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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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Photo Flash: Michael Ball and Maria Friedman in The Woman in White
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2005


Christina Applegate and John Lithgow to Co-Host Broadway on Broadway September 18th
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2005

The pair will co-host the 14th annual BROADWAY ON BROADWAY, a free outdoor concert in Times Square on Sunday, September 18 at 11:30am. Performances are expected from All Shook Up, Avenue Q, Beauty and the Beast, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hairspray, Lennon, The Light in the Piazza, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, The Producers, Rent, Sweet Charity, Sweeney Todd, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Wicked. New shows The Color Purple, Souvenir and In My Life will perform as well. (more...)

Theatre Access Project Announces Upcoming Captioned and Sign Language Interpreted Performances
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2005

Theatre Access Project (TAP), Theatre Development Fund's invitation to the performing arts for people with physical disabilities announces its upcoming schedule of open captioning and sign language interpreted performances for theatregoers with hearing loss. (more...)

UK News: Jerry Hall to Star in High Society
by West End News Desk - Sep 5, 2005

Jerry Hall joins the cast of Ian Talbot's production of Cole Porter's musical comedy High Society for West End transfer (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Show Softball League End of Season Party
by Linda Lenzi - Sep 3, 2005

The Broadway Show League celebrated with their End of Season Party and Awards Ceremony on Thursday night, September 1st 2005 at Tony's DiNapoli Times Square, and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

League Announces Increase in Kids' Attendance on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2005

A six percent increase was marked in the attendance of children and teenagers at Broadway show this summer (more...)

Bush is Bad Revue Skewers President Beginning September 29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2005

The revue Bush is Bad: The Musical Cure for the Blue-State Blues will aim satirical darts at the president beginning on September 29th (more...)

More Casting Announced for Broadway Woman in White
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2005

More casting has been set for the upcoming Broadway production of The Woman in White, which will open at the Marquis Theatre on November 17th and will star Maria Friedman and Michael Ball (more...)

Photo Coverage: Special Actors' Fund Performance of Doubt
by Linda Lenzi - Sep 20, 2005

The Actors' Fund hosted a special performance benefit of DOUBT on Sunday September 18, 2005 to raise money for the fund and BroadwayWorld was there! (more...)

New Movie-Based Musicals Head to Broadway Stages
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2005

A plethora of new musicals based on hit films will be brought to Broadway by major Hollywood players (more...)

UK Roundup - Evita casting, Jason Robert Brown, Last Five Years
by Jake Brunger - Sep 2, 2005

Casting beings for Michael Grandage's production of Evita, Jason Robert Brown does more concerts before a possible Last Five Years production and Joanna Riding does another play (more...)

Broadway Unplugged CD Released on September 12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2005

A CD with songs from the first Broadway Unplugged concert, which was held at Town Hall in 2004, will be released on September 12th (more...)

Sweet Charity Welcomes Wayne Knight and Kearran Giovanni, Sept. 20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2005

Wayne Knight and Kearran Giovanni will take over the respective roles of Herman and Helene in Sweet Charity on September 20th (more...)

SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE begins October 11th at The Public With Menzel And Kudisch
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2005

The Public Theaters Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Mara Manus announce the New York premiere of SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE, a musical with words and music by Michael John LaChiusa. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway On Broadway '05
by Craig Brockman - Sep 18, 2005

Christina Applegate and John Lithgow co-hosted the 14th annual BROADWAY ON BROADWAY, a free outdoor concert in Times Square on Sunday, September 18 and BroadwayWorld was there! (more...)

William Ryall Reprises Cabaret Show October 24 & 31
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2005

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang's William Ryall will reprise his cabaret show Flying Cars and Falling Chandeliers at Danny's Skylight Room on October 24th and 31st (more...)

'Bush Is Bad' Musical Begins Performances At Triad Theatre September 15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2005

'BUSH IS BAD: The Musical Cure for the Blue-State Blues,' a new revue by Joshua Rosenblum, aims venomous, highly partisan musical barbs at the President and his dissembling gang of conspirators, resulting in a take-no-prisoners show. (more...)

