Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The New Musical | Official Site
Roald Dahl’s delicious tale, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, is now playing in Sydney. It’s a delectable treat featuring songs from the original film, including Pure Imagination, The Candy Man and I’ve Got a Golden Ticket, alongside a brand new, toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score.
Roald Dahl was a spy, an ace fighter pilot, a chocolate historian and a medical inventor.
Roald Dahl (1916–1990) is one of the world’s favourite storytellers with more than 250 million books sold. He is loved for such classics as James and theGiant Peach, Matilda, The BFG, FantasticMr. Fox and Charlie and the ChocolateFactory. When he died in 1990 The Times hailed him as ‘without question the most successful children’s writer in the world’. For more information on the life and legacy of Roald Dahl visit www.roalddahl.com
David is a playwright, and his plays include The Events, TheStrange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, Monster in the Hall, Midsummer, Dunsinane, YellowMoon, Damascus, Outlying Islands, The American Pilot, San Diego, Pyrenees, TheCosmonaut’s Last Message, Dr. Korczcak’sExample, The Architect and Europe. David’s adaptations include The Suppliant Women, TheFather, The Lorax, Lanark, Creditors and Caligula. In 1990 he co-founded Suspect Culture Theatre Co., for whom he wrote Timeless, Mainstream & 8000M. Since 2016, David has been the Artistic Director of The Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh.
In 100 words or less, Marc has been awarded a Tony, Grammy and an Emmy, but despite five nominations, no Oscar. Career highlights include Hairspray, Mary Poppins Returns (currently in production), Sleepless in Seattle, The FirstWives Club, Patch Adams, The AmericanPresident, South Park: Bigger, Longer &Uncut, When Harry Met Sally, Beaches,Misery, City Slickers, The Addams Family, AFew Good Men, Sister Act, The Bucket List,Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Catch Me IfYou Can, SNL, Smash, Billy’s Oscar medleys, Bette, Barbra, Patti, Christine, Harry Jnr, Mariah, Prop 8: The Musical. For further credits, call him.
Scott Wittman co-wrote (with Marc Shaiman) the lyrics for Hairspray, for which they received Tony and Grammy awards. Scott and Marc teamed up again on Broadway for Martin Short: Fame BecomesMe, which he also directed, and Catch Me IfYou Can. For their original songs for the NBC’s series Smash, they were nominated for two Emmy Awards, a Grammy and a Golden Globe. Scott has created, written and/or directed shows for Patti LuPone, Christine Ebersole, Justin Vivian Bond, Bette Midler and Bridget Everett. He co-wrote the lyrics for Disney’s upcoming film musical Mary Poppins Returns starring Emily Blunt and Lin Manuel Miranda.
Jack O'Brien has won three Tony Awards, for his direction of Hairspray,Henry IV and The Coast of Utopia. His other Broadway credits include The Front Page, It’sOnly a Play, Macbeth, The Nance, DeadAccounts, Catch Me If You Can, Impressionism, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony nomination), Imaginary Friends, TheInvention of Love (Tony nomination and Drama Desk winner), The Full Monty (Tony nomination), More to Love, Getting AwayWith Murder, The Little Foxes, DamnYankees, Two Shakespearean Actors (Tony nomination) and Porgy and Bess (Tony nomination). Off-Broadway credits include Pride’sCrossing and Hapgood (Lucille Lortel Award). Other productions include Il Trittico at the Metropolitan Opera, Guys and Dolls at Carnegie Hall, Much Ado About Nothing for The Public’s Shakespeare in the Park, and Love Never Dies and Hairspray (Olivier nomination) in London. Mr O’Brien was the Artistic Director of the Old Globe Theatre from 1981 until 2007. He has directed six movies for PBS’ American Playhouse. Mr O’Brien co-executive produced and was nominated for a 2016 Emmy for his work on the HBO special Becoming Mike Nichols. His book Jack Be Nimble is published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Broadway credits include On the Town (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC noms, Astaire Award) and Gigi. Off-Broadway credits are Sweet Charity (The New Group), Cagney (Drama Desk, OCC, Astaire noms, Callaway finalist), Bomb-itty of Errors and Captain Louie. For Encores! Little Me and It’s aBird…It’s a Plane…It’s Superman! Carnegie Hall: Guys and Dolls and The Sound of Music. As director/choreographer: Hazel (Drury Lane), West SideStory (NCT); as co-director/choreographer: Bombshell onBroadway (Minskoff Theatre). Television credits are Smash (NBC, Emmy Award), So You Think You Can Dance (FOX) and Sinatra; A Voice for a Century (PBS).
