The world-premiere musical version of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, featuring a score byTony Award winnersMarc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, officially opened June 25 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
Directed by Tony, Olivier and Academy Award winner Sam Mendes (Cabaret, "American Beauty"), it has a book by David Greig (Damascus, Outlying Islands), with music and lyrics by Shaiman and lyrics by Wittman – the Tony Award-winning songwriters of Hairspray and "Smash." It has choreography by Tony and Olivier winner Peter Darling (Matilda, Billy Elliot).
The cast is led by Tony and Olivier winner Douglas Hodge (La Cage aux Folles, Cyrano de Bergerac) as Willy Wonka.
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