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Up on the Marquee: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORYUp on the Marquee: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by Walter McBride - November 25, 2016

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is up on the marquee, and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the exciting new look for the Lunt-Fontanne! The new musical version, starring two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle, is set to begin previews on March 28th, 2017. Opening night is April 23rd, 2017. (more...)
Get Your Golden Ticket to Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY TodayGet Your Golden Ticket to Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Today
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2016

Tickets for the new musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory starring two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle, go on sale for the general public beginning today, September 16. (more...)
Get Your Golden Ticket to Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Starting TodayGet Your Golden Ticket to Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Starting Today
by BWW News Desk - September 6, 2016

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions and Neal Street Productions recently announced that tickets for the new musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory starring two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle, would go on sale exclusively for MasterCard Cardholders beginning today, September 6, 2016 at 10am EST through Friday, September 16, 2016. (more...)
Get Your Golden Ticket to Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Starting Next WeekGet Your Golden Ticket to Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Starting Next Week
by BWW News Desk - August 31, 2016

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions and Neal Street Productions announced today that tickets for the new musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory starring two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle, will go on sale exclusively for MasterCard Cardholders beginning Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 10am EST through Friday, September 16, 2016. (more...)
BWW TV: Wonka Arrives in NYC- Watch New Trailer for CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!BWW TV: Wonka Arrives in NYC- Watch New Trailer for CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 22, 2016

Wonka has touched down in New York! Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle, just announced the show will begin performances Tuesday, March 28, 2017 and officially opens Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). (more...)
VIDEO: Wonka is Coming! Watch Two New Teasers for Broadway-Bound CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORYVIDEO: Wonka is Coming! Watch Two New Teasers for Broadway-Bound CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - August 9, 2016

The factory is almost open! As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle, just announced the show will begin performances Tuesday, March 28, 2017 and officially opens Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). Check out two new teasers for the show below! (more...)
Christian Borle Will Juggle Both FALSETTOS and CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORYChristian Borle Will Juggle Both FALSETTOS and CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by Marissa Sblendorio - May 9, 2016

Broadway World reported earlier today that Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions and Neal Street Productions announced that two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle(Something Rotten, Peter and the Starcatcher) will originate the role of Willy Wonka in the Broadway premiere of Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY which begins performances in March 2017.  (more...)
Breaking News: Christian Borle's Got the Golden Ticket! The Two-Time Tony Winner Will Lead CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY on BroadwayBreaking News: Christian Borle's Got the Golden Ticket! The Two-Time Tony Winner Will Lead CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions and Neal Street Productions announced today that two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle (Something Rotten, Peter and the Starcatcher) will originate the role of Willy Wonka in the Broadway premiere of Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY which begins performances in March 2017, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). (more...)
Broadway's Got the Golden Ticket! Jack O'Brien-Helmed CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Will Arrive in Spring 2017Broadway's Got the Golden Ticket! Jack O'Brien-Helmed CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Will Arrive in Spring 2017
by BWW News Desk - March 17, 2016

Broadway's got the golden ticket! Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions and Neal Street Productions announced that Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY will open its gates on Broadway in the spring of 2017, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien and choreographed by Tony Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Joshua Bergasse. Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY has music by Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award winner Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Grammy and Tony Award winners Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, and a book by Artistic Director of Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum theatre David Greig. Design team, Broadway theater and dates to be announced soon. (more...)
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Golden Ticket Winners AnnouncedCHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Golden Ticket Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - March 16, 2016

Five aspiring stage managers have won their big break into the theatre industry after receiving a Golden Ticket to a week-long paid work placement on Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the record-breaking West End musical, directed by Sam Mendes. (more...)
Will Josh Bergasse Join Jack O'Brien for Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY with New Song?Will Josh Bergasse Join Jack O'Brien for Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY with New Song?
by Jessica Khan - January 7, 2016

After news that CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY -- currently playing in the West End -- would be gaining Jack O'Brien as its new director on Broadway in spring 2017, The Daily Mail reports that choreographer Josh Bergasse has replaced Peter Darling on the creative team. (more...)
Breaking News: Sam Mendes Departs Broadway-Bound CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY; Jack O'Brien to Take His Place?Breaking News: Sam Mendes Departs Broadway-Bound CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY; Jack O'Brien to Take His Place?
by BWW News Desk - December 9, 2015

According to Variety, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which is currently playing in the West End, will get a new director for it's Broadway run- which is aiming for the 2016-17 season. Sam Mendes will no longer helm the incoming musical due to scheduling conflicts, and rumor has  it that Jack O'Brien (who has previously worked with composers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman in HAIRSPRAY) will fill his place. Mendes will remain as a show producer and will reportedly be a part of the selection for his replacement.  (more...)
URINETOWN's Jonathan Slinger Is West End's New 'Willy Wonka', Beginning TonightURINETOWN's Jonathan Slinger Is West End's New 'Willy Wonka', Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2015

URINETOWN's Jonathan Slinger is set to star as 'Willy Wonka' in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, beginning toinght, May 2, 2015 for a run through April 2016. He follows Alex Jennings in the role. (more...)
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY to Release Piano/Vocal Selections Next MonthCHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY to Release Piano/Vocal Selections Next Month
by BWW News Desk - April 30, 2015

