CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Previews

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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Previews#26
Posted: 3/28/17 at 5:38am

Neusimone said: "and said it is terrible yes I know. But this is a different show. With a different 
Song writing team.


 

are Shaiman and Whitman no longer involved in this?  
 

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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Previews#27
Posted: 3/28/17 at 6:41am

Neusimone said: "and said it is terrible yes I know. But this is a different show. With a different song writing team."

 
Shaiman and Wittman are still involved -- not a new song writing team. 

 

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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Previews#28
Posted: 3/28/17 at 8:52am

Does anyone know if there are rush tickets available for tonight? If so, price and suggestions on when to be at box office? Any tips are appreciated! 

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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Previews#29
Posted: 3/28/17 at 10:14am

They have not announced any kind of rush policy yet.

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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Previews#30
Posted: 3/28/17 at 10:56am

Any insider info on the song list?  I'm so curious to find out what they are including from the film (only candy man and pure imagination?)

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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Previews#31
Posted: 3/28/17 at 11:00am

I'm especially eager to hear how Christian Borle looks and sounds as Willy Wonka.

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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Previews#32
Posted: 3/28/17 at 11:17am

If they're gonna try to make it more like the movie, I wonder if all of the children's fate songs ("Auf Wiedersehen, Augustus Gloop", "Juicy!", "Veruca's Nutcracker Sweet", and "Vidiots"CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Previews will be overhauled to have the "Oompa Loompa Doompity Doo" structure a la in the movies.

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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Previews#33
Posted: 3/28/17 at 2:17pm

This looks like the show curtain:

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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Previews#34
Posted: 3/28/17 at 2:17pm

I really can't wait to hear feedback. I am almost certain i will buy tickets for when I am in NYC this summer-my daughter loves the story and I am a really big CB fan. However I have dragged my feet on getting  tickets since I'm kind of waiting to see what the reviews are like.

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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Previews#35
Posted: 3/28/17 at 2:35pm

A1st said: "This looks like the show curtain:

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That looks like it was made out of clip art.

 

A little swash, a bit of buckle - you'll love it more than bread.
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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Previews#36
Posted: 3/28/17 at 2:39pm

It looks like a motel room version of a Magritte painting.

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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Previews#37
Posted: 3/28/17 at 2:42pm

LOL. 100%

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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Previews#38
Posted: 3/28/17 at 2:44pm

Please, oh, please don't let that actually be the show curtain.

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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Previews#39
Posted: 3/28/17 at 2:50pm

We'll know (and see) shortly everything everyone is asking now.  Thanks to Instagram, the photos will be rampant later tonight.  

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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Previews#40
Posted: 3/28/17 at 2:54pm

I guess I'm in the minority here but I'm actually really looking forward to this; mostly because I love that the team of Hairspray is behind it. I also love Christian Borle & I tend to like the un-popular movie-turned-musical shows hah (The Addams Family, Sister Act, Shrek, Legally Blonde).

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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Previews#41
Posted: 3/28/17 at 2:58pm

For what it's worth, tonight's first preview is totally sold out. The next few performances look incredibly well-sold, too.

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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Previews#42
Posted: 3/28/17 at 3:01pm

I hope this show really shines. I'm such a fan of the book and the 1971 movie. I can't wait to see how it's been adapted for Broadway.

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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Previews#43
Posted: 3/28/17 at 3:07pm

Jack O'Brien is a director who often does a lot of changes in previews. I am curious to read how the show will change over the preview period.

"It does what a musical is supposed to do; it takes you to another world. And it gives you a little tune to carry in your head. Something to take you away from the dreary horrors of the real world. A little something for when you're feeling blue. You know?"
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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Previews#44
Posted: 3/28/17 at 4:03pm

It would be great to be able to listen to some bootleg recording tomorrow :3

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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Previews#45
Posted: 3/28/17 at 5:27pm

whatacharacter said: "Any insider info on the song list?  I'm so curious to find out what they are including from the film (only candy man and pure imagination?)

 

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Well just about every, if not all, of those ad videos from last year have a whistled "Oompa Loompa" at the end, so I assume that will be there. I seriously doubt they could use it without paying a lot for those rights, only to not use them in the show. Just my thoughts. 

I'm quite looking forward to it, actually it was those videos that got me to that point. I had kept forgetting about as well and every time I did hear of it, I was quite neutral about it, I didn't care one way or the other. I think it's because the 71 film is all so ingrained in our heads, it will difficult to separate these two. But after seeing the vids and then Borle's casting, got me pumped. I'd never thought until last fall about how this book in general never got the fully fledged Broadway musical treatment until now, apart from the mini ones MTI licenses. Dahl books lend themselves so well to being musicals when one thinks about it, especially this one. It just screams big, candy colored, musical. The casting of adults as kids put me off at first, but I don't mind it nearly as much anymore. I still find it a bit odd, since you still have Charlie, but are they really that young to need four of them? I suppose it's a Matilda situation since Charlie is...the lead after all. 

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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Previews#46
Posted: 3/28/17 at 6:26pm

BroadwayConcierge said: "Please, oh, please don't let that actually be the show curtain.

 

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If you check instagram you can see that it most certainly is :P

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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Previews#47
Posted: 3/28/17 at 6:34pm

That's beyond the worst curtain I've ever seen lol 

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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Previews#48
Posted: 3/28/17 at 7:28pm

I like the show curtain.

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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Previews#49
Posted: 3/28/17 at 7:56pm

Song list, anyone? 

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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Previews#50
Posted: 3/28/17 at 8:06pm

disneybroadwayfan22 said: "That's beyond the worst curtain I've ever seen lol 

 

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It really isn't THAT bad. 

I think a plain, purple curtain with a gold trim would have been strikingly simple, though. Kind of like the house curtain at the Lyceum.