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Olivier Winner Alex Jennings to Play Willy Wonka in the West End's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Olivier Winner Alex Jennings to Play Willy Wonka in the West End's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Three-time Olivier winner Alex Jennings will replace Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka in the West End's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Hodge has played the role of Wonka, the strange owner of a sweet factory, since the musical adaptation opened in June 2013. Jennings is set to begin performances on May 19. Directed by Sam Mendes, Charlie and the ...

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Judi Dench, Helen Mirren, Tom Sturridge & More Top London Evening Standard Theatre Awards Longlist of Potential Nominees

Judi Dench, Helen Mirren, Tom Sturridge & More Top London Evening Standard Theatre Awards Longlist of Potential Nominees

The longlist for the 59th Annual London Evening Standard Theatre Awards have been announced, and the potential nominees include two dames, a recent Tony nominee, a Mormon and more. Judi Dench, Helen Mirren, Tom Sturridge, Gavin Creel, Douglas Hodge, James McAvoy are just a few of the stars selected—find out if they make the nominee shortlist on November 8 ...

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Delicious! Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Original Cast Recording Now Available

Delicious! Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Original Cast Recording Now Available

An original cast recording of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was released by Sony Music on October 7, on CD and digital download. The musical, which has been playing since May at London’s Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, stars Tony winner Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka and features music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

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Oprah Wants a Standing O, Josh Gad is Slimming Down for Fantine and More Lessons of the Week

Oprah Wants a Standing O, Josh Gad is Slimming Down for Fantine and More Lessons of the Week

It's Friday, and we've gotta get down with 10 of our favorite lessons learned from this week on Broadway. From a diva tour de force to a lovelorn Tony winner to a slew of Matilda geniuses, we learned plenty over the last few days—and hopefully you did, too. But if, say, hypothetically, you didn't pick up ...

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Douglas Hodge on How Willy Wonka is Like Michael Jackson and the Broadway Timetable for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Douglas Hodge on How Willy Wonka is Like Michael Jackson and the Broadway Timetable for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Douglas Hodge won Olivier and Tony Awards for his flamboyant yet poignant turn in La Cage aux Folles, catapulting this veteran of Shakespeare, Chekhov and Pinter into the musical theater pantheon. He returned to the classics last fall in a Broadway revival of Cyrano de Bergerac. Now, the 53-year-old Englishman is back on the West End as a singularly dapper ...

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From Page to Stage: Watch All the Magic of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Come to Life in the New London Musical

From Page to Stage: Watch All the Magic of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Come to Life in the New London Musical

Tony and Olivier Award winner Douglas Hodge stars as Willy Wonka in the West End premiere of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. One of the biggest summer attractions on the London stage, this brand new musical includes music and lyrics by Hairspray Tony winners Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, a book by David Greig and direction by ...

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Grab a Golden Ticket and Get a First Look at Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on the West End

Grab a Golden Ticket and Get a First Look at Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on the West End
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Why should Charlie & co. have all the fun? Indulge yourself in a trip to Willy Wonka’s wondrous and weird chocolate factory courtesy of photographer Helen Maybanks. In these first look production photos from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, get a glimpse of Tony and Olivier winner Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka, Jack Costello as Charlie and more. The West ...

First Look! Douglas Hodge is Scrumptious as Willy Wonka in the West End’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

First Look! Douglas Hodge is Scrumptious as Willy Wonka in the West End’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Fans of the classic Roald Dahl novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (and its unforgettable film adaptations) have been eagerly awaiting their first glimpse at the brand new stage production hitting London’s West End. And here it is! In a delicious first look, check out these fantastic shots of Tony winner Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka in the hot ...

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Musical, Starring Douglas Hodge, Cancels First Two West End Preview Performances

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Musical, Starring Douglas Hodge, Cancels First Two West End Preview Performances

The West End will have to wait a few more days to get a peek at Willy Wonka’s factory. The world premiere of the new musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has canceled its first two preview performances due to delays in the delivery of a piece of stage equipment. Originally scheduled to premiere May 17, the production will ...

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Going for 2013 Tony Gold! Handicapping the Race for Best Actor in a Play

Going for 2013 Tony Gold! Handicapping the Race for Best Actor in a Play

It's Tony time on Broadway, and as always, we can't stop thinking about who'll be going for the gold on June 9! In anticipation of the 2013 nominations, which will be announced on April 30, we're clocking 14 of the top races. Take a look at our forecast, including frontrunners, hopefuls and a “shout out” to ...

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