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Based on the film of the same name by Ian Fleming.

Chitty, a magical car, sails the seas and flies through the air carrying its eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts; his children, Jemima and Jeremy; beautiful Truly Scrumptious; and loony Grandpa Potts as they try to escape from the Baron and the evil Child Catcher.



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Geva Theatre Center Presents COMPANY, Now thru 6/10
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2012

Geva Theatre Center's 2011-2012 Wilson Mainstage Season concludes with Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's musical Company, which begins performances tonight, May 9 and runs in the Elaine P. Wilson Mainstage through June 10. (more...)

Paige Simunovich, Zachary Sayle, et al. Star in THE FAIRY HOAX at Workshop Theater Company, 5/20
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2012

Susanna Fazer (The Nerd) will direct a cast starring Paige Simunovich (Finian's Rainbow, Mary Poppins) and Zachary Sayle (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, A Christmas Story, The Musical) with Justin Luciano, Stacey Scotte, Doug Shapiro, and Sean Patrick Folster in a reading of Jay D'Amico (last Piano-in-Residence at Windows of the World) and Pulitzer- nominated Tom Diggs' new musical THE FAIRY HOAX in midtown Manhattan one day only on May 20, 2012 at 6 pm at Workshop Theater Company. (more...)

Youth Music Theatre Holds Summer 2012 Skills Courses in Edinburgh, Kingston and Across UK
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2012

Youth Music Theatre UK's residential Summer Skills courses are back for 2012. Theatre fans between the ages of 11 and 21 are invited to discover their potential, meet like-minded friends and earn a grade 6 certificate in musical theatre from the prestigious Trinity Guildhall. All skills courses are fully residential with accommodation and rehearsal space located in some of the country's best universities and boarding schools. (more...)

Pioneer's MAN OF LA MANCHA Stars William Michals, Maria Eberlane & More, Now thru 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2012

Pioneer Theatre Company presents Man of La Mancha, the musical staging of the epic tale of Don Quixote, tonight, May 4 through May 19, 2012. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Digital Character Card - Robyn Hurder
by BWW - May 3, 2012

Broadway: Grease (Marty), Chicago (Mona), Wedding Singer (Donatella), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang(Violet). Off-Broadway/NYMF: Play It Cool (Lena), Tour De Fierce (starring as Broadway Doll). National Tours: A Chorus Line (Cassie, 1st Nat'l), Spamalot (Lady of the Lake u/s), Starlight Express (Pearl). Regional: Chicago (Roxie). Gratitude must go out to Kathleen, Jay Binder, Professional Artists, BBS, and my beloved friends. So much love to the amazing Hurder and Alves family, and to the love of my life, Clyde. (more...)

Sean Astin Appears on Season Premiere of Syfy's HOLLYWOOD TREASURE Tonight, 5/22
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2012

Syfy's hit series HOLLYWOOD TREASURE, starring collectibles expert Joe Maddalena, will return for its second season tonight, May 22 at 10PM (ET/PT). Each episode takes viewers into the fascinating world of showbiz and pop culture memorabilia, with the season opener traveling to "Middle-earth" and featuring actor Sean Astin's Lord of the Rings collection. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2012

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, May 20, 2012 - Sunday, May 20, 2012. (more...)

Paige Simunovich, Zachary Sayle, et al. Star in THE FAIRY HOAX at Workshop Theater Company Today, 5/20
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2012

Susanna Fazer (The Nerd) will direct a cast starring Paige Simunovich (Finian's Rainbow, Mary Poppins) and Zachary Sayle (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, A Christmas Story, The Musical) with Justin Luciano, Stacey Scotte, Doug Shapiro, and Sean Patrick Folster in a reading of Jay D'Amico (last Piano-in-Residence at Windows of the World) and Pulitzer- nominated Tom Diggs' new musical THE FAIRY HOAX in midtown Manhattan one day only today May 20, 2012 at 6 pm at Workshop Theater Company. (more...)

Pioneer's MAN OF LA MANCHA - Starring William Michals, Maria Eberlane & More - Closes Tonight, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2012

Pioneer Theatre Company presents Man of La Mancha, the musical staging of the epic tale of Don Quixote through tonight, May 19, 2012. (more...)

