Where to see 'A Christmas Carol' on Broadway and in New York
Get into the holiday spirit by seeing these productions of Charles Dickens's classic.
It’s a Dickens of a tale. The holiday theatre season isn’t complete without a visit to A Christmas Carol and the miserly bah-humbugging misanthrope at its center, Ebenezer Scrooge. The classic story has inspired countless theatre versions, with multiple productions popping up each holiday season.
Learn more about A Christmas Carol and the Broadway and Off-Broadway adaptations on stage below, and discover even more holiday and Christmas shows in New York this season.
What is A Christmas Carol about?
In Victorian England, cold-hearted Ebenezer Scrooge gets an otherworldly visit on Christmas Eve from his late business partner, Jacob Marley. He warns the miser to change his ways – and pronto! – or he’ll regret it. Three more ghosts, of Christmas past, present, and future, check in with Scrooge during the night to help make Marley’s case.
These spooky wake-up calls are compelling. Scrooge undergoes a 180-degree transformation and promises to keep the spirit of Christmas. He begins by opening his heart to charity and by lavishing the family of his beleaguered employee Bob Cratchit with compassion, kindness, and a holiday turkey that’s bigger than Cratchit’s fragile son, Tiny Tim.
Current productions of A Christmas Carol in New York
Dickens's nearly 200-year-old tale has inspired countless adaptations, including films, books and, of course, theatre shows. People have performed A Christmas Carol in perfect period garb, as a one-person show, or as a mash-up with other iconic tales, to name just a few. Discover productions of A Christmas Carol on Broadway and beyond that you can check out this festive season.
A Christmas Carol: The Musical
A Christmas Carol the Musical is back for its 15th year at the Players Theatre. The story is exactly the same as the original A Christmas Carol, but with song! If you want a break from the same old Christmas songs and want to hear some new ones, the original music of A Christmas Carol the Musical is sure to provide holiday cheer.
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