A Christmas Story Live!
Two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick (“How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” “The Producers,” “Manchester by the Sea”) will star as the narrator where he will play the grown-up “Ralphie Parker,” who looks back with love and humor on his favorite childhood Christmas. Broderick joins previously announced Emmy Award nominee Maya Rudolph (“Saturday Night Live,” “Bridesmaids”) in the three-hour live musical production. After a nationwide digital casting call, 11-year-old Andy Walken, from Seattle, WA, has been cast in the role of “Ralphie Parker.” Tony Award winner Jane Krakowski (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “30 Rock”) and Emmy Award nominee Chris Diamantopoulos (“Good Girls Revolt,” “Silicon Valley,” “Episodes”) have been cast in featured roles. Ana Gasteyer will play “Mrs. Schwartz,” the mother of one of “Ralphie’s” friends. Ken Jeong, David Alan Grier and PRETTYMUCH will also take part in the special. Ken Jeong will play two roles: a Christmas tree salesman and a restaurant owner. David Alan Grier will play Santa Claus and PRETTYMUCH will perform as the Hohman Indiana carolers.