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Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”

Coming to Broadway, the musical will begin performances in March 2017 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, Finding Neverland will play its last performance on August 21, 2016.

The Show

ROALD DAHL’s deliciously dark tale of young Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectioner Willy Wonka comes to life in a brand new West End musical directed by Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes.

When Charlie wins a golden ticket to the weird and wonderful Wonka Chocolate Factory, it’s the chance of a lifetime to feast on the sweets he’s always dreamed of. But beyond the gates astonishment awaits, as down the sugary corridors and amongst the incredible edible delights, the five lucky winners discover not everything is as sweet as it seems.

Featuring ingenious stagecraft, the wonder of the original story that has captivated the world for almost 50 years is brought to life with music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman (Grammy® winners for Hairspray; Smash), a book by award-winning playwright and adaptor David Greig (The Bacchae; Tintin In Tibet), set and costume designs by Mark Thompson (Mamma Mia!; One Man, Two Guvnors) and choreography by Peter Darling (Billy Elliot The Musical; Matilda The Musical).  A chocolate garden, an army of squirrels and the curiously peculiar Oompa-Loompas must be believed to be seen in this gigantic new musical that is choc-full of fantastical treats to dazzle your senses.
 

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Royal Variety Performance 2013

Christian Borle

Christian Borle (born October 1, 1973 is a American actor featured in several Broadway productions. He starred as Tom Levitt on the NBC musical-drama series Smash. Borle played Max Dettweiler in The Sound of Music Live!, which aired on December 5, 2013.  A two-time Tony Award winner for his roles in Peter and the Starcatcher as Black Stache and Something Rotten! as William Shakespeare, Borle also starred as Tom Levitt on the NBC musical-drama series Smash. Christian will now appear in the 2016 revival of the James Lapin and William Finn Production of Falsettos. In 2015 he won the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for Something Rotten!,which opened in previews at the St. James Theatre on March 23, 2015, and an official opening in April, and won the title on June 7, 2015.

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