The five-time Tony Award-winning production of “A Christmas Carol” playing at the
Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre from November 30, 2021 through January 1, 2022, has released a first look at Bradley Whitford in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge.
Three-time Emmy winning Bradley Whitford will perform opposite Tony and Emmy Award nominee Kate Burton and Grammy and SAG Award nominee Alex Newell in this magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens’ timeless story, adapted by Tony Award winner Jack Thorne and originally directed and conceived by Tony Award winner Matthew Warchus (“Matilda”).
Bradley Whitford can currently be seen in the fourth season of Hulu’s acclaimed series, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” in his Emmy Award-winning role of Commander Joseph Lawrence. He is known for his work in the Academy Award-nominated films “Get Out” and “The Post” and will soon be seen in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “tick, tick… Boom!” He is currently filming “Rosaline” with Kaitlyn Dever and executive produced the documentary, “Not Going Quietly,” which is currently in select theaters.
Kate Burton, as the Ghost of Christmas Past, is a veteran of stage and screen, earning three Tony nominations and three Emmy nominations throughout her illustrious career.
Alex Newell, as the Ghost of Christmas Present and Mrs. Fezziwig has an extensive list of credits both on Broadway and television, including fan favorite “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” and two hit Fox series, “Empire” and “Glee.” Among many accolades, Alex earned a Grammy nomination for the cast recording of the Broadway revival of “Once on this Island,”.
The cast 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. Celia Mei Rubin will standby for Jess and Mrs. Cratchit and Andrew Mayer is a Swing.
A holiday masterpiece for all ages, “A Christmas Carol” opened on Broadway to rave
reviews on November 20, 2019, following critically acclaimed runs at The Old Vic, London.
Breaking several box office records at the Lyceum Theatre, the production took home five 2020 Tony Awards for Best Original Score (Christopher Nightingale), Best Scenic Design of a Play (Rob Howell), Best Costume Design of a Play (Rob Howell), Best Lighting Design of a Play (Hugh Vanstone) and Best Sound Design of a Play (Simon Baker), sweeping all categories in which it was nominated. It also won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Adaptation. “A Christmas Carol” will return to The Old Vic for its fourth season this year. In addition to this production, a second U.S. production of “A Christmas Carol” will play San Francisco’s Golden Gate Theatre this holiday season.
This timeless – and timely – tale of isolation and redemption welcomes theatregoers
into an immersive experience that is brimming with Christmas spirit. The production 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.”
Throughout the run of “A Christmas Carol” in Los Angeles, the company will take up
collections to support a local nonprofit following each performance. This continues a tradition set in London and on Broadway to support local communities in need. The nonprofit selected will be announced at a later date.
To purchase tickets, visit CenterTheatreGroup.org, call Audience Services at (213) 972-4400 or visit the Center Theatre Group Box Office (at the Ahmanson Theatre at The Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown L.A. 90012). Ticket prices start at $40.