BWW Review: Semi-Sweet CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Gets Sprinkled Into OC's Segerstrom CenterBWW 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...)

BWW Review: SMALL ISLAND, National TheatreBWW Review: SMALL ISLAND, National Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 3, 2019

The 2004 prize-winning novel by Andrea Levy, who sadly passed away earlier this year, has been beautifully translated to stage by adaptor Helen Edmundson and NT head honcho Rufus Norris, using thrilling theatrical solutions to honour Levy's epic - and still urgent - tale. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the National's SMALL ISLANDPhoto Flash: First Look at the National's SMALL ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2019

Andrea Levy's epic, Orange Prize-winning novel bursts into new life on the Olivier Stage. A company of 40 tell a story which journeys from Jamaica to Britain through the Second World War to 1948, the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury. (more...)

Casting Announced For CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY At Segerstrom CenterCasting 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...)

 Liquid Music Series Presents James McVinnie And Darkstar: Collapse Liquid Music Series Presents James McVinnie And Darkstar: Collapse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2019

On Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 8:00pm, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music Series presents James McVinnie and Darkstar at Northrop, University of MN, Minneapolis. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For SMALL ISLAND at the National TheatrePhoto Flash: Inside Rehearsal For SMALL ISLAND at the National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2019

Andrea Levy's epic, Orange Prize-winning novel bursts into new life on the Olivier Stage. A company of 40 tell a story which journeys from Jamaica to Britain through the Second World War to 1948, the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury. (more...)

Photo FLASH: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Opens at PantagesPhoto 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 FACTORYBWW 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...)

National Theatre Announces Listings For May - October 2019National Theatre Announces Listings For May - October 2019
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019

National Theatre has announced its listings for May - October 2019. Check out the full lineup below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: ANTHONY KEARNS Plays a Benefit Show for Julia's Butterfly FoundationPhoto Coverage: ANTHONY KEARNS Plays a Benefit Show for Julia's Butterfly Foundation
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 24, 2019

IRISH MUSIC WILL FILL THE AIR....performed by Anthony Kearns, World Renowned Tenor and Member of the Irish Tenors accompanied by David George benefitted the Julia's Butterfly Foundation on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the West Side Presbysterian Church, 6 South Monroe Street, Ridgewood NJ. (more...)

BWW Review: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at Orpheum TheatreBWW 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...)

BWW Review: Oozy, Saccharine Sweet National Tour of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Just Might Be One Concoction Worth TryingBWW Review: Oozy, Saccharine Sweet National Tour of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Just Might Be One Concoction Worth Trying
by Lauren Van Hemert - Feb 13, 2019

Sometimes a show completely defies expectations. And in the case of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, that's a good thing. I settled into my seat at the Durham Performing Arts Center Tuesday night and drew forth my pen, my weapon choice, completely prepared to obliterate this production. Then the music started. Cue the ensemble. "Who can take a sunrise, sprinkle it with dew…" Suddenly there I was, smiling, strangely finding comfort in the familiar, when I heard a sound that would completely disarm me. A nine-year-old kid behind me named Blake laughed, an infectious sort of laugh that served as a bit of a wake-up call that this show wasn't calculated for me. This show, this moment, and this performance belonged to him and every other dewy-eyed kid in the audience. (more...)

BWW Interview: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY'S James Young Talks about Grandpa Joe and the Importance of Theater for Young PeopleBWW Interview: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY'S James Young Talks about Grandpa Joe and the Importance of Theater for Young People
by Lauren Van Hemert - Feb 7, 2019

James Young has been singing and dancing in Broadway shows for over 40 years. These days, he spends his time playing Grandpa Joe in the national tour of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. The show plays the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) next week. Hear what Young has to say about the production, the importance of exposing kids to the theater, and the excitement he still feels taking a show on the road. (more...)

BWW Review: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at The Hippodrome Delivers a World of Pure ImaginationBWW 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...)

National Theatre Announces Lineup For First Half of 2019National Theatre Announces Lineup For First Half of 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

The National Theatre has announced its upcoming lineup for the first half of 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: Boston Opera House Welcomes CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY National TourBWW 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...)

Eli Young Band Comes to the WarnerEli Young Band Comes to the Warner
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

The Warner Theatre will welcome GRAMMY-Award nominated group, ELI YOUNG BAND, to the Main Stage on Friday, August 30, 2019 at 8 PM. Tickets will go on sale to Warner Members on Tuesday, November 13 at 10 AM and to the General Public on Friday, November 16 at 10 AM. (more...)

Photo Flash: See What the Candy Man Can Do in CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORYPhoto Flash: See What the Candy Man Can Do in CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

The tour opened last month in Buffalo, NY to rave reviews and set a new record as the highest grossing and attended tour launch in Shea's history. Just finishing its third week in Chicago, the tour continues to delight audiences. Get a look at the tour below! (more...)

WATCH: Get A Taste of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Tour In RehearsalWATCH: Get A Taste of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Tour In Rehearsal
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 10, 2018

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is gearing up to take the show on the road! Watch the cast perform three numbers from the upcoming tour! (more...)

BWW TV: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Tour Cast Talks What Makes This Show So DeliciousBWW TV: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Tour Cast Talks What Makes This Show So Delicious
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 6, 2018

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is gearing up to take the show on the road! Hear what the cast and creatives have to say about what makes this musical so delicious! (more...)

 1  2  3  4 … 7