A Christmas Carol 2019

Run Time:
2 hours and 15 minutes, including intermission
Ages: 8+
Opened: November 20, 2019
Closing: January 05, 2020

A Christmas Carol - 2019 - Broadway History , Info & More

Lyceum Theatre (Broadway)
149 W. 45th St. New York, NY 10036

This timeless - and timely - tale of redemption welcomes theatergoers of all ages into an immersive experience that's brimming with Christmas spirit. It's "a stunning piece of visual theatre" (Time Out) that features dazzling staging, moving storytelling and 12 of the most cherished Christmas carols, including "Joy to the World," "Silent Night," and "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear."


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FEATURED REVIEWS FOR A Christmas Carol

A CHRISTMAS CAROL: GOD BLAST YE, MERRY GENTLEMEN
8 / 10

The most effective touch by far is the casting of two young actors with cerebral palsy, Sebastian Ortiz (at the performance I caught) and Jai Ram Srinivasan, in alternation as Tiny Tim. It's no stunt. Tootling along in his little walker to investigate Scrooge's bounty the next morning-sorry, can't reveal anything about that either-Ortiz placidly works within his body's limits with fortitude and grace, more movingly than any ordinarily-abled moppet ever could in that role. His encounters with Scrooge bring tears to Scott's eyes and to ours: not tears of pity, but of recognition that there are people all around us who merit our help and at the very least, our respect, and yet look how often we deny both.

Theater Review: A Christmas Carol Gets a Cute Scrooge With Daddy Issues
5 / 10

You start out with the comfortable sensation that you've come to your umpteenth revival of the Charles Dickens classic, ready for some beloved old wine in a new bottle. But as playwright Jack Thorne's adaptation proceeds, that feeling becomes the creeping suspicion that it's not really liquor in there. Some weird and unnecessary process has taken place: The story's deep social concern has been shifted out of the way in favor of an unconvincing self-realization tale. The already high-sugar-content sentiment of the original dissolves into goo, boneless without its moral armature.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Plays Final Broadway Performance Today
by Nicole Rosky - January 5, 2020


The holiday season is officially over, and so is A Christmas Carol. The play concludes its limited Broadway run at the Lyceum Theatre today, January 5, following 12 previews and 58 regular performances.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Breaks Box Office Record For The Third Week In A Row
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 30, 2019


A Christmas Carol, which opened on Broadway November 20, 2019, has just broken another box office record at the Lyceum Theatre. Adapted by Jack Thorne and directed by Matthew Warchus, A Christmas Carol grossed $954,054.40 over nine performances for the week ending December 29. It tops the house record previously held by Oh, Hello, the Nick Kroll and John Mulaney comedy that grossed $911,602 for the week ending January 1, 2017.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Sets New House Box Office Record at the Lyceum Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 16, 2019


The holiday masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, which opened on Broadway to rave reviews on November 20, 2019, has just broken the box office record at the Lyceum Theatre. Adapted by Jack Thorne and directed by Matthew Warchus, A Christmas Carol grossed $823,011 over eight performances for the week ending December 15. It tops the house record previously held by Oh, Hello, the Nick Kroll and John Mulaney comedy that grossed $804,513 for the week ending January 22, 2017.

VIDEO: Jai Srinivasan and Sebastian Ortiz of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Discuss What it Means to Play Tiny Tim as Disabled Kids
by Stephi Wild - December 16, 2019


Two boys share the role of Tiny Tim in Broadway's new production of A Christmas Carol. But that's not all they share.

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL: A GHOST STORY OF CHRISTMAS at Iowa Stage: A New Production Takes to the Stage
by DC Felton - December 14, 2019


Everyone loves a good ghost story. Usually, these stories have been reserved for around a campfire or Halloween. So why would someone tell a ghost story around the holidays? Iowa Stage is telling us this in their production, which opens today 'A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas.' While the tradition of 'A Christmas Carol' each year came from the Repertoire Theatre of Iowa, Iowa Stage is continuing the tradition. With the move to a new performance space this season, they have taken a chance on a new version of the story.

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Brings the Magic of the Season to Sacramento Theatre Company
by Courtney Symes - December 11, 2019


One of my favorite holiday traditions is going to the theatre to see shows that celebrate the magic of the season. For the past three years, I've been fortunate enough to experience that with the Sacramento Theatre Company (STC) and their unique production of A Christmas Carol. This adaptation was written over 30 years ago for STC by Richard Hellesen and David DeBerry and still delights with its festive music and timeless message from Charles Dickens.

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, The Old Vic
by Anthony Walker-Cook - December 4, 2019


Panto might be the stalwart annual theatre trip at Christmas (yes, I know, 'oh no it isn't'...), but The Old Vic's production of A Christmas Carol, now in its third year, is fast catching up as one of the most joyous experiences of the festive season.

TV: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Kicks Off the Holiday Season on Broadway!
by Nicole Rosky - November 21, 2019


The holiday masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, opened on Broadway last night, November 20, following critically acclaimed runs at The Old Vic, London. Playwright Jack Thorne and director Matthew Warchus offer a magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens' classic story. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and we're taking you to inside the festivities below!

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of A CHRISTMAS CAROL on Broadway!
by Jennifer Broski - November 21, 2019


The holiday masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, opened on Broadway last night, November 20, following critically acclaimed runs at The Old Vic, London. Playwright Jack Thorne and director Matthew Warchus offer a magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens' classic story. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and we're taking you to inside the festivities below!

