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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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Chichester Festival Theatre's SWEENEY TODD Moving to West End?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2011

Chichester's Festival 2011 closes with Sweeney Todd, the musical commonly acknowledged to be Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece, in a cast led by distinguished musical performer Michael Ball and Oscar-nominated actress Imelda Staunton. (more...)

BWW TV: Inside Rehearsal with Arcelus, Kudisch & THE BLUE FLOWER Company
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 29, 2011

Second Stage Theatre will present the new musical THE BLUE FLOWER written by Jim Bauer and Ruth Bauer, with choreography by Chase Brock and direction by Will Pomerantz, this fall. Previews will begin on Wednesday, October 12 and officially open on Wednesday, November 9 at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theatre. Broadway Beat stopped by for the performance preview to chat with the cast and creative team. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marc Kudisch, Teal Wicks, Sebastian Arcelus & THE BLUE FLOWER Company Meets the Press
by Walter McBride - Sep 28, 2011

Second Stage Theatre will present the new musical THE BLUE FLOWER written by Jim Bauer and Ruth Bauer, with choreography by Chase Brock and direction by Will Pomerantz, this fall. Previews will begin on Wednesday, October 12 and officially open on Wednesday, November 9 at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the performance preview and brings you complete photo coverage below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Helena Blackman, Ben Stock in NOEL & GERTIE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2011

The creative team behind the acclaimed production of Parade at Southwark Playhouse (nominated for 4 Off West End Awards) are reunited for a major revival of Noël & Gertie, Sheridan Morley's hit play about Noël Coward and Gertrude Lawrence, that originally ran in the West End for nine years. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: THE BLUE FLOWER's Sebastian Arcelus & Marc Kudisch Meet the Press
by Walter McBride - Sep 27, 2011

Second Stage Theatre will present the new musical THE BLUE FLOWER written by Jim Bauer and Ruth Bauer, with choreography by Chase Brock and direction by Will Pomerantz, this fall. Previews will begin on Wednesday, October 12 and officially open on Wednesday, November 9 at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theatre. The company met the press today, September 27, and BroadwayWorld brings you a Freeze Frame preview of the event below! Stay tuned for complete photo and video coverage of the morning. (more...)

NOEL & GERTIE Begins Performances at Cockpit Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2011

The creative team behind the acclaimed production of Parade at Southwark Playhouse are reunited for a major revival of Noël & Gertie, Sheridan Morley's hit play about Noël Coward and Gertrude Lawrence, that originally ran in the West End for nine years. (more...)

Liverpool Empire Theatre Announces New General Manager
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2011

Liverpool Empire Theatre has announced the appointment of a new General Manager, Andrew Rawlinson, who joins the iconic venue at a very exciting time with many top West End shows in the diary and more to be announced very soon. (more...)

Stages St. Louis Presents VICTOR/VICTORIA, Closes 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2011

A woman pretending to be a man pretending to be a woman? The side-splitting musical comedy, Victor/Victoria closes October 10 at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood. (more...)

Official: THE KING'S SPEECH to Star Charles Edwards, Jonathan Hyde; Will Tour the UK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2011

Playful Productions and Michael Alden Productions have announced that the world premier production of the original play of The King's Speech by David Seidler will be brought to the stage next year in a production directed by Adrian Noble. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Michael Ball & Imelda Staunton in SWEENEY TODD
by Stage Tube - Oct 6, 2011

Chichester's Festival 2011 closes with Sweeney Todd, the musical commonly acknowledged to beStephen Sondheim's masterpiece, in a cast led by distinguished musical performer Michael Ball and Oscar-nominated actress Imelda Staunton. (more...)

Robert Creighton, Cailan Rose and Arbender Robinson Set for 'Broadway on 22nd Street' 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2011

The monthly hit series 'The Metropolitan Room Presents Broadway on 22nd Street' is back in October with Arbender Robinson (HAIR, THE BOOK OF MORMON, THE LITTLE MERMAID), Cailan Rose (HAIR) and Robert Creighton (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, CHICAGO, ANYTHING GOES). (more...)

MOTHERHOOD THE MUSICAL Opens In Philly
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2011

Motherhood the Musical®, a musical comedy highlighting the universal blessings and perils of being a mother, is premiering in Philadelphia tonight through Nov. 13 at the Society Hill Playhouse. (more...)

Pit Stop Players Present DARK SIDE OF THE TUNE Concert, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2011

The Pit Stop Players, a thirteen-member instrumental ensemble composed of veteran Broadway pit musicians, will kick off their third season with a concert at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music on Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 7:00 pm. The critically acclaimed group will offer creepy-themed music the night before Halloween, in a program titled 'Dark Side of the Tune.' (more...)

