Ryan Foust as Charlie Bucket in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which announced a digital lottery for all performances starting today.
Ryan Foust as Charlie Bucket in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which has announced a digital lottery for all performances.
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Starting today, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will launch a digital lottery, making a limited number of $40 tickets available for all performances here.

The digital lottery will be open from 10am-2pm for evening performances. For matinee performances, it will open at 8pm the night before and close at 9:30am on the day of the show. Winners will be notified by email shortly after each drawing and have 60 minutes to claim and pay for tickets online. Tickets can be picked up at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre box office 30 minutes before showtime. Photo ID is required for pickup, and seat locations and number of tickets awarded by the lottery are subject to availability. A maximum of two tickets will be allowed for each entry.

Based on the classic Roald Dahl novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, with music by Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award winner Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Grammy and Tony Award winners Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, a book by David Greig, and choreography by Tony Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Joshua Bergasse. The production includes additional songs by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley from the 1971 Warner Bros. motion picture. It opened April 23.

Starring two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle, the company also features Jake Ryan Flynn, Ryan Foust, and Ryan Sell making their Broadway debuts as Charlie Bucket, alongside John Rubinstein as Grandpa Joe, Emily Padgett as Mrs. Bucket, Kathy Fitzgerald as Mrs. Gloop, F. Michael Haynie as Augustus Gloop, Ben Crawford as Mr. Salt, Emma Pfaeffle as Veruca Salt, Alan H. Green as Mr. Beauregard, Trista Dollison as Violet Beauregard, Jackie Hoffman as Mrs. Teavee, and Michael Wartella as Mike Teavee.

The production features scenic and costume design by Mark Thompson, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Andrew Keister, puppet design by Basil Twist, projection design by Jeff Sugg, orchestrations by Doug Besterman, and music direction and supervision by Nicholas Skilbeck.

For tickets and more information, click here.