A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Following acclaimed runs at London's Old Vic Theatre, A Christmas Carol comes to Broadway for a limited 8-week run this holiday season.

From Matthew Warchus, the visionary director of Matilda, and Jack Thorne, the playwright behind the smash hit success of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, this new adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens tale is headlined by "House of Cards" star Campbell Scott in the iconic role of Ebenezer Scrooge.

The cast of this festive Broadway premiere also includes two-time Tony Award winner Andrea Martin, taking on the role of the Ghost of Christmas Past and Tony Award winner LaChanze, doubling up as Mrs. Fezziwig and the Ghost of Christmas Present.

This enchanting production originally premiered in London during the 2017 holiday season, starring BAFTA Awards winner Rhys Ifans as the cold-hearted miser, Ebenezer Scrooge. It was so warmly received that the Old Vic decided to revive it for a second limited holiday season engagement in 2018, this time with UK television favorite Stephen Tompkinson taking on the Scrooge duties. Third time’s a charm for the Old Vic, evidently, as A Christmas Carol returns to the venue this year with Paterson Joseph in the central role, marking the first time the Dickens classic has been presented in London and on Broadway simultaneously.

The production, recommended for ages 8 and above, also boasts twelve beautiful arrangements of some of the most beloved Christmas carols of all time, courtesy of Christopher Nightingale. From “Silent Night” to “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear,” get ready to indulge yourselves in the joyous sounds of the season and feel your spirits lifted by this immortal tale of redemption.

(Photos by Joan Marcus)

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Running time: 
2hrs 15mins (including 1 intermission)
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About A Christmas Carol:

The holiday masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, comes to Broadway. This timeless — and timely — tale of redemption welcomes theatergoers of all ages into an immersive experience that’s brimming with Christmas spirit. This magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens’ classic story 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.”


Charles Dickens, adapted by Jack Thorne
Tom Smedes, Heather Shields, ShowTown Productions, and Catherine Schreiber
Matthew Warchus
Hugh Vanstone
Simon Baker
Rob Howell
Lizzi Gee
Rob Howell
Cast list:
Campbell Scott (as Ebenezer Scrooge), Andrea Martin (as Ghost of Christmas Past), LaChanze (as Ghost of Christmas Present/Mrs. Fezziwig), Erica Dorfler (as Mrs. Cratchit), Dashiell Eaves (as Bob Cratchit), Hannah Elless (as Jess), Brandon Gill (as Fred), Evan Harrington (as Fezziwig), Chris Hoch (as Father/Marley), Sarah Hunt (as Belle), Matthew Labanca (as Nicholas), Alex Nee (as Ferdy), Dan Piering (as Young Ebenezer/George), Rachel Prather (as Little Fan), and Sebastian Ortiz and Jai Ram Srinivasan (alternating as Tiny Tim)
Other info:
Music & Arrangements by Christopher Nightingale and Music Direction by Michael Gacetta
A Christmas Carol Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
November 7, 2019
Opening date: 
November 20, 2019
January 5, 2020

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Lyceum Theatre

149 West 45th Street (between Broadway and 6th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
Times Square - 42nd Street station

Latest A Christmas Carol News & Features

Photo credit: Broadway cast of A Christmas Carol (Photo by Joan Marcus)
National tour of ‘A Christmas Carol’ to play theatres in 2021
October 12, 2020

The Broadway production of A Christmas Carol will tour in 2021, with performances in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Producer Tom Smedes said of the show’s return: “We look forward to this tour and to being back on Broadway again during the Christmas season of 2021. We are also thrilled that our partners at The Old Vic Theatre are able to perform A Christmas Carol this year as part of their In Camera Initiative. They will play a live, full-scale production to an empty theater from December 12th through 24th that can then be streamed online.”

Campbell Scott & Paterson Joseph
5 Questions from Over the Pond: Campbell Scott & Paterson Joseph
December 3, 2019

Joy to the World! This month's festive edition of 5 Questions from Over the Pond sees Campbell Scott and Paterson Joseph, representing the New York and London productions of A Christmas Carol, respectively, going head-to-head.

Andrea Martin & LaChanze
New York Theatre Guide at the Opening Night of A Christmas Carol on Broadway
November 21, 2019

Tidings of comfort and joy, anyone? The holidays are almost here and, thanks to the acclaimed Old Vic production of A Christmas Carol which officially opened at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre last night, the festivities have begun a little early. Forget your "Bah, Humbug!" and warm the cockles of your heart with this equally dark and joyous, immersive new take on the Charles Dickens classic! Read our 4* review here! Read our full New York Theatre Guide to... A Christmas Carol here!

Campbell Scott in A Christmas Carol
A New York Theatre Guide to... A Christmas Carol!
November 21, 2019

Having enchanted audiences across the pond at London’s Old Vic in both 2017 and 2018, Tony Award winner Jack Thorne’s adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol is not only returning to the Old Vic for a third consecutive run this year, it’s also celebrating its Broadway debut! Under the direction of Tony Award winner Matthew Warchus, this festive and frolicking production began previews at the Lyceum Theatre on November 7, 2019, officially opening on November 20 for a limited holiday engagement through January 5, 2020. ‘Tis the season to be jolly on the Great White Way!

Campbell Scott in A Christmas Carol
Official Broadway production photos released for A Christmas Carol
November 19, 2019

God bless these production photos... every one! Producers of Charles Dickens' holiday masterpiece, A Christmas Carol have now released official photography for the production. The new shots depict "House of Cards" star Campbell Scott (as Ebenezer Scrooge), two-time Tony Award winner Andrea Martin (as the Ghost of Christmas Past), Tony Award winner LaChanze (as the Ghost of Christmas Present/Mrs. Fezziwig), Dashiell Eaves (as Bob Cratchit), Sarah Hunt (as Belle), and Chris Hoch (as Marley), alongside the entire Broadway company.

Our A Christmas Carol Review

This version of A Christmas Carol at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway, adapted by Jack Thorne and directed by Matthew Warchus, is a nifty bit of business. An unusual take on Charles Dickens' story, it is Redemption à la Mode. And it works.