Roald Dahl’s classic story Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will embark on a national Broadway tour this Fall, bringing a sweet treat to venues across the country.
We’ve loved the view from here, but it’s time to set out from our #Broadway factory and prepare for our national tour in September. Thank you for joining our world of pure imagination. #CharlieMusical #JoinTheImagiNATION pic.twitter.com/WsacONP9Nv
— Charlie on Broadway (@CharlieOnBway) January 14, 2018
The Broadway show, similar to the original story, revolves around Willy Wonka and the opening of his mysterious chocolate factory. Wonka is allowing a select few kids to tour the factory, and Charlie Bucket is one of them. When he receives a golden ticket, he and four other winners travel throughout the imagination-driven candyland, changing their lives forever. Oompa-Loompas, inventions, the great glass elevator, and more will bring the show to life.
Songs from the original film will be included, like “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man,” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket.” Additionally, new score has been written from the songwriters of Hairspray. Co-lyricists include Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman and Joshua Bergasse will choreograph the show. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is produced by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions, and Neal Street Productions, directed by Jack O’Brien, and written by David Greig. The tour cast is not announced yet.
The two and a half hour show will begin its National Tour this fall, kicking-off the trek on September 22 in Buffalo, New York. Along the way, the show will stop in cities like Chicago, Philadelphia, Toronto, Hartford, Toledo, Los Angeles, Denver, and Seattle. Dates are currently being held into the summer of 2020.