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'Charlie & The Chocolate Factory' on Broadway - First Look Photos!

The new musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is currently playing on Broadway and we have photos of Christian Borle and the cast in action!

Christian, a two-time Tony Award winner, is playing the role of Willy Wonka in the new musical based on the beloved Roald Dahl book.

The musical is currently in previews and opening night is on April 23.

Here is the show’s synopsis: “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. That includes young Charlie Bucket, whose life definitely needs sweetening. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing, life-changing journey through Wonka’s world of pure imagination. Get ready for exquisitely nutty squirrels and the great glass elevator, all to be revealed by Wonka’s army of curious Oompa-Loompas.”

Go get your tickets now!

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Andrew Rannells & 'Falsettos' Cast Celebrate Opening Night

Andrew Rannells pairs his suit with a cool pair of sneakers while at the opening of his musical Falsettos on Thursday night (October 27) in New York City.

The 38-year-old actor was joined on the carpet by his co-stars Betsy Wolfe, Tracie Thoms, Anthony Rosenthal, Christian Borle, Stephanie J. Block and Brandon Uranowitz.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Andrew Rannells

Falsettos is a revival of a musical about a family who struggle to remain tight-knit” and eventually redefine what family means during tough times. Go get your tickets now!

“#tightknitfamily Also #Iloveallofthesepeopleverymuch,” Andrew wrote on his Instagram, along with a photo of the entire cast.

10+ pictures inside from Falsettos‘ opening night…
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Christian Borle Set to Play Willy Wonka on Broadway!

Christian Borle has landed the coveted role of Willy Wonka in the upcoming Broadway musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

The musical is based on the beloved Roald Dahl novel and recently was a hit on London’s West End. Hairspray co-writers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman wrote the music and lyrics for the new musical!

Christian was the first — and in truth, perhaps the ONLY person I could imagine to create the role of Willy,” director Jack O’Brien said in a statement (via TheWrap). “His combination of child-like fantasy, edge, mystery, and sheer star power seemed destined for this role. I confess I prayed a lot! But this one, at least, was answered!”

Christian is a two-time Tony winner for his work in the shows Peter and the Starcatcher and Something Rotten. He is also known for his work on NBC’s Smash.

Christian Borle Wins at Tony Awards 2015 for 'Something Rotten'

Christian Borle proudly holds his trophy while accepting his award on stage at the 2015 Tony Awards on Sunday evening (June 7) at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

The 41-year-old actor, who you might recognize from his work on Smash, won the award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his work in the new show Something Rotten.

During the show, Christian‘s fellow Tony-nominated co-stars Brian d’Arcy James and Brad Oscar took to the stage to perform the show-stopping song “A Musical” for the live audience. Watch the performance below!

Something Rotten Cast – “A Musical”
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Kristin Chenoweth & Helen Mirren Win Big at Drama Desks

Kristin Chenoweth and Helen Mirren show off their trophies after winning big at the 2015 Drama Desk Awards on Sunday night (May 31) in New York City.

The ladies won the awards for Outstanding Actress in a Musical and Outstanding Actress in a Play, respectively. Kristin picked up her award for On the Twentieth Century while Helen won for her work in The Audience.

Other winners included triple winner Lin-Manuel Miranda from Hamilton and You Can’t Take It With You‘s Annaleigh Ashford.

Also in attendance at the event were Skylight‘s Carey Mulligan, host Laura Benanti, Hand to God‘s Marc Kudisch, Finding Neverland‘s Laura Michelle Kelly and Carolee Carmello, Fun Home‘s Sydney Lucas, Something Rotten‘s Brian d’Arcy James and Christian Borle, as well as Jessie Mueller and Andrew Rannells.

FYI: Kristin is wearing a Jonathan Simkhai dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, and Eva Fehren jewelry. Jessie is wearing a Randi Rahm dress. Carey is wearing a Balenciaga dress. Helen is wearing a Dolce&Gabbana dress.

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Vanessa Hudgens & Kristin Chenoweth Win Broadway Audience Awards!

Vanessa Hudgens and Kristin Chenoweth attend the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards on Tuesday (May 19) at Lounge 48 in New York City.

Both of the ladies picked up awards at the event. Vanessa won Favorite Breakthrough Female Performance for her work in Gigi and Kristin took home three awards – Favorite Leading Actress in a Musical, Favorite Diva Performance, and Favorite Funny Performance for her work in On the Twentieth Century.

Also in attendance were Matthew Morrison and Laura Michelle Kelly from Finding Neverland, which won Favorite Musical. He took home Favorite Leading Actor in a Musical and the duo won Favorite Onstage Pair.

Helen Mirren stopped by to accept Favorite Leading Actress in a Play for The Audience, Christian Borle took home Favorite Featured Actor in a Musical for the Tony-nominated Something Rotten, and Sierra Boggess picked up Favorite Featured Actress in a Musical for It Shoulda Been You.

FYI: Vanessa is wearing an ASOS blazer.

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'Peter Pan Live' Ratings Strong, But Fall from 'Sound of Music'

The new NBC tradition of airing a live musical continued for the second year with Peter Pan Live and while the ratings were strong, they fall sharply from last year’s The Sound of Music Live.

The three-hour production pulled in a 5.9 rating, down from The Sound of Music‘s 10.9 rating. That means that 5.9% of all television equipped households in the country were tuned in during the show.

“We’re very pleased with the Peter Pan ratings and it was a great night for NBC. We won every hour, which hasn’t happened on Thursday with entertainment programming since a year ago,” NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt said in a statement (via THR). “I’m proud to be part of a company that takes chances and creates big events, and that’s exactly what we’re going to continue to do. We didn’t expect to reach the same rating as The Sound of Music since that was the first live movie event of its kind in over 50 years. But the high wire act of Peter Pan was a joy for everyone involved and I take my hat off to Allison Williams, Christopher Walken, the entire company, and our incredible directors and producers for three months of the hardest work I’ve ever seen. I love these live events and we’re already working on putting the next one together.”

You can watch every performance video from the show online now!