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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang musical (2002)

This musical in the past, in the mid–1920s, was written by now well-known writer Ian Fleming, who, during his life, was not surrounded with laurels of the success due to his James Bond, as fame came much long after. The producer of the movie-musical, which was screened in 1968, was Albert R. Broccoli, who later was producer of films about James Bond from the same writer. Obviously, they have formed a some sort of creative tandem. After the film, which was not paid off at the box office (it has collected only USD 7.5 million, when there were 10 million spent on its production), came out a musical, which was able to visit the two most important stages of the world –West End in 2002 & Broadway in 2005. For these two productions, it has been nominated for prettiest theatrical marks – awards.

During the time of its production in the West End, there was a song written carrying the exact name as the play. It was nominated for an Oscar (but not received one), and the show still holds the world record from the Guinness Book for the most expensive stage props – a flying car named Chitty, valued at £0.75 million. The name of the car – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – was given for those loud sounds, which were produced by its motor during operation. The musical entertained the audience for three years until it was closed in September 2005.

Lyric Theatre on Broadway took the musical in April 2005, which was directed by Adrian Noble, Gillian Lynne was responsible for the choreography, and the selection of actors was: R. Esparza, E. Dilly, P. Bosco, M. Kudisch, J. Maxwell, H. Hodges. The show lasted a little more than 300 shows, if inclusive the preliminary performances. This can be considered as a success below average.
Release date: 2002
Last Update:January, 13th 2016

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