Broadway In Richmond Announces Ticket on Sale Date for Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Play That Goes Wrong
July 22, 2019
Richmond, VA – Jam Theatricals is excited to kick off the Broadway In Richmond 2019 – 2020 Season in September with ROALD DAHL’S CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY followed by the comedy, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG in October with both shows offering full-week engagements of eight performances.
Tickets for both shows start at $43.50 (plus applicable fees) and go sale this Friday, July 26 at 10 am and can be purchased at the Altria Theater Box office, online at www.BroadwayInRichmond.com and by phone at 1-800-514-3849 (ETIX). Discounted groups of 10 or more are also offered by calling 804-592-3401.
ROALD DAHL’S CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY plays Altria Theater Tuesday, September 17 – Sunday, September 22, 2019. Roald Dahl's amazing tale is the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: 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.
Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory...to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to burst 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!
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is engaged at Altria Theater Tuesday, October 22 – Sunday, October 27, 2019. You may ask, what would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get Broadway & London’s award-winning smash comedy! Called “A GUT-BUSTING HIT” (The New York Times) and “THE FUNNIEST PLAY BROADWAY HAS EVER SEEN” (HuffPost), this classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania delivering “A RIOTOUS EXPLOSION OF COMEDY” (Daily Beast).
Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s “TONS OF FUN FOR ALL AGES” (HuffPost) and “COMIC GOLD” (Variety) – sure to bring down the house!
Don’t forget, new subscription packages are still available for the Broadway In Richmond 2019 – 2020 Season for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings which means the best seats in the house are available for new subscribers!
Broadway In Richmond 2019 - 2020 Season Performance Dates
Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: September 17-22, 2019 ~ 8 performances
The Play That Goes Wrong: October 22-27, 2019 ~ 8 performances
Hamilton: November 19 – December 8, 2019 ~ 24 performances
Cats: February 4-9, 2020 ~ 8 performances
Fiddler On The Roof: April 7-12, 2020 ~ 8 performances
The Band’s Visit: April 28 – May 3, 2020 ~ 8 performances
Wicked: June 3-14, 2020 ~ 16 performances
All Broadway In Richmond Performances are at Altria Theater
The only way to guarantee seats to HAMILTON is to subscribe to our six-show season subscription package, starting as low as $310 with the option of adding WICKED. Call the Subscriber Hotline at 804-592-3401, Monday – Friday, 10am to 5pm to learn about additional package information or visit www.BroadwayInRichmond.com.
Enjoy the many exclusive benefits of being a subscriber including a guarantee of the same great seats to each season show, the option to renew those seats from year to year, and first options on upgrading seats. Subscribers also receive additional special ticket offers and the chance to purchase tickets to add-on shows before the general public. Subscription tickets are received via mail prior to the performance to avoid box office lines and lost ticket insurance is included at no additional charge.
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Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
With direction by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O’Brien, Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY features music by Grammy®, Emmy® and Tony Award® winner Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Grammy® and Tony Award® winners Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, a book by Artistic Director of Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum theatre David Greig, choreography by Tony Award® nominee and Emmy Award® winner Joshua Bergasse and includes additional songs by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley from the 1971 Warner Bros. motion picture.
Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY features scenic and costume design by five-time Tony Award® nominee Mark Thompson, lighting design by four-time Tony Award® nominee Japhy Weideman, sound design by Andrew Keister, projection design by Jeff Sugg, puppet and illusion design by Obie and Drama Desk Award winner Basil Twist, orchestrations by three-time Tony Award® winner Doug Besterman and music supervision by Nicholas Skilbeck.
The hit Broadway musical features 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 from Hairspray.
Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is produced by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures (Mark Kaufman), Langley Park Productions (Kevin McCormick) and Neal Street Productions (Sam Mendes, Caro Newling).
For more information, visit www.CharlieOnBroadway.com
ABOUT ROALD DAHL AND HIS LEGACY
Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was a spy, ace fighter-pilot, chocolate historian and medical inventor. He was also the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG and many more brilliant stories. He remains the World’s No.1 storyteller.