Mark’s work in the theatre has been recognized with two Critics’ Circle, five Olivier Awards, five Tony Award nominations and most recently the Olivier for best costume design for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (West End production). His recent international theatre includes Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (London), The Taming of the Shrew (The Public), Mamma Mia! (worldwide), A Raisin in the Sun (NY), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (worldwide), God of Carnage (London/NY), Bombay Dreams (London/NY), Art (worldwide), La Bête (London/NY), One Man, Two Guvnors (London/NY), The Blue Room (London/NY), Arcadia (NT/Lincoln Center). Opera includes The Queen of Spades (The Met), The Mikado (Lyric, Chicago), Montag aus Licht (La Scala, Milan), Hansel and Gretel (Sydney Opera House), Carmen (Opéra Comique Paris) and Macbeth (The Met).
Broadway credits include Dear Evan Hansen, Bright Star,The Visit (Tony nom), The Nance (Tony nom), Of Mice and Men (Tony nom), Airline Highway (Tony nom), Sylvia, OldTimes, The Heidi Chronicles, Macbeth (Drama Desk nom), Cyrano de Bergerac and The Snow Geese. Off-Broadway credits at Lincoln Center Theater, Roundabout, The Public Theater, NYTW, Second Stage, Playwrights Horizons, MTC, MCC, LAByrinth and Vineyard. International credits at West End, RSC, La Scala, Nederlands Opera, Edinburgh International Festival.
Broadway credits include Godspell, Company, Taller Than aDwarf. Other notable designs at The Public Theater, Atlantic Theater Company, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Cincinnati Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse and Trinity Rep. As a partner in SCK Sound Design, his Broadway credits include On Your Feet! and Dr. Zhivago as well as the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and The Rockettes New York Spectacular. Associate Sound Design credits include CatchMe If You Can, Jersey Boys, Hairspray and Mary Poppins.
Select theatre credits include Broadway: Sweat, Macbeth (Lincoln Center Theater), Bring It On, 33 Variations. Off-Broadway: The Layover, The Fortress of Solitude, An Octoroon, Tribes, The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island. Regional credits include work at Steppenwolf, The Old Globe, Mark Taper Forum, Oregon Shakespeare and Arena Stage. Music: Anthracite Fields (Julia Wolfe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning composition), Prince’s final appearance on Saturday Night Live. Awards include Lucille Lortel Award, Obie Award, Bessie Award and two Henry Hewes Design Awards.
Broadway credits include The Addams Family (Drama Desk), The Pee-wee Herman Show, Oh,Hello! on Broadway. Original creations include Symphonie Fantastique, La bella dormentenel bosco, Dogugaeshi, Hansel andGretel, Behind the Lid, Arias With a Twist, Seafoam Sleepwalk, The Rite of Spring and Sisters Follies. Awards include Obie, US Artists, Doris Duke Artists Award, New York Innovative Theatre, Henry Hewes, UNIMA, Bessies, Guggenheim, MacArthur Fellow. He is the director of the Dream Music Puppetry Program at HERE Arts Center.
As Music Supervisor/Director, West End credits include Gypsy, Kate Bush: Before theDawn, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,Sweeney Todd, Sister Act, Hairspray, BillyElliot, Mamma Mia!, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Cats (New London). As composer, credits include Quand La Guerre Sera Finie, Asylum,Affairs of the Heart, Hell Bent, Much AdoAbout Nothing and Twelfth Night. Producer of the Gypsy London cast recording (2015), Associate Producer on the Sweeney Todd London cast recording (2012). Co-Author of the book The Singing And Acting Handbook—Games and Exercises for the Performer (published by Taylor and Francis).
Broadway credits are Hello,Dolly!, Groundhog Day, The Front Page,The Crucible, Misery, Sylvia, A DelicateBalance, The Last Ship, It’s Only a Play,Betrayal, Les Misérables, One Man, TwoGuvnors, Spider-Man. West End/Broadway credits include Les Liaisons Dangereuses, AmericanPsycho, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Matilda, Ghost, Mary Stuart, Billy Elliot, Private Lives. On the West End, Funny Girl, The Master Builder, The Lorax, Gypsy, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Bodyguard. Film/TV credits are The Americans, House of Cards, Orange Is the New Black.
Broadway/tour credits: SpongeBob SquarePants,Once on This Island, The Parisian Woman,M. Butterfly, Anastasia, Hello, Dolly!, WarPaint, Come From Away, Waitress, Hamilton, Kinky Boots, Wicked, On Your Feet!, Something Rotten!, The King and I, An American in Paris. Off-Broadway credits: Sweeney Todd (Atlantic, Classic Stage, MCC, Second Stage). Film credits include Miss Sloane, Into the Woods, Margin Call, Rachel Getting Married. TV: This Is Us, House of Cards, One Day at a Time, Graves, Atypical, commercials. www.telseyandco.com
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