Gather 'round The Greene Space with the hosts of WQXR and WNYC for our annual reading of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
The beloved holiday tradition returns with the help of Broadway and screen veteran Tony Roberts, who stars in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. Mr. Roberts is perhaps best known for the six films he made with Woody Allen, including Annie Hall. As a special treat, Fred Newman of A Prairie Home Companion returns to provide live sound effects!
The timeless classic tells the story of sour and stingy Scrooge and his transformation after the visits of Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. A story that still touches the hearts of audiences worldwide, the novella has been adapted to film, opera — and now radio.
The story will be brought to life in The Greene Space with a stage reading performed by Mr. Roberts and WQXR and WNYC personalities and reporters, including: Naomi Lewin, Jeff Spurgeon, John Hockenberry, Brooke Gladstone, Manoush Zomorodi and Ilya Maritz. Directed by WQXR host Elliott Forrest and adapted by award-winning playwright Arthur Yorinks.