Program News

Musical Theatre Melodies - 15th July - "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"

Rob Morrison's next "Musical Theatre Melodies" broadcast on Tuesday, 15th July at 9 p.m. will feature Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, (based on Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"), from the 2004 original Lincoln Center (U.S.) stage cast recording starring Stephen F. Schmidt, Flordelino Lagundino, Jeffrey Scott Bailey, Toni Rae Brotons, Monique L. Midgette, Diego Prieto and Meghan Touey.

This will be preceded by an introduction to the musical, (via telephone from France), by the Academy, Grammy and Ivor Novello Award-winning composer, lyricist, librettist and screenwriter - Leslie Bricusse.

And will be followed by songs and music from the original 1971 film soundtrack recording of Willy Wonka... starring Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Julie Dawn Cole, Aubrey Woods, Diana Sowle and Peter Ostrum.