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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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Bway Understudies and Standbys Featured in At This Performance, Nov. 6 & 7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2005

On November 6th and 7th, Broadway understudies and standbys will be featured in Musicals Tonight!'s At This Performance (more...)

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang To Appear on Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2005

Erin Dilly, Rick Hilsabeck, Kurt Von Schmittou, Dirk Lumbard and cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will perform 'Toot Sweets' on the Macy's 79th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade national broadcast on NBC on Thursday, November 24, 2005 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. They will perform live in the 9 a.m. hour. (more...)

Finley, Gardner, Cahoon, Blake and Saldivar Join The Wedding
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2005

Felicia Finley, Rita Gardner, Kevin Cahoon and more will join Stephen Lynch and Laura Benanti in the Wedding Singer, which begins its pre-Broadway run in Seattle in January (more...)

Ziemba, Rashad, Cooper and Anderson Join Dec. 12 Wonderful Life Reading
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2005

Karen Ziemba, Phylicia Rashad, Chuck Cooper and Nancy Anderson will appear in the Actors' Fund benefit reading of the musical version of It's a Wonderful Life on December 12th (more...)

Hilton Family of Hotels Raises the Curtain on 'Theatre Nights' Room and Ticket Packages
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2005

Packages Include Exclusive Access to Tickets to Popular Shows in Seven U.S. Cities (more...)

Raul Esparza to Headline John Doyle's Company in Cincinnati, Spring '06
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2005

Raul Esparza will star in a new production of Company, directed by John Doyle, that will run in Cincinatti from March 14th through April 14th, 2006 (more...)

Pasquale, Chase, Powers, Craig and More Join Secret Garden Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2005

Steven Pasquale, Will Chase, Jenny Powers, Deborah S. Craig and moer will join the star-studded cast of the Secret Garden World AIDS Day concert (more...)

Ebersole, Dilly & More Attend Cookbook Release Party, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2006

On May 16th, Christine Ebersole, Erin Dilly, Michael Cerveris and others will attened the release party for the benefit cookbook Ya Tibya Lublu (more...)

UK Roundup - The Last Five Years, Billy Elliot, Lord of the Rings
by Jake Brunger - Mar 31, 2006

The Last Five Years comes to London five years after its world premiere, award winners return for Billy Elliot and 'Bored of the Rings' plans London debut (more...)

The Wedding Singer Begins Broadway Previews March 30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2006

On March 30th, The Wedding Singer will play its first Broadway preview at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (more...)

Winners Announced: Ghostlight / Sh-K-Boom Records Two Pack Featuring 'See What I Wanna See' and 'Songs From An Unmade Bed'
by Contests Broadway - Mar 24, 2006 and Ghostlight/Sh-K-Boom Records announce the winners of the 'See What I Wanna See' and 'Songs From An Unmade Bed' CD Giveaway! (more...)

Chitty is reliable family fun - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang UK (Tour) Review
by Glenn Meads - Mar 22, 2006

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang seems to have won a place in peoples' hearts. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Euan Morton Performs Songs from Debut Album 'NewClear' at Joe's Pub
by Linda Lenzi - Mar 21, 2006

On March 20th, Euan Morton performed songs from his debut solo album 'NewClear' at Joe's Pub; the album was released on March 21st (more...)

Kudisch & Rubin-Vega Star as Remarque & Dietrich in Private Reading of The Puma
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2006

A reading of The Puma, a new play by Julie Gilbert and Frank Evans, will star two Tony-nominees as two legends; Daphne Rubin-Vega will play Marlene Dietrich and Marc Kudisch will be seen as Erich Maria Remarque in the private reading, which will be presented on March 23rd (more...)

Jim Caruso's Cast Party Radio Show with Stephanie J. Block
by BWW - Mar 19, 2006

Stephanie J. Block, is back from a year on tour in Wicked, and will soon embark on her next starring role. We've got the scoop! (more...)

ATW Focuses on 'The Work of the Press Agent' for March 21 Panel
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2006

The American Theatre Wing will focus on 'The Work of the Press Agent' for their March 21st panel discussion (more...)

Company Premieres in Cincinnati with Esparza, Walsh
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2006

Company, directed by John Doyle, premieres at Cincinnati's Playhouse today, with Raul Esparza and Barbara Walsh. (more...)

