ADVISORY, Dec. 19, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
A Christmas Story, The Musical, Broadway's new hit based on the classic 1983 movie, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square.
In honor of the occasion, actor Dan Lauria, ("The Wonder Years," "Sullivan & Son," and Broadway's Lombardi) will ring the Opening Bell along with John Bolton ("Gossip Girl" and Broadway's Curtains and Spamalot), Caroline O'Connor (Moulin Rouge and Broadway's Chicago), Johnny Rabe and Zac Ballard (making their Broadway debuts as Ralphie and Randy Parker), as well as other company members including Tia Altinay, John Babbo, Zoe Considine, Thay Floyd, George Franklin, Jack Mastrianni, Alexa Niziak, JD Rodriguez, Analise Scarpaci, Lara Seibert and Luke Spring.
NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Thursday, December 20, 2012 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET
Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463
Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
18 mhz Lower
DL 3811 Vertical
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About A Christmas Story, The Musical:
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 (Urinetown) directs the production with Warren Carlyle (Chaplin, Follies, An Evening With Hugh Jackman) choreographing.
The story from a cherished movie classic that's enchanted millions is now a musical spectacular. In 1940's Indiana, a bespectacled boy named Ralphie has a big imagination and one wish for Christmas—a Red Ryder® BB Gun. A kooky leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a cranky department store Santa, and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the obstacles that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas dream. Co-produced by the film's original Ralphie, Peter Billingsley, A Christmas Story, The Musical is holiday entertainment that captures a simpler time in America with delicious wit and a heart of gold.
A Christmas Story, The Musical plays a limited holiday engagement on Broadway through December 30 at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). Opening night is Monday, November 19 at 6pm. See the performance schedule below. Tickets are $49 - $159 may be purchased at TicketMaster.com, (877) 250-2929, or in person at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater Box Office. Group Tickets (12+) range from $39 - $159 and are available by calling Group Sales Box Office/Broadway.com, 1-800-BROADWAY. Please visit www.AChristmasStoryTheMusical.com for more information.
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