I don’t know why they haven’t done this sooner!
Our dreams have officially come true. It’s just been announced that Charlie & the Chocolate Factory will come to Broadway in 2017!
via The Wrap:
A stage musical version of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” has nabbed a golden ticket for Broadway, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions and Neal Street Productions announced Thursday.
The adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s fantasy 1964 novel — made famous in a 1971 movie starring Gene Wilder as a slightly creepy candyman — is due to open in spring 2017 in time for the next Tony Awards season.
I’m such a fan of the original one so here’s a couple of throwback videos.