Broadway tour ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ deliciously satisfies audience cravings by Philip Potempa I grew up with “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” as one of my favorite childhood movies. It was released in 1971, just one year after I was born, and just having the word chocolate in the film title was enough to get most any child’s attention and admiration for this story with so many lessons, all originally shared in author Roald Dahl‘s delicious 1964 book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” I’ve spent the past few years eagerly following the recipe for long-awaited release for...Read More
Month: October 2018
Funny and likeable ‘Tootsie’ dressed and ready for New York Broadway bow by Philip Potempa When the 1982 film “Tootsie” showed up on the big screen in movie theaters, with larger-than-life funny characters mixed-up in screwball comedy life situations, I remember my parents taking myself and my siblings to see the box office hit. It had an all-star cast with Dustin Hoffman as the title character joined by Teri Garr, Jessica Lange, Bill Murray and Dabney Coleman. Broadway In Chicago and Scott Sanders Productions have united to welcome “Tootsie” back as a new Broadway comedy musical to introduce this...Read More
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