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A Christmas Carol
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A Christmas Carol

Nov 07, 2019 - Jan 05, 2020
Running time: 2:15
PLAYING @
Lyceum Theatre
149 W 45th St
New York, NY 10036
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
By Subway: F, B, D to 47-50th St/Rockefeller Center
Show Description:

Music

Christopher Nightingale -arrangements

Book

Jack Thorne

Director

Matthew Warchus

Choreography

Lizzi Gee

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ADDITIONAL INFO

Audience Advisory
There is no late seating. Production uses theatrical haze.
Age Guidance: 8
Show Notes
1 Intermission

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

Wheelchairs
Theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible. There are no steps into the theatre from the sidewalk. Please be advised that where there are steps either into or within the theatre, we are unable to provide assistance.
Seating
Orchestra Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps. No steps to the designated wheelchair seating locations. Mezzanine Located on the 2nd level, up 2 flight of stairs from the Orchestra. Please note: on the Mezzanine level there are approximately 2 steps per row. Entrance to mezzanine is behind row J. Balcony Located on the 3rd level, up 4 flights of stairs from Orchestra. There is a separate entrance from street level.
Elevator\Escalator
There is no elevator or escalator at this theatre. Handrails are available at the end of every stepped seat row in the Mezzanine and Balcony.
Entrance
No steps into the theater from the sidewalk. Please be advised that where there are steps either into or within the theater, we are unable to provide assistance.
Restroom
There is a wheelchair accessible restroom
Water Fountain
Located in the ticket lobby Accessible at 36"
Telephone
Payphone - Located in the ticket lobby. Accessible at 54" w/utility outlet.
Assisted Listening System
Please call: (212) 582-7678 to reserve in advance. Drivers license or ID with printed address required as a deposit.

REVIEWS

Unlike other versions of the iconic story, which attempt to dazzle with special effects, this one has a more introspective tone adding dimension to the characters that have come to be so familiar to us.Writer Jack Thorne applied the same psychological depth to Scrooge and company that he so winningly used to portray the Harry Potter characters currently on stage in  "The Cursed Child."   The effect draws us into the story as if for the first time. Scrooge is not simply a nasty fellow. He's a product of a class system that rewards the rich and condemns the poor. And the ghosts that visit him aren't just scary visions. They have personalities too. Their interactions reveal in compelling fashion just how old Ebenezer came to be such a curmudgeon. CONTINUE READING THE NY1 REVIEW
From the moment you enter Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre, prepare for joy. Very Christmassy joy, even if it is a little early. In the aisles and from the stage, Campbell Scott (Scrooge), Andrea Martin (the Ghost of Christmas Past), LaChanze (the Ghost of Christmas Present/Miss Fezziwig) and their cast mates of A Christmas Carol throw cookies and clementines from the stage to as many people as they can in every corner of the theater. CONTINUE READING THE DAILY BEAST REVIEW
The affecting, artfully staged new production on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre, directed in brisk, simple strokes by Matthew Warchus and originally seen at London’s Old Vic, strips away much of the gothic Dickensian atmosphere that other versions emphasize, while adding a few theatrical flourishes in keeping with today’s emphasis on immersive theater. With a cast led by Campbell Scott as the soulless money-lender Ebenezer Scrooge, it emphasizes the essential contours of the irresistible story, allowing the actors to provide much of the emotional coloring, and, with few new twists, leaving the tale to cast its familiar spell. And so, yes, when Tiny Tim, played by the adorable actor Jai Ram Srinivasan (alternating with Sebastian Ortiz), merrily meets the reformed Scrooge in the final moments, and says the immortal line, “God bless us, every one,” my sniffly cold suddenly got snifflier. Mission accomplished. CONTINUE READING THE BROADWAY NEWS REVIEW

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