Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Running Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Intermission: Yes

ROALD DAHL’s most treasured tale has arrived in the land where sweet dreams come true—Broadway—starring two-time Tony Award® winner CHRISTIAN BORLE (Something Rotten!, Peter and the Starcatcher) as the magical maestro Willy Wonka himself. It’s the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: the beloved songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination” and “The Candy Man,” alongside a brand new score from the Grammy® and Tony-winning songwriters of Hairspray, MARC SHAIMAN and SCOTT WITTMAN.

Audiences around the world have long adored the best-selling book and films, but none have experienced the magic of Wonka quite like this–until now. CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY The New Musical: It must be believed to be seen. 

Standard Schedule
PLEASE NOTE: Charlie's performance schedule varies and is subject to change.

Monday: 7PM
Tuesday: 7PM
Wednesday: 1PM
Thursday: No Performance
Friday: 8PM
Saturday: 2PM & 8PM
Sunday: 1PM & 6:30PM

Critics' Recap


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Musical, Student & Family Friendly


Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

205 West 46th Street

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For Ages?

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is truly a story for all ages. The Roald Dahl novel and classic 1971 film evoke nostalgia in older generations, while the story brings out the child in us all.



Christian Borle won two Tony Awards for his performances in Something Rotten and Peter and the Starcatcher. He is currently starring in the Lincoln Center production of Falsettos. Other Broadway credits include Mary Poppins, Legally Blonde, Spamalot, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Amour, Footloose, and Jesus Christ Superstar. Off-Broadway credits include Sweeney Todd (PBS’ “Live at Lincoln Center”), Angels in America (Signature Theatre), Elegies: A Song Cycle (Lincoln Center), and On The Town and Little Me for City Center Encores!. Television credits include “The Gilmore Girls,” “Smash,” “Masters of Sex,” “The Good Wife,” “Sofia The First,” Disney Junior’s “Lucky Duck,” “The Sound of Music Live!,” and “Peter Pan Live!” Film work includes The Bounty Hunter, Michael Mann’s Blackhat.

JAKE RYAN FLYNN – Charlie Bucket
Jake Ryan Flynn is thrilled to be making his Broadway debut in this dream role. Regional credits: Singing in the Rain, Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot, Shrek, A Christmas Carol. TV: Ryan in the ABC Pilot “Broad Squad.” National Beautyrest commercial starring alongside, Tom Brady.

RYAN FOUST – Charlie Bucket
Ryan Foust is thrilled to be making his Broadway debut in the title role of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. A native of Tampa, Florida, some of Foust’s favorite regional theater credits include Annie for Kids (Rooster), Beauty and the Beast (Chip), Cinderella Kids (Jaq), Peter Pan (Michael), and Cats (Victor/Bill Bailey). This past November, Ryan competed in the Florida State Junior Thespian District competition where he earned two Superior marks and Critics Choice Awards. Ryan has garnered top academic recognition nationally as a part of the Duke TIP program and enjoys playing soccer and cross fit training when he’s not involved with a show.

RYAN SELL – Charlie Bucket
Ryan Sell is thrilled to be making his Broadway debut, and honored to be originating the role of Charlie Bucket! Previously: Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Developmental Lab, Mame (Young Patrick starring Leslie Uggams), Peter Pan (Michael Darling), Beauty & the Beast (Chip).

Broadway: originated title role in Pippin (1972), Children of a Lesser God (Tony Award & Drama Desk), Caine Mutiny, Ragtime, Hurlyburly, M. Butterfly, Fools, Love Letters, Pippin (2014). Off-B’way/regional: Counsellor-at- Law (Lortel Award), Wicked (L.A.). 30 films; two TV series: “Family,” “Crazy Like A Fox,” 300 TV episodes. Stage and TV director; film composer and conductor; college professor (USC); audiobook narrator.

Broadway: Bright Star (Lucy Grant) SideShow (Daisy Hilton) Rock of Ages (Sherrie Christian) Legally Blonde, Grease. Off-Broadway: Sweet Charity directed by Leigh Silverman. Regional: SideShow (La Jolla, San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award) (Kennedy Center, Helen Hayes Nomination) Waterfall (Pasadena Playhouse) White Noise (Royal George Theatre) First National Tour: Grease (Sandy) Flashdance The Musical (Alex Owens) TV: “Louie.”