Review Roundup: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Opens On Broadway! See What The Critics Are Saying!
by A.A. Cristi - November 20, 2019


The holiday masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, opens tonight on Broadway, following critically acclaimed runs at The Old Vic, London. Playwright Jack Thorne and director Matthew Warchus offer a magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens' classic story. 

TV: Broadway Walks the Red Carpet on Opening Night of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by TV - Red Carpets - November 20, 2019


The holiday masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, opens on Broadway tonight, November 20, following critically acclaimed runs at The Old Vic, London. Playwright Jack Thorne and director Matthew Warchus offer a magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens' classic story. 

BWW Review: Jack Thorne Rewrites The Dickens Out Of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Michael Dale - November 21, 2019


Marley is still dead to begin with, and near the end we're still reminded of Tiny Tim's observation, 'God bless Us, Every One!' But in between... Let's just say I never thought I'd have to fact-check the plot before reviewing a production of A Christmas Carol.

Photo Flash: First Look at Campbell Scott & More in A CHRISTMAS CAROL on Broadway!
by Nicole Rosky - November 19, 2019


The holiday masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, is currently in previews on Broadway this holiday season, following critically acclaimed runs at The Old Vic, London. Playwright Jack Thorne and director Matthew Warchus offer a magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens' classic story. The production began previews on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street), and will open on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.

TV: Watch Highlights from A CHRISTMAS CAROL on Broadway!
by Nicole Rosky - November 19, 2019


The holiday masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, is currently in previews on Broadway this holiday season, following critically acclaimed runs at The Old Vic, London. Playwright Jack Thorne and director Matthew Warchus offer a magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens' classic story.  The production began previews on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street), and will open on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. 

BWW Interview: Sam Harvey of BROADWAY CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND at Tokyu Theatre Orb (Japan)
by Larisa Amaya-Baron - November 11, 2019


Sam Harvey is one cast member who has been with the show since the beginning. In a really fun interview session, I learned he comes back every year because he loves sharing Christmas with the world...and longs for the chicken nuggets at Japanese convenient stores??

VIDEO: A CHRISTMAS CAROL's Hannah Elless Takes Over Instagram!
by Linnae Medeiros - November 8, 2019


We got some holiday cheer yesterday thanks to Hannah Elless taking over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story at A Christmas Carol's first preview! So in case you missed it (or just want to relive all of the fun and excitement), we compiled clips for you to enjoy. Check it all out!

A CHRISTMAS CAROL's Hannah Elless Takes Over Instagram Thursday!
by Linnae Medeiros - November 6, 2019


Get ready for some holiday cheer because A Christmas Carol's Hannah Elless is taking over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story this Thursday, November 7th! Be sure to tune in throughout the day to get a peek inside the show's first preview at the Lyceum Theatre. You're not gonna want to miss this takeover that is sure to bring joy to the world!

Meet the Cast of A CHRISTMAS CAROL- Now in Previews on Broadway!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 7, 2019


A Christmas Carol is now in previews on Broadway! The holiday masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, comes to Broadway this holiday season for eight 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' classic story, starring Campbell Scott ('House of Cards,' Dying Young) as Ebenezer Scrooge. Beginning previews on Thursday, November 7 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street), with the opening night set for Wednesday, November 20, A Christmas Carol will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, January 5, 2020 only.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Announces Rush Policy
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 1, 2019


The producers of A Christmas Carol announced today that starting with the first preview on November 7, 2019 there will be a limited number of $40 rush tickets available for each performance throughout the run.

BREAKING: Andrea Martin, LaChanze, and More Will Star in A CHRISTMAS CAROL on Broadway; Complete Cast Announced!
by Stephi Wild - October 7, 2019


Complete casting has been announced today for the holiday masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, coming to Broadway this holiday season for eight weeks only, following critically acclaimed runs at The Old Vic, London. Two visionary talents, playwright Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and director Matthew Warchus (Matilda The Musical), offer a magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens' classic story. Beginning previews on Thursday, November 7 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street), with the opening night set for Wednesday, November 20, A Christmas Carol will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, January 5, 2020 only.

Campbell Scott Will Lead A CHRISTMAS CAROL on Broadway
by Stephi Wild - August 13, 2019


It's official! The holiday masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, comes to Broadway this holiday season for eight 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' classic story, starring Campbell Scott (a?oeHouse of Cards,a?? Dying Young) as Ebenezer Scrooge. Beginning previews on Thursday, November 7 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street), with the opening night set for Wednesday, November 20, A Christmas Carol will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, January 5, 2020 only.

A Christmas Carol History

Other Productions of A Christmas Carol

2017   West End Original Production
West End
2018   West End Old Vic Theatre Return Engagement
West End
2019   Broadway Original Broadway Production
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2019   West End Old Vic Theatre Return Engagement
West End

A Christmas Carol - 2019 Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2020 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Adaptation Jack Thorne
2020 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Lighting Design Hugh Vanstone
2020 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Orchestrations Christopher Nightingale
2020 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Scenic Design Rob Howell
2020 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Sound Design Simon Baker
2020 Tony Awards Best Costume Design of a Play Rob Howell
2020 Tony Awards Best Lighting Design of a Play Hugh Vanstone
2020 Tony Awards Best Original Score Christopher Nightingale
2020 Tony Awards Best Scenic Design of a Play Rob Howell
2020 Tony Awards Best Sound Design of a Play Simon Baker

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