THE SCREENING ROOM: A Look at London's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, With Marc Shaiman-Scott Wittman Score (Video)
By Playbill Staff
The world-premiere musical version of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, featuring a score by Tony Award winners Marc 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.
Several videos have now been released, highlighting musical moments from the lavish production and featuring interviews with the cast.
A selection of musical numbers from the production.
The trailer for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, showcasing songs from the production.
The opening-night red carpet.
The creative team speaks about the making of the musical.
Star Douglas Hodge and book writer David Greig speak about the show.
Tony-winning songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman speak about writing the musical.
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