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon May Roar on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2006

Bob and Harvey Weinstein have purchased the rights for the book series that inspired the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and are developing the property into a Broadway-bound stage spectacle (more...)

Wedding Singer Tix Go On Sale to General Public February 12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2006

Tickets for The Wedding Singer are now on sale to holders of American Express cards, and will go on sale to the public on February 12th (more...)

All is Full of Love--A Dance Musical Set to Bjork Songs--Plays Feb. 12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2006

A special one-night-only performance of the new dance musical All is Full of Love, conceived, choreographed and directed by Josh Walden and set to the music of Björk, will be presented on Sunday, February 12 (more...)

Front Row Centre Theatre News: THE BOY FRIEND
by Mark Andrew Lawrence - Jan 10, 2006

David and Ed Mirviish are pleased to announce Sandy Wilson's THE BOY FRIEND, directed by Oscar and Emmy Award-winner Julie Andrews, will play a strictly limited engagement at Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre, January 10 - February 18, 2006. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Phantom of the Opera Gala at the Waldorf Astoria
by Linda Lenzi - Jan 10, 2006

On January 9th, The Phantom of the Opera made Broadway history by becoming the longest-running production ever. The lavish musical, which will also reach its 18th anniversary on January 26th, reached its 7,486th performance on January 9th, overtaking Cats, the previous record-holder. (more...)

Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Starring Baldwin, Begins Previews Feb. 17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2006

Entertaining Mr. Sloane, with Alec Baldwin, Richard Easton and Jan Maxwell, will have its first preview performance on February 17th (more...)

This Sweeney Todd requires some snips and tucks
by Glenn Meads - Feb 28, 2006

Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd is a dark tale which is supposed to thrill and entertain in the blackest of ways. It highlights the story of a murderous demon barber who starts to dispense with locals after forming a business partnership with the owner of the local pie shop. (more...)

Ebersole, Cerveris, Dilly and More Attend Cookbook Release Party, May 16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2006

Michael Cerveris, Christine Ebersole, Erin Dilly and others will attend the May 16th release party of the cookbook Ya Tibya Lublu, which will benefit children in Russia (more...)

Photo Coverage: 3rd Annual embrace! Concert
by Linda Lenzi - Feb 17, 2006

On February 16th, the 3rd Annual embrace! concert took place to benefit The Matthew Shepard Foundation at the Westside Theatre. (more...)

NYMF Festival Celebrates Birthday on February 27 with Star-Studded Bash
by Robert Diamond - Feb 13, 2006

February 27 will see the New York Musical Theatre Festival celebrate a birthday of sorts, with its 'Best of Fest Bash' presenting the highlights of their first two big years. (more...)

See What I Wanna See Coming to CD Mid-February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2006

The world premiere recording of See What I Wanna See is now available for pre-order on Sh-k-boom records. Their web site reports a release date for the album of mid-February. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Secret Garden Concert and After-Party
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 8, 2005

The star-studded Secret Garden concert, with Laura Benanti, Michael Arden, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Steven Pasquale and more, was held on December 5th (more...)

Photo Coverage: 17th Annual Gypsy of the Year Competition
by Ben Strothmann - Dec 7, 2005

$2,972,721.15 was raised for BC/EFA, and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the event and celebration! (more...)

Jason Donovan Plays Sweeney Todd in New UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2005

Pop and soap star Jason Donovan will take on the title role in Sweeney Todd when the John Doyle-helmed production goes on a UK national tour (more...)

"Broadway's Carols for a Cure" to be featured on The Tony Danza Show, December 23rd
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2005

Karmine Alers, who is currently part of the Broadway cast of Rent, will perform on 'The Tony Danza Show' Dec. 12, and the segment will be broadcast on Dec. 23. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Doyle's Company; Barbara Walsh to Play Joanne
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2005

Full casting has been announced for John Doyle's upcoming Cincinnati production of Company, in which Barbara Walsh will play Joanne to Raul Esparza's Bobby (more...)

Broadway Bears XI, Hosted by Batt, Held February 12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2005

Broadway Bears XI, hosted by Bryan Batt, will be held on February 12th to benefit BC/EFA (more...)

