A new teaser trailer has been released for the forthcoming Broadway production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which will begin previews March 28, 2017, prior to an official opening April 23 at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street).
In a promotional video, landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and Bethesda Fountain get the Willy Wonka candy-coated treatment. Watch the video below:
Two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle (Something Rotten, Peter and the Starcatcher) will play Willy Wonka in the Broadway premiere of Chocolate Factory. It will be a busy season for Borle, who will also play Marvin in the fall Broadway revival of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony-winning Falsettos.
“Christian was the first — and in truth, perhaps the ONLY person I could imagine to create the role of Willy: his combination of child-like fantasy, edge, mystery, and sheer star power seemed destined for this role,” said director Jack O’Brien in an earlier statement. “I confess I prayed a lot! But this one, at least, was answered!”
Additional casting be announced at a later time. Casting is by Telsey + Company/Rachel Hoffman, CSA.