August 20, 2019

Campbell Scott to Star in Broadway ‘Christmas Carol’

Thirty-five years ago, George C. Scott played Scrooge in a television adaptation of Charles Dickens’s holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol.”

Now the actor’s son, Campbell Scott, is planning to play the same role on Broadway.

The new stage adaptation of the novella, which received strong reviews when it opened in London two years ago, will run for eight weeks at the Lyceum Theater, from Nov. 7 to Jan. 5.

The play was written by Jack Thorne, who won a Tony Award last year for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” and is directed by Matthew Warchus, who won a Tony in 2009 for “God of Carnage.” Mr. Warchus is also the artistic director of the Old Vic Theater in London, where the show has been running each year since 2017.

The Guardian called the production “superb” and the Independent called it “magnificent.”

“It’s the most popular production that we have at the Old Vic, and it’s interesting because for a lot of people it’s their first encounter with theater,” Mr. Warchus said.

Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/13/theater/campbell-scott-christmas-carol-broadway.html?emc=rss&partner=rss

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