Jan Maxwell Assumes Role in Entertaining Mr. Sloane at Roundabout
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2005

Tony award nominee Jan Maxwell has assumed the role of 'Kath' in Roundabout Theatre Company's 40th Anniversary Season Off-Broadway revival of Joe Orton's Entertaining Mr. Sloane directed by Scott Ellis. Maxwell joins previously announced cast members Alec Baldwin, Chris Carmack and Richard Easton. (more...)

Bernhard and Cameron Mitchell Appear at Joe's Pub New Year's Eve
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2005

Both Sandra Bernhard and John Cameron Mitchell (with Murray Hill) will celebrate New Year's Eve at Joe's Pub, and other acts will follow in weeks to come (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Actors' Fund's Wonderful Life After-Party
by Linda Lenzi - Dec 14, 2005

BroadwayWorld was there for the after-party of The Actors' Fund of America's benefit reading of the musical version of Wonderful Life, which was presented at the Shubert Theatre on December 12th (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Actors' Fund's Wonderful Life Benefit Re
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 14, 2005

The Actors' Fund's benefit reading of the musical version of Wonderful Life was presented at the Shubert Theatre on December 12th (more...)

Barnes and Tolivar Replace Erin Dilly in Final 3 Weeks of Chitty
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2005

Understudies Julie Barnes and Julie Tolivar will go on for pregnant star Erin Dilly during the final three weeks of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang's run (more...)

Bush is Bad Revue Extends Off-Bway Run Indefinitely
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2005

Bush is Bad: The Musical Cure for the Blue-State Blues, the 'unabashedly partisan revue' by Joshua Rosenblum, will extend its run indefinitely (more...)

Photo Flash: The Broadway Musicals of 1956
by Linda Lenzi - Apr 5, 2006

BroadwayWorld was there for The Broadway Musicals of 1956, the latest edition of the popular Broadway by the Year series, featuring Christine Andreas, Brent Barrett, Marc Kudisch and director Emily Skinner, among others (more...)

West End's Blood Brothers, Mary Poppins and Chicago Announce April Cast Changes
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2006

A number of West End musicals have announced starry cast changes; British pop star Antony Costa will join the cast of Blood Brothers, musical theatre veterans Louise Gold and Diane Langton will step into Mary Poppins, and Amra-Faye Wright and Luca Barbareschi will be welcomed into the cast of Chicago (more...)

Broadway Musicals of 1956, with Barrett, Kudisch, Skinner and More, Presented April 3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2006

The Broadway Musicals of 1956, the latest edition of the Broadway by the Year series and directed by Tony-nominee Emily Skinner, will take place at Town Hall on Monday, April 3rd (more...)

Casting Announced for New Production of 'A Chorus Line'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2006


Maxwell Reportedly Leaves 'Mr. Sloane' After Baldwin Feud
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2006

The New York Post's Michael Riedel is reporting the departure of Tony Award-nominee Jan Maxwell from the Off-Broadway production of Entertaining Mr. Sloane due to a feud with co-star Alec Baldwin (more...)

A CHORUS LINE Announces Complete 2006 Cast
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2006

A Chorus Line, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning musical, proudly announces the 2006 cast. (more...)

Skinner to Direct Andreas, Kudisch and More in The Broadway Musicals of 1956, April 3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2006

On April 3rd, Emily Skinner will direct stars such as Christine Andreas, Brent Barrett and Marc Kudisch in The Broadway Musical of 1956, in which she will also perform (more...)

Kudisch and Kaye to Headline L.A. Reprise! Zorba, May 2-14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2006

Marc Kudisch and Judy Kaye have signed on to headline the Reprise! Broadway's Best staged concert production of the Kander and Ebb musical Zorba from May 2nd through 14th at the UCLA Freud Playhouse (more...)

Ethan Frome Musical Receives York Theatre Reading, May 9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2006

Ethan Frome: An American Romance - a new musical based on the classic 1911 novella by Edith Wharton - will receive its first staged reading at The York Theatre on Tuesday, May 9th at 3 PM and 7:30 PM (more...)

Janet Dickinson Joins BUSH IS BAD Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2006

Janet Dickinson will join the company of BUSH IS BAD: The Musical Cure for the Blue-State Blues, starting Thursday, April 13th, Off-Broadway at The Triad Theatre, 158 West 72nd Street (between Broadway & Columbus). (more...)

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