Dazzle your audience (friends, family, judges, casting directors, you name it!) with your own rendition of 'Pure Imagination' when Piano/Vocal Selections for the hit West End show CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY become available mid-May! (more...)
Photo Flash: New Character Portraits Unveiled for West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORYPhoto Flash: New Character Portraits Unveiled for West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - March 20, 2015

The hit West End show Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, today released new portraits of Alex Jennings as Willy Wonka, with the five lucky golden-ticket winners who win a tour of his chocolate factory - Charlie Bucket, Augustus Gloop, Violet Beauregarde, Veruca Salt and Mike Teavee. Check them out below! (more...)
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Names Recipients of 2nd Annual 'Golden Ticket' CompetitionCHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Names Recipients of 2nd Annual 'Golden Ticket' Competition
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2015

Five aspiring theatre technicians have been named as this year's recipients of the 'Golden Ticket' week-long paid work placements on Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the hit Olivier Award-winning musical, directed by Sam Mendes. (more...)
URINETOWN's Jonathan Slinger Is West End's New 'Willy Wonka'URINETOWN's Jonathan Slinger Is West End's New 'Willy Wonka'
by BWW News Desk - February 26, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that URINETOWN's Jonathan Slinger is set to star as 'Willy Wonka' in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, beginning May 2, 2015 for a run through April 2016. He follows Alex Jennings in the role. (more...)
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Extends Booking Through October 2015CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Extends Booking Through October 2015
by BWW News Desk - September 11, 2014

September will be a month to remember for the record-breaking and award-winning West End production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes. In the month that sees the book mark its 50th anniversary, and Roald Dahl Day celebrate Dahl's work, life and legacy, the production has sold its one millionth ticket, and today producers have announced an extension to its booking period, until 31 October 2015. (more...)
Photo Flash: Alex Jennings, Ben Forster, and More Celebrate West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY's One Year AnniversaryPhoto Flash: Alex Jennings, Ben Forster, and More Celebrate West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY's One Year Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - June 26, 2014

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, last night marked the first anniversary of its opening at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane with a gala performance and party for cast, crew and special guests. Check out a first look at cast members on the red carpet below! (more...)
West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Announces 'Golden Ticket' Work Placement RecipientsWest End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Announces 'Golden Ticket' Work Placement Recipients
by BWW News Desk - March 17, 2014

Following a demanding assessment day at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on Friday 7th March, Ruth Blakey, Kayleigh Chapman, Jenny Milner, Erin Rankin and Lois Taviner have been offered a week-long 'Golden Ticket' paid work placement, working backstage on Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the seven-time Olivier Award-nominated musical. (more...)
Alex Jennings to Replace Douglas Hodge as 'Willy Wonka' in CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Beg. May 19Alex Jennings to Replace Douglas Hodge as 'Willy Wonka' in CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Beg. May 19
by BWW News Desk - February 6, 2014

The West End is getting a new Willy Wonka. Taking over for Olivier and Tony Award-winning actor Douglas Hodge in Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be fellow Olivier-winner Alex Jennings, according to the Daily Mail. Directed by Sam Mendes, the production opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 25 June 2013 and recently extended through May 20, 2015. Hodge's last performance is set for May 17, with Jennings taking over May 19, 2014. (more...)
Applications for CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY's 'Golden Ticket' Program Now Being AcceptedApplications for CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY's 'Golden Ticket' Program Now Being Accepted
by BWW News Desk - January 27, 2014

Applications are now open for five 'Golden Ticket' week-long, paid work experience placements on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which will provide five people with a unique insight into the working world of theatre. What's more, at the end of the week, the most promising candidate will be rewarded with a life-changing three-month paid placement as production intern, working alongside some of the most experienced people in the business. (more...)
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Extends Booking in UK; Breaks Another Grosses Record During HolidaysCHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Extends Booking in UK; Breaks Another Grosses Record During Holidays
by BWW News Desk - January 27, 2014

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory today announced that it is extending its run at Theatre Royal Drury Lane until 20 May 2015. The new booking period will go on sale on 7 February 2014. (more...)
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Breaks West End Record for Highest Weekly SalesCHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Breaks West End Record for Highest Weekly Sales
by BWW News Desk - November 4, 2013

Last week (Monday 28th October to Saturday 2nd November 2013) Roald Dahl's' Charlie and the Chocolate Factory broke the West End record for the highest reported weekly gross sales. Over the course of the nine show week almost 20,000 people saw the musical at Theatre Royal Drury Lane achieving a record value of £1,062,606. This figure also breaks the show's own Drury Lane record set in August 2013. Since the box office opened in October 2012 the show has taken £21million in ticket sales and is now booking through to November 2014. (more...)
West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Extends Thru Nov 2014West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Extends Thru Nov 2014
by BWW News Desk - November 1, 2013

The hit West End production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, announced today that it has extended its booking period by six months until 1 November 2014. The show had previously been booking until 31 May 2014. The production, which has so far been seen by almost 300,000 people since it began previews in May 2013, is extending its run due to popular demand, releasing almost 400,000 extra tickets. (more...)

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