The magical car known as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will soon be flying into a theater near you. The stage musical version of the beloved movie (itself based on the Ian Fleming book) launches its first American tour tonight in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Nominated for three Olivier Awards in London and five Tony Awards on Broadway, the tech-heavy tuner features the classic music by the Sherman Brothers, including the Academy Award nominated title song.
And speaking of the Shermans, they (along with Olivia de Havilland, Stan Lee and others) received the National Medal of Arts yesterday. The award is the highest honor bestowed to artists by the US government.