Rachel Wallace, Nicolas Dromard to Lead Toronto's MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2011

Producers Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh today announced full casting for the Toronto engagement of MARY POPPINS. Toronto's most eagerly anticipated stage production will begin performances at the Princess of Wales Theatre on Thursday November 10, for a limited engagement of nine weeks, through Sunday January 8, 2012. The opening night is Saturday November 12, at 7:30pm. (more...)

Pit Stop Players Present DARK SIDE OF THE TUNE Concert, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2011

The Pit Stop Players, a thirteen-member instrumental ensemble composed of veteran Broadway pit musicians, will kick off their third season with a concert at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music on Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 7:00 pm. The critically acclaimed group will offer creepy-themed music the night before Halloween, in a program titled 'Dark Side of the Tune.' (more...)

FOLLIES Star Jan Maxwell Hit by Minivan; Misses Weekend Shows But Speedy Recovery Expected
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2011

BroadwayWorld.com has confirmed the news with a production spokesperson that FOLLIES star Jan Maxwell was hit by traffic while crossing 45th Street following the Saturday, October 29 matinee. Online reports indicated that the star had been hit by a minivan, suffering injuries to her arm and leg. She was unable to perform on Saturday night and will also be out at the Sunday matinee to stay home and recuperate. She hopes to make a speedy recovery and get back to performing on stage at the Marquis Theatre, which could be as soon as Tuesday evening, November 1. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of Matt McGrath in Old Globe's ROCKY HORROR SHOW
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 3, 2011

James Vásquez directs THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at The Old Globe, with book, music and lyrics by Richard O'Brien, choreography by JT Horenstein and music direction by Mike Wilkins. The Rocky Horror Show will run in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center through November 6. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. (more...)

Photo Flash: Michael Ball, Imelda Staunton in Chichester Festival Theatre's SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2011

Chichester's Festival 2011 closes with Sweeney Todd, the musical commonly acknowledged to be Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece, in a cast led by distinguished musical performer Michael Ball and Oscar-nominated actress Imelda Staunton. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Old Globe's SOME LOVERS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2011

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Some Lovers, a new musical with book and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award winner Steven Sater and music by Academy and Grammy Award-winning legend Burt Bacharach. Directed by Will Frears with music supervision by Lon Hoyt and choreography by Denis Jones, Some Lovers will run Nov. 26 - Dec. 31 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run Nov. 26 - Dec. 6. Opening night is Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. (more...)

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE: The Girl Upstairs - Jan Maxwell on FOLLIES, Life & Family
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Oct 27, 2011

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's new feature, and first-ever talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE. Follow Richard as he visits Broadway's best and brightest in their Broadway dressing rooms and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. You've seen Richard chat with Spidey lovebirds Reeve Carney and Jennifer Damiano, visit with UK's First Lady of musical Theatre, Elaine Paige, and go downtown to chat with Jonathan Groff about all things GLEE, Lea Michele and The Submission. Today, Richard is back in Times Square at the Marquis Theatre for some quality time with fan favorite Jan Maxwell, currently starring as 'Phyllis' in Follies. During the talk, Jan speaks candidly about being a young struggling actress in New York, her shortcomings (cooking!), and how she almost left the city for good before she even got going...until she found 'Angels.' (more...)

Broadway's Marc Kudisch and Shannon Lewis Get Married!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2011

Broadway couple Marc Kudisch and Shannon Lewis just tied the knot yesterday, October 24 in Key West, Florida. Congratulations to the happy couple! (more...)

JEST and Israel Musicals Present TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2011

JEST and Israel Musicals present TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS! Movies and Musicals for the Kids, Too (more...)

Beazer, Howard, Hurder et al. Set for NYMF Premiere of TOUR DE FIERCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2011

Broadway's Tracee Beazer (Memphis, The Wedding Singer, All Shook Up), Tr acy J ai Edwards (Hairspray, Legally Blonde), Hollie Howard (Hairspray, Mamma Mia, Annie Get Your Gun), Robyn Hur der (Grease, Chicago, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Gabr ielle Ruiz (In the Heights, A Chorus Line) and Chelsea Mor gan Stock (The Little Mermaid, Baby, It's You!) will make up the cast of the 2011 New York Musical Theater Festival premiere of The Broadway Dolls in TOUR DE FIERCE! The Broadway Dolls was created by Broadway veteran (and cast member) Hollie Howard in 2007, and Tour De Fierce is co-conceived, designed, and helmed by Broadway Dolls Artistic Director, Joey Murray. The show will have a six-performance run from October 11th thru October 16th at the 47th Str eet Theatre. (more...)

