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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

First Preview: Oct 17, 2016

Opening Date: Oct 17, 2016

Closing Date: Jan 14, 2018

Running Time: 02:20

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Playing @

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

205 W 46th St New York, NY 10036

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Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory…to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to sweeten with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination. Now’s your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka like never before—get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!

Roald Dahl’s
treasured tale is now Broadway’s Golden Ticket! Songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of Hairspray.

Two-time Tony Award® winner CHRISTIAN BORLE (Something Rotten, Peter and the Starcatcher) is the magical maestro Willy Wonka himself.

FINAL WEEKS thru January 14th
Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 10

Show Notes

Show Notes: 1 Intermission

Performance Schedule:

SUNDAY @ 6:30 PM


Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman


Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman


David Greig


Jack O'Brien


Joshua Bergasse

TDF Tickets Offers:

TDF member tickets:

Not currently available for this show

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Full-price tickets

$69 - $130

Lottery & Rush

$40 - a limited number of general rush tickets (including the $2 facility fee) will be available at the theatre box office (205 West 46th Street) when it opens for that day's performance(s). Purchases are limited to two tickets per person and tickets are subject to availability. Cash and major credit cards are both accepted.



Quotation Mark

The resulting goods were unveiled tonight at the Lunt-Fontanne (where Finding Neverland ran, as it happens) and while Charlie and the Chocolate Factory may not enjoy more critical approval in its second iteration, it’s going to make a ton of money, both on Broadway and the road. It’s goofy, loud and imaginative — superlatively so, in some key respects. And it delivers two things children delight in: stories about scrappy urchins triumphing over doltish adults (cf Annie, Matilda), and comical obliteration of ill-behaved nasties (cf Shockheaded Peter).

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Hands down, the best thing about the new production (which originated in London in 2013 under director Sam Mendes) is Christian Borle as Wonka. With his natty purple-velvet tails, top hat, and cane, he’s a slightly mad maestro of milk chocolate. Borle, who won Tonys for both Something Rotten! and Peter and the Starcatcher, handles the near-impossible task remarkably well. During the rat-a-tat Act II opening song, “Strike That, Reverse It,” he takes on the pattery, tongue-twister lyrics with impressive ease. And he has just the right glimmer of menace in his eyes as he sizes up his pint-size guests like a hungry wolf.

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Christian Borle, the two-time Tony Award winner who starred earlier this season in “Falsettos,” is the second best thing about “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” oozing a cynicism that is simultaneously original and an homage to Gene Wilder, star of the 1971 film.Borle dances, he dutifully sings, he works hard. And you wouldn’t want your kid hanging around this fella, which is how it should be. The show opens with the actor singing “The Candy Man,” evoking one of the most fondly remembered moments from the movie.

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Box Office

Outer lobby. Counter 48".


Lot: West of entrance.

Curb Ramps

(1" lip) NW corner of 46th St. & Broadway; NE corner of 46th St. & 8th Ave.

Directions Bus

Take the M7, M20, M50, or M104


Located on the basement and mezzanine levels. Handicap accessible facility on theater level

Directions Subway

1,2,3,7,S,N,R,Q,W,A,C,E to 42nd St./Times Square


All seats require the use of stairs. Accessible tickets are available directly through the Box Office. Call (212) 575-9200 for more information.


There are no elevators or escalators at this theatre.


Double doors in series: 1st set (each 29", heavy, 1" saddle) into outer lobby; 2nd set (each 26", heavy) into orchestra.

Visual Assistance

Vision seats in the front of the orchestra for purchase in person, or on the phone.

Water Fountain

A water fountain is located in the lower lounge. Water is also available at the bar.

Assisted Listening System

Headsets for sound augmentation are available at the theatre, free of charge. Photo identification is required as a deposit. Copper Induction Loop also available.

Wheelchair Info

There are wheelchair seats in the rear of the Orchestra section.

Folding Armrests

Twelve (12) mobility seats with folding armrests are available for purchase through the box office, in person, or over the phone, plus one companion seat each.

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Public Transportation

Subway Icon

By Subway:

1,2,3,7,S,N,R,Q,W,A,C,E to 42nd St./Times Square

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By Bus:

Take the M7, M20, M50, or M104