Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
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- Based on original story by Ian Flemming, also known for James Bond novels.
- Played over 285 shows at Hilton Theatre NYC.
- Family-Friendly Broadway musical.
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April 28, 2005- December 31, 2005
213 W. 42nd Street
New York, New York 10036
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Let Your Imagination Soar Along With the Flying Magical Car, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on Broadway in NYC
Features: Tony Award-winning Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on Broadway was set in the 1910s and stars an eccentric inventor, Caracatus Potts and his two teenage children, Jeremy and Jemima who beg him into purchasing a rundown jalopy for them to play with. Along with leading lady, Truly Sumptuous, Caracatus turns the old piece of junk into a magical flying and swimming automobile, making everyone desire this creation, including the Evil Baron Bomburst.
Why We Go: With a main character like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the flying car, the creativity involved in this production made this one of the most visually entertaining Broadway musicals. The imagination behind the story exuded through the stage in Chitty Bang Broadway.
- Set Design: Anthony Ward was responsible for the set design of Chitty Bang NYC and did an incredible job creating the flying magical car, moving windmills and levitating blimp and mini airplane.
- Terminology: Imaginative language for gadgets and names of characters, such as the self-advertising Truly Sumptuous are used in Chitty Bang Broadway, making it silly for children to enjoy and inventive enough to entertain adults.
- Location: Hilton Theatre was created in 1998 by the blending of the Lyric and Apollo theaters on 42nd street in NYC. This large space now houses musicals and other productions, seating 1800 guests at a time and provides amazing acoustics.
Inside Knowledge: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on Broadway was based on the 1968 film with the same name, starring Dick Van Dyke and Sally Howes, as well as the original work by Ian Flemming, who also wrote the James Bond novels.
Do's and Don'ts:
- Do Bring the Kids: Chitty Bang Broadway was a musical meant for an audience full of families. Starring a quirky family and providing special effects and an adventurous storyline, this was a great family-friendly Broadway musical.
- Do Expect to Laugh: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was a light-hearted musical, meant to take audience members on a magical journey, so leave your serious side behind in order to best enjoy this imaginative production.
- Don't Resist Applauding: Enthusiastic audience members were encouraged to clap along to the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang theme song, each time the magical car's tune would play. The automated star character would also receive the largest applause as the last character presented during the final curtain call.
- Don't Skip the Live Performance: Even guests were were familiar with the 1968 film of this story would appreciate the amazing effects of the magical flying car and the charged dance choreography presented on stage in the live performance of Chitty Bang Broadway.