Review Roundup: The National Tour of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - What Did the Critics Think? Review Roundup: The National Tour of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - What Did the Critics Think?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019

The chocolate factory is coming to a city near you! The tour for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has made stops in Cincinnati, Toronto, Boston and more! (more...)

BWW Review: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY IS WINNER at The Straz Center For The Performing Arts BWW Review: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY IS WINNER at The Straz Center For The Performing Arts
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Oct 9, 2019

As the first familiar notes of 'The Candy Man' wafts across the audience in Carol Morsani Hall, I feel a strong sense of nostalgia. I grew up watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on television and am curious how a show with so many special effects could translate to the stage. (more...)

BWW Review: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is the Golden Ticket for Richmond Families This Weekend! BWW Review: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is the Golden Ticket for Richmond Families This Weekend!
by Jeremy Bustin - Sep 21, 2019

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BWW Review: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Concocts a Bittersweet Confection at AT&T Performing Arts Center BWW Review: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Concocts a Bittersweet Confection at AT&T Performing Arts Center
by Zac Thriffiley - Aug 25, 2019

While Wonka's chocolates and candies can still be found in stores across the globe, the latest iteration of his now-classic story of succession tastes stale and a?' at times a?' lacks any taste at all. (more...)

BWW Review: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at the Paramount Brims with Pure Imagination BWW Review: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at the Paramount Brims with Pure Imagination
by Jay Irwin - Aug 1, 2019

If you're like me, Dear Readers, you grew up with that indelible classic film, a?oeWilly Wonka and the Chocolate Factorya?? starring the amazing Gene Wilder (and hopefully not that abomination with Johnny Depp). Or maybe you found yourself getting lost in the pages of the Roald Dahl novel, a?oeCharlie and the Chocolate Factorya??. Whichever it is you probably found yourself longing for an Everlasting Gobstopper, or wanting to meet an Oompa Loompa, or terrified of that nightmare infused boat ride in the original film. Whichever version you preferred, rest assured there's something for everyone in the current musical incarnation, bearing the same name as the novel, currently on tour and at the Paramount Theatre. There are a few sound issues, and they've taken a few liberties with the characters to punch it up to modern day, but the whimsy and yearning for a?oePure Imaginationa?? is still quite present. (more...)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY to Dazzle at Orpheum Theatre CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY to Dazzle at Orpheum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019

Join the 'world of pure imagination' as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory plays at the Orpheum Theatre Nov. 5-10, 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: Semi-Sweet CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Gets Sprinkled Into OC's Segerstrom Center BWW Review: Semi-Sweet CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Gets Sprinkled Into OC's Segerstrom Center
by Michael Quintos - Jun 5, 2019

Despite its general pleasant nature, many cute moments, and a plethora of genuine talent on stage, this stage musical adaptation of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY---Roald Dahl's beloved 1964 children's novel about a sweet, affable kid who wins a meet-and-greet (and more!) with an eccentric Candy Man named Willy Wonka--- comes off less magical and whimsical than one would hope it would be considering its source material. Is this national tour production---now continuing performances at Segerstrom Center for the Arts through June 9---joyful enough for kids and kids-at-heart to enjoy? Sure. But, overall, something about it feels just slightly under-baked, as if all the additional necessary ingredients that would have made this musical extraordinary didn't quite make it into the mix. (more...)

Second Annual Sondheim Awards Nominees Announced Second Annual Sondheim Awards Nominees Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019

Broadway Method Academy (BMA), in association with the Shubert Theatre of New Haven and Westport Country Playhouse, announces the nominees for the second annual Stephen Sondheim Awards. The black-tie gala will take place on June 3 at 7:30 pm at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven, CT.  The program's mission is to recognize excellence in high school musical theater. (more...)

Ghostlight Productions Presents FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS Ghostlight Productions Presents FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019

Ghostlight Productions presents the comedy, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress by Alan Ball, directed by Charles Sullivan, with performances May 3-5 at Richmond Town's County Courthouse. (more...)

Casting Announced For CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY At Segerstrom Center Casting Announced For CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY At Segerstrom Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019

The producers and Segerstrom Center for the Arts are pleased to announce casting for the national tour of Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, which will play Segerstrom Hall May 28 - June 9, 2019. As previously announced, Broadway veteran Noah Weisberg (South Pacific, Enron, Elf, Legally Blonde) will star as the extraordinary chocolate maker, Willy Wonka, with Henry Boshart (age 10), Collin Jeffery (age 11) and Rueby Wood (age 11), alternating in the title role of Charlie Bucket. (more...)

