A Christmas Carol on Broadway
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About A Christmas Carol
The holiday masterpiece, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, comes to Broadway for 8 weeks only following critically acclaimed runs at London’s Old Vic. Two visionary talents, playwright Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and director Matthew Warchus (Matilda), offer a magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens’ beloved story. Time Out raves, “Five stars. It’s a stunning piece of visual theatre.”
This “loving, powerful adaptation” (The Stage) features dazzling staging, moving storytelling and 12 cherished Christmas carols, including “Joy to the World,” “Silent Night” and “It Came Upon A Midnight Clear.” Don’t miss your chance to be part of a show that’s so “joyful and heartwarming, not even Scrooge himself could dislike it!” (The Telegraph).
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The ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future are visiting Broadway for a limited eight-week engagement of the holiday classic “A Christmas Carol.”Adapted by Tony Award-winning “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” writer Jack Thorne and directed by Tony Award winner Matthew Warchus (“Matilda,” “Groundhog Day”), the acclaimed production comes to New York City after two consecutive years at London’s Old Vic.
“House of Cards” actor Campbell Scott stars as Ebenezer Scrooge — with theater vets LaChanze and Andrea Martin as the Ghost of Christmas Present and the Ghost of Christmas Past, respectively — in the timeless Charles Dickens tale, about a mean-spirited miser who is forced to learn the true meaning of Christmas. Featuring a dozen holiday carols, including “Joy to the World,” “Silent Night,” and “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear,” the immersive new theatrical experience haunts Broadway until the first week of the New Year.
What To Watch For
- Jack Thorne’s “A Christmas Carol” adaptation will simultaneously play London’s Old Vic, starring Paterson Joseph, where it returns for a third year this holiday season.
- Campbell Scott’s father is George C. Scott, who played Ebenezer Scrooge in Clive Donner’s 1984 film “A Christmas Carol” and was Emmy-nominated for his performance.
- The original Charles Dickens novel was published on Dec. 17, 1843, and sold out in three days.
- Dickens was 31 when he wrote “A Christmas Carol,” and he finished the story in a mere six weeks.
- Six weeks after “A Christmas Carol” was published, the story was adapted by Edward Stirling for the London stage.