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 aren't expecting it to be like the movies, it's more similar to the book, but modernized. The Oompa-Loompas are very creatively done.
Don't see it if you want it to be like the movies. If you want grandiose sets of the chocolate factory (I was generally underwhelmed).
See it if you love Christian Borle and want to see a feel-good Broadway music. Borle plays a fantastic Willy Wonka. You'll smile the whole time.
Don't see it if you are Willy Wonka purist or if you're hoping for the musical to feel like the movie. The staging is not as spectacular as one would hope.
See it if You like great sets, top notch singing and a feel good, fun story. Perfect for adults as well as kids.
Don't see it if You want a by the letter adaption of the novel.
See it if you need a family-friendly show for kids. If you're a fan of the book or either movie, this show delivers parts of all of them.
Don't see it if you have really high expectations for what this show could be. I'll admit some parts (chocolate room) were very disappointing for myself.
See it if You want a fun night. Christian Borle NEVER disappoints because he is the best. Definitely need a solid imagination in certain scenes.
Don't see it if You are expecting the classic movie.
See it if You want to see a glimpse into your childhood while having a modern twist that millennials will enjoy.
Don't see it if You want a more serious,real-world story.
See it if you love the story and a quirky, winking Christian Borle. The show is at its best in the relationship between Charlie and Willy Wonka.
Don't see it if you're expecting the over-the-top sets and magic of the original film. This is a brightly colored but sparse interpretation.
See it if you feel nostalgic for the original movie. The cast is talented, and it was fun to hear beloved songs.
Don't see it if you want to feel the same wonder. The Wonka factory sets are disappointing.
See it if you are a fan of Christian Borle or want to see if the bad reviews hold water. My expectations were exceeded but only because they were low.
Don't see it if you bring young kids (somewhat violent, scary scenes) or you don't bring kids (distracting talking, shifting). More juvenile than nostalgic.
See it if You like charlie and chocolate factory story. It was very enojayable with great staging. Oompa loompas were awesome. Great music.
Don't see it if You do not like musicals and story of charlie and chocolate factory.
See it if You're looking for a fun and family friendly show. Fun soundtrack, bright and cheerful sets and great singing
Don't see it if You're looking for something deep. You're not interested in a light hearted adaptation of a loved book and movie.
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 have children who have never seen any of the earlier versions, and you just want to enjoy a silly afternoon of theatre.
Don't see it if You liked the Newley/Bricasse music of the original movie, or if you liked Wilder or Depp's portrayal of Wonka.
See it if you are looking for a classic-style musical with high-tech innovations and quirky twists (and a great leading man performance)
Don't see it if you really hate the plot line from the Willy Wonka movies
See it if You want to see Christian Borle in a fun role or you have children to introduce to the theater. You want a new interpretation of Roald Dahl.
Don't see it if No memorable new songs, and the other children (except for Charlie) are turned into bad caricatures. This was meant for children's theater.