Chichester Festival Theatre's SWEENEY TODD to Transfer to Adelphi Theatre?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2011

Chichester's Festival 2011 closes with Sweeney Todd, the musical commonly acknowledged to be Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece, in a cast led by distinguished musical performer Michael Ball and Oscar-nominated actress Imelda Staunton. (more...)

Robert Creighton, Cailan Rose and Arbender Robinson Set for 'Broadway on 22nd Street' 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2011

The monthly hit series 'The Metropolitan Room Presents Broadway on 22nd Street' is back in October with Arbender Robinson (HAIR, THE BOOK OF MORMON, THE LITTLE MERMAID), Cailan Rose (HAIR) and Robert Creighton (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, CHICAGO, ANYTHING GOES). (more...)

HOW THE WORLD BEGAN Plays Arcola Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2011

Tom Atkins, supported by Out of Joint and the Arcola Theatre, presents the European Premiere- HOW THE WORLD BEGAN by Catherine Trieschmann (more...)

Sally Struthers to Star in Cabrillo Music Theatre's ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2011

The sun will come out in Thousand Oaks as Cabrillo Music Theatre proudly announces its brand-new production of the hit musical, ANNIE. (more...)

Tracee Beazer, Tracy Jai Edwards Lead TOUR DE FIERCE At NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2011

Broadway's Tracee Beazer (Memphis, The Wedding Singer, All Shook Up), Tracy Jai Edwards (Hairspray, Legally Blonde), Hollie Howard (Hairspray, Mamma Mia, Annie Get Your Gun), Robyn Hurder (Grease, Chicago, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Gabrielle Ruiz (In the Heights, A Chorus Line) and Chelsea Morgan Stock (The Little Mermaid, Baby, It's You!) will make up the cast of the 2011 New York Musical Theatre Festival premiere of The Broadway Dolls in TOUR DE FIERCE! ‘The Broadway Dolls' was created by Broadway veteran (and cast member) Hollie Howard in 2007, and Tour De Fierce is co-conceived, designed, and helmed by Broadway Dolls Artistic Director, Joey Murray. (more...)

Sally Struthers to Star in Cabrillo Music Theatre's ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2011

The sun will come out in Thousand Oaks as Cabrillo Music Theatre proudly announces its brand-new production of the hit musical, ANNIE. (more...)

THE BLUE FLOWER, Featuring Sebastian Arcelus, Marc Kudisch, Teal Wicks, et al., Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2011

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced the complete cast for its upcoming production of the new musical THE BLUE FLOWER: Sebastian Arcelus (Buddy in Elf, Wicked, Jersey Boys), Marc Kudisch (Three-time Tony Award nominee for 9 to 5, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Meghan McGeary (The Blue Flower at A.R.T.), Joseph Medeiros (Irving Berlin's White Christmas), Julia Osborne (National Tour of South Pacific), Graham Rowat (Guys and Dolls), Aaron Serotsky (August: Osage County), and Teal Wicks (Elphaba in Wicked). (more...)

LA City College Theatre Academy Presents LOST AND UNSUNG
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2011

The Los Angeles City College Theatre Academy presents LOST AND UNSUNG- An Evening of Cut Songs from Great Musicals and Great Songs from Flops. (more...)

Sarah Pfisterer, Rick Hilsabeck Lead CHRISTMAS TIME at Reagle Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2011

The Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston has announced that Broadway stars (and real-life couple) Sarah Pfisterer and Rick Hilsabeck have been added as special guests to the company's annual holiday revue "Christmas Time," now in its 29th spectacular season. (more...)

Monkee Business the Musical to Premiere in Manchester
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2011

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...)

Michael Ball & Imelda Staunton Led SWEENEY TODD Headed to West End & Broadway?
by BWW - Nov 3, 2011

Baz Bamigboye reports in today's UK Daily Mail that the hit production of the Chichester Festival Theatre's SWEENEY TODD, starring Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton will indeed, as rumored, transfer to the West End's Adelphi Theatre, beginning on March 10, 1012. The transfer is said to have been approved by Stephen Sondheim who saw the show last week, and delayed a return trip home to see the production a second time. The paper notes that 'he considers the Chichester Sweeney to be a landmark production and would like it, and its two stars, to go to New York.' (more...)

JEST & Israel Musicals Present TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS!, 12/8-22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2011

JEST and Israel Musicals team up for a swell mini-musical with favorite songs from movie musicals! (more...)

