Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a new musical written by David Greig, with music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Based on the children’s novel of the same name, written by Roald Dahl, directed by Jack O’Brien (Hairspray, The Sound of Music) and choreography by Josh Bergasse (Gigi, On The Town).
Charlie at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Broadway
First Preview 28, March 2017 / Opening Night 23, Apr 2017
The play opens with Charlie Bucket searching for valuables in a dump near his home. As he picks up candy wrappers, he speaks with a mysterious tramp, and heads home to his family . His home is a one-room shack under a railway arch. As he and his grandparents wait for their cabbage soup to boil, they tell Charlie about Willy Wonka . After Charlie’s father returns home dispirited from lack of work, Charlie pens a letter about chocolate, folds it into a paper airplane and sends it flying out into the night. The next morning, Mrs. Bucket returns home from her night job and explains to the rest of the family that Willy Wonka is holding a competition where five lucky contestants must buy Wonka Bars to find a Golden Ticket to his factory and a lifetime’s supply of candy. Charlie is desperate to win one, but he has no money.
|Christian Borle – Willy Wonka
Christian Borle won two Tony Awards for his performances in Something Rotten and Peter and the Starcatcher. He is currently starring in the Lincoln Center production of Falsettos. Other Broadway credits include Mary Poppins, Legally Blonde, Spamalot, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Amour, Footloose, and Jesus Christ Superstar. Off-Broadway credits include Sweeney Todd, Angels in America, (Signature Theatre), Elegies: A Song Cycle (Lincoln Center), and On The Town and Little Me for City Center Encores!.
|John Rubinstein – Grandpa Joe
Broadway: originated title role in Pippin (1972), Children of a Lesser God (Tony Award & Drama Desk), Caine Mutiny, Ragtime, Hurlyburly, M. Butterfly, Fools, Love Letters, Pippin (2014). Off-B’way/regional: Counsellor-at- Law (Lortel Award), Wicked
|Emily Padgett – Mrs Bucket
Broadway: Bright Star (Lucy Grant) SideShow (Daisy Hilton) Rock of Ages (Sherrie Christian) Legally Blonde, Grease. Off-Broadway: Sweet Charity directed by Leigh Silverman. Regional: SideShow (La Jolla, San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award) (Kennedy Center, Helen Hayes Nomination) Waterfall(Pasadena Playhouse) White Noise (Royal George Theatre) First National Tour: Grease (Sandy) Flashdance The Musical(Alex Owens)
|Kathy Fitzgerald – Mrs Gloop
Broadway: Wicked (Madame Morrble), 9 to 5 (Roz; Outer Critics Nom. Best Featured Actress), The Producers (Shirley Markowitz), Swinging on a Star (Drama Desk Nom. Best Featured Actress). Off-Broadway: Damn Yankees (Doris) Encores, Disaster! (Shirley) Triad, Donnybrook (Irish Rep.). Regional: Pirates! (Ruth) Muny, Emmet Otter (Ma) Goodspeed, Christmas Carol (Fezziwig) McCarter, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, School for Wives, Search for Signs. National Tour: Wicked (Morrible; Broadway World Award).
|F Michael Haynie – Augustus Gloop
Broadway: Wicked, Holler If Ya Hear Me. Off-Broadway: Carrie (MCC), Dogfight (Second Stage) and others. Regional: Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Ogunquit), Found (PTC).
|Ben Crawford – Mr Salt
Broadway: Shrek the Musical (Shrek), Big Fish (Don Price, Ed Bloom u/s), On The Twentieth Century (Bruce Granit, Max Jacobs u/s), Les Miserables (Valjean, Javert u/s). New York/Regional: Jasper in Deadland, 35MM, Irma La Duce, Merrily, 110 in the Shade, Evita
|Emma Pfaeffle – Veruca Salt
Emma Pfaeffle graduated from the Conservatory of dance at SUNY Purchase and continued on to the international tour of West Side Story. She later joined Ballet Hispanico for a season. She was in the original cast of Finding Neverland as Wendy/Emily at A.R.T and continued onto Broadway for the full run.
Alan H. Green – Mr Beauregard
Trista Dollison – Violet Beauregard
Jackie Hoffman – Mrs Teavee
Michael Wartella – Mike Teavee
Jake Ryan Flynn – Charlie Bucket
Ryan Fousy – Charlie Bucket
Ryan Sell – Charlie Bucket
Yesenia Ayala – Ensemble
Darius Barnes – Ensemble
Colin Bradbury – Ensemble
Jared Bradshaw – Ensemble
Ryan Breslin – Ensemble
Kristy Cates – Ensemble
Madeleine Doherty – Ensemble
Paloma Garcia-Lee – Ensemble
Stephanie Gibson – Ensemble
talya Groves – Ensemble
Cory Lingner – Ensemble
Elliott Mattox – Ensemble
Monette McKay – Ensemble
Kyle Taylor Parker – Ensemble
Paul Slade Smith – Ensemble
Katie Webber – Ensemble
Stephen Carrasco – Swing
Robin Masella – Swing
Kristin Piro – Swing
Amy Quanbeck – Swing
Michael Williams Swing
Mikey Winslow – Swing
Marc Shaiman – Music/Co-lyricist
Scott Wittman – Co-lyricist
David Greig – Book
Jack O’Brien – Director
Joshua Bergasse – Choreographer
Mark Thompson – Set/Costume Design
Japhy Weideman – Lighting Design
Basil Twist – Puppet Design
Jeff Sugg – Projection Design
Andrew Keister – Sound Design
Campbell Young Associates – Wig, Hair & Makeup Design
Doug Besterman – Orchestrations
Telsey + Company – Casting
Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures
Producer – Langley Park Productions
Producer – Neal Street Productions
There are designated wheelchair and companion seats in the rear of the orchestra section. If the patron can transfer from their wheelchair to a seat, we have orchestra locations as close as the first ten rows where arm rest lifts for easy transfer. No steps involved. (See seating chart.)
Theatre representatives are available to meet patrons with disabilities in the lobby of the building to escort them to designated wheelchair accessible areas. There are no elevators or escalators at the Lunt-Fontanne.
Although animals are not permitted in the theatre, an exception is made for guide dogs and service animals. Please inform your ticket sales representative if any accommodations are required.
Headsets for sound augmentation are available at the theatre, free of charge. A photo identification is required as a deposit. For patrons with a tele coil, this theatre is equipped with an induction loop. Please set your device to the “t” setting.