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Directed by Roger Hodgman Opens in Sydney November 16
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2012

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, adapted for the stage from the MGM Motion Picture by Jeremy Sams and Ray Broderick with music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman will open at Sydney's Capitol Theatre from the 16th of November. The show will be directed in Australia by Roger Hodgman and features sets and costumes by renowned English designer Anthony Ward. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for the Old Globe's 2012 Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2012

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the 2012 Shakespeare Festival, performed in repertory in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. (more...)

Actors' Playhouse Musical Theatre for Young Audiences Presents PETER RABBIT AND THE GARDEN OF DOOM Through 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2012

Actors' Playhouse Musical Theatre for Young Audiences will present Peter Rabbit and the Garden of Doom as the winner of the 17th Annual National Children's Theatre Festival (NCTF). A brand new children's musical chosen from Actors' Playhouse's National Call to Competition, Peter Rabbit and the Garden of Doom is playing now through May 26 at the Miracle Theatre. (more...)

Fantasmagorical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Regional Premiere in Hale Centre Theatre's 2013 Season
by Blair Howell - May 1, 2012

"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" joins "The 39 Steps," "No Time for Sergeants," "Ragtime," and "Tarzan: The Musical" to the Hale Centre Theatre 2013 season. The West Valley, Utah, company is the highest attended theater in the 7,000-member American Association of Community Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MONKEE BUSINESS THE MUSICAL at Manchester Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2012

MONKEE BUSINESS THE MUSICAL, featuring exotic locations, far out cars, groovy spies and The Monkees' biggest hits, is swinging into the Manchester Opera House for its world premiere, follwed by performances at the Glasgow Kings Theatre and Sutherland Empire. Take a look at the Monkees production shot below! (more...)

Kelrik Productions Presents THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW LIVE, 3/30-4/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2012

Tickets are now on sale for Kelrik Productions out of this world presentation playing March 30 - April 14 at Unity (1490 Southwood Drive in San Luis Obispo). (more...)

Monkee Business the Musical to Premiere in Manchester
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2012

Following on from the phenomenal success of the world premiere of Ghost the Musical, the Manchester Opera House has revealed the next major new musical to be launched at the theatre will be Monkee Business the Musical, a landmark new production for the whole family featuring the hit songs of the iconic band The Monkees. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MONKEE BUSINESS THE MUSICAL at Manchester Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2012

MONKEE BUSINESS THE MUSICAL, featuring exotic locations, far out cars, groovy spies and The Monkees' biggest hits, is swinging into the Manchester Opera House for its world premiere, follwed by performances at the Glasgow Kings Theatre and Sutherland Empire. Take a look at the Monkees production shot below! (more...)

FAUSTUS to Make Chicago Debut At Davenport┬'s Piano Bar & Cabaret, 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2012

Be among the first to hear selections from an award winning new musical, direct from New York City. Faustus, The Musical, written by Michael Mott and Justin Silvestri, makes its Chicago debut, in concert, on Monday, April 16. An entanglement of various musical styles, this epic musical explores the great duality of human motivation; self-love and self-sacrifice. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Constantine Maroulis, Marin Mazzie & All the Starry Arrivals at MCC MISCAST 2012
by Walter McBride - Mar 27, 2012

MCC Theater presented the company's highly anticipated annual gala, Miscast last night, March 26, at the Hammerstein Ballroom. The starry line up of participants included Jonathan Groff ("Glee," Spring Awakening), Megan Hilty ("Smash," 9 to 5), Tony® Award-winner Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon), Josh Gad ("Modern Family," The Book of Mormon), Norm Lewis (The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess), Jan Maxwell (Follies, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Rory O'Malley (The Book of Mormon), Constantine Maroulis ("American Idol," Rock of Ages), Nicole Parker ("Mad TV," a Miscast favorite returning for her 4th time). Check out photo coverage of the arrivals below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jonathan Groff, Megan Hilty & More Perform at MCC's MISCAST 2012!
by Walter McBride - Mar 27, 2012

MCC THEATER presented the company's highly anticipated annual gala, Miscast, last night, March 26 at the Hammerstein Ballroom. The starry line up of participants included Jonathan Groff ("Glee," Spring Awakening), Megan Hilty ("Smash," 9 to 5), Tony® Award-winner Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon), Josh Gad ("Modern Family," The Book of Mormon), Norm Lewis (The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess), Jan Maxwell (Follies, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Rory O'Malley (The Book of Mormon), Constantine Maroulis ("American Idol," Rock of Ages), Nicole Parker ("Mad TV," a Miscast favorite returning for her 4th time). (more...)

