Saturday, March 19, 2016
'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' Musical Will Open Its Doors to Broadway
Willy Wonka will open the gates to his chocolate factory next spring, when a new musical based on Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” begins performances on Broadway.
The new musical comes after an acclaimed run in London’s West End, which began in June 2013 and is slated to end in January 2017.
The score is written by the Tony-winning team of Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (“Hairspray”), who will reunite with “Hairspray” director Jack O’Brien on the Broadway staging. David Greg will adapt Dahl’s book for the stage, with Joshua Bergasse (NBC’s “Smash”) choreographing. MORE