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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to Record Cast Album; Announces Rush Policy

Broadway’s latest Roal Dahl musical opens April 23.

A scene from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Lunt Fontane Theatre.
A scene from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Lunt Fontane Theatre.
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Masterworks Broadway will release an original Broadway cast recording of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, now running at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. The album will be released digitally on Friday, June 2, and in stores Friday, June 23. The album, which will be produced by Scott Riesett, is available for pre-order via Amazon now.

The new Broadway musical has also announced that, beginning Tuesday, April 25, a limited number of $40 general rush tickets (including the $2 facility fee) will be available at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre box office (205 West 46th Street) when it opens for that day’s performance(s). Purchases are limited to two tickets per person and tickets are subject to availability. Cash and major credit cards are both accepted.

Based on the classic Roald Dahl novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory features a cast led by two-time Tony winner Christian Borle as mystical chocolatier Willy Wonka, alongside Tony Award winner John Rubinstein as Grandpa Joe (Pippin), Emily Padgett as Mrs. Bucket (Side Show), Kathy Fitzgerald as Mrs. Gloop (9 to 5), F. Michael Haynie as Augustus Gloop (Wicked), Ben Crawford as Mr. Salt (Shrek), Emma Pfaeffle as Veruca Salt (Finding Neverland), Alan H. Green as Mr. Beauregarde (School of Rock), Trista Dollison as Violet Beauregarde (A Bronx Tale — The Musical), Jackie Hoffman as Mrs. Teavee (Feud, On the Town), Michael Wartella as Mike Teavee (Tuck Everlasting), and introducing Jake Ryan Flynn, Ryan Foust, and Ryan Sell making their Broadway debuts as Charlie Bucket.

The production 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.

Tickets for the show are now on sale through Sunday, April 22, 2018.

For tickets and more information, click here.

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