Thursday, November 30, 2023

Paramount’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory adds a touch of bitter to the sweet by Kerry Reid

Whether you’re waiting anxiously to see Timothée Chalamet in Wonka (the musical prequel to Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), or are rolling your eyes in anticipatory disg…

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Sunday, November 26, 2023

The week in theatre: The Witches; Ghosts; Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York) – review by Kate Kellaway

Olivier; Sam Wanamaker Playhouse; Kiln, LondonThe youngsters steal the show in the National’s terrifying gothic Disney Roald Dahl; a fine cast are stranded in Ibsen by candlelight; and a b…

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Monday, November 20, 2023

Review: ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ at the Paramount has lots of chocolate, now it just needs to warm up by Chris Jones

Granted, Roald Dahl’s dark and complex stories from the 1960s are not easy to adapt into family musicals.

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Thursday, November 16, 2023

MTI Releases Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for Licensing by Logan Culwell-Block

With songs from the 1971 film and an original score by Hairspray's Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, the musical played a Broadway run in 2017.

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Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International announced that the beloved musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is available for licensing.  

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Thursday, October 12, 2023

Video: Watch a New WONKA Movie Musical Trailer Featuring Timothee Chalamet

Watch the new video trailer for the Wonka movie musical starring Timothee Chalamet! Based on the extraordinary character at the center of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the film also st…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:13PM
Thursday, August 10, 2023

People You Should Know . . . Christie Koppe by Zack Calhoon

Christie Koppe (Director) has completed A Practical Approach to Directing through Yale University, USA, has a Master of Teaching (Drama & Languages [Spanish and Italian Studies]) and Ba…

SOURCE: Visible Soul at 11:13AM
Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Video: Watch Timothée Chalamet in the WONKA Movie Musical Trailer

Based on the character at the center of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Timothée Chalamet introduce audiences to a young Willy Wonka. The trailer for the new movie musical also features …

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:13PM
Sunday, June 25, 2023

Today’s Show Cancelled: Too Hot in UK for “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” Afraid of Melting at 86 Degrees by Roger Friedman

The folks at London’s “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory” in Wimbledon were afraid they were going to melt today. There’s no air

SOURCE: ShowBiz 411 at 03:33PM
Thursday, May 11, 2023

SOUL DOCTOR Movie Musical to Debut in Theaters This June Starring Josh Young, Nya, Emily Padgett & More

The film stars Tony Award® nominee Josh Young (Broadway’s Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita) as Shlomo, Nya (star of the recent Cleopatra and the Broadway revival of Caroline or Change) as…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:48PM
Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Michael Portantiere

Original London Cast, 2013 (Watertower Music) The first stage iteration of Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman’s musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s novel preserves only one of Le…

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Friday, December 16, 2022

‘Elf’ brings bigger, louder, flashier version of Will Ferrell comedy to the stage by Calvin Wilson | Post-Dispatch Theater Critic

Cody Garcia, who played Willy Wonka in a touring production of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” takes on the role of Buddy.

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Saturday, December 3, 2022

Get an Exclusive Sneak Peek at Ashley Blanchet in The Sound of Music at Paper Mill Playhose by Playbill

The hills are alive in Millburn, New Jersey, as Paper Mill Playhouse's new production of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II's The Sound of Music begins its run December 2. The producti…

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The Musical review – a burst of colour in a junk-filled world by Catherine Love

Leeds Playhouse The rags-to-riches roots of the Roald Dahl story are emphasised in this family show, but video effects blunt the rough magic There’s something of the fairytale about Charli…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:48AM
Monday, November 28, 2022

‘A sweet success’: Charlie & the Chocolate Factory The Musical – Leeds ★★★★★ by Fairy Powered Productions

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The Musical comes to Leeds Playhouse for the festive season. The musical invites one into a world of imagination of Charlie’s plight and Wi…

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Some Like It Hot's Christian Borle & J. Harrison Ghee on Readying the Hollywood Hit for 2022 by Lindsey Sullivan

