Two-time Tony-winner Christian Borle (Something Rotten, Peter & the Starcatcher) plays Willy Wonka, world-famous inventor of the Everlasting Gobstopper, in this new musical based on the film and original book by Roald Dahl.
Charlie Bucket, a poor, sweet boy, wins one of five Golden Tickets, allowing him to spend a day at the magical chocolate factory run by a mysterious and eccentric confectionary genius. The four other children who win are neither poor nor sweet.
The musical features music and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, who previously collaborated with Charlie's director, Jack O'Brien, on Hairspray. The Bway production will integrate music from the film with music written for the London production of the musical.
- Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
- 205 West 46 Street