Peter Billingsley, the guy who played Ralphie in the Christmas classic A Christmas Story (1983) is still extremely active in the entertainment industry, and is still heavily connected to A Christmas Story.
The now 39-year-old actor/director/producer is executive producing a musical based on the A Christmas Story in Seattle, but he also directed rom-com Couples Retreat (2009) and produced Four Christmases (2008) and The Break-Up (2006).
The Christmas Story musical has songs written by Broadway veterans Benj Paske and Justin Paul and may include a leg lamp kickline!
Billingsley, who still has shockingly crystal-blue eyes talked to The Hollywood Reporter about his new endeavor:
“A Christmas Story has always meant a lot to me personally. I’m excited to bring this film to the stage, because the story and the characters lend themselves so well to the world of musicals.”
Published December 25, 2010