This edition: "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"Tweet
Original tape date: April 21, 2017.
First aired: May 20, 2017.
Composer/lyricist Marc Shaiman, lyricist Scott Wittman and Tony-winning director Jack O'Brien, whose collaboration on "Hairspray" won them all Tony Awards and massive acclaim in 2003, have returned to Broadway with a stage adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic 1964 children's book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." The musical also includes an infusion of some key songs from the 1971 film of the story, "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." In addition to some snappy conversation between them, Shaiman performs several of his compositions for the new show on the grand piano.