"Christmas Story" Critics' Roundup

November 20, 2012 9:27 AM

" “A Christmas Story: The Musical” arrived on Broadway Monday night at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, for a holiday engagement through Dec. 30. 

Inspired by the 1983 holiday film favorite, the musical is based on writer Jean Shepherd’s semi-autobiographical story of bespectacled 9-year-old Ralphie Parker, who wants a Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas, despite warnings from his family that he’ll shoot ... ah. You've heard?

 

Broadway’s “Story” stars Dan Lauria (TV’s “The Wonder Years”), John Bolton (“Spamalot”), Tony-nominee Erin Dilly (“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”) and Johnny Rabe, as Ralphie (with Joe West in some performances). The score is by the composer/lyricist team Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the duo behind “Dogfight”; John Rando (“Urinetown”) directs "

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