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Matthew Broderick cast in Fox’s ‘A Christmas Story’ live musical

Matthew Broderick will play a grown-up Ralphie Parker

Matthew Broderick will play a grown-up Ralphie Parker in "A Christmas Story," which Fox will air live Dec. 17, 2017. Credit: Getty Images for Center Theatre / Rich Polk

Matthew Broderick is about to make merry on Fox.

The Tony-winning actor will portray the narrator in the network’s live broadcast of the musical version of “A Christmas Story” which is set to air on Dec. 17.

Based on the 1983 movie chestnut, which was inspired by the stories of Jean Shepherd, “A Christmas Story” centers on young Ralphie Parker and his mission to get a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas.

Broderick plays the grown-up version of Ralphie as he recollects the events leading up to that Christmas in 1940s Indiana. Shepherd voiced the role of the narrator in the film.

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