The producers of A Christmas Story, The Musical have announced further casting for the November 5 –December 30 Broadway engagement at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. John Bolton (Spamalot, Contact, Titanic, "Boardwalk Empire," "Gossip Girl') will reprise his acclaimed performance as The Old Man from the 2011 National Tour. Joining Bolton will be Tony Award nominee Erin Dilly (Nice Work if You Can Get It, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) as Mother, Zac Ballard (Oliver! at Irish Repertory Theatre) as little brother Randy, Caroline O'Connor (Chicago, Moulin Rouge) as school teacher Miss Shields, and Eddie Korbich (The Little Mermaid, The Drowsy Chaperone, Wicked) as Santa Claus. All join previously announced Dan Lauria (Broadway's Lombardi, TV's "Sullivan & Son" and "The Wonder Years") as Jean Shepherd.
The ensemble for the Broadway engagement will include Tia Altinay, John Babbo, Charissa Bertels, Grace Capeless, Zoe Considine, Andrew Cristi, Mathew deGuzman, Thay Flloyd, George Franklin, Nick Gaswirth, Mark Ledbetter, Jose Luaces, Jack Mastrianni, Mara Newbery, Lindsay O'Neil, Sarah Min-Kyung Park, J.D. Rodriguez, Analise Scarpaci, Lara Seibert, Jeremy Shinder, Luke Spring, Beatrice Tulchin, and Kirsten Wyatt.
Now in the final stages of their national search to fill the central role of 'Ralphie,' producers will announce this final casting news shortly.
"We are blessed with an amazing company for our Broadway run at the Lunt-Fontanne," says producer Gerald Goehring. "John Bolton has been with the show since its first production and has earned rave reviews for his performance. We're all thrilled to have such an incredible company of artists including Erin Dilly, Caroline O'Connor, Eddie Korbich, and Dan Lauria on board to introduce Broadway audiences to A Christmas Story, The Musical this holiday season."