A Christmas Carol (Broadway)
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A Christmas Carol (Broadway)
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A Christmas Carol (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

83%
(179 Reviews)
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88%
Mixed
9%
Negative
3%
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Great acting, Clever, Great staging, Absorbing, Entertaining

Jefferson Mays' solo rendition of Charles Dickens' classic Christmas story.

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Member Reviews (179)

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1054 Reviews | 258 Followers
84
Great staging, Great acting, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Fantastic acting, staging and lighting. Very enjoyable.

Don't see it if If you want a musical.

390 Reviews | 156 Followers
93
Intelligent and impish, Brilliantly-performed and staged, Enchanting, A dark holiday ghost story done right, Atmospheric and absorbing

See it if you want a whimsical and intelligent new take on a beloved tale that will transport, charm, and change you; love great solo performers.

Don't see it if you are an Ebenezer Scrooge—leave your "bah humbugs" at the door; are easily scared; not feeling festive; and/or don’t like one-man shows. Read more

273 Reviews | 598 Followers
71
Story not really suited to a one man show, Great acting, Dizzying

See it if you love Jefferson Mays and can sit though a wonderful christmas classic done as a one man show

Don't see it if You want a more traditional version of a Christmas carol. I love Mays, but this I have preferred other productions. Read more

302 Reviews | 66 Followers
81
Excellent sound & projections, Fluidly paced, Entertaining, Stunning stagecraft, Great acting

See it if Even if you think you have seen enough "Christmas Carols," the acting by Jefferson Mays and magical staging make this worth seeing.

Don't see it if I did not care for Mays' excessive mugging when he was playing children, but otherwise he was great.

255 Reviews | 60 Followers
98
Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Enchanting, Ambitious

See it if you want to see a tour de force by one of the best actors on Broadway. This production has to be seen, as words cannot describe it.

Don't see it if A one-man show with no intermission is not your cup of tea; there are lots of dark moments and a few parts that made me jump so not for kids

248 Reviews | 81 Followers
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Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Enchanting, Clever

See it if You want to see a master class in acting by the impeccable Jefferson Mays! I thought this production was top notch! Set was so impressive!

Don't see it if You don’t want to see ACC set in Disney’s The Haunted Mansion. The play was very dimly lit at times for effect. Deserves a bigger audience.

251 Reviews | 41 Followers
81
Absorbing

See it if You want to see an acting master class. Mays is FANTASTIC.

Don't see it if You want a truly fresh take on the story. This is standard stuff, albeit very well done.

219 Reviews | 125 Followers
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Too dark.. literally, Unfitting platform, Disappointing, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if Mays is indeed versatile in this solo piece; More suitable for a more intimate immersive venue.. or an audiobook? 100 min no break.

Don't see it if Dark twists & loud sound effects; Dark dark lighting that induce a good sleep. Not the typical family-friendly moral story.

Critic Reviews (21)

The New York Times
November 21st, 2022

"This 'Carol,' is a lonelier affair. The script hews closely to the version that Dickens himself toured, with passages of prose narration that cut the goose-fat sentimentality with keen wit and gimlet detail."
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Time Out New York
November 22nd, 2022

"This splendid production is a Christmas miracle: The most theatrically fulfilling account of 'A Christmas Carol' that I have ever seen."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
November 22nd, 2022

"This is a grimmer take on Dickens’s story, full of fog and shadows."
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Variety
November 21st, 2022

"For all its dizzying charms, the overstuffed show doesn’t quite deliver on what really counts — the three Spirits of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future."
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The Wall Street Journal
November 23rd, 2022

"The staging is almost absurdly—and perhaps unnecessarily—lavish, although children and adults now accustomed to television series and movies that pour on the atmospherics with a ladle must, I suppose, be catered to."
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Deadline
November 21st, 2022

"The true miracle of this production is that it, or rather, he (as in Mays) has us believing we’re encountering an entirely new work, with all the familiar beats and words and Dickensian lessons but layered with an honesty that makes the parts we’ve always told were scary genuinely scary."
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New York Theatre Guide
November 22nd, 2022

"Another holiday season, another take on 'A Christmas Carol.' Like other theatrical versions of the classic, this one ends with the same words credited to Tiny Tim...a production this taut and well-told is its own sort of blessing."
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New York Post
November 21st, 2022

"Even if you’re a Scrooge when it comes to annual holiday fare, like I am, 'A Christmas Carol' succeeds as a strong piece of theater."
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