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Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is one of those timeless stories that has been told and retold in many different ways. Scrooge! The Musical is a stage musical with book, music, and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse. Its score and book are closely adapted from the music and screenplay of the 1970 musical film "Scrooge" starring Albert Finney. Bricusse was nominated for the Academy Award for the song score he wrote for the film, and most of those songs were carried over to the musical. Some favorites include, "Happiness," "Love While You Can," " The Minister's Cat," and "Thank You Very Much".

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Greg Wood and More for A CHRISTMAS CAROL at McCarter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

McCarter Theatre Center has announced its reimagined production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Directed by Adam Immerwahr, A Christmas Carol runs December 9 - 31 in the Matthews Theatre. Press opening is Saturday, Dec. 10. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns to KC Rep for 36th Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 2016-17 season with the beloved holiday classic, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, adapted for the stage by Barbara Fields and directed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Producing Director Jerry Genochio. Performances run now through December 24 at Spencer Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Stars Of CityRep's A TUNA CHRISTMAS On The Southern-Fried Charm Of Their Special Holiday Show
by Ronn Burton - Nov 30, 2016

CityRep is bringing back their much-adored show, A Tuna Christmas, to delight Oklahoma City audiences yet again. The stars of the show, Donald Jordan and Jonathan Beck Reed, checked in with BroadwayWorld before one of their rehearsals to share their favorite memories of past productions, the challenges of portraying so many characters in one play, and the heart-warming message of this new Christmas classic. (more...)

Black Box Presents Season Opener SCROOGE IN ROUGE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Scrooge in Rouge is set in a raggedy theatre in England where the 20-member cast of "A Christmas Carol" has fallen victim to food poisoning the night before their performance. But as we all know "the show must go on" so the three remaining cast members unaffected by illness work hard to deliver a stellar show . The actors master a variety of gender roles while tackling more than 20 characters. The result is baudy hilarity! (more...)

Centenary Stage Company's Family Holiday Spectacular MARY POPPINS Continues its Run at the Lackland Peforming Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Centenary Stage Company's high-flying Family Holiday Musical Mary Poppins continues its run now through December 11 in the Lackland Performing Arts Center.  This "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" musical adventure is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, astonishing stagecraft and a live orchestra.  Centenary Stage Company's Family Holiday Musical not only signifies the start of the holiday season for many but celebrates all of Centenary Stage Company's programming by combining local regional talent, CSC staff, Centenary University Theatre Department faculty and students, Young Performers Workshop students and professional guest artists. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Soon for Shea's Buffalo Theatre's 2016-17 Season with LITTLE MERMAID and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Shea's Buffalo Theatre has announced its 2016-17 lineup. Gift certificates are on sale now. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Sundog Theatre to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL at College of Staten Island
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Sundog Theatre will be holding its production of A Christmas Carol at the College of Staten Island's Springer Hall on December 21 & 22 at 10:00am and 11:30am. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Get ready to dive deeper into the world after A Christmas Carol with The Workshop Theater's production of THE ASTONISHING TIMES OF TIMOTHY CRATCHIT. Check out an inside look into the production below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Milwaukee Rep's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Milwaukee Rep is excited to present a new, family friendly adaptation of Charles Dicken's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, written by Rep Artistic Director Mark Clements, featuring the same traditional story and characters you love. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Pittsburgh CLO's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Starring Patrick Page!
by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO presents its 25th Anniversary production of A Musical Christmas Carol this month at the Byham Theater. This production will feature exciting new set elements and special effects.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Second City's TWIST YOUR DICKENS at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

The Second City's irreverent and interactive seasonal satire, Twist Your Dickens returns to Goodman Theatre for its third year with new yuletide yuks and favorite faces. (more...)

Cast Complete for Kander & Ebb's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of the Broadway musical The Scottsboro Boys, February 3 - March 12, featuring music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, book by David Thompson, direction by Samuel G. Roberson, Jr, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Florence Walker-Harris with Breon Arzell as associate choreographer, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

Meet The Cast of Athens Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

This upcoming weekend is the second in our run of 'A Christmas Carol, the Musical', and here are just a few of the reasons we're so proud: Our marvelous cast! (more...)

