Christian Borle, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Mark Kaufman

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Broadway Cast & Creatives

Christian Borle, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Mark Kaufman

Talk: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Broadway Cast & Creatives

Willy Wonka himself, Christian Borle with Marc Shaiman (music and lyrics), Scott Wittman (lyrics), and Mark Kaufman (executive producer) join us for a performance and Q&A from the hit Broadway show "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory". About the show: 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 and directed by three-time Tony Award-winning director Jack O'Brien, this new musical features the beloved songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination” and “The Candy Man,” alongside a brand new score from the songwriters of Hairspray, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, a book from David Greig and choreography from Joshua Bergasse.

Christian Borle

Christian Borle is an American actor of theatre, television, and film. A two-time Tony Award winner for his roles as Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher and as William Shakespeare in Something Rotten!, Borle also originated the role of Emmett in Legally Blonde on Broadway, and as Tom Levitt on the NBC musical-drama series Smash.

Marc Shaiman

Marc Shaiman is a Grammy, Emmy, Tony award-winning, and multi-Oscar-nominated American composer and lyricist for films, television, and theatre. He is perhaps best known for writing the music and co-writing the lyrics for the Broadway musical version of the John Waters film Hairspray.

Scott Wittman

Scott Wittman is an American director, lyricist, and writer for Broadway, concerts, and television. Wittman co-wrote the music and lyrics for the musical Hairspray, which won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics, the Tony Award for Best Original Score, and a Grammy Award.

Mark Kaufman

Mark Kaufman serves as Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and in this role is charged with identifying titles and characters from the world-renowned Warner Bros. Entertainment library that might lend themselves to the stage and developing them into theatrical productions.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka, world famous inventor of the Everlasting Gobstopper, has just made an astonishing announcement. His marvelous—and mysterious—factory is opening its gates…to a lucky few. That includes young Charlie Bucket, whose life definitely needs sweetening. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing, life-changing journey through Wonka’s wondrous world.

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