Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Broadway Cast Recording Sony Masterworks Broadway 5 Stars Order a Copy from Amazon.co.uk I was a HUGE fan of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory when it opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane with a score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Audiences were presented with a theatrical extravaganza, but what really struck me was the fabulous score which used only one song from the Gene Wilder film. Shaiman and Wittman had pulled off the near impossible by channelling the Wonka zeitgeist, creating new music for Charlie of the same calibre and Bricusse and Newley’s original film score. I was therefore interested to hear that for the Broadway production changes were to be made. More song moments from the film have been integrated, numbers from the London score cut (luckily the London cast album exists!) and new songs written. Christian Borle takes over the spoon … Read more
Roald Dahl’s most treasured tale is coming to the land where sweet dreams come true–Broadway–in a delicious new musical! Willy Wonka, the world famous inventor of the Everlasting Gobstopper, has just made an astonishing announcement. His marvellous–and mysterious–factory is opening its gates…to a lucky few. It’s a world of pure imagination. And who better to conjure up this confectionary wonder than three-time Tony Award®-winning director Jack O’Brien, the Grammy® and Tony-winning songwriters of Hairspray, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, and internationally acclaimed playwright David Grieg. Audiences around the world have long adored the best-selling book and films, but none have experienced the magic of Wonka quite like this–until now. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The New Musical: It must be believed to be seen.
Nuffield and Curve in association with the Lyric Hammersmith have announced a major UK Tour of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox commencing at the Nuffield Southampton this Christmas. This brand new family show is a playful re-telling of Roald Dahl’s much-loved book; a brilliantly witty tale of the clever Mr Fox outfoxing three greedy farmers, brought to life on stage with live music and songs. Luke Kelly, Managing Director of the Roald Dahl Literary Estate and Roald Dahl’s grandson says: “We’re excited to be working with such an accomplished partner as Nuffield Theatre to bring FANTASTIC MR FOX to the stage in this brand new musical version, and delighted that so many people across the UK will be able to see it during the 2017 tour.” The Fantastic Mr Fox is adapted by playwright Sam Holcroft, directed by Maria Aberg, designed by Tom Scutt, composed by Arthur Darvill, lyrics by … Read more
Tuesday 13 September 2016 HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROALD DAHL 2016 marks 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl – the world’s number one storyteller. Throughout 2016, there will be celebrations for Roald Dahl 100, focusing on Roald Dahl’s gloriumptious stories and characters and delivering a year packed with squiffling surprises and treats for everyone. BritishTheatre.com is pleased to bring you some great articles about the master story-teller. You can also plan a visit to see Charlie And The Chocolate Factory in its final year at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane or visit the International Award-winning musical Matilda at London’s Cambridge Theatre. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ROALD DAHL 100