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Broadway Review: 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,' The Musical

It’s hard to predict how grownups might feel about this inflated musical adapted from previous stage and film treatments of Roald Dahl’s beloved novel, “Charlie & the Chocolate Factory.” (There’s scant evidence that anyone went back to the original 1964 book for inspiration.) Savvy kids, however, might stage a revolt after seeing how the uncanny darkness of Dahl’s imagination has been lightened and brightened in helmer Jack O’Brien’s mechanized production. 357 more words


Your showtune for April 4 is

“You Can’t Stop the Beat” – Hairspray

Music: Marc Shaiman   Lyrics: Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman

Martin Luther King Jr. died on this day in 1968 for standing up for the change he believed in.  43 more words


First Look: Emily Blunt in Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Poppins Returns is in production in London. Directed by in production in London, the film stars Emily Blunt in the iconic role along with Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury, Emily Mortimer and Julie Walters. 137 more words


NEWS: Hairspray will Embark on New UK Tour from August 2017

Following the huge popularity of this year’s tour, the musical will head off on another UK tour from August 2017, opening at Cardiff’s Millennium Centre.  308 more words

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Theatre Royal Drury Lane

When Charlie and the Chocolate Factory first opened in the West End three years ago I wasn’t initially interested in seeing it after hearing that there would be original songs rather than the soundtrack from the Gene Wilder film (apart from Pure Imagination). 359 more words

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ... higher cocoa content needed

When I went: 28 September 2013

Music Owl Hoot rating: 3/5

Location: Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London

Performers: Douglas Hodge (Willy Wonka), Jack Costello (Charlie) 182 more words