Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Coming to Broadway!

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.

Tony and Grammy winner Marc Shaiman (“Hairspray”) wrote the music, and co-wrote the lyrics with Scott Wittman. The book is by David Greig, artistic director of Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum theater.

I’m such a fan of the original one so here’s a couple of throwback videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZhs7w-FzeI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMSQpWvwCIM&ebc=ANyPxKo8Bgne_caz0rM5j7uV_XZroM3qlW0r0ExEqwgiJ-wvVDMGPdvYtKcJ2t3gMRkl1DA6ud2M_0aUc2bujMRpnBwuC1ErLw

 

 

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