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FOX Announces ‘A CHRISTMAS STORY’ Musical

May 12, 2017

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FOX has announced that a three-hour A CHRISTMAS STORY musical is set to air this December, which is inspired by the 1983 classic film of the same name and the Tony Award-nominated A Christmas Story: The Musical. Tony Award nominees Benj Pasek and Justin Paul will write several new songs for the musical, with Jonathan Tolins and Robert Cary adapting.

David Madden, FOX’s President of Entertainment said:

“A CHRISTMAS STORY is one of the most beloved holiday films of all time– audiences have made a yearly ritual of re-watching it– and we are so thrilled to have Marc leading the charge in bringing the musical version of that film to television. The extraordinarily gifted Pasek and Paul were instrumental in transposing the movie to the stage, and we believe the transition to LIVE television event will be just as entertaining for viewers.”

Mike Darnell, President of Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television said:

“I can’t believe how incredibly lucky we are to have Marc Platt producing this iconic Christmas classic. Marc is the defining voice in this genre and it’s amazing to have this caliber of talent leading what is sure to be a new standard in live musical events.”

The musical was nominated for Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Original Score (Pasek and Paul) and Best Book of a Musical and premiered for a limited engagement in 2012. The movie was released in 1983 and stars Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon and Darren McGavin.

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