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Olivier Nominee Gabrielle Joins Cast Of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Barry James, Josefina Gabrielle, Richard Dempsey and Kirsty Malpass will join the previously announced Alex Jennings (Willy Wonka) in the cast of the record-breaking West End production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. (more...)

Alex Jennings to Replace Douglas Hodge as 'Willy Wonka' in CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Beg. May 19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 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 Accepted
by BWW News Desk - Jan 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 Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Jan 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 Sales
by BWW News Desk - Nov 04, 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 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 01, 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...)

West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Extends Thru Nov 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 01, 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...)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY to Be 'Retooled' for Broadway; Still Targeting 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2013

Sam Mendes' Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which opened on June 26th in London's West End, is now playing through May 31, 2014 in the UK, and according to the New York Times, the show will be 'retooled' before moving to Broadway in the 2014-15 season. (more...)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY to Travel Overseas to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2013

Sam Mendes' Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which opened on June 26th in London's West End, is now playing through May 31, 2014 in the UK, and according to the Washington Post, the show will have a life overseas soon after. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Musical Releases Official Trailer!
by Stage Tube - Jul 01, 2013

Sam Mendes' Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which opened Tuesday, June 26th on London's West End, just added six months to its run and is now set to continue until May 31, 2014. The official trailer was just released and you can watch it below! (more...)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Announces 6-Month Extension
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2013

The UK's The Guardian reports that Sam Mendes' CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, which opened Tuesday, June 26th on London's West End, will add six months to its run (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!
by Stage Tube - Jun 26, 2013

Douglas Hodge stars as Willy Wonka in the brand-new production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London. Directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes, the story is brought to life with music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics byScott Wittman and Marc Shaiman (Grammy winners for Hairspray; Smash), with a book by award-winning playwright and adaptor David Greig (The Bacchae; Tintin In Tibet). The show opened last night, June 25 and you can check out highlights of the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Celebrates Opening Night- Inside the Curtain Call & After Party!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2013

Douglas Hodge stars as Willy Wonka in the brand-new production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London. Directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes, the story is brought to life with music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman (Grammy winners for Hairspray; Smash), with a book by award-winning playwright and adaptor David Greig (The Bacchae; Tintin In Tibet). The shows opened last night, June 25 and you can check out photos from the opening night curtain call and after party below! (more...)

Review Roundup: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Opens in the West End - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Jun 25, 2013

Douglas Hodge stars as Willy Wonka in the brand-new production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London. Directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes, the story is brought to life with music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman (Grammy winners for Hairspray; Smash), with a book by award-winning playwright and adaptor David Greig (The Bacchae; Tintin In Tibet). The show opens tonight, June 25. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Photo Flash: On the Opening Night Red Carpet at CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2013

Douglas Hodge stars as Willy Wonka in the brand-new production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London. Directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes, the story is brought to life with music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman (Grammy winners for Hairspray; Smash), with a book by award-winning playwright and adaptor David Greig (The Bacchae; Tintin In Tibet). The shows opens tonight, June 25 and you can check out photos from the opening night red carpet below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Behind the Scenes of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2013

Peep behind the scenes at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane where the cast of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are getting ready for another show before this week's opening night! (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Production Photos for CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2013

Check out a first look at production shots below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2013

Douglas Hodge stars as Willy Wonka in the brand-new production of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - now in previews at Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes, the story is brought to life with music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman (Grammy winners for Hairspray; Smash), with a book by award-winning playwright and adaptor David Greig (The Bacchae; Tintin In Tibet). (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Shots Of Douglas Hodge As Willy Wonka In CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2013

Here are the first shots of Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka in the brand-new production of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - now in previews at Theatre Royal Drury Lane! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Makes Its West End Debut - The Audience Reacts!
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2013

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, the highly anticipated West End musical starring Olivier and Tony Award winner Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka, began May 22, 2013. Watch as the very first audiences share their reactions to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, now in previews until 24 June at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. (more...)

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