This holiday season, the beloved story of A Christmas Carolis returning to Broadway with a cast of one. Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays will star in a one-man version of the holiday classic in a production directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Michael Arden. Mays, currently starring in The Music Manthrough October 23, will play over 50 roles in A Christmas Carol.
A Christmas Carol will begin preview performances on November 8, 2022, at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre, ahead of an official opening on November 21, 2022. Tickets are on sale now.
Michael Arden commented, “I am delighted and humbled that this labor of love will be seen by New York audiences this Christmas. Jefferson is nothing short of extraordinary and I can’t wait for Broadway to witness his Dickensian tight rope act.”
“After everything we’ve been through in the past few years it seems fitting to tell the story of one man’s reflection and redemption on the Broadway stage,” producer Hunter Arnold said. “In a time where the world needs each of us to look within and find our own best selves we are ecstatic to bring this iconic tale of metamorphosis and catharsis to audiences this holiday season.”
In this A Christmas Carol unlike any other – past, present or future, Jefferson Mays plays more than 50 roles, including a potato, in a virtuosic, master class of a performance that must be seen to be believed.
Directed by the acclaimed, two-time Tony Award nominee Michael Arden, adapted by Mays, Susan Lyons, and Arden, and conceived by Arden and Tony Award nominee Dane Laffrey, A Christmas Carol had a wildly acclaimed world premiere in 2018 at Los Angeles’ Geffen Playhouse. In the winter of 2020, at the height of the pandemic, producer Hunter Arnold released a special filmed version of the production as way to raise money and bring the magic of A Christmas Carol to 84 partner theaters across the country.
The creative team for A Christmas Carol includes Dane Laffrey (scenic and costume design), Ben Stanton (lighting design), Lucy Mackinnon (projection design), Joshua D. Reid (sound design), Cookie Jordan (hair and makeup design), John Kristiansen (puppet design), Stephen Kopel (casting director), and Justin Scribner (associate director and production stage manager).
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