The Reviews for CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY are In…

The reviews for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are in, and critics enjoyed the new musical like a bar of bittersweet baking chocolate with a side of skim milk. Whether you're a lover of Roald Dahl's 1964 book or the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder or even the 2005 film starring Johnny Depp, you're likely…

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Debuting Broadway Hopefuls

There are a number of fantastic new musicals opening around the world that we can only hope soon make their way to the Great White Way. None of these shows have officially announced Broadway runs...yet, but boy are folks buzzing about them! Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (West End) A Sam Mendes production starring Douglas…

Bye Bye “Birdie,” Hello New Work and New Horizons

Bye Bye "Birdie" [picapp align="none" wrap="false" link="term=bye+bye+birdie&iid=6822616" src="3/a/5/4/Opening_Night_Of_d5b1.jpg?adImageId=9478895&imageId=6822616" width="234" height="200" /] The universally panned production of Bye Bye Birdie, starring John Stamos and Gina Gershon, closed on Broadway on Jan 24 after playing 117 performances. Though selling at 90% capacity, producers decided the show's success would dwindle upon the departure of its stars and so…

In the works: A stage musical version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

According to the BBC, Sam Mendes and Caro Newling are producing a stage version of Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." The musical will feature a book by David Greig and a score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray). Dates, a creative team and casting has not yet been announced.

Spielberg to create a TV to stage production: Showtime series to trace the development of a new Shaiman/Wittman composed show

According to Variety, director Steven Spielberg is developing a Showtime series that will trace the creation of an original musical by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can) with the aim of taking it to Broadway. The producers for the project are Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who adapted Hairspray and Chicago…