‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ MARC SHAIMAN, SCOTT WITTMAN, & JACK O’BRIEN

On May 13, 2017 by Theater Talk Web

We welcome back two of our all-time favorite guests, composer/lyricist Marc Shaiman and lyricist Scott Wittman whose new show Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has just opened on Broadway. Along with them we welcome their Tony-winning director Jack O’Brien, making his first appearance on our show. The trio whose collaboration on Hairspray won them all Tony Awards and massive acclaim in 2002, have returned to Broadway with this stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic 1964 children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The musical also includes an infusion of some key songs from the 1971 film of the story, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. In addition to some snappy conversation between them, Shaiman performs several of his compositions for the new show and a delightful time is had by all.

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