Want tickets to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? Well have I got good news for you. They are now on sale. Oh and did I mention that we will be selling them? Well of course we do. In fact we sell tickets to every new musical and play this season. Growing up as a child Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was one of my favorite books. I didn't think it could get any better than that.
Then the movie came out and I thought I was in heaven. Cut to thirty-five years later and the story that I have loved since I was seven years old is finally coming to Broadway as a musical. And here I thought it couldn't get any better. Previews for the show are scheduled to begin at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on March 28, 2017, with opening night set for April 23.
Leading the cast as Willie Wonka is two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle. Who by the way will be pulling double duty this season as he is also playing the role of Marvin in the first Broadway revival of Falsettos. Can you just imagine if he was nominated for both roles? Not only would that be a first, but it would also make next year's Tony Awards very interesting my friends.
Now besides featuring two of the films most famous song's,"The Candy Man", and "Pure Imagination", the show will also include nineteen new songs written by Tony winners Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray, Smash). Not only that but the show is being directed by Tony winner Jack O'Brien, with choreography by Emmy winner and Tony nominee Josh Bergasse (On The Town, Gigi). Now can you see why I am so excited? Get your tickets to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Who knows? You might just see me there. Until next time theatre fans.
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