Batt, Foa, Finley, McArdle and More Perform in Oct. 17 LREI Hurricane Relief Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2005

Bryan Batt, Barrett Foa, Felicia Finley, Andrea McArdle and more stars will perform in the LREI Hurricane Relief Concert on October 11th (more...)

Bway Understudies and Standbys Featured in At This Performance, Oct. 23 & 24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2005

The October 23rd and 24th editions of At This Performance, presented by Musicals Tonight!, will feature Broadway understudies and standbys performing (more...)

Bush is Bad Extends Off-Broadway Run Through the End of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2005

Joshua Rosenblum's satiric revue Bush is Bad will now continue performances through the end of the year, as well as adding an extra Monday night performance at 9 PM (more...)

Esparza, Butz, Rapp, Pascal, Morrison, Espinosa And Other Broadway Stars To Perform In 'Brilliant Mistake: Broadway Sings Elvis Costello'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2005

Broadway stars come out to honor Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy Award -winning singer/songwriter Elvis Costello in 'BRILLIANT MISTAKE: Broadway Sings Elvis Costello,' a one-night-only concert on Monday, October 31st at John Jay College's Gerald W. Lynch Theater (899 10th Avenue) in Manhattan. (more...)

Scarlett Strallen to be the New Mary Poppins in West End Hit, Oct. 31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2005

On October 31st, Scarlett Strallen will take over in the title role of Mary Poppins on the West End, and three other performers will enter the show, as well (more...)

Photo Coverage: Gypsy Robe Ceremony for In My Life
by Walter McBride - Oct 21, 2005

The colorful Gypsy Robe, embellished with mementos from Broadway musicals, is presented to the cast member who has the most Broadway chorus credits. For In My Life, the Robe was presented to Brynn Williams. (more...)

McKay, Chase and Harriell Sign On for All-Star Elvis Costello Concert, Oct. 31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2005

Nellie McKay, Will Chase and Marcy Harriell have joined the all-star line up of Brilliant Mistake: Broadway Sings Elvis Costello, which will be presented on Halloween night (more...)

CD Review: Noël Coward's AFTER THE BALL
by - Oct 10, 2005

Charm, wit, literate lyrics and lovely melodies which are mostly out of fashion today. (more...)

Leading Men Featured in Bway Under the Stars, June 13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2005

Some of Broadway's brightest leading men as well as Christina Applegate and others will show up to perform at this year's Broadway Under the Stars on June 13th (more...)

UK Roundup - Guys and Dolls, Spamalot, Michael Ball
by Jake Brunger - Jun 8, 2005

Ewan McGregor opens in Guys and Dolls, Scrooge fills a festive gap, Mackintosh brings the RSC to London, Spamalot plans a transfer and Michael Ball returns to the radio.. (more...)

Nunn's My Fair Lady is Broadway-Bound After UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2005

Trevor Nunn's Olivier Award-winning production of My Fair Lady will come to Broadway in 2006 for its 50th anniversary after touring in the UK (more...)

Foster, Murney and More will Sing in Broadway Unplugged 2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2005

Sutton Foster, Julia Murney and Marc Kudisch are just a few of the stars who have joined the star-studded cast of Broadway Unplugged 2, which will be held at Town Hall on September 19th (more...)

UK Roundup - Woman in White, Iron Mask, Santa, Edinburgh Fringe
by Jake Brunger - Jun 18, 2005

Woman in White has a new set of principles from July 11th, we find out who's Behind the Iron Mask in a new musical and the 2005 Edinburgh Fringe programme is announced (more...)

Photo Coverage: Hair CD Release
by Linda Lenzi - Jun 17, 2005

Members of the Broadway community, including some of those on the release, picked up their copies of the new Hair studio CD, and so did we! (more...)

