What a peculiar piece of confectionary is the new musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” which opened at the Lunt-Fontanne on Sunday night. Allegedly, the musical was significantly re-worked for Broadway audiences after its British debut, but in the current production flavors are missing and oddly combined, running the risk of pleasing neither children nor grown-ups. This piece is a star vehicle for the mega-talented Christian Borle who does everything asked of him here and more. He plays a mercurial protagonist whose motives we are not meant to fully understand or rely on. We do, however, need to…

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