History Trivia / CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory

31st Mar '18 5:02:10 PM lakingsif
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** Christian Borle (Willy Wonka himself) is a major comic book enthusiast in real life.

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** Christian Borle Creator/ChristianBorle (Willy Wonka himself) is a major comic book enthusiast in real life.
8th Mar '18 9:12:15 AM Sapphirea2
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** Charlie had a reprise of "The Candy Man" (shortly after "Willy Wonka! Willy Wonka!") that was cut during previews.
8th Mar '18 9:10:30 AM Sapphirea2
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* OrphanedReference: Charlie's "How d'ja do?" {{Catchphrase}} isn't a catchphrase in this version (he only says it once at the end of Act One) due to the cutting of "Almost Nearly Perfect".

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* OrphanedReference: Charlie's "How d'ja do?" {{Catchphrase}} isn't a catchphrase in this version (he only says it once at the end of Act One) due to the cutting of "Almost Nearly Perfect".Perfect", spoiling the joke at the end of Act One when it's the first and almost only thing he can think of to say on the red carpet.
29th Jan '18 4:55:46 AM Sapphirea2
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** "The Amazing Tale of Mr. Willy Wonka" was replaced with a solo for Grandpa Joe, "Charlie, You and I" (titled "Tales of Wonka" in early previews). "Willy Wonka! Willy Wonka!," while preceding this song, plays the exposition song role "Amazing Tale" did in London.
** "Almost Nearly Perfect" was cut in favor of the 1971 film's "The Candy Man" as part of a completely new opening scene.

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** Charlie had a reprise of "The Candy Man" (shortly after "Willy Wonka! Willy Wonka!") that was cut during previews.
** "The Amazing Tale of Mr. Willy Wonka" was replaced with a solo for Grandpa Joe, "Charlie, You and I" (titled "Tales of Wonka" in early previews).previews, suggesting that it may have originally been longer). "Willy Wonka! Willy Wonka!," while preceding this song, plays the exposition song role "Amazing Tale" did in London.
** "Almost Nearly Perfect" was cut in favor of the 1971 film's "The Candy Man" as part of a completely new opening scene.sequence.



** "Juicy!" was cut, leaving Violet the only brat without a TheVillainSucksSong; her demise is a wacky background event during the new {{Backstory}} song "When Willy Met Oompa".
** "A Little Me" and the closing reprise of "It Must Be Believed to Be Seen" were cut, leaving "The View From Here" as the final song in the show. Originally, the show ended with a TriumphantReprise of "Strike That! Reverse It!," but this was axed during previews.

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** "Juicy!" was cut, leaving Violet the only brat without a TheVillainSucksSong; her demise is a wacky background event during the new {{Backstory}} song "When Willy Met Oompa".
Oompa" instead.
** "A Little Me" and the closing reprise of "It Must Be Believed to Be Seen" were cut, leaving "The View From Here" as the final song in the show. Originally, the show ended with new finale was a TriumphantReprise of "Strike That! Reverse It!," It!" but this was axed during previews.
29th Jan '18 4:51:30 AM Sapphirea2
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** "Double Bubble Duchess" was replaced in April 2016 with "Queen of Pop," a song written for the Broadway production.

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** "Double "The Double Bubble Duchess" was replaced in April 2016 with "Queen of Pop," a song written for the then-forthcoming Broadway production.


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* OrphanedReference: Charlie's "How d'ja do?" {{Catchphrase}} isn't a catchphrase in this version (he only says it once at the end of Act One) due to the cutting of "Almost Nearly Perfect".
27th Jan '18 3:26:32 PM AmuckCricetine
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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: Johnny Depp was so pleased with Freddie Highmore's work in ''Film/FindingNeverland'' that he asked Tim Burton to let Highmore screen test.
* OneBookAuthor: This is the only acting credit for Julia Winter (Veruca).

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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: Johnny Depp Creator/JohnnyDepp was so pleased with Freddie Highmore's work in ''Film/FindingNeverland'' that he asked Tim Burton Creator/TimBurton to let Highmore screen test.
* OneBookAuthor: This NonSingingVoice: Creator/DeepRoy is a self-proclaimed terrible singer and dancer. He learned how to dance for the only acting credit for Julia Winter (Veruca).film, but he did not do his own singing.
27th Jan '18 1:31:24 PM AmuckCricetine
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** Music/MarilynManson campaigned for the role of Willy Wonka. Other candidates were Creator/RowanAtkinson, Creator/NicolasCage, Creator/JimCarrey, Creator/JohnCleese, Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/EricIdle, Creator/DwayneJohnson, Creator/MichaelKeaton, Creator/SteveMartin, Creator/BillMurray, Creator/MikeMyers, Creator/LeslieNielsen, Creator/MichaelPalin, Creator/BradPitt, Creator/AdamSandler, Creator/WillSmith, Creator/PatrickStewart, Creator/BenStiller and Creator/RobinWilliams.

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** Music/MarilynManson campaigned for the role of Willy Wonka. Other candidates were Creator/RowanAtkinson, Creator/DanAykroyd, Creator/NicolasCage, Creator/JimCarrey, Creator/ChevyChase, Creator/JohnCleese, Creator/WarwickDavis, Creator/RobertDeNiro, Creator/TerryGilliam, Creator/EricIdle, Creator/DwayneJohnson, Creator/TerryJones, Creator/MichaelKeaton, Creator/IanMcKellen, Creator/SteveMartin, Creator/RikMayall, Creator/BillMurray, Creator/MikeMyers, Creator/LeslieNielsen, Creator/MichaelPalin, Creator/BradPitt, Creator/AdamSandler, Creator/JerrySeinfeld, Creator/WillSmith, Creator/PatrickStewart, Creator/BenStiller and Creator/RobinWilliams.



