New Musical The Chocolate Show!, Featuring James Patterson and Emily McNamara, Begins Feb. 1

The Chocolate Show!, Alan Golub and Laura Goldfader's new musical, begins previews Feb. 1 prior to an official opening Feb. 14 at the 47th Street Theatre. 

Emily McNamara
Emily McNamara (Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN)

Featuring a book and music by Golub and Goldfader and lyrics by Golub — with direction by Dan Foster — the cast comprises Emily McNamara ( NEWSical The Musical,  The Awesome 80's Prom), Laura D'Andre ( Hair, Grease), Talene Monahon ( Our Town, Carousel), Andrew Pandaleon ( The History Of War, Forever Plaid) and  James Patterson ( Beauty and the Beast, State Fair). 

"On the final night of her reign as World Queen of the Cocoa Bean, the glamorous, often eccentric and hilariously unpredictable Cookie Conwell fulfills her lifelong dream of hosting 'The Chocolate Show!,' where she must choose her successor," press notes state. "Who will be the next to wear the solid chocolate crown? How will Cookie handle the transfer of power? And, oh yeah, is chocolate really bad for dogs?"

The production features choreography by Grady McLeod Bowman and music direction by Jeffrey Klitz.

Tickets and more information are available by visiting or by calling (212) 279-4200.