JACK O’BRIEN – Director

Jack O’Brien has won 3 Tony Awards for his direction of Hairspray, Henry IV and The Coast of Utopia. His other Broadway credits include It’s Only A Play, Macbeth, The Nance, Dead Accounts, Catch Me If You Can, Impressionism, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony nomination), Imaginary Friends, The Invention of Love (Tony nomination and Drama Desk winner), The Full Monty (Tony nomination), More to Love, Getting Away With Murder, The Little Foxes, Damn Yankees, Two Shakespearean Actors (Tony nomination), and Porgy and Bess (Tony nomination). Off-Broadway credits include Pride’s Crossing 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.

MARC SHAIMAN – Music & Lyrics
Mark Shaiman wrote the music and, with partner Scott Wittman, co-wrote the lyrics for the musical Hairspray, which won Tony and Olivier Awards for Best Musical and for which the team was awarded a Tony and Grammy Award for their score. They also collaborated on the Broadway musical Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me and, most recently, Best Musical Tony-nominated Catch Me If You Can, for which Marc was also nominated as co-orchestrator. Marc is a five-time Oscar nominee for his work on Sleepless in Seattle, The First Wives Club, Patch Adams, The American President and South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut. Addtional film credits include When Harry Met Sally, Beaches, Misery, City Slickers, The Addams Family, A Few Good Men, Sister Act, George of the Jungle and The Bucket List. He is an Emmy Award winner for co-writing Billy Crystal’s Oscar medleys, and has most recently been an Emmy, Grammy and Golden Globe nominee for the original songs he co-wrote with Scott Wittman for the television show “Smash.”

Scott Wittman co-wrote (with Marc Shaiman) the lyrics for the Tony, Grammy and Olivier-winning musical Hairspray. He also served as an executive producer on the hit film starring John Travolta. They teamed up again on Broadway for Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, which he also directed, and Catch Me If You Can, which received a Tony nomination for Best Musical. For their original songs on NBC’s musical drama “Smash,” Scott and Marc were nominated for an Emmy, Grammy and a Golden Globe Award. On “Smash” they have composed songs for Jennifer Hudson, Uma Thurman, Bernadette Peters and Liza Minnelli. Their original score for the Marilyn Monroe musical Bombshell was released on Sony Records.

David's award-winning work includes The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart (Tron, National Theatre of Scotland), Midsummer (Traverse, Soho and Tricycle), Dunsinane (RSC at Hampstead and National Theatre of Scotland), Damascus (Traverse and Tricycle), Outlying Islands (Traverse and Royal Court), The American Pilot (RSC), Pyrenees (Paines Plough), The Cosmonaut’s Last Message to the Woman He Once Loved in the Former Soviet Union (Donmar Warehouse and Paines Plough) and The Architect and Europe (Traverse). Adaptations include Creditors (Donmar Warehouse), The Bacchae (Edinburgh International Festival), Tintin in Tibet (Barbican, Playhouse and UK tour), When the Bulbul Stopped Singing (Traverse), Caligula (Donmar Warehouse) and Peter Pan (National Theatre of Scotland, Traverse and Barbican). Work for children and young people includes The Monster in the Hall (TAG), Yellow Moon (TAG), Gobbo (National Theatre of Scotland) and Dr Korczcak’s Example (TAG).

JOSHUA BERGASSE – Choreography  
Joshua Bergasse won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography for NBC’s “Smash.” His New York theatre credits include On The Town (Tony nomination); Gigi; Little Me and It’s A Bird..It’s a Plane..It’s Superman! (City Center Encores!); Guys & Dolls and The Sound of Music (Carnegie Hall); and Off-Broadway’s The Bomb-itty of Errors, Captain Louie and Cagney. Additional theater credits include Up Here (La Jolla Playhouse), Fame the Musical (tour); Bull Durham (Alliance Theatre – Suzi Bass Nomination); Nerds (Philadelphia Theatre Company – Barrymore nomination); Secondhand Lions (Fifth Avenue Theatre); West Side Story (Stratford Festival); On The Town, Guys & Dolls, Carousel and The World Goes ‘Round (Barrington Stage). Also for television, Bergasse choreographed for FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance.” Most recently, Josh choreographed “Sinatra: Voice for a Century” for PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center.