BWW Review: Shoot Your Eye at A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL at The Hippodrome
by Cybele Pomeroy - Dec 8, 2016

This musical is everything a piece of musical theater ought to be. There is a little prologue with the character of Jean Shepherd. We know immediately who is whom and the exact nature of the piece's dramatic crux. Devotees of the movie will find much that is familiar, though there has been some rearrangement, extension, enhancement and addition. Dialogue flows as stage dialogue should: with snappy delivery, different voices and more wit than is common in Real Life. Musical numbers are lively and either reveal character or move the plot. Scene changes are rapid and full of children's holiday pagent-styled elements. Ralphie's home is an adorable cutaway dollhouse. The cast is energetic and charming. This production should satisfy fans of musical theater, fans of the movie, fans of holiday shows, fans of family-friendly entertainment and really anyone who isn't a Grinch or a Scrooge. (more...)

Goodman Theatre and Chicago Blackhawks Team Up for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Goodman Theatre announces a holiday partnership with the Chicago Blackhawks in two special events this December. (more...)

by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

DUCK THE HALLS: A MICKEY MOUSE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, premieres FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EST), on Disney Channel, the Disney Channel app and Disney Channel VOD. It will also be televised Monday, December 12 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on Disney XD. (more...)

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL is Filled with Magical Holiday Perfection at Meadow Brook Theatre!
by Katie Laban - Dec 7, 2016

A Christmas Carol at Meadow Brook Theatre is perfect way to get in the holiday spirit this season and excellent example of high-class Michigan theatre production. The show is absolutely captivating with every magical moment that takes the audience on a journey with Ebenezer Scrooge through the help of the Spirits of Christmas past, present, and future until he realizes the true meaning of Christmas. (more...)

Beef & Boards' 2017 Season to Feature Four Shows New to Its Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

There's more to be seen in 2017 as Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre presents four new shows to its stage for its 44th Season. Plus, a musical theatre classic returns after 20 years, two beloved stories are revisited, and the year is capped off with the silver anniversary of Beef & Boards' own holiday production. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Vintage Theatre presents 'Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol' December 2 through 23 at Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m. with additional performances on Monday, December 12, Wednesday, Dec. 21 and Thursday, Dec. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15-$30, and available online at or by calling 303-856-7830.  (more...)

BWW Review: Audiences Completely Give Their Hearts to MKE Rep's Resplendent New A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Dec 7, 2016

What could be a better holiday gift to Milwaukee than a World Premiere adaptation of Dickens' beloved A Christmas Carol? On Friday night, Artistic Director Mark Clements opened his resplendent adaptation for the Milwaukee Repertory Theater in the gorgeous Pabst Theatre. In this innovative adaptation by Clements in collaboration with a stunning artistic team, the production renewed holiday magic in the company's 41st year for the city that Clements and The Rep call home. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Second City's Presents TWIST YOUR DICKENS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Second City's irreverent and interactive seasonal satire, Twist Your Dickens returns to Goodman Theatre for its third year with new yuletide yuks and favorite faces. "A satisfying twist on the traditional tale" (Time Out Chicago). (more...)

Westerville Symphony Presents SONGS OF THE SEASON, 12/11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Join your Westerville Symphony for a lively and rousing program of holiday-themed classical compositions and Yuletide favorites with sing-alongs sure to capture the mood of the season, Sunday, December 11 2016 at 5:00 PM. (more...)

BWW Review: A Festive CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns for A Holiday Run at Candy Factory Center for the Arts in Manassas
by Jeffrey Walker - Dec 6, 2016

Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the quartet of seasonal spectres - if these characters are back in action, it must mean A CHRISTMAS CAROL has returned to spread humbug and cheer in the Kellar Family Theatre in Manassas. The resident community theatre at the Center for the Arts, Rooftop Productions, is offering their annual revival of the Dickens classic to delight audiences young and old. As a matter of fact, at the Sunday matinee I attended, there were nearly as many youngsters as grown-ups, which is a wonderful thing to see at a live theatre event. (more...)

