manolakos stars in the title role of this first-look benefit performance of IRENA, a new musical by Megan Cavallari (The Game, Hot Shoe Shuffle) and Kait Kerrigan (The Mad Ones, The Bad Years), directed by Jonah Platt (Dog Sees God) at Temple Emanuel Beverly Hills on January 26th (7pm) & 27th (1pm). Proceeds from the event will go toward the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019
Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce the first show in its fifth season of our TYA Family Series... James and The Giant Peach. With book by Timothy Allen McDonald, music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, based on the book by Roald Dahl, and directed by Darryl B. Hovis, James and The Giant Peach will preview from February 15 through February 17; regular performances will begin February 17 and continue through March 3 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Fyda-Mar Stage.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018
Last week, producers Marc Platt and Neil Meron met with members of the press to share some insight on NBC's upcoming JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT. NBC's highly anticipated special event is set to star John Legend as Jesus Christ, Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene, Alice Cooper as King Herod, and Brandon Victor Dixon as Judas. The event will air live Easter Sunday, April 1, and will be presented as a concert staging of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's iconic rock opera. It will be performed in front of a live audience at the Marcy Armory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, N.Y.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018
BROADWAY IN THE 'BU! presents DOWN WITH LOVE, the Inaugural Concert Gala for the Malibu Theatre Collective (MTCO). Come to an intimate evening of acoustic Broadway tunes that are sure to get you in the mood for love. This will be a concert unlike anything you've seen before! Jennifer Foster teams with Malibu Playhouse and co-producers Adam Glover and Tyler Burk to present 'Down With Love' a concert on SATURDAY FEBRUARY 17th at 8PM at Malibu Playhouse (benefitting Malibu Playhouse. All proceeds from the show will go toward future productions at the Playhouse.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018
Oscar, Grammy, Tony Winning Song Writing Duo Pasek & Paul To Pen Music For New Animated Film
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2017
TMZ has reported that the actress Jamie Lynn Spears announced she is pregnant with her second child. Read the full article here!
by TV News Desk - Dec 21, 2018
ABC (4.106 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) pulled into the top spot among adults 18-49 thanks to its telecast of 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' (5.138 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) and the finale to 'The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition' (3.591 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).
by Stephanie Wild - Dec 19, 2017
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's top events: Alfred Hitchcock Fest, The Seeing Place Jingle Ball Rooftop Extravaganza, and more!
by Stephanie Wild - Dec 18, 2017
Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top news: John Cariani, Jason Danieley, Santino Fontana, Marc Kudisch, Julia Murney, Bryce Pinkham and more perform in Transport Group's MAN OF LA MANCHA concert; Audra McDonald, Kelli O'Hara, Norm Lewis and more pay tribute to Barbara Cook; and more!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017
A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! aired last night on FOX. Below, re-live show stopping numbers featuring Jane Krakowski, Chris Diamantopoulos, Ana Gasteyer an newcomer Andy Walken!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017
The musical re-telling of the holiday classic was not able to hold its own against NFL football games on both CBS and NBC, or ABC's annual presentation of THE SOUND OF MUSIC.
by Alan Henry - Dec 18, 2017
A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! aired last night on FOX. Below, re-live show stopping numbers and step up your holiday social media game with these gifs of the show!
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 18, 2017
A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! aired last night on FOX. The broadcast was inspired by the holiday classic feature A CHRISTMAS STORY and the Tony Award-nominated Broadway production A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL.. Let's see what the critics had to say!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017
A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! aired last night on FOX, starring Maya Rudolph ('Saturday Night Live,' 'Bridesmaids'), Matthew Broderick, Jane Krakowski, Chris Diamantopoulos, Ana Gasteyer and newcomer Andy Walken. Check out photos from last night's broadcast below!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017
A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! aired last night on FOX, starring Maya Rudolph ('Saturday Night Live,' 'Bridesmaids'), Matthew Broderick, Jane Krakowski, Chris Diamantopoulos, Ana Gasteyer and newcomer Andy Walken. Check out photos from last night's broadcast below!
by TV News Desk - Dec 17, 2018
NBC (7:30-11pm) (14.811 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.5, #1) continued its reign on Sunday with its mix of 'Football Night in America #1' (5.987 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6), 'Football Night in America #2' (10.170 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.9, #4), 'Football Night in America #3' (13.675 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 4.1, #3) and 'Sunday Night Football' (15.967 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.9, #2).
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 17, 2017
For me, there has always been an inherently cynical, bah-humbug spirit that pervades the majority of the A CHRISTMAS STORY film. The 1983 movie, which brought the phrase 'You'll shoot your eye out,' to basic cable for 24-straight hours every Christmas, is ultimately the antithesis of nearly every other Christmas classic. Though the film is beloved as a holiday cult-favorite, at the heart of the story is a young boy living in constant fear of his parents, bullies, missing out on the gift of his dreams, and practically everything else around him. There's also the issue that the boy's sole (increasingly problematic) wish is to get a gun for Christmas. Despite that depressing take on the holidays, the musical version of the story that was broadcast live on FOX on Sunday night was able to keep the film's story and structure, but to infuse it with an imagination and winsomeness that transformed it into a tale of childhood wonder and persistence. Granted it was a mostly inconsequential tale, but the vibrancy of the score and the performances made it an enjoyable, if not all that memorable, viewing experience.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2017
Holiday tentpole THE GREATEST SHOWMAN debuted a live, two-and-a-half minute commercial during the network's upcoming three-hour live musical event, A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!. Check it out below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 17, 2017
Ralphie will do just about anything to wake up to his Red Ryder Range Model Carbine Action BB Gun under the tree on Christmas morning. What was that ultimate Christmas gift for the company of A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE? Find out below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 16, 2017
A CHRISTMAS STORY is full of classic quotes, and fans will get to hear them all tomorrow, when FOX airs its live musical version of the holiday favorite. Which line from the movie outranks them all? The company weighs in below!
by TV News Desk - Dec 16, 2017
Bebe Rexha will open Sunday's broadcast of A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! with a performance of this new song, Count on Christmas. The song was written specifically for the live musical event by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Tony Award winners for the musical Dear Evan Hansen, and lyricists of La La Land's Academy Award-winning song, City of Stars.
by Charles Shubow - Dec 15, 2017
Leave your troubles at the door and just enjoy this entertaining spectacle.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018
Broadway Actress Danyelle Bossardet (Beauty and the Beast) and pianist / assistant conductor for Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience Michael Sobie will be debuting their show "Danyelle and Michael Sing Menken and More" on Tuesday, August 28th at famed Los Angeles venue Rockwell Table and Stage.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2018
Join USITT, costume designer William Ivey Long, and author Bobbi Owen Thursday, April 19, at The Drama Book Shop in New York City, for a signing and discussion of The Designs of William Ivey Long by Bobbi Owen, the 12th and final book in USITT's series documenting the work of America's best theatrical designers.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2018
The Geffen Playhouse today announced the full cast for its world premiere production of Amanda Peet's Our Very Own Carlin McCullough. The play will feature Mamie Gummer (The Good Wife, True Detective) as Cyn, Abigail Dylan Harrison (The Affair) as Carlin at 10, Caroline Heffernan as Carlin at 17, Tyee Tilghman as Saleef and Joe Tippett (Rise, Broadway's Waitress) as Jay. Tyne Rafaeli (Geffen's Ironbound, Actually) will direct.
by TV News Desk - Apr 2, 2018
Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert has scored a 6.0 rating, 10 share in household results from Nielsen's 56 metered markets from 8-10:15 p.m. ET.