In addition to offering 7 PM performances on Tuesday nights, the "fantasmagorical stage musical" will also offer 7 PM curtains on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. The complete playing schedule follows: Tuesday-Thursday evenings at 7 PM, Friday and Saturday nights at 8 PM with matinees on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2 PM and Sundays at 3 PM.
Based on Ian Fleming's novel and the film of the same name, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang features music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. Song titles include "Truly Scrumptious," "Toot Sweets," "Hushabye Mountain" and the Oscar-nominated title song "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang." The musical will officially open April 28.
The 50-member cast is led by Raul Esparza as Caractacus Potts, Erin Dilly as Truly Scrumptious, Philip Bosco as Grandpa Potts, Marc Kudisch as Baron Bomburst, Jan Maxwell as Baroness Bomburst, Chip Zien as Goran, Robert Sella as Boris, Kevin Cahoon as the Childcatcher, Frank Raiter as the Toymaker, Henry Hodges as Jeremy and Ellen Marlow as Jemima.
Chitty features direction by Adrian Noble, musical staging by Gillian Lynne, sets and costumes by Anthony Ward, lighting by Mark Henderson, sound design by Andrew Bruce, orchestrations and dance arrangements by Chris Walker, musical supervision by Robert Scott and musical direction by Kristen Blodgette. Jeremy Sams adapted the show for the stage.
The Hilton Theatre is located in Manhattan at 213 West 42nd Street. Tickets for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang are now available by calling Ticketmaster at (212) 307-4100 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com. For more information visit Click Here.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang continues to play the London Palladium. It opened in London in April 2002.