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Masterworks Broadway Releases Roald Dahl’s Charlie And The Chocolate Factory – Original Broadway Cast Recording

NEW YORK — Masterworks Broadway releases the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Roald Dahl’sCharlie and the Chocolate Factory digitally on Friday, June 2, 2017 and on CD Friday, June 23, 2017. The album is produced by Scott Riesett (“Hairspray LIVE!,” “Grease LIVE!,” Catch Me If You Can).

Broadway’s Willy Wonka, Two-time Tony Award® winner Christian Borle (Willy Wonka) leads a cast of 35 that includes Tony Award® winner John Rubinstein as Grandpa Joe (Pippin), Emily Padgett as Mrs. Bucket (Side Show), Kathy Fitzgerald as Mrs. Gloop (9 to 5), F. Michael Haynie as Augustus Gloop (Wicked), Ben Crawford as Mr. Salt (Shrek), Emma Pfaeffle as Veruca Salt (Finding Neverland), Alan H. Green as Mr. Beauregarde (School of Rock), Trista Dollison as Violet Beauregarde (A Bronx Tale), Jackie Hoffman as Mrs. Teavee (On The Town), Michael Wartella as Mike Teavee (Tuck Everlasting) and introducing Jake Ryan Flynn, Ryan Foust and Ryan Sell making their Broadway debuts as Charlie Bucket, with Yesenia Ayala (Broadway Debut), Darius Barnes (Cinderella), Colin Bradbury (Come Fly Away), Jared Bradshaw (Jersey Boys), Ryan Breslin (Newsies), Kristy Cates (Finding Neverland), Madeleine Doherty (The Producers), Paloma Garcia-Lee (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812), Stephanie Gibson (Cinderella), Talya Groves (Motown), Cory Lingner (On The Town), Elliott Mattox (Broadway Debut), Monette McKay (Memphis), Kyle Taylor Parker (Kinky Boots), Paul Slade Smith (Finding Neverland), Katie Webber (Wicked), Stephen Carrasco (Fiddler on the Roof), Robin Masella (Cats), Kristin Piro (An American In Paris), Amy Quanbeck (Broadway Debut), Michael Williams (On The Town), and Mikey Winslow (On The Town).

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Directed by three-time Tony Award® winner JackO’Brien, Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory features music by Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award® winner MarcShaiman, lyrics by Grammy and Tony Award® winners ScottWittman and MarcShaiman, a book by Artistic Director of Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum theatre David Greig and choreography by Tony Award® nominee and Emmy Award winner Joshua Bergasse. The production includes additional songs by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley from the 1971 Warner Bros. motion picture.

RoaldDahl’sCharlie and the Chocolate Factory features scenic and costume design by five-time Tony Award® nominee MarkThompson, lighting design by four-time Tony Award nominee JaphyWeideman, sound design by Andrew Keister, puppet and illusion design by Obie and Drama Desk Award winner Basil Twist, projection design by Jeff Sugg, special effects design by Jeremy Chernick, orchestrations by three- time Tony Award winner Doug Besterman and music direction and supervision by Nicholas Skilbeck.

Tracklist:

1.   Overture   

2.   The Candy Man   

3.   Willy Wonka! Willy Wonka!   

4.   Charlie, You & I   

5.   A Letter From Charlie Bucket   

6.   More Of Him To Love   

7.   When Veruca Says   

8.   The Queen Of Pop   

9.   What Could Possibly Go Wrong?   

10. If Your Father Were Here   

11. I’ve Got A Golden Ticket / Grandpa Joe   

12. It Must Be Believed To Be Seen   

13. Strike That, Reverse It   

14. Pure Imagination / Grandpa Joe (Reprise)   

15. The Oompa Loompa Song / Auf Wiedersehen Augustus Gloop   

16. When Willy Met Oompa   

17. Veruca’s Nutcracker Sweet   

18. Vidiots   

19. The View From Here   

For more than 50 years, Roald Dahl’s story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has captured imaginations around the world, and now for the first time Broadway audiences are invited to experience Willy Wonka’s delightful and semi-dark chocolate world first-hand. 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 world of pure imagination. Get ready for exquisitely nutty squirrels and the great glass elevator, all to be revealed by Wonka’s army of curious Oompa-Loompas.

The Broadway production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is produced by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures (Mark Kaufman), Langley Park Productions (Kevin McCormick) and Neal Street Productions (Sam Mendes, Caro Newling).

Tickets for RoaldDahl’sCharlie and the Chocolate Factory range from $69 – $160, and are available at  www.Ticketmaster.com (877.250.2929).

 

Buy or Stream the Original Cast Recording Here:
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Pre-order on Amazon: http://smarturl.it/CharlieBroadway-cd

 

ABOUT SONY MUSIC MASTERWORKS
Sony Music Masterworks comprises the imprints Sony Classical, Masterworks, OKeh, Portrait and Masterworks Broadway. Our artists range from icons to newly developing talents in classical, crossover and adult alternative music, plus new and legendary jazz artists. Our vast catalog of musical theater recordings features classic shows and original cast albums of today’s Broadway hits including Groundhog Day, On Your Feet!, Kinky Boots, Hello, Dolly!, Once, If/Then and An American in Paris. For more information visit www.masterworksbroadway.com.

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