The Greene Space at WNYC and WQXR presents Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” A Radio Drama

The Greene Space at WNYC and WQXR presents

Charles Dickens’
“A Christmas Carol”
A Radio Drama

The Annual Holiday Celebration with WQXR and WNYC Hosts including
And Starring
Emmy Award Winner BRIAN COX

Adaptation by Award-Winning Playwright Arthur Yorinks

Thursday, December 13 at 5pm & 7pm in The Greene Space in SoHo

Free Outdoor Viewing and Listening Area with Hot Cider Available

(November 28, 2012, New York, NY) – This year WNYC and WQXR continue a beloved holiday tradition with the help of an Emmy Award winner.  

On Thursday, December 13  at 5pm and 7pm, the annual WQXR reading of Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL will take place in the station’s live performance venue, The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space. WQXR personalities, including Naomi Lewin, Terrance McKnight and Midge Woolsey, will be joined by WNYC hosts and reporters including Robert Krulwich, Brian Lehrer, Bob Hennelly and Arun Venugopal in a version re-imagined for stage by award-winning playwright Arthur Yorinks.

Stage and screen actor Brian Cox will star in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL will be directed by WQXR host Elliott Forrest and the crew 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.

The festivities will continue through The Greene Space and onto Charlton and Varick Streets, where an outdoor viewing and listening area will be available for passers-by and hot cider will be served.

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What:              WQXR and WNYC’s Annual Reading of Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL

When:             Thursday, December 13 at 5pm & 7pm

Where:           The Greene Space - 44 Charlton Street (at Varick 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

                   Available at: and 

The reading will also be available as a live video webcast at


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,, and 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

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