A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play

Friday, December 10, 2010

Join your favorite WQXR and WNYC hosts for a performance of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, adapted by playwright Arthur Yorinks and starring Tony Award-winning actor David Hyde Pierce as Scrooge.

Grammy-nominated composer John Forster accompanies the performance of the radio play with an original score for piano, and Fred Newman of A Prairie Home Companion provides the live sound effects. The production was conceived and directed by WQXR’s Elliott Forrest.

 

CAST

SCROOGE – David Hyde Pierce
NARRATOR – Jeff Spurgeon (WQXR host)
NEPHEW – Soterios Johnson (WNYC’s Morning Edition host)
CRATCHIT – Kevin Gordon (WQXR host)
COLLECTOR 1 – Leonard Lopate (host of WNYC’s The Leonard Lopate Show)
COLLECTOR 2 – John Schaefer (host of WNYC’s Soundcheck and New Sounds)
MARLEY – Kurt Andersen (host of WNYC’s Studio 360)
GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST – Brooke Gladstone (co-host of WNYC’s On the Media)
FEZZIWIG – Robert Krulwich (co-host of WNYC’s Radiolab)
EMILY – Annie Bergen (WQXR host)
YOUNG SCROOGE – Jad Abumrad (co-host of WNYC’s Radiolab)
GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT – John Hockenberry (co-host of WNYC’s The Takewaway)
MRS. CRATCHIT – Midge Woolsey (WQXR host)
GHOST OF CHRISTMAS FUTURE - Elliott Forrest (WQXR host)
TINY TIM – Simon Lehrer
BELINDA CRATCHIT – Naomi Lewin (WQXR host) 
NIECE - Annie Bergen (WQXR host)
BUSINESSMAN 1 – David Garland (WQXR host)
BUSINESSMAN 2 – Elliott Forrest (WQXR host)
BOY - Michael Forrest

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