Sitting in a hut at the bottom of his garden, surrounded by odd bits and pieces such as a suitcase (used as a footrest), his own hipbone (which he’d had replaced) and a heavy ball of metal foil (made from years’ worth of chocolate wrappers), he went on to write some of the world’s best-loved children’s stories. His first children’s story, James and the Giant Peach, was published in 1961, was a hit and every subsequent book became a best-seller.
Today, his stories are available in 58 languages and, by a conservative estimate, he has sold more than 250 million books. Many of these stories have also been adapted for stage and screen, including the 1971 film classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Wes Anderson’s acclaimed Fantastic Mr Fox, the multi-award winning Matilda The Musical from the RSC with music by Tim Minchin, and Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster The BFG. The latest adaptation is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the Musical which opened on Broadway in April 2017 following three Golden years on London’s West End.
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
Co-written by Mischief Theatre company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is a riotous comedy about the theatre. The play introduces The ‘Cornley University Drama Society’ who are attempting to put on a 1920s’ murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong…does, as the accident-prone thespians battle on against all odds to get to their final curtain call.
Entertainment Weekly calls THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, “Hilarious! Non-stop pandemonium.” The Huffington Post calls it, “The funniest play Broadway has ever seen!” And the New York Post says it’s, “Broadway’s funniest and longest-running play! Nothing is as fall down funny. GO.”
The Broadway production of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG opened at the Lyceum Theatre on April 2, 2017. The show, which was slated to close on Broadway in August of this year, will extend its run due to popular demand through January 6, 2019. By then, the Broadway production will have played 27 previews and 745 performances, making it the 2nd longest running show in the history of the Lyceum Theatre. THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG received a Tony® Award for Best Set Design, Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Play, and the Theater Fans Choice Award for Best Play.
Awarded the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, 2014 WhatsOnStage Best New Comedy and 2015 UK BroadwayWorld Best New Play Awards, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is now in its fourth year in the West End, is currently on a 30-week UK tour and playing on six continents. The producers have avoided Antarctica for fear of a frosty reception.
It is a remarkable rags-to-riches story for a play which started its life at a London fringe venue with only four paying members of the public at the first performance and has gone on to play to an audience of over 2 million people around the world.
Mischief Theatre, the Olivier Award-winning theatre company led by Artistic Director Henry Lewis and Company Director Jonathan Sayer, was founded in 2008 by a group of graduates of The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and began as an improvised comedy group. Mischief Theatre performs across the UK and internationally with improvised and original scripted work.
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG tour is directed by Matt DiCarlo with original Broadway direction by Mark Bell, featuring set design by Nigel Hook, lighting design by Ric Mountjoy, sound design by Andy Johnson and costume design by Roberto Surace.
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is produced on Broadway by Kevin McCollum, J.J. Abrams, Kenny Wax, Stage Presence Ltd., Catherine Schreiber, Ken Davenport, Double Gemini Productions / deRoy-Brunish, Damian Arnold / TC Beech, Greenleaf Productions / Bard-Roth, Martian Entertainment / Jack Lane / John Yonover, and Lucas McMahon.
Jam Theatricals (Presenter) is a Chicago-based entertainment company that presents and produces Broadway engagements throughout North America and manages subscription seasons in 28 cities where they strive to bring the best of Broadway to the communities served. Current presentations include some of Broadway’s biggest blockbusters: Wicked, The Book of Mormon, Jersey Boys, The Phantom of the Opera and many more. Jam Theatricals currently manages and operates the National Theatre in Washington D.C. Built in 1835, it is the oldest theatre for touring Broadway. Jam Theatricals and its principals have produced over 50 shows on Broadway, and have earned twelve Tony Awards® for the following shows: Glengarry Glen Ross (Best Revival of a Play, 2005), Monty Python’s Spamalot (Best Musical, 2005), The History Boys (2006), August: Osage County (2008), Hair (2009), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (2013), All The Way (2014), Fun Home (2015), The Color Purple (2016), The Band’s Visit (2018), Hadestown (2019), and The Ferryman (2019). For more information, please visit www.JamTheatricals.com.