Jonathan Groff, Megan Hilty, et al. to Perform in MCC's MISCAST Gala Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2012

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey and William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) will tonight present the company's highly anticipated annual gala. Complimenting the glittering, previously announced Miscast will be Josh Gad ("Modern Family," The Book of Mormon), Norm Lewis (The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess), Jan Maxwell (Follies, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Rory O'Malley (The Book of Mormon), Constantine Maroulis ("American Idol," Rock of Ages), and Nicole Parker ("Mad TV," a Miscast favorite returning for her 4th time). The event will be held Monday, March 26, 2012 at The Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street). (more...)

Broadway at Birdland Concert Series Presents Jane Monheit & Robert Creighton Performing the Songs of ANYTHING GOES, 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2012

The Broadway at Birdland concert series announced that jazz vocalist Jane Monheit will be performing new Mary Ann McSweeney arrangements of the Cole Porter classic, Anything Goes on Monday, March 26 at 7pm. Robert Creighton will be Jane's special guest. (more...)

Northport's THE SUNSHINE BOYS Closes
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2012

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport presents the Neil Simon comedy, The Sunshine Boys. (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents ┬ĹS WONDERFUL,Thru 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2012

'S Wonderful: The New Gershwin Musical is described as 'an all-singing, all-dancing celebration of the brilliant music and lyrics of brothers, George and Ira Gershwin.' (more...)

Broadway Theatre Presents 'S WONDERFUL, 3/1-25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2012

Westchester Broadway Theatre presents ┬ĹS WONDERFUL, The New Gershwin Musical, Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin, Conceived and Written by Ray Roderick, Directed by Ray Roderick, Musical Direction by Ken Lundie, Choreography by Vince Pesce, playing March 1st through March 25th, 2012. (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents ┬ĹS WONDERFUL, Thru 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2012

Westchester Broadway Theatre presents ┬ĹS WONDERFUL the new Gershwin Musical through March 25th , 2012. (more...)

FAUSTUS to Make Chicago Debut at Davenport┬'s Piano Bar & Cabaret, 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2012

Be among the first to hear selections from an award winning new musical, direct from New York City. Faustus, The Musical, written by Michael Mott and Justin Silvestri, makes its Chicago debut, in concert, on Monday, April 16. An entanglement of various musical styles, this epic musical explores the great duality of human motivation; self-love and self-sacrifice. (more...)

Geva Theatre Center Presents COMPANY, 5/9-6/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2012

Geva Theatre Center's 2011-2012 Wilson Mainstage Season concludes with Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's musical Company, which begins performances on May 9 and runs in the Elaine P. Wilson Mainstage through June 10. (more...)

A CHORUS LINE to Return to Pittsburgh CLO 6/15-24 - Directed by Baayork Lee
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2012

A Chorus Line, the powerful and emotion-filled musical about the trials and tribulations of forging a life in the theater, will play in Pittsburgh June 15-24 at the Benedum Center. Directed and choreographed by original A Chorus Line cast member Baayork Lee, this bona fide Broadway hit features an incredible ensemble cast composed of exciting Broadway stars and Pittsburgh CLO veterans. (more...)

Marc Kudisch to Lead Westport Country Playhouse┬'s TARTUFFE This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2012

Three-time Tony Award-nominated actor Marc Kudisch will play the title role in Westport Country Playhouse's July staging of Moliere's "Tartuffe," directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Richard Sherman on the Making of MERRYGOROUND
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2012

The Sherman Brothers, Richard and Robert, the musical geniuses behind "Mary Poppins," "Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang" and "Winnie the Pooh" may have another theatrical success on the way. Prior to Robert's death in March of this year, the brothers composed the words and music for "MerryGoRound," a new Broadway musical which, originally scheduled for Spring 2011, is now anticipating its New York debut later this year, 2013, with producer Jack Stein and director Andrew Belling. Watch the video below for an interview with Richard Sherman about how MerryGoRound was created, and more! (more...)

