It turns out that talent really does run in the family! Joe West, son of Maura West (ex-Diane, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS; Carly, AS THE WORLD TURNS) and Scott DeFreitas (Andy, ATWT) will be making his Broadway debut in A Christmas Story, The Musical!
West's son will be portraying the role of Ralphie in certain performances, alternating with Johnny Rabe. "After months of searching, we are thrilled to have found two exceptionally talented boys to play the role of Ralphie," producer Gerald Goehring said in a statement. "Broadway's newest 12-year-old triple threat, Johnny Rabe, graduated from the ranks of the kids' ensemble in last year's tour to become our terrific young leading man. And Joe West wowed us with his online video audition and now joins our fabulous company. We couldn't be more excited to be the first to share these two young stars with the Broadway community!"
A Christmas Story, The Musical, based on the classic holiday film, will run from Monday, November 5, through Sunday, December 30, with Monday, November 19 slated as opening night. Tickets are now on sale at www.AChristmasStoryTheMusical.com!