WNYC & WQXR present A Christmas Carol: A Radio Drama-- Monday, December 8 at 5pm and 7pm

The Greene Space at WNYC and WQXR presents

 A Christmas Carol

A Radio Drama

Written by Arthur Yorinks and Inspired by the Charles Dickens Classic


The 5th Annual Holiday Celebration with WQXR and WNYC Hosts including


And Featuring


Monday, December 8th at 5pm & 7pm in The Greene Space in SoHo


(November 24, 2014, New York, NY) – On Monday, December 8th at 5pm and 7pm, WNYC and WQXR will host the fifth annual presentation of A CHRISTMAS CAROL: A Radio Drama, written by Arthur Yorinks and inspired by the Charles Dickens classic, performed by station hosts and special guests.

The performance will take place at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC and WQXR, the street-level, intimate live event venue.

To help bring Dickens’ classic holiday tale to life, five accomplished actors will perform with WNYC and WQXR hosts.

Mark Linn-Baker will lead the cast as Ebenezer Scrooge. Baker can currently be seen in Broadway’s You Can’t Take it with You and is perhaps best known for starring with Peter O’Toole in My Favorite Year.

Tony Award-winner Jefferson Mays, currently playing eight roles in Broadway's A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder will play all three ghosts.

Real-life husband and wife and Broadway regulars Marin Mazzie (Bullets over Broadway) and Jason Danieley (Next to Normal) will play Mr. and Mrs. Cratchit.

Ten year old Payton Lusk of Westchester will play Tiny Tim. 

Veteran broadcaster and the new announcer from NPR’s Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me, Bill Kurtis, will narrate.

All other roles will be read, as is the tradition, by WNYC & WQXR hosts including John Hockenberry (The Takeaway), Robert Krulwich (Radiolab), Anna Sale (Death, Sex & Money), Dan Pashman (The Sporkful), Naomi Lewin (WQXR) and Jeff Spurgeon  (WQXR).

A CHRISTMAS CAROL will be directed by WQXR host Elliott Forrest. The creative team includes A Prairie Home Companion’s touring foley artist Fred Newman, who will shape the audio atmosphere of the production, and award-winning songwriter and composer John Forster (Into the Light, A Good Swift Kick) on the piano. Martha Mooke, who plays regularly with Phillip Glass, will play electro-acoustic viola. Caldecott Award-winner Arthur Yorinks wrote the audio play.


WHAT:          WQXR and WNYC’s Annual Presentation of

                      A CHRISTMAS CAROL: A Radio Drama 

WHEN:           Monday, December 8th at 5pm & 7pm

WHERE:         The Greene Space, 44 Charlton Street, New York, NY 10014

TICKETS:       $40 includes complimentary hot cider and good cheer 

                      $50 includes complimentary hot cider, pre-show meet-and-greet

                      with WNYC and WQXR hosts, VIP seats and more good cheer


Tickets and live webcast available at www.thegreenespace.org 



New York Public Radio is New York’s premier public radio franchise, comprising WNYC, WQXR, The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, and New Jersey Public Radio, as well as www.wnyc.org, www.wqxr.org, www.thegreenespace.org and www.njpublicradio.org. As America's most listened-to AM/FM news and talk public radio stations, reaching 1.1 million listeners every week, WNYC extends New York City's cultural riches to the entire country on-air and online, and presents the best national offerings from networks NPR, Public Radio International, American Public Media, and the British Broadcasting Company. WQXR is New York City's sole 24-hour classical music station, presenting new and landmark classical recordings as well as live concerts from the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, and Carnegie Hall, among other New York City venues, immersing listeners in the city's rich musical life. In addition to its audio content, WNYC and WQXR produce content for live, radio and web audiences from The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, the station's street-level multipurpose, multiplatform broadcast studio and performance space. New Jersey Public Radio extends WNYC’s reach and service more deeply into New Jersey. For more information about New York Public Radio, visit www.nypublicradio.org.