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Sheena Easton To Make West End Debut In 42ND STREETSheena Easton To Make West End Debut In 42ND STREET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Sheena Easton - the Grammy Award winning artist who has sold over 20 million records around the world - is to make her West End debut in the forthcoming production of 42nd Street. (more...)

Sheena Easton to Make West End Debut in 42ND STREET RevivalSheena Easton to Make West End Debut in 42ND STREET Revival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Pop singer, Sheena Easton, will make her West End debut in a revival of the classicmusical 42nd Street.The singerwill play the role of Dorothy Brock: the divaBroadway star who sustains an ankle injuryjust beforeopening night. (more...)

West End CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Sets Closing; Broadway Next?West End CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Sets Closing; Broadway Next?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

The award-winning West End production of Roald Dahl'sCharlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, continues to capture the imagination of audiences as it enters its fourth and final year at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane. (more...)

West End's CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Plays Special Relaxed Performance TodayWest End's CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Plays Special Relaxed Performance Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

The award-winning West End production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, mounts aspecial relaxed performance at 6pm tonight19 January 2016. (more...)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Announces Special Relaxed Performance, Jan. 19CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Announces Special Relaxed Performance, Jan. 19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

The award-winning West End production of Roald Dahl'sCharlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, will mount a special relaxed performance at6pmonTuesday 19 January 2016. (more...)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Celebrates Second Year on the West End Tonight!CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Celebrates Second Year on the West End Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

The award-winning West End production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, will mark its second anniversary tonight with a gala performance and party for cast, crew and special guests. (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...)

STAGE TUBE: New Cast and Video Released for West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - Jonathan Slinger, Kraig Thornber, Lara Denning & MoreSTAGE TUBE: New Cast and Video Released for West End's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - Jonathan Slinger, Kraig Thornber, Lara Denning & More
by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2015

As the hit West End show Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, approaches its second anniversary, producers today announced the cast that will take it into its third year. Alongside Jonathan Slinger as Willy Wonka will be Kraig Thornber (Grandpa George), Lara Denning (Mrs Bucket) and Mark Oxtoby (Jerry), among other new names. Originating company members Ross Dawes and Derek Hagen will take over the roles of Mr Salt and Mr Bucket respectively. (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 - Feb 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...)

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 - Oct 31, 2014

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...)

Olivier Nominee Gabrielle Joins Cast Of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!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 19Alex Jennings to Replace Douglas Hodge as 'Willy Wonka' in CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Beg. May 19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 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 - 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 HolidaysCHARLIE 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 SalesCHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Breaks West End Record for Highest Weekly Sales
by BWW News Desk - Nov 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 - Nov 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...)

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 - Nov 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...)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY to Be 'Retooled' for Broadway; Still Targeting 2014-15CHARLIE 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?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!STAGE TUBE: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Musical Releases Official Trailer!
by Stage Tube - Jul 1, 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...)

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