Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – London Rehearsals
Coming to Broadway 2016-17 season.
After “Billy Elliot” and “Matilda” another big British musical to hit the Broadway shores, next Season 2016-2017 is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Variety has reported, that Sam Mendes has withdrawn as the director of the incoming Broadway production of Charlie , he directed in its premiere production in London.
Mendes cited scheduling difficulties as the reason for his exit, and all sides including lead producer Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures characterize the departure as amicable. I knew I couldn’t marry the time commitment to make a Broadway production with the development of my next projects for Neal Street, he said in a statement.
ROALD DAHL‘s deliciously dark tale of young Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectioner Willy Wonka comes to life in a new Broadway musical directed by Jack o’Brien.
Charlie wins a golden ticket to the weird and wonderful Wonka Chocolate Factory, it’s the chance of a lifetime to feast on the sweets he’s always dreamed of. But beyond the gates astonishment awaits, as down the sugary corridors and amongst the incredible edible delights, the five lucky winners discover not everything is as sweet as it seems.
Featuring ingenious stagecraft, the wonder of the original story that has captivated the world for almost 50 years is brought to life with music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman. Book by award-winning playwright and adaptor David Greig, set and costume designs by Mark Thompson (Mamma Mia!; One Man, Two Guvnors). The choreography for the Broadway production is Joshua Bergasse.
A chocolate garden, an army of squirrels and the curiously peculiar Oompa-Loompas must be believed to be seen in this gigantic new musical that is choc-full of fantastical treats to dazzle your senses.