Producers of Broadway's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory have announced that Dylan's Candy Bar will be the official curator of treats for the new Broadway musical. The company's products will be the premier confectionaries sold at the newly renovated Chocolate Bar, Candy Bar, and Wonka Empori-Yum inside the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
Directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory features music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman, 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. motion picture. The musical is set to begin performances March 28 and officially open April 23 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
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 (Pippin) as Grandpa Joe, Emily Padgett (Sweet Charity) 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 — The Musical) as Violet Beauregard, Jackie Hoffman (On the Town, FX's Feud) as Mrs. Teavee, and Michael Wartella (Tuck Everlasting) as Mike Teavee.
The production will feature 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.
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