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Matthew Broderick cast as narrator in FOX's live musical event, 'A Christmas Story Live!'

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Thu, Sep 21st 2017 05:25 pm
Airing Sunday, Dec. 17
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 in FOX's live musical event, "A Christmas Story Live!," airing Sunday, Dec. 17 (7-10 p.m. ET live), on FOX.
As the narrator, Broderick 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. Additional casting information to be announced soon.
From Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television, "A Christmas Story Live!" is inspired by the holiday classic feature "A Christmas Story" and the Tony Award-nominated Broadway production "A Christmas Story: The Musical."
Widely recognized for his starring role in the 1986 blockbuster comedy "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," Broderick was last seen on screen in "Rules Don't Apply," directed by and starring Warren Beatty; and "Manchester by the Sea," directed by Kenneth Lonergan. He will next be seen in "Look Away," alongside Chloe Sevigny and Aidan Turner.
A critically acclaimed and award-winning stage actor, Broderick's theater credits include the smash Broadway hit "It's Only a Play," opposite his frequent co-star, Nathan Lane; the award-winning Broadway run of "Nice Work If You Can Get It"; the Broadway production of Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple"; and "The Foreigner." In 2005, he starred in the feature film version of "The Producers," reprising his Tony Award-nominated performance as "Leo Bloom."

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