The first national tour of Jack Thorne's adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, which recently earned five Tony Awards, is currently playing the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona, through November 21.
Bradley Whitford (film adaptation of Jonathan Larson's tick, tick… BOOM!) stars as Ebenezer Scrooge with Tony nominee Kate Burton (Hedda Gabler, The Elephant Man, The Constant Wife) as the Ghost of Christmas Past and Grammy nominee Alex Newell (Once On This Island, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist) as the Ghost of Christmas Present/Mrs. Fezziwig.
Originally directed and conceived by Tony winner Matthew Warchus, the tour is helmed by Thomas Caruso and will subsequently play engagements November 23–28 at The Smith Center in Las Vegas, Nevada; and November 30–January 1, 2022, at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
The cast also includes Chante Carmel as Mrs. Cratchit, Dashiell Eaves as Bob Cratchit, Brandon Gill as Fred, Evan Harrington as Fezziwig, Chris Hoch as Father/Marley, Sarah Hunt as Belle, Alex Nee as Ferdy/Nicholas, Sebastian Ortiz and Cade Robertson alternating as Tiny Tim, Brett Ryback as George, Harry Thornton as Young Ebenezer, Glory Yepassis-Zembrou as Little Fan, and Grace Yoo as Jess. Eaves, Gill, Harrington, Hoch, Hunt, Nee, Ortiz, and Rubin return from the original Broadway cast.
Celia Mei Rubin is the standby for the roles of Jess and Mrs. Cratchit, and Andrew Mayer is a swing.
Obie winner Francois Battiste (The Good Negro at The Public Theater) will be Scrooge in a separate San Francisco-based production starting November 26. Jamie Manton directs.
A Christmas Carol opened at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre November 20, 2019, following several holiday runs at The Old Vic in London. The production won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Adaptation and recently took home five 2020 Tony Awards: Best Original Score (Christopher Nightingale), Best Scenic Design of a Play (Rob Howell), Best Costume Design of a Play (Howell), Best Lighting Design of a Play (Hugh Vanstone), and Best Sound Design of a Play (Simon Baker).
A Christmas Carol also has music direction by Remy Kurs, music supervision by Paul Staroba, music coordination by Howard Joines, casting by Jim Carnahan and Jason Thinger, and movement by Lizzi Gee.