A Christmas Carol on Broadway
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About A Christmas Carol
LIMITED HOLIDAY ENGAGEMENT
This New York Times Critic’s Pick is bringing joy to Broadway through January 5 only. Three visionary Tony Award® winners — playwright Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), set and costume designer Rob Howell (The Ferryman) and director Matthew Warchus (Matilda) — offer a magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens’ beloved story. The Hollywood Reporter raves, “It’s an enchanting spectacle designed to enrapture all ages with wonder and delight.”
Starring Campbell Scott (“House of Cards”) and Tony Award winners Andrea Martin (Pippin) and LaChanze (The Color Purple), this “vibrant, compassionate and timely” (Deadline) production welcomes theatergoers of all ages into an immersive experience that’s brimming with Christmas spirit. It features dazzling staging, moving storytelling and 12 cherished Christmas carols, including “Joy to the World,” “Silent Night” and “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear.” Don’t miss your chance to be part of a show that’s “so infectious, you’ll leave the theater with a heart full of joy and light” (Entertainment Weekly).
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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.
2hr 15min (including intermission)