Two-time Tony winner Christian Borle stars as magical candy master Willy Wonka in the new Broadway musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved children's book. More…
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. It’s a world of pure imagination. Directed by three-time Tony-winning director Jack O'Brien, with new tunes by Tony-winning songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman of 'Hairspray' fame alongside classic songs from the 1971 movie.
See it if you're not expecting much. Based on a fantastical story, this musical's score and production remain sadly earthbound and mundane.
Don't see it if you want something inventive or engaging. The only truly bright spot is seeing Jackie Hoffman steal every scene she's in.
See it if you are looking for something to bring young kids to and have already seen all the other kid-friendly Broadway shows.
Don't see it if you are a fan of the movie and want to feel that sense of nostalgia--this show will not deliver that. Had potential to be so much better.
See it if You're a huge fan of the source material or someone involved in the show. You want to see a hot (expensive) mess. For the Oompa-Loompas.
Don't see it if You have a low tolerance for racial stereotypes, child death, elder death jokes, or colonial imperialist ambitions and slavery.
See it if you are a fan of the book on which the play is based and/or the movies the book inspired.
Don't see it if you'd prefer not to see what amounts to a pretty creepy story with some violent (yet played for laughs) fates for children.
See it if only if you have a child who is obsessed with the book and insists on seeing it.
Don't see it if you expect better work from such a previously distinguished creative team.
See it if You're sucked in by that name-brand recognition.
Don't see it if You're not interested in a ludicrous adaptation attempting to reach millennials, plagued by lazy choices that avoid spectacle at all costs.
See it if I don't like trashing Bway shows, I know all the passion and work that goes into creating them. However, this show is an ill-conceived mess
Don't see it if It's not a complete disaster, but there're many other better musicals to chose from. Don't waist your time and money on this one.
See it if Want to watch Borel ruin his singing voice pushing and at sea acting wise. He tries everything with no success to save this turkey.
Don't see it if You've never seen a B'Way Show. You'll never want to see another with today's overpricing .
See it if the oompas are done in a really interesting way. The rest of the show fell flat. Hard to watch. Maybe see if you're a big wonka fan
Don't see it if there are better shows to see that are good for the whole family
See it if you have kids that want to see it. It's definitely a show tailored to young audiences
Don't see it if You want a well-done show.....Only highlights of the show were Christian and John's performances and a few moments
See it if you're curious or just want to see Christian Borle and Jackie Hoffman on stage.
Don't see it if you expect any sort of pure imagination because this production completely lacks in that department. It also lacks consistency.
See it if Well, unfortunately i got the understudy to Christian Borle. He was the only reason I wanted to see it, but it was a lottery ticket.
Don't see it if I can't believe how many kids came to see an 8pm Sat. Performance. It has some very dark themes....nightmare stuff.
See it if You need to see a show that's family-friendly
Don't see it if You don't appreciate shows that are seemingly just looking to cash in on a childhood classic without putting any effort or love into it
See it if You want to waste your time and money on something that should never been produced. Or if you love Jackie Hoffman (she's the only good part)
Don't see it if you like good theatre.
See it if you like people taking dumps on your childhood.
Don't see it if you have respect for your kids or yourself. Nothing about this show works. See Anastasia instead. Or anything, really.
See it if banal, trivial and one of the worst shows to hit Broadway this season. Sets look like a high school production, choreography lifeless, dull.
Don't see it if you are expecting a full, awe-inspiring evening in the theatre, with great performances, great music and something for your expensive ticket
See it if You need to take kids to a show and they've already seen everything else. You are a die-hard Borle fan and must see him.
Don't see it if you like anything about this franchise. You want to see actual *sets*. You could see anything else instead.