Sherman Brothers' MERRYGOROUND Aims for Broadway this Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2012

The Sherman Brothers, Richard and Robert, the musical geniuses behind "Mary Poppins," "Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang" and "Winnie the Pooh" may have another theatrical success on the way. Prior to Robert's death in March of this year, the brothers composed the words and music for "MerryGoRound," a new Broadway musical which, originally scheduled for Spring 2011, is now anticipating its New York debut later this year. (more...)

Ian McEwan, Will Self & More to Launch New Novels at The Edinburgh International Book Festival, 2012
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2012

The Edinburgh International Book Festival today announced its programme for 2012. Charlotte Square Gardens will welcome Nobel Laureates, Booker and Pulitzer Prize winners and Poets Laureate as well as a stellar line up of the world's leading writers, poets, thinkers and commentators. With Guest Selectors, the Anobii First Book Award, the Edinburgh World Writers' Conference, the gamut of outstanding authors from Ali Smith to Zadie Smith, and a third year of the late night Unbound events, the Book Festival promises a summer of contemplation, inspiration and entertainment. (more...)

Erin Dilly to Cover for Kelli O'Hara in NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, 7/15-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2012

The producers of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT have announced that Tony nominee Erin Dilly will take on the role of Billie Bendix from Sunday, July 15th to Sunday, July 29th only while four-time Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara brings FAR FROM HEAVEN to Williamstown Theatre Festival prior to a 2013 Playwrights Horizons run. O'Hara returns to the show full time on Tuesday, July 31st. (more...)

Brian Conley and Lesley Joseph to Star in ROBINSON CRUSOE AND THE CARIBBEAN PIRATES at Birmingham Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2012

Brian Conley and Lesley Joseph, today weighed anchor and set sail for Britain's biggest pantomime at Birmingham Hippodrome. Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates runs at the UK's most popular theatre from Saturday 15 December 2012 to Sunday 27 January 2013. (more...)

Baayork Lee Directs A CHORUS LINE at Pittsburgh CLO, Now thru 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2012

A Chorus Line, the powerful and emotion-filled musical about the trials and tribulations of forging a life in the theater, will play in Pittsburgh tonight, June 15 through June 24 at the Benedum Center. Directed and choreographed by original A Chorus Line cast member Baayork Lee, this bona fide Broadway hit features an incredible ensemble cast composed of exciting Broadway stars and Pittsburgh CLO veterans. (more...)

Shirley Jones, Patrick Cassidy, Adrienne Barbeau and More Set for Music Circus' 2012 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2012

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento, California Musical Theatre Artistic Director Glenn Casale has announced casting for the 62nd Music Circus season, including celebrated stage and screen stars as well as audience favorites from previous Music Circus seasons. The five-show season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion includes Grease, Disney's The Little Mermaid, The Music Man, Fiddler on the Roof and Crazy for You. (more...)

FAUSTUS Makes Chicago Debut At Davenport┬'s Piano Bar & Cabaret, 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2012

Be among the first to hear selections from an award winning new musical, direct from New York City. Faustus, The Musical, written by Michael Mott and Justin Silvestri, makes its Chicago debut, in concert, on Monday, April 16. Described as 'an entanglement of various musical styles, this epic musical explores the great duality of human motivation; self-love and self-sacrifice.' (more...)

David Bedella Begins Rehearsals for TORCH SONG TRILOGY - Premiere May 30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2012

Rehearsals begin today, 30th April, for Harvey Fierstein's acclaimed Torch Song Trilogy. The production will be directed by Douglas Hodge and will play at the Menier Chocolate Factory 30 May - 12 August. Full casting is confirmed as follows: David Bedella will be playing Arnold Beckoff, Joe McFadden will be playing Ed, Sara Kestelman will be playing Mrs Beckoff, Tom Harries will be playing Alan, Perry Millward will be playing David and Laura Pyper will be playing Laurel. (more...)