BWW Review: ROALD DAHL'S CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at SHN's Golden Gate Theatre BWW Review: ROALD DAHL'S CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at SHN's Golden Gate Theatre
by Linda Hodges - Apr 22, 2019

Pack up the kids and head to San Francisco's Golden Gate Theater, now thru May 12, to see Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." It's like winning your own golden ticket. (more...)

Photo FLASH: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Opens at Pantages Photo FLASH: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Opens at Pantages
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2019

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opened at the Pantages Theatre earlier this week! (more...)

BWW Review: Hollywood Pantages Offers Pure Imagination with CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY BWW Review: Hollywood Pantages Offers Pure Imagination with CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by Don Grigware - Mar 29, 2019

What an incredible week this has been! First Matilda the Musical and now Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, both based on Roald Dahl's books. It most definitely is a world of pure imagination for kids of all ages. Currently at the Hollywood Pantages through April 14, The Chocolate Factory is a uniquely mesmerizing tale of little Charlie Bucket, who, like Matilda, is a genius who can create something out of nothing. Willy Wonka (Noah Weisberg) desperately wants an heir to his Chocolate Factory, so (more...)

BWW Interview: 7 Questions with CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY's Amanda Rose BWW Interview: 7 Questions with CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY's Amanda Rose
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Mar 14, 2019

Childhood favorite CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY has taken over the Orpheum stage through March 17. Learn more about the show and its dedicated Mom, 'Mrs. Bucket,' played by Amanda Rose in the national tour. (more...)

BWW Review: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at Orpheum Theatre BWW Review: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at Orpheum Theatre
by Brett Burger - Mar 10, 2019

It was a week full of candy and sweets for me personally. First my work life was full of a sugar high with the grand opening of Candytopia at Mall of America - shameless plug but it's incredible so you should go check it out - and then it was the opening night of a new musical. The adaptation of Roald Dahl's story Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has arrived in Minneapolis and will be here for nearly two weeks. (more...)

JUDGMENT AT NUREMBURG To Be Presented At Staten Island Third County Courthouse JUDGMENT AT NUREMBURG To Be Presented At Staten Island Third County Courthouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019

Based upon the Academy Award winning film and adapted to the Broadway Stage in 2001 by Abby Mann, Judgment at Nuremberg is set in the aftermath of World War II in 1947 and centers on a military tribunal convened in Nuremberg, Germany, in which four German judges and prosecutors stand accused of crimes against humanity for their involvement in atrocities committed under the Nazi regime. (more...)

BWW Review: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY a Sour Adaptation BWW Review: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY a Sour Adaptation
by Dylan Shaffer - Jan 31, 2019

A world of pure imagination, sprinkled with a willing suspension of disbelief, yet riddled with incongruities - welcome to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the stage musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's 1964 book of the same name. (more...)

BWW Review: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at The Hippodrome Delivers a World of Pure Imagination BWW Review: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at The Hippodrome Delivers a World of Pure Imagination
by Kristen Price - Jan 23, 2019

As the Candy Man himself said, "come with me, and you'll see a world of pure imagination." It seems the writers and creatives behind CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY playing at the Hippodrome took this phrase to heart. On the basis of pure creativity and theatre magic, this show is a hit for young and old. These days, it's fun to have at least a singular moment of "I don't know how they managed to do that", however in this show particularly from the magic of a soaring paper airplane, to a child gobbled into a television set, there are many of these moments of amazement. And I'm sure the numerous children in the audience were completely taken by the sheer wonder of it. (more...)

BWW Review: Boston Opera House Welcomes CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY National Tour BWW Review: Boston Opera House Welcomes CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY National Tour
by Nancy Grossman - Jan 11, 2019

The Boston premiere of the US National Tour of Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY opened at the Boston Opera House this week, just a year after the Broadway production closed. The core of the Broadway creative team brings in a 36-member cast, including the beguiling candy man Willy Wonka and the Oompa Loompas, his odd little troupe of orange-haired factory workers. (more...)

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL EXPERIENCE at Fairfield Center Stage BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL EXPERIENCE at Fairfield Center Stage
by Sean Fallon - Dec 23, 2018

For A CHRISTMAS CAROL EXPERIENCE like you have never seen before, I highly recommend the way that Fairfield Center Stage and The Fairfield Museum bring you this classic story. In Fairfield's Burr Mansion the audience follows the story from room to room, watching this extremely talented cast act out this classic tale. (more...)

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