After critically acclaimed runs at London’s Old Vic, Jack Thorne's adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic comes to Broadway. Directed by Matthew Warchus ("Matilda") and starring Campbell Scott as Scrooge. More…
From the show:
The holiday masterpiece, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, comes to Broadway for 8 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’ beloved story. Time Out raves, “Five stars. It’s a stunning piece of visual theater.”
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 loving, powerful adaptation” (The Stage) that 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 “joyful and heartwarming, not even Scrooge himself could dislike it!” (The Telegraph).
See it if You want to see how they made this show matter again! It feels fresh and important. Full of joy, sorrow, fear, love, memories and sentiment.
Don't see it if You’re a big ol’ Scrooge...though that’s the perfect reason to see this show. I dare say this production could warm the coldest heart.
Also God Bess us every one!!! (And I’m an atheist!!) LOL
See it if Traditional yet unexpectedly fresh. Thorne’s tempered but fitting alterations revive the essence of the story & re-personalize Scrooge.
Don't see it if you prefer a hoary, verbatim Carol; dislike Thorne’s period adaptations which tend to favor present reflection over nostalgic memorializing.
See it if you want a wonderful Dickens story with some changes by Thorne, an uplifting theatrical experience with some fun surprises; love bell chorus
Don't see it if you don't want changes- for instance Bella is a bit wordier and more philosophical (but I think it works well), don''t like bells
See it if you want some Christmas spirit. Remains faithful to classic story, but also has some refreshing twists to keep it new and interesting
Don't see it if you are a purist to the original story and don't want to see a slightly new take on it.
See it if You want to have your cockles warmed by a holiday classic. Thorne has kept Dickens' best lines and wisely recast the ghosts as The Fates.
Don't see it if A new, wholly unnecessary and ill-conceived ending will intrude on your enjoyment. Your tolerance for hand bells or cheesiness is low.
See it if A wondefully uplifting XmasCarolBway with liberal doses of music, delight and joy with a surprising cast that works magic
Don't see it if Don't see it if you are in fact a Scrooge and do not want to be uplifted for the 2019 holiday season
See it if A beautifully staged holiday classic for the entire family. The story, cast and production values are all top notch. Don't miss it!!!
Don't see it if You don't like theatre.
See it if You have a heart. This even turned my inner Scrooge into a happy dude after a rough pre show evening. Surprising and a different version.
Don't see it if You are there only for the ghosts. This version is much more about Scrooge’s journey than most. It took a second to get past that for me.
See it if you're up for another rehashing of the familiar tale. This one takes considerable liberties with the original, but to little added interest.
Don't see it if you've seen hundreds of adaptations of this tale already & don't have any interest in seeing another that adds no special approach.
See it if You want to see a simple yet elegantly designed production of a classic.
Don't see it if You aren’t a fan of the source material.
Also Beautiful directed, acted, and staged.
See it if You want to prep yourself for the holidays. A spectacular production of a beloved tale! Unique in its telling and style! Wonderful!
Don't see it if You’re an unchanged Scrooge... :)
See it if you would enjoy seeing A Christmas Carol staged as a play with music (not a musical), with many striking scenic effects.
Don't see it if you expect a meaner Scrooge before his transformation, you think the ghosts should only be played by men, or you don’t want to be snowed on.
See it if You love the story. Incredible!! Absolutely loved it. Entertaining many surprises. Fun times!! Will not disappoint
Don't see it if Annoyed by the fact that people wouldn’t stop crumpling their of cookies. Seriously?! Have you ever been to a broadway show?!!
See it if for the inventive staging/set design or if you’re looking for something family friendly
Don't see it if you are opposed to any dramaturgical changes (Jack Thorne has taken liberties with the Belle storyline which I personally hated)
See it if you want to capture the Christmas spirit while being charmed by a moving and imaginative staging of this classic
Don't see it if your name is Ebenezer
See it if you want to see a second act that's a really fresh take on this story and so rewarding. Great live music too.
Don't see it if , even though the second act is fresh, you don't think you could sit through one more Christmas Carol.
See it if you enjoy the classic Christmas story adapted with a few modern twists. The concept is whimsical and tasteful.
Don't see it if you're not a fan of the Dickens tale. It's similar enough to the source material.