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A Christmas Carol

First Preview: Nov 07, 2019

Opening Date: Nov 07, 2019

Closing Date: Jan 05, 2020

Running Time: 02:15

A Christmas Carol
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Playing @

Lyceum Theatre

149 W 45th St New York, NY 10036

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This New York Times Critic’s Pick is bringing joy to Broadway through January 5 only.

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.

Starring Campbell Scott (“House of Cards”), Andrea Martin (Pippin) and LaChanze (The Color Purple), this moving adaptation features cherished Christmas carols including “Joy to the World” and “Silent Night.”
Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 8

Show Notes

Show Notes: 1 Intermission

Audience Advisory:

There is no late seating. Production uses theatrical haze.

Performance Schedule:

TUESDAY thru THURSDAY @ 7 PM
FRIDAY & SATURDAY @ 8 PM
SATURDAY @ 2 PM
SUNDAY @ 3 PM

Music

Christopher Nightingale -arrangements

Book

Jack Thorne

Director

Matthew Warchus

Choreography

Lizzi Gee

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Full-price tickets

$49 - $179

Reviews

Quotation Mark

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.

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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.

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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.

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Accessibility:

Restroom

There is a wheelchair accessible restroom

Directions Subway

F, B, D to 47-50th St/Rockefeller Center

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.

Telephone

Payphone - Located in the ticket lobby. Accessible at 54" w/utility outlet.

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.

Water Fountain

Located in the ticket lobby Accessible at 36"

Assisted Listening System

Please call: (212) 582-7678 to reserve in advance. Drivers license or ID with printed address required as a deposit.

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.

Wheelchair Info

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.

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