Masterworks Broadway releases the original Broadway cast recording of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which officially opened April 23 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, digitally June 2. The album, which will be available in stores June 23, is produced by Scott Riesett and is available for pre-order now.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is led by two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle in the role of Willy Wonka. Alternating in the role of young Charlie are Jake Ryan Flynn, Ryan Foust, and Ryan Sell, each making his Broadway debut.
Directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien, the musical features music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman, a book by David Greig, and choreography by Joshua Bergasse. The production includes additional songs by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley from the 1971 Warner Bros. film.
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The complete track listing of the new recording follows:
2. The Candy Man
3. Willy Wonka! Willy Wonka!
4. Charlie, You & I
5. A Letter From Charlie Bucket
6. More Of Him To Love
7. When Veruca Says
8. The Queen Of Pop
9. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
10. If Your Father Were Here
11. I've Got A Golden Ticket / Grandpa Joe
12. It Must Be Believed To Be Seen
13. Strike That, Reverse It
14. Pure Imagination / Grandpa Joe (Reprise)
15. The Oompa Loompa Song / Auf Wiedersehen Augustus Gloop
16. When Willy Met Oompa
17. Veruca's Nutcracker Sweet
The 35-member cast also includes Tony winner John Rubinstein (Pippin) as Grandpa Joe, Emily Padgett (Side Show) as Mrs. Bucket, Kathy Fitzgerald (9 to 5) as Mrs. Gloop, F. Michael Haynie (Wicked) as Augustus Gloop, Ben Crawford (Shrek) as Mr. Salt, Emma Pfaeffle (Finding Neverland) as Veruca Salt, Alan H. Green (School of Rock) as Mr. Beauregard, Trista Dollison (A Bronx Tale) as Violet Beauregard, Jackie Hoffman (On The Town) as Mrs. Teavee, and Michael Wartella (Tuck Everlasting) as Mike Teavee.
The ensemble is made up of Yesenia Ayala, Darius Barnes, Colin Bradbury, Jared Bradshaw, Ryan Breslin, Kristy Cates, Madeleine Doherty, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Stephanie Gibson, Talya Groves, Cory Lingner, Elliott Mattox, Monette McKay, Kyle Taylor Parker, Paul Slade Smith, Stephen Carrasco, Kristin Piro, Amy Quanbeck, Michael Williams, and Mikey Winslow.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is produced by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures (Mark Kaufman), Langley Park Productions (Kevin McCormick), and Neal Street Productions (Sam Mendes, Caro Newling).
Watch footage from the new musical below: