April 29, 2005: And who says Broadway has lost the human touch? The title character - and undisputed star - of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," the lavish wind-up music box of a show that opened last night at the Hilton Theater, is an automobile that swims, flies and rescues people in distress if they remember to say please. Chitty routinely receives more enthusiastic applause than any of the other cast members; she is allowed the final bow in the curtain calls; and the audience claps along in tribute whenever her theme song is played, starting with the overture. The darn thing probably has a dressing room that would make Nathan Lane choke with envy.READ THE REVIEW
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang BROADWAY REVIEWS
- Opening Night:
- April 28, 2005
- December 31, 2005
Theater: Foxwoods Theatre / 213 West 42nd St., New York, NY, 10036Synopsis:BUY TICKETS BUY GROUP TICKETS
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the most fantasmagorical stage musical in the history of everything, arrives on Broadway this spring direct from the West End, where it continues to play to capacity houses at The London Palladium. A new stage adaptation of the internationally known hit film of Ian Fleming's timeless story, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang features a beloved score, including such memorable classics as "Truly Scrumptious," "Toot Sweets," "Hushabye Mountain," and the Oscar-nominated title song.
NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Chitty Chitty Bang Bang