Noah Weisberg, whose Broadway credits include South Pacific, Enron, Elf, and Legally Blonde, will play Willy Wonka in the national tour of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which launches September 21 in Buffalo, New York, at Shea's Performing Arts Center.
Sharing the role of Charlie will be Henry Boshart (national tour of Fun Home), Collin Jeffery (international tour of Kinky Boots), and Rueby Wood (Mary Poppins at Syracuse Stage). Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
"We are thrilled to bring this captivating production on the road and are so excited for Broadway's Noah Weisberg to bring his immense talent to the role of Willy Wonka and to introduce our three Charlie Buckets to audiences across North America," said producers Mark Kaufman, Kevin McCormick, and Caro Newling.
The Broadway production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory played its final performance January 14. The new musical, which officially opened April 23, 2017, played 27 previews and 305 regular performances at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street).
With direction by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory features music by Grammy, Emmy, and Tony winner Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Grammy and Tony winners Scott Wittman and Shaiman, a book by David Greig, choreography by Tony nominee and Emmy winner Joshua Bergasse, and additional songs by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley from the 1971 Warner Bros. motion picture.
The production also features scenic and costume design by Mark Thompson, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Andrew Keister, puppet design by Basil Twist, projection design by Jeff Sugg, orchestrations by Doug Besterman, and music direction and supervision by Nicholas Skilbeck. Casting is by Telsey & Co.
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