Ana Gasteyer Joins A Christmas Story Live! on Fox

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She joins fellow SNL alum Maya Rudolph in the live broadcast of the Tony-nominated Pasek and Paul musical that airs December 17 on Fox.
Ana Gasteyer
Ana Gasteyer

Wicked and SNL alum Ana Gasteyer has joined the cast of A Christmas Story Live!, which is set to air December 17 on Fox. Gasteyer, who appeared in Fox’s inaugural live venture—the Emmy-winning Grease Live!—will play Mrs. Schwartz, the mother of one of Ralphie’s friends.

As previously reported, Tony winner Jane Krakowski will play Ralphie’s teacher Miss Shields, with Waitress alum Chris Diamantopoulos and SNL veteran Maya Rudolph as Ralphie’s parents. Tony winner Matthew Broderick as the grown-up Ralphie who serves as narrator, and 11-year-old newcomer Andy Walken will play the central role of Ralphie.

Read: A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE! FINDS ITS RALPHIE IN 11-YEAR-OLD ANDY WALKEN

The TV event, slated to air December 17, will blend the score Benj Pasek and Justin Paul penned for the musical adaption with new material, including an adapted screenplay by executive producers Jonathan Tolins and Robert Cary.

Fox also has a live adaptation of Jonathan Larson's Tony- and Pulitzer-winning Rent in the pipeline; the musical is set to air in early 2019.

See highlights from the Broadway run below: