Stewart To Revive 'A Christmas Carol'By Christian
November 16, 2001 - 11:07 PM
Five years after he last starred in a Dickens play on stage, Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard) is set to bring back his classic one-man show 'A Christmas Carol' for a special set of charity performances.
According to David Lefkowitz at Playbill, Stewart will do eight performances at Broadway's Marriott Marquis Theatre, beginning on the 24th of December and continuing straight until the 30th. All proceeds from the performances will go to charity, with one of the shows intended to benefit the Actors' Fund's September 11th campaign.
The play's revival will mean yet another addition to Stewart's already busy schedule. Next week, the actor is scheduled to start shooting 'Star Trek X: Nemesis,' while early in 2002 his 'X-Men 2' will start filming.
Stewart started with the one-man 'Christmas Carol' shortly after starting on The Next Generation as a way to continue performing in the theatre. The show received wide critical acclaim when Stewart first performed in California, and after TNG had ended he did several sold-out sessions of the show on Broadway and in London.
Two years ago, Stewart finally agreed to produce a film version of the show, which led to the TNT TV movie 'A Christmas Carol.' In this production, Stewart limited himself to the role of Ebenezer Scrooge, as opposed to the stage version, where he played a full total of over 35 characters. His TV adaptation is still available on both DVD and VHS.
Tickets are now available to the Ticketmaster service, while the Marriott Marquis Theatre will start selling tickets from the 10th of December onwards. Further information can be found in this Playbill article.