A scene from 'A Civil War Christmas' at Center Stage

A scene from 'A Civil War Christmas' at Center Stage (Richard Anderson / November 17, 2013)

"A Civil War Christmas," the extraordinary play with music by Pulitzer Prize-winning Paula Vogel at Center Stage, has broken the theater company's record for single ticket daily gross. That makes it one of the best-selling shows in the 50 years of Center Stage.

The response has prompted a small extension of the play's run. An extra performance has been added -- 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22 (the show was to have closed after the matinee that day).