Naked Girls Reading to Present A VERY NAKED HOLIDAY at the DC Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The holiday season is no reason to turn into a Scrooge. Join us for Naked Girls Readings Presents: A Very Naked Holiday and you'll be filled with so much holiday cheer your wee heart will grow three sizes this year. (more...)

BWW Review: PANTO WONDERFUL WIZARD gets silly at Stages Repertory Theatre
by Brett Cullum - Dec 6, 2016

This year STAGES reinvents OZ for a sardonic look at what 2016 means for America, all the while offering a fun frothy musical on the surface. It's an odd mix of jabs at the federal government combined with a jingoistic love of all things Texas. It works though, and gosh darn it if it isn't fun! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Lee Street theatre hightails it into the holiday season with their 9th annual 10-Minute New Play Festival: 10 Minutes to Christmas. (more...)

BWW Review: Fifth Third Bank's A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Actors Theatre Of Louisville
by Taylor Clemons - Dec 5, 2016

Tis the season to be jolly! A Christmas Carol has returned to Louisville just in time for the holiday season, in a wonderfully lavish and splendid production. (more...)

BWW Review: CHRISTMAS CAROL at Kansas City Repertory Theatre
by Alan Portner - Dec 5, 2016

Scrooge saves Crachit family and Christmas for 143rd straight year. (more...)

North Texas Performing Arts Presents SCROOGE THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

North Texas Performing Arts presents their community theatre production of Scrooge, The Musical. Book, lyrics and music by Leslie Bricusse. (more...)

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL MEMORY at Creative Cauldron
by Jenny Minich - Dec 5, 2016

Playwright Jennifer Clements re-imagines and re-frames A CHRISTMAS CAROL to be 'vivid and meaningful to a contemporary audience.' Set in modern times, A CHRISTMAS CAROL MEMORY tells the tale of a fragmented family coping with loss during the holidays. Written with the best of intentions, A CHRISTMAS CAROL MEMORY is (if nothing else) festive. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Peter Van Norden in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Rubicon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Last season's critically acclaimed, World Premiere hit Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL returns to Rubicon Theatre Company this holiday season with Broadway, TV and film veterans Peter Van Norden (RTC's Copenhagen) and Joe Spano ('NCIS,' RTC's Bucky) reprising their roles in this innovative retelling of the classic. Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL opens in Ventura on Saturday, December 10, followed by an after-party at Rhumb Line Restaurant. The show is currently in previews for a run through December 24, and BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek below! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown invites children of all ages to celebrate the holiday season with a special "one performance only" of THE STORY OF EBENEZER Scrooge on Saturday, December 10 at 2:00 PM.  This production, aimed primarily for children, will be held at CRT Downtown, 24 Port Watson Street in historic downtown Cortland.  Admission is $7.00 per person. The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company will perform this funny and interactive interpretation of the popular Christmas story.  Charles Dickens' classic tale is re-imagined with just two actors and participation by the children in the audience. (more...)

BWW Preview: CATCO Spreads the Spirit of Giving with Holiday Drives at A SEUSSIFIED CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Amanda Etchison - Dec 5, 2016

'Tis the season to share holiday joy, which is exactly what the cast and crew of CATCO's latest production aim to do at their upcoming shows. (more...)

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Hartford Stage
by Joseph Harrison - Dec 5, 2016

It's a story most of us have heard or witnessed before. Crotchety and greedy old Ebenezer Scrooge, complaining about the poor, turning down the invitation of his nephew to Christmas dinner, and begrudgingly giving Bob Cratchit the day off for Christmas. We fondly remember past portrayals of Scrooge face to face with the ghost of his ex-partner Jacob Marley, flying through the past and present with amiable spirits and having a change of heart after coming face to face with his own death. At Hartford Stage this season, the story comes to life with renewed excitement and joy in the form of A CHRISTMAS CAROL - A GHOST STORY OF CHRISTMAS. The classic story by Charles Dickens and as adapted and originally directed by Michael Wilson is an annual tradition for Hartford Stage, but one that will be not be the same after this year's production. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 4, 2016
by - Dec 4, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/3/2016
by - Dec 3, 2016's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 12/3/2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Patrick Page Gets in Character for Pittsburgh CLO's A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO presents the 25th Anniversary production of A Musical Christmas Carol, this December at the Byham Theater. This production will feature exciting new set elements and special effects. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at Patrick Page in character below! (more...)