The Hollywood classic Some Like It Hot has received the Broadway musical treatment and officially opens at the Shubert Theatre on December 11. Ahead of its opening, stars Christian Borle and…

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Tony Winner Michele Pawk & Michael Wartella Join Wicked on Broadway by Caitlin Moynihan

Welcome to Oz! Tony winner Michele Pawk and Michael Wartella are set to join Wicked on Broadway. Pawk will take on the role of Madame Morrible beginning on December 12. She is replacing Sha…

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Thursday, September 15, 2022

Timothée Chalamet Reveals He Has Seven Musical Numbers in WONKA

Timothée Chalamet has revealed that he has seven musical numbers in the upcoming film Wonka, in which he stars as Willy Wonka. Chalamet described the film as 'joyous' and and 'sincere.' The…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 06:08PM
Thursday, August 18, 2022

Top 5 Stage Performances to Stream This Weekend August 19-21 - See two different productions of 'Uncle Vanya,' a Bob Fosse doc and more by Raven Snook

In-person shows have been back for over a year now, but sometimes we want to get our theatre fix at home. Thankfully, there are still wonderful stage performances to watch online. Our carefu…

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Monday, August 1, 2022

U.K. and Ireland Tour of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Musical Finds Its Willy Wonka by Andrew Gans

Performances will begin in November at the Leeds Playhouse.

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Darius Barnes, Broadway Dancer & Choreographer, Dies at 34 by Caitlin Moynihan

Darius Barnes, a Broadway dancer and choreographer with six credits to his name who was set to serve as associate choreographer on Kimberly Akimbo, has died according to various social media…

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Gareth Snook to play Willy Wonka in Charlie musical tour by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Gareth Snook is to play legendary chocolatier Willy Wonka in the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory UK Tour. This post Gareth Snook to play Willy Wonka in Charlie musical tour…

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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Come From Away, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Bandstand, and More Set for ... - Playbill

The play features Emmy nominee Carl Clemons-Hopkins and Crystal Dickinson as James Baldwin and Nikki Giovanni, respectively. Playbill Pride · Photos: ...

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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory UK Tour by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo A tour of the hit musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has been announced to start in February 2023. More tour dates to be announced. This post Charlie and the Chocolate…

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Musical to Launch U.K. and Ireland Tour by Andrew Gans

The tour follows a fall engagement at the Leeds Playhouse.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022

10+ Stage Performances to Watch Online This Weekend April 8-10 - See Marilyn Maye in concert, 'The Folks at Home,' 'Tiger Style' and more by Raven Snook

While in-person theatre is back in NYC, there are still wonderful shows to stream at home. Below are performances you can watch online this weekend, Friday, April 8 to Sunday, April 10, for …

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Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Episode 310: Elliott Mattox gets Broadwaysted! by Automatic Episode Import

So many excellent questions... Play along as Elliott Mattox (@ElliotMattox - Beetlejuice, Charlie and the Chocolate factory) joins Bryan, Kevin, and Kimberly for tequila, broadway talk, the…

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Thursday, March 10, 2022

Review: 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' is an offbeat treat by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” is so intriguingly bizarre that it would be worth seeing just for its nose-thumbing audacity.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 08:54PM
Monday, February 21, 2022

Angelina Arts Alliance hides 'golden tickets' at community landmarks in advance of 'Charlie ...

Angelina Arts Alliance brings a world of pure imagination to Lufkin when the Broadway musical version of ''Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,'' ...

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical comes to Leeds for Christmas by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Charlie and The Chocolate Factory the musical has been announced as this year's Christmas musical for Leeds Playhouse. Tickets on sale Feb 11. This post Charlie and the Choco…

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Broadway From A to Z: B by JK

Today, we continue our new series that is strictly to the letter. Broadway From A to Z, will look at the people, shows and history of The Great Bright Way! Obviously, with each entry, we'll…

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