A second bite of the Wonka bar: "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" reimagined for Broadway https://t.co/hURsnJpHtw— New York Times Arts (@nytimesarts) April 12, 2017
( PicsCollapse )
Previews are currently underway and so far, while the West End version was far from perfect, the majority of audiences are NOT happy with the changes from London to Broadway, especially O'Brien's decision to sacrifice the original lavish sets for minimalism, taking the concept of 'pure imagination' a little too literally (he says of this: ''The London vision might have been more literal. I like looking at things like color or design or imagination or proportion from Charlie's position.''), Americanizing the setting, updating the period to the digital age with unnecessary references to Drumpf, and casting adults in the roles of Augustus, Veruca, Violet and Mike (there's an unpopular reason for this); only Charlie is played by an actual child - well, like
A few snippets of those previews insider reports below (obviously, lots of SPOILERS!):
( Strike that, reverse itCollapse )
More at the Source below. Additional shots of CHARLIE AND THE NO SET FACTORY from previews can be found on Instagram. The rest of the text is my own.
Seriously, where's Dennis Kelly and
Source 1 | 2 | 3