Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the exciting family-oriented musical based on the popular Roald Dahl book and the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, has just announced a new block of tickets is on sale. The musical, with a book by David Greig, and a score by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, will offer tickets through Sunday, September 2, 2018. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning today at 12pm EST.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opened at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 23, 2017. Featuring direction by Tony-winner Jack O’Brien, Choreography by Tony-nominee Joshua Bergasse, the musical has proven to be a crowd-pleaser. Additional to the Shaiman/Wittman score, the musical mines many of the beloved Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse tunes from the film including “Pure Imagination” and “The Candy Man.”
The company of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is led by two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle (Willy Wonka) in a cast of 35 that includes Tony Award winner John Rubinstein as Grandpa Joe (Pippin), Emily Padgett as Mrs. Bucket (Side Show), Kathy Fitzgerald as Mrs. Gloop (9 to 5), F. Michael Haynie as Augustus Gloop (Wicked), Ben Crawford as Mr. Salt (Shrek), Emma Pfaeffle as Veruca Salt (Finding Neverland), Alan H. Green as Mr. Beauregarde (School of Rock), Trista Dollison as Violet Beauregarde (A Bronx Tale), Jackie Hoffman as Mrs. Teavee (On The Town), Michael Wartella as Mike Teavee (Tuck Everlasting) and introducing Jake Ryan Flynn, Ryan Foust and Ryan Sell making their Broadway debuts as Charlie Bucket, with Yesenia Ayala (Broadway Debut), Darius Barnes (Cinderella), Colin Bradbury (Come Fly Away), Jared Bradshaw (Jersey Boys), Ryan Breslin (Newsies), Kristy Cates (Finding Neverland), Madeleine Doherty (The Producers), Paloma Garcia-Lee (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812), Stephanie Gibson (Cinderella), Talya Groves (Motown), Cory Lingner (On The Town), Elliott Mattox (Broadway Debut), Monette McKay (Memphis), Kyle Taylor Parker (Kinky Boots), Paul Slade Smith (Finding Neverland), Katie Webber (Wicked), Stephen Carrasco (Fiddler on the Roof), Robin Masella (Cats), Kristin Piro (An American In Paris), Amy Quanbeck (Broadway Debut), Michael Williams (On The Town), and Mikey Winslow (On The Town).
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals and maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com
Pictured: Christian Borle. Photo by Joan Marcus, 2017.