Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory comes to life at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory comes to life at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
(© David Gordon)

Willy Wonka's factory is getting ready to throw open its doors as the marquee for the Broadway production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has gone up. Starring two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle, the musical is set to begin performances March 28 and officially open April 23 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

The silhouette of a mysterious chocolatier in the window.
The silhouette of a mysterious chocolatier in the window.
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Joining Borle in the company are Jake Ryan Flynn, Ryan Foust, and Ryan Sell making their Broadway debuts as Charlie Bucket, alongside John Rubinstein (Pippin) as Grandpa Joe, Emily Padgett (Sweet Charity) as Mrs. Bucket, Kathy Fitzgerald (9 to 5) as Mrs. Gloop, F. Michael Haynie (Wicked) as Augustus Gloop, Ben Crawford (Shrek) as Mr. Salt, Emma Pfaeffle (Finding Neverland) as Veruca Salt, Alan H. Green (School of Rock) as Mr. Beauregard, Trista Dollison (A Bronx Tale — The Musical) as Violet Beauregard, Jackie Hoffman (On the Town) as Mrs. Teavee, and Michael Wartella (Tuck Everlasting) as Mike Teavee.

"Entrance for Oompa-Loompas only."
"Entrance for Oompa-Loompas only."
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Featured in the ensemble are Yesenia Ayala, Darius Barnes, Colin Bradbury, Jared Bradshaw, Ryan Breslin, Kristy Cates, Madeleine Doherty, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Stephanie Gibson, Talya Groves, Cory Lingner, Elliott Mattox, Monette McKay, Kyle Taylor Parker, Paul Slade Smith, Stephen Carrasco, Kristin Piro, Amy Quanbeck, Michael Williams, and Mikey Winslow.

Golden Ticket-holders are welcomed to the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
Golden Ticket holders are welcomed to the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
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Directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory features music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, a book by David Greig, and choreography by Joshua Bergasse. The production includes additional songs by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley from the 1971 Warner Bros. motion picture.

The production will feature scenic and costume design by Mark Thompson, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Andrew Keister, puppet design by Basil Twist, projection design by Jeff Sugg, orchestrations by Doug Besterman, and music direction and supervision by Nicholas Skilbeck.

An agreement to enter the factory hangs outside the theater.
An agreement to enter the factory hangs outside the theater.
(© David Gordon)

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