The stage musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, begins previews March 28, prior to an official opening April 23 at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
Directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory features music by Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award winner Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Grammy and Tony Award winners Scott Wittman and Shaiman, a book by David Greig, and choreography by Tony Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Joshua Bergasse. The production includes additional songs by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley from the 1971 Warner Bros. motion picture.
Two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle, who recently starred in the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of Falsettos, heads the cast as Willy Wonka. He is joined by Tony Award winner John Rubinstein as Grandpa Joe (Pippin), Emily Padgett as Mrs. Bucket (Side Show), Kathy Fitzgerald as Mrs. Gloop (9 to 5), F. Michael Haynie as Augustus Gloop (Wicked), Ben Crawford as Mr. Salt (Shrek), Emma Pfaeffle as Veruca Salt (Finding Neverland), Alan H. Green as Mr. Beauregard (School of Rock), Trista Dollison as Violet Beauregard (A Bronx Tale), Jackie Hoffman as Mrs. Teavee (On The Town), and Michael Wartella as Mike Teavee (Tuck Everlasting).
Jake Ryan Flynn, Ryan Foust, and Ryan Sell will make their Broadway debuts alternating in the role of Charlie Bucket.
Flip through the photos of the cast and creative team below:
Meet the Cast of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Tickets range from $69–$160 and are available at Ticketmaster.com.
The Olivier and Evening Standard Award-winning London production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes and choreographed by Peter Darling, ended its run January 7.