The new Broadway musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will bring Willy Wonka’s candy emporium to cities across the United States. The show, based on Roald Dahl’s children’s novel, will launch a national tour in September 2018; it is currently holding dates through summer 2020.
The production is directed by Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien and features a book by David Greig and a score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, plus additional songs from the 1971 film by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley. Dates, cities, and casting will be announced at a later date.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory celebrated its official opening night April 23 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. The Broadway cast is led by two-time Tony winner Christian Borle as Willy Wonka, with Jake Ryan Flynn, Ryan Foust, and Ryan Sell alternating in the title role.
The musical, produced by Warner Bros. Theatrical Ventures, will release an Original Broadway Cast Recording digitally June 2 and in stores June 23.