Fox’s “A Christmas Story Live!” has cast Jane Krakowski and Chris Diamantopoulos in featured roles.
The Tony-winning “30 Rock” alum joins the live TV musical as Ralphie’s teacher, Miss Shields, while the “Silicon Valley” actor will play the kid’s dad. The two join previously announced cast members Maya Rudolph, Matthew Broderick and newcomer Andy Walken as the young hero.
Rudolph is Ralphie’s mom, Broderick plays the narrator — adult Ralphie — and Walken will be the 9-year-old holding out hope for a Red Ryder BB gun.
From Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television, “A Christmas Story Live!” is inspired by the holiday classic feature “A Christmas Story” and the Tony-nominated Broadway production “A Christmas Story: The Musical.”
The television adaptation will be filmed at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank.
“A Christmas Story Live!” will be produced by Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television. Marc Platt and Adam Siegel will executive-produce, with Jonathan Tolins and Robert Cary serving as co-executive producers and writers. Scott Ellis is an executive producer and will serve as the director overseeing the stage direction. Alex Rudzinski is an executive producer and will serve as the live television director.
Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who composed the original score to “A Christmas Story: The Musical,” will compose several new songs for the live television event.
They shared an Oscar this year for their lyrics to the “La La Land” song “City of Stars.”
“A Christmas Story Live!” airs Sunday, December 17 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.