Musical (2013)

Musique: Marc Shaiman • Scott Wittman
Paroles: Marc Shaiman • Scott Wittman
Livret: David Greig
Production à la création:

The mysterious Willy Wonka is opening his Chocolate Factory for just one day, and for Charlie Bucket it promises to be a mouth-watering chance to feast his eyes on sweets beyond his wildest imagination.

The musical is based on the 1964 children's novel, by Roald Dahl. A first reading of the first act from the show was carried out in New York in May 2010, with the intention of opening in London the following year.
Officially confirmed on 18 June 2012, producers announced that the show would play the Theatre Royal Drury Lane from May 2013, with tickets going on sale in October 2012. The show is written by playwright David Greig and directed by Sam Mendes, with choreography by Peter Darling, orchestrations by Doug Besterman, set design by Mark Thompson and lighting design by Paul Pyant. An original score has been penned by Marc Shaiman with lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman (Grammy® winners for Hairspray; Smash). The show presents a more contemporary version of the original story.
During previews many changes took place, with the main addition to the show being the addition of the Great Glass Elevator.
West End (2013)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was expected to begin previews on 17 May 2013, at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London, before holding its official opening gala night on 25 June 2013. The show was originally due to open at the London Palladium. Douglas Hodge was announced to be leading the production in the role of Willy Wonka, with further casting announced on 11 January 2013. Previews of the show were delayed by five days until 22 May, due to "unforeseen problems in the delivery of a piece of stage engineering by a contractor". Following opening night the booking period for the show was extended until 31 May 2014.

Act I
"Creation Overture"
"Almost Nearly Perfect"
"The Amazing Tale of Mr. Willy Wonka"
"A Letter from Charlie Bucket"
"More of Him to Love"
"When Veruca Says"
"The Double Bubble Duchess"
"It's Teavee Time"
"If Your Mother Were Here"
"Don't Ya Pinch Me, Charlie"
"It Must Be Believed to Be Seen"

Act II
"Strike That! Reverse It!"
"Simply Second Nature"
"Auf Wiedersehen Augustus Gloop"
"Veruca's Nutcracker Sweet"
"Pure Imagination"†
"A Little Me"
"It Must Be Believed to Be Seen (reprise)"

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Version 1

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2013-06-Drury Lane-London)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Drury Lane Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 3 ans 6 mois 2 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : 22 May 2013
Première: 25 June 2013
Dernière: 07 January 2017
Mise en scène : Sam Mendes
Chorégraphie : Peter Darling
Producteur :
Star(s) :
Avec: Douglas Hodge (Willy Wonka), Nigel Planer (Grandpa Joe), Clive Carter (Mr Salt), Jasna Ivir (Mrs Gloop), Paul J Medford (Mr Beauregarde), Iris Roberts (Mrs Teavee), Myra Sands (Grandma Georgina), Joe Allen, David Birch, Michelle Bishop, Mireia Mambo Bokele, Matthew Clark, Alex Clatworthy, Jennifer Davison, Luke Fetherston, Nia Fisher, Kate Graham, Clare Halse, Mark Iles, Daniel Ioannou, Kieran Jae, Jane McMurtrie, Natalie Moore-Williams, Sherrie Pennington, Damien Poole, Paul Saunders, Jack Shalloo, Jay Webb.
Presse : "It only rarely touches the heart or stimulates the imagination. "
Charles Spencer for The Daily Telegraph

"Mendes brings a cinematic sweep to the party that propels proceedings at a rapid pace, overcoming any shortcomings in spectacle and wonder..
Alun Palmer for The Daily Mirror

"The score by the Hairspray combo of Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman is tuneful and wholly unmemorable...Very engaging but rarely elating, this show is a skillful confection that doesn't quite produce the inspired sugar-rush of magic that's required. "
Paul Taylor for The Independent

"Delivers visual ravishment and a warm glow .
Ian Shuttleworth for The Financial Times

"Even if it doesn’t quite live up to the early hype it’s a tremendously inventive show. .
Henry Hitchings for The Evening Standard

"A triumph of exuberant stagecraft.
Simon Edge for The Express

"The success of Sam Mendes's production lies in its reminder that, for all the razzle-dazzle of Mark Thompson's sets and costumes, Dahl's story is essentially a moral fable.."
Michael Billington for The Guardian

Version 2

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2017-03-Lunt-Fontanne Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Original Broadway
Théâtre: Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)

Durée : 8 mois 3 semaines
Nombre : 27 previews - 305 représentations
Première Preview : 28 March 2017
Première: 23 April 2017
Dernière: 14 January 2018
Mise en scène : Jack O'Brien
Chorégraphie : Josh Bergasse
Producteur :
Star(s) :
Avec: Christian Borle (Willy Wonka), Jake Ryan Flynn/Ryan Foust/Ryan Sell (Charlie Bucket), John Rubinstein (Grandpa Joe), Emily Padgett (Mrs. Bucket), Kathy Fitzgerald (Mrs. Gloop), F. Michael Haynie (Augustus Gloop), Ben Crawford (Mr. Salt), Emma Pfaeffle (Veruca Salt), Alan H. Green (Mr. Beauregard), Trista Dollison (Violet Beauregard), Jackie Hoffman (Mrs. Teavee), Michael Wartella (Mike Teavee)
Presse : "Don’t expect a sugar rush from “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” the new musical that opened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater on Sunday. This latest adaptation of Roald Dahl’s winningly sinister children’s story from 1964 is — thank heaven — no sweeter than the two film adaptations it inspired, starring Gene Wilder (1971) and Johnny Depp (2005). Then again, this big but tentative show — which features a book by David Greig and songs by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman — doesn’t burst with flavor of any kind, at least not during its exposition-crammed first act. Only in its second half does the show acquire a distinct taste, and it definitely isn’t confectionary." Ben Brantley for New York Times

"“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” is a middle-of-the-road musical with a pale score, a flavorless book and a dearth of eye candy that could have at least made it a spectacle." Joe Dziemianowicz for New York Daily News

"For the most part, Jack O’Brien directs this dull, clunky adaptation of the book and movie with none of the wit of the former nor the dreamy wonder of the latter. Maybe kids will enjoy the gaudy design and veneer of sassy satire, but when you bite down, there’s only empty shell. Younger audiences can cheer, but adults are bound to conclude that Charlie is like what happens with an Everlasting Gobstopper: lots of sucking." David Cote for Time Out New York

"For those adults among us who prefer our cocoa confections bittersweet and extra-dark, that intro serves as a warning that Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the perversely charmless new musical based on the classic Roald Dahl story, will have little to offer grown-up audiences. Kids might find more to enjoy in this frantic Frankenstein's monster of a show, but that doesn't make it less of a misfire." David Rooney for Hollywood Reporter

"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." Marilyn Stasio for Variety

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2013-06-Drury Lane-London)

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2013-06-Drury Lane-London)

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2017-03-Lunt-Fontanne Theatre-Broadway)

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