Southern Winds Theater Presents Two Public Performances of One Man 'A Christmas Carol'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Southern Winds Theater presents a One Man  'A Christmas Carol' written and performed by David A. McElroy. Mr. McElroy adapted for the stage and performs all 37 different characters.  A Christmas Carol is directed by Marylin McGinnis with Stage Management by Bonnie Sprung. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Get in the Holiday Spirit with a Sneak Peek at A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Ford's Theatre
by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2016

Ford's Theatre Society presents its 35th-annual production of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, now through December 31, 2016. This 'musically high-spirited' and 'infectiously jolly' (The Washington Post) production is adapted by Michael Wilson, directed by Michael Baronand features Craig Wallace as Ebenezer Scrooge. Click below to watch a trailer with footage from the show! (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Rockland/Westchester Regional Awards Update - Coleman Cummings, Miran Robarts Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Regional Roundup: 'Tis the Season! Top 10 Holiday Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 12/2; BLACK NATIVITY in DC, A CHRISTMAS CAROL in Austin and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington, DC, Chicago, Orlando and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE SECRET GARDEN in DC, THE FUNDAMENTALS in Chicago, and PYGMALION in Orlando, just to name a few. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Totem Pole Playhouse Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2016

Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania's premiere summer theatre, in association with Gettysburg Community Theatre, will premiere its original adaptation of the family holiday classic A Christmas Carol for the 2016 holiday season at the Majestic Theater in Gettysburg December 8-18. The annual production will boast a large cast of 53 local professional and community actors. (more...)

Photo Flash: Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL Takes the Beef & Boards Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens' timeless classic about redemption against all odds, comes to the Beef & Boards stage starting Dec. 3. This one-hour production features traditional carols and is on stage for just 10 performances through Dec. 19. (more...)

Due to Popular Demand TWIST YOUR DICKENS Adds Four Performances
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Due to popular demand, The Kennedy Center has announced the addition of four extra performances to the Kennedy Center's debut run of The Second City's irreverent and interactive seasonal satire, Twist Your Dickens. Tickets are now on sale for newly added 3p.m. matinees on December 21, 22, 28, and 29. Twist Your Dickens performances take place in the Theater Lab from December 9-31, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Craig Wallace's Triumphant Scrooge at Ford Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Andrew White - Dec 2, 2016

It's that time of year again-and one of the city's grand annual traditions has returned to the stage, with fresh faces to add excitement to an already wonderful celebration of the Yuletide season. Ford's Theatre Society's production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol brightens downtown Washington with its irrepressible good cheer and optimism-at a time when many are in real need of it. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

A Christmas Carol is a raucous and ribald one man retelling of the Charles Dickens classic 'A Christmas Carol'. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL and PETER PAN to Delight Audiences at the New Theatre this December
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

At the end of a year that has seen box office records broken and some of the world's biggest names at the New Theatre, we have lined up a pair of sparkling shows for the festive season. 'Tis the season to be jolly, so be sure to join us this month for plenty of seasonal cheer. (more...)

Robert Lindsay and Alex Gaumond to Reunite in London Debut of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is delighted to announce the addition of  Alex Gaumond  to their much anticipated Christmas concert; the hit Broadway musical, 'A Christmas Carol,' with Robert Lindsay taking on the lead role of Scrooge, and Alex Gaumond playing Bob Cratchit. (more...)

by Johnna Leary - Dec 1, 2016

Just in time for Christmas, the Old Opera House presents the timeless classic A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley, with some unique updates and an unexpected character in this version taking on the role of the narrator. (more...)

David M. Lutken to Play Title Role in 'WOODY SEZ' at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The internationally acclaimed tale, Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie, is coming to Seattle Repertory Theatre. This musical portrait, featuring Woody's stirring ballads and joyous anthems, celebrates the colorful life and rich musical legacy of America's great folk troubadour. Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie will run January 6- 29, 2017 (opening night is January 11, 2017) in the Bagley Wright Theatre. (more...)

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