** Creator/GregoryPeck was first offered the role of Grandpa Joe, and he told Warner Brothers that he'd consider it. Sadly, he died before he could give his answer, but his family has revealed he was very eager to play the part. The only reason he didn't say yes right away was because he was afraid it would make him seem desperate and cause the studio to give him a lower paycheck. Peter Ustinov was also offered the role, but he passed away before he could give the producers his answer. Also considered were Creator/RichardAttenborough, Creator/KirkDouglas, Creator/AlbertFinney, Creator/RichardGriffiths, Creator/AnthonyHopkins, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Creator/PaulNewman, Creator/MaxVonSydow, Creator/EliWallach and Creator/DavidWarner. Liccy Dahl actually wanted Creator/ChristopherLloyd for the part with Creator/DustinHoffman as Willy Wonka.

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** Creator/GregoryPeck was first offered the role of Grandpa Joe, and he told Warner Brothers that he'd consider it. Sadly, he died before he could give his answer, but his family has revealed he was very eager to play the part. The only reason he didn't say yes right away was because he was afraid it would make him seem desperate and cause the studio to give him a lower paycheck. Peter Ustinov was also offered the role, but he passed away before he could give the producers his answer. Also considered were Creator/RichardAttenborough, Creator/MichaelCaine, Creator/GeorgeCarlin, Creator/KirkDouglas, Creator/AlbertFinney, Creator/RichardGriffiths, Creator/AnthonyHopkins, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Creator/PaulNewman, Creator/MaxVonSydow, Creator/EliWallach and Creator/DavidWarner. Liccy Dahl actually wanted Creator/ChristopherLloyd for the part with Creator/DustinHoffman as Willy Wonka.Wonka, or possibly an English comedian like Creator/EddieIzzard.



* DeletedScene / OrphanedReference: The "Creation Overture" animated prologue was dropped in 2014 upon the first major cast turnover for reasons unknown, though pacing and/or not wanting to rerecord the narration[[note]]since it was provided by Creator/DouglasHodge, the first Willy Wonka, who left with the turnover[[/note]] may have been factors. This cut resulted in the loss of the MeaningfulEcho of the phrase "just a bean" in "It Must Be Believed to Be Seen".

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* DeletedScene / OrphanedReference: DeletedScene[=/=]OrphanedReference: The "Creation Overture" animated prologue was dropped in 2014 upon the first major cast turnover for reasons unknown, though pacing and/or not wanting to rerecord the narration[[note]]since it was provided by Creator/DouglasHodge, the first Willy Wonka, who left with the turnover[[/note]] may have been factors. This cut resulted in the loss of the MeaningfulEcho of the phrase "just a bean" in "It Must Be Believed to Be Seen".
4th Oct '17 1:21:56 PM mcgrew
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* DeliberateFlawRetcon: In the ''New York Times'' [[https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/12/theater/a-second-bite-of-the-wonka-bar-reimagining-charlie-for-broadway.html article]] discussing the {{Retool}}, the creative team claimed that the much less elaborate sets were "meant to reinforce the show’s oft-stated theme: the importance of imagination. The change was prompted partly by necessity — the British sets were designed for a West End theater that has a much larger stage than the Broadway house." But by the time this piece was published, there had been ''many'' complaints from preview audiences that the sets were a huge comedown from the SceneryPorn of the West End version and didn't live up to what all of the promotional material and even ''the exterior of the theater'' promised, and more cynical theatergoers were theorizing that the REAL reason they didn't just use/adapt the London sets was a desire to mount the show on the cheap and make it easier to tour. After the article was published, these theatergoers argued that if they ''really'' intended the audience to use its imaginations, they should have gone with an even more minimalist approach (ala ''Peter and the Starcatcher'').

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* DeliberateFlawRetcon: In the ''New York Times'' [[https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/12/theater/a-second-bite-of-the-wonka-bar-reimagining-charlie-for-broadway.html article]] discussing the {{Retool}}, the creative team claimed that the much less elaborate sets were "meant to reinforce the show’s oft-stated theme: the importance of imagination. The change was prompted partly by necessity — the British sets were designed for a West End theater that has a much larger stage than the Broadway house." But by the time this piece was published, there had been ''many'' complaints from preview audiences that the sets were a huge comedown from the SceneryPorn of the West End version and didn't live up to what all of the promotional material and even ''the exterior of the theater'' promised, and more cynical theatergoers were theorizing that the REAL reason they didn't just use/adapt the London sets was a desire to mount the show on the cheap and make it easier to tour. After the article was published, these theatergoers argued that if they ''really'' intended the audience to use its imaginations, they should have gone with an even more minimalist approach (ala ''Peter and the Starcatcher'').''Theatre/PeterAndTheStarcatcher'').
15th Aug '17 9:42:35 AM masterofthehouse
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** Christian Borle (Willy Wonka himself) is a major comic book enthusiast in real life.
13th Aug '17 8:26:48 AM OlfinBedwere
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* CreatorBacklash: Roald Dahl didn't much care for Joseph Schindelman's illustration work in the initial U.S. release of the book, and ensured that a different illustrator, Faith Jacques handled the UK release (though Schindelman was still hired to illustrate the first U.S. edition of ''Literature/CharlieAndTheGreatGlassElevator''). Later on, both the U.S. and UK releases were re-illustrated by Michael Foreman, and then it was re-done a third time by Quentin Blake a few years after Dahl's death.
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