Dick Van Dyke to Lend Voice to Disney Jr's MICKY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2012

Legendary actor and comedian Dick Van Dyke recorded the role of Captain Goof-Beard, Goofy's long-lost Grandpappy, for an upcoming episode of Disney Junior's hit animated series MICKY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE. (more...)

Pit Stop Players to Present A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH Concert, 5/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2012

The Pit Stop Players http://rosenblummusic.com/pitstop.html, a fourteen-member instrumental ensemble composed of veteran Broadway pit musicians, closes its third season with a concert at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Benzaquen Hall, 450 W. 37th Street, New York, NY, on Monday, May 14, 2012 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $25 ($15 for students) http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=PIT4 or cash at the door. (more...)

SEEING JERUSALEM Continues Hangar Theatre's Pilot Reading Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2012

The Hangar Theatre's Pilot Reading Series in NYC continues with a reading of Seeing Jerusalem, a new play by Seth Greenland. The reading is tonight, April 23rd at 7 pm at One on One Studios, 34 West 27th Street, 11th floor (between Broadway and Sixth Avenue). The reading will be directed by Roger Danforth. (more...)

Pioneer Announces MAN OF LA MANCHA - Starring William Michals, Maria Eberlane & More - for May 4-19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2012

Pioneer Theatre Company will present Man of La Mancha, the musical staging of the epic tale of Don Quixote, May 4 - May 19, 2012. (more...)

Sean Astin to Appear on Season Premiere of Syfy's HOLLYWOOD TREASURE, 5/22
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2012

Syfy's hit series HOLLYWOOD TREASURE, starring collectibles expert Joe Maddalena, will return for its second season Tuesday, May 22 at 10PM (ET/PT). Each episode takes viewers into the fascinating world of showbiz and pop culture memorabilia, with the season opener traveling to "Middle-earth" and featuring actor Sean Astin's Lord of the Rings collection. (more...)

Geva Theatre Center Presents COMPANY, 5/9-6/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2012

Geva Theatre Center's 2011-2012 Wilson Mainstage Season concludes with Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's musical Company, which begins performances on May 9 and runs in the Elaine P. Wilson Mainstage through June 10. (more...)

SEEING JERUSALEM Continues Hangar Theatre's Pilot Reading Series, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2012

The Hangar Theatre's Pilot Reading Series in NYC continues with a reading of Seeing Jerusalem, a new play by Seth Greenland. The reading is Monday, April 23rd at 7 pm at One on One Studios, 34 West 27th Street, 11th floor (between Broadway and Sixth Avenue). The reading will be directed by Roger Danforth. (more...)

FAUSTUS Makes Chicago Debut at Davenport┬'s Piano Bar & Cabaret, 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2012

Be among the first to hear selections from an award winning new musical, direct from New York City. Faustus, The Musical, written by Michael Mott and Justin Silvestri, makes its Chicago debut, in concert, tonight, April 16. An entanglement of various musical styles, this epic musical explores the great duality of human motivation; self-love and self-sacrifice. (more...)

FAUSTUS Makes Chicago Debut At Davenport┬'s Piano Bar & Cabaret, 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2012

Be among the first to hear selections from an award winning new musical, direct from New York City. Faustus, The Musical, written by Michael Mott and Justin Silvestri, makes its Chicago debut, in concert, on Monday, April 16. Described as 'an entanglement of various musical styles, this epic musical explores the great duality of human motivation; self-love and self-sacrifice.' (more...)

Kelrik Productions Presents THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW LIVE, 3/30-4/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2012

Tickets are now on sale for Kelrik Productions out of this world presentation playing March 30 - April 14 at Unity (1490 Southwood Drive in San Luis Obispo). (more...)

Rachel York, Aaron Lazar and More Join Megan Hilty in Encores! GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2012

Rachel York will join Megan Hilty in the Encores! production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, opening May 9 at New York City Center. York will play the brunette, Dorothy Shaw, best friend of Lorelei, the diamond-loving blonde played by Hilty. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes will be directed by John Rando with music direction by Rob Berman and choreography by Randy Skinner and will play for seven performances, May 9 - 13, at New York City Center, 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues. (more...)

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