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Winner of 4 Tony Awards

Closed January 1, 2017

"Rejoice. The children's revolution has arrived on these shores, and it is even more glorious than we were promised!"

Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Why See Matilda?

Big Things Come In Small Packages - Closes January 1st

The gifted child Matilda, unloved at home but supported by her teacher, tries to rid her school of its evil headmistress, Miss Trunchbull. Based on the Roald Dahl children's book, the hit London production won seven 2012 Olivier Awards, including the esteemed Best New Musical! Having enjoyed over 1500 performances, school is closing soon for Matilda with the production shutting its doors on Broadway come January 1st 2017!

Matilda the Musical is based on the beloved children's book by Roald Dahl and features music and lyrics by renowned Australian musical comedian, Tim Minchin. This critically-acclaimed musical swept the board at the 2013 Tony Awards, scooping up twelve nominations and four awards, including Best Book of a Musical and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for Gabriel Ebert.

What Is Matilda About?

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins to not only recognise but also appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality.

Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing however - the school's mean headmistress Miss Trunchbull hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules (or those who just annoy her!) like forcing one unfortunate overweight boy to eat an enormous cake in front of the entire school. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace!

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Dates

Previews from: 4 March 2013

Opening night: 11 April 2013

Audience

Matilda The Musical is recommended for audiences of all ages however children under the age of four years are not admitted. As an advisory to adults who might bring young people, the show is suitable for ages six and up. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Run time

Approximately two hours and 40 minutes, including one intermission

Cast and Creative

Cast

Ava Briglia as Matilda
Aviva Winick as Matilda
Willow McCarthy as Matilda
Bryce Ryness as Miss Trunchbull
John Sanders as Mr. Wormwood
Lesli Margherita as Mrs Wormwood
Jennifer Blood as Miss Honey
Natalie Venetia Belcon as Mrs. Phelps
John Arthur Greene as Doctor
Sean Montgomery as Party Entertainer/Sergei
Phillip Spaeth as Rudolpho
Jennifer Bowles as The Acrobat
Michael Minarik as The Escape Artist
Clay Thomson as Michael Wormwood
Zoe Manarel as Lavender
Shane Davis as Tommy
Benjamin Harding as Bruce
Akira Golz as Alice
Talia Ryder as Hortensia
Jack Mullen as Nigel
Gianina Paolantonio as Amanda
Ian Saraceni as Eric
Scott Difford as Assistant

Ensemble - Colin Israel, Marisa Kennedy, Amanda LaMotte, Lauralyn McClelland, Matt Meigs, Michaelion Slinger, Heather Tepe, Travis Waldschmidt, Noah Baird, Cole Alex Edelstein, Grace Matwijec and Brooklyn Nelson

Creative

Directed by Matthew Warchus
Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Book by Dennis Kelly, based on the Roald Dahl novel
Choreography by Peter Darling
Set and Costume Design by Rob Howell
Lighting Design by Hugh Vanstone
Sound Design by Simon Baker

Awards

TONY AWARDS 2013

Best Book of a Musical
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical - Gabriel Ebert
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Best Lighting Design of a Musical

OLIVIER AWARDS 2012

Best New Musical
Best Director for Matthew Warchus
Best Set Design by Rob Howell
Best Sound Design by Simon Baker
Best Theatre Choreographer by Peter Darling

What you thought

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Marianne: “West End or Broadway -- Matilda delivers!”

My husband and I saw Matilda in London a year ago and just last evening... more

Barbara Carole Sickmen: “Matilda madness hits the streets of Broadway”

last minute got me a ticket to opening night...oh my Lord, Finally Broadway... more

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