Stokes Mitchell, Cantone, Barrett Join Bway Under the Stars
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2005

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Mario Cantone and Brent Barrett have joined the starry line-up of leading men scheduled to perform at Broadway Under the Stars on June 13th (more...)

Broadway in Bryant Park Free Lunchtime Series Announces Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2005

This FREE to the public Series, features excerpts from some of the best 'musicals' (currently) on and off-Broadway, performed by the actual cast members. (more...)

West End Theatres Cancel Shows for Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2005

Due to the explosions this morning in London, all West End shows have been cancelled for tonight. (more...)

Mary Tyler Moore, Bernadette Peters and a Slew of Celebs Headline Broadway Barks 7 on July 30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2005

Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters will host the seventh annual BROADWAY BARKS! along with many Broadway stars. (more...)

Jackson & McElroy Join Broadway Unplugged, Sept. 19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2005

Cheyenne Jackson and Michael McElroy have been added to a star-studded cast of performers who will sing off-mic at the second Broadway Unplugged concert on September 19th (more...)

Rent & Mitchell Featured in Bryant Park Events, July 25-Aug. 7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2005

Cast members from the upcoming film version of Rent as well as Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell will appear at Bryant Park during a number of dance and theatre celebrations from July 25th to August 7th (more...)

William Ryall Performs Cabaret Show Aug. 8 and 15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2005

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang's William Ryall will perform his cabaret Flying Cars and Falling Chandeliers at Danny's Skylight Room on August 8th and August 15th (more...)

Broadway Spotlight Shines on Understudies, July 25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2005

The Broadway Spotlight series will put Broadway understudies onstage on July 25th at Ars Nova (more...)

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Plays 100th Show, July 23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2005

The Broadway production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will play its 100th performance at the Hilton Theatre on July 23rd (more...)

Kevin Cahoon and Band Play Ars Nova on July 18th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2005

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang's Kevin Cahoon and his band Ghetto Cowboy will perform at Ars Nova on July 18th (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cast of Rent Film Performs in Broadway For Life at Bryant Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2005

Stars from the upcoming film of Rent, and from some of Broadway's hottest shows performed in Bryant Park to support Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, and Dancers Responding to AIDS and we were there! (more...)

Cabaret Cares Continues at Helen's to Benefit Broadway Cares
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2005

Broadway Cares and Off Broadway Cares and now Cabaret Cares. Joseph John Productions and Raise The Bar Productions are proud to announce a Cabaret Series of shows that will benefit Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids. (more...)

Wave of Celebrity Table Guests Released for September 25th Broadway Flea Market
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2005

The 19th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction will be held Sunday, September 25 from 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM in Shubert Alley & West 44th Street. (more...)

Michael Ball To Headline The Woman In White On Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2005

Michael Ball, the preeminent leading man of the British musical, returns to Broadway in London's smash hit musical, THE WOMAN IN WHITE, opening Thursday, November 17th at the Marquis Theatre. (more...)

Chitty's Sherman Brothers Writing New Musical - For Adults
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2005

Variety reports that the Sherman Brothers will be writing a new musical based on an original story - Merry-Go-Round. (more...)

GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Jeffrey Broadhurst of 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'
by Adrienne Onofri - Aug 2, 2005

Jeff chats about costarring with Bette and Liza, dancing for Robbins and Stroman, and sharing the stage with the fantasmagorical flying car. (more...)

Kantor Takes Over for Kudisch in Chitty, Sept. 24-Nov. 27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2005

Kenneth Kantor will temporarily take over for Marc Kudisch as Baron Bomburst in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang from September 24th through November 27th (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Barks! 7
by Linda Lenzi - Aug 1, 2005

Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore hosted Broadway Barks 7! in Shubert Alley on July 30th and we were there! The annual program seeks to place pets from New York City animal shelters in good homes. (more...)

Cabaret Cares Shows to Feature Stars Beginning Aug. 8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2005

Beginning on August 8th, the new series Cabaret Cares will feature stars from the worlds of cabaret, Broadway and off-Broadway in Monday night shows (more...)

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