Burt Bacharach's SOME LOVERS Premieres at San Diego's Old Globe Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2011

The Old Globe presents the World Premiere of Some Lovers, a new musical with book and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award winner Steven Sater and music by Academy and Grammy Award-winning legend Burt Bacharach. (more...)

Joss Ackland, Ian McNeice and Emma Fielding Join THE KING'S SPEECH in Guildford Prior to West End
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2011

As previously reported, the original play of The King's Speech by David Seidler will be brought to the stage next year in a production directed by Adrian Noble. According to The Daily Mail, Joss Ackland, Ian McNeice and Emma Fielding have joined the production as George V, Winston Churchill and the Queen Mother. (more...)

Landor Theatre Announces First Week of Artists for 'A Spotlight On...'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2011

Andrew Keates & Theatrica Ltd for The Landor Theatre are seeing in the New Year with the first anniversary of their exciting cabaret season, ?A Spotlight On...? - a series of one night only performances from leading West End and Broadway musical theatre artists. (more...)

PTC Presents ANNIE 12/2-23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2011

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the holiday family musical Annie from December 2 through December 23, 2011. (more...)

THE BROADWAY EXPERIENCE Announces 2012 Winter And Summer Programs
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2011

The Broadway Experience is about to celebrate their ?fth year and is thrilled to announce their audition tour/masterclass series 2012. (more...)

LA City College Theatre Academy Presents LOST AND UNSUNG
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2011

The Los Angeles City College Theatre Academy presents LOST AND UNSUNG- An Evening of Cut Songs from Great Musicals and Great Songs from Flops. (more...)

THE GRINCH WHO STOLE CHRISTMAS Launches National Tour in in Providence, RI
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2011

Stefan Karl reprises his acclaimed performance ('Grinch' star steals the show', Dallas Morning News) when the 2011 National Tour of Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! - The Musical launches November 15, 2011 at the Providence Performing Arts Center. For a second consecutive holiday season, Big League Productions, Inc. presents this record breaking Broadway musical production in theaters across America. (more...)

ABOUT BILL Comes To The Landor Theatre November 15-20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2011

About Bill, a one-woman one-act musical about one man, starring West End ‘Mama?Mia' leading actress Kim Ismay, is to get its world premiere at the Landor?Theatre from Tuesday 15th November - Sunday 20th November. (more...)

HOW THE WORLD BEGAN Plays Arcola Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2011

Tom Atkins, supported by Out of Joint and the Arcola Theatre, presents the European Premiere- HOW THE WORLD BEGAN by Catherine Trieschmann (more...)

BWW TV: Highlights from THE BLUE FLOWER Starring Kudisch, Arcelus & Wicks
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 11, 2011

Second Stage Theatre opened THE BLUE FLOWER written by Jim Bauer and Ruth Bauer, with choreography by Chase Brock and direction by Will Pomerantz on November 9. Check out performance highlights from the new show below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marc Kudisch, Sebastian Arcelus & More Open THE BLUE FLOWER at Second Stage
by Peter James Zielinski - Nov 10, 2011

Second Stage Theatre opened THE BLUE FLOWER written by Jim Bauer and Ruth Bauer, with choreography by Chase Brock and direction by Will Pomerantz, last night, November 9. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the after party and brings you photo coverage below. (more...)

FOLLIES Star Jan Maxwell Returns to Show Nov. 1 Post-Accident
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2011

As BroadwayWorld.com first reported this weekend, FOLLIES star Jan Maxwell was hit by a minivan while crossing 45th Street following the Saturday, October 29 matinee. The star suffered injuries to her arm and leg. She was unable to perform on Saturday night and was also be out at the Sunday matinee to stay home and recuperate. Her understudy, Colleen Fitzpatrick, went on in her absence this weekend. BroadwayWorld has just confirmed with a spokesperson for the show that Maxwell is back and better, and will resume performances tonight, November 1. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Second Stage's THE BLUE FLOWER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2011

Second Stage Theatre will present the new musical THE BLUE FLOWER written by Jim Bauer and Ruth Bauer, with choreography by Chase Brock and direction by Will Pomerantz, this fall. Previews began on Wednesday, October 12 and officially open on Wednesday, November 9 at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theatre. Check out production shots from the show below! (more...)

BONNIE & CLYDE Opens on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2011

BONNIE & CLYDE is currently playing at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. The show began previews on Friday, November 4th and opens tonight, December 1st! (more...)

Upcoming CD Releases for December 2011
by - Dec 1, 2011

Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for December, 2011. (more...)

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