BWW TV: Dancing Maggots! Broadway's MATILDA Stars Learn To Mambo
"Children are Maggots!" says the nasty headmistress Miss Trunchbull in the internationally acclaimed musical MATILDA.
Perhaps her attitude might have softened a bit if more of her charges learned the niceties of ballroom dancing. Certainly the mother of Roald Dahl's diminutive genius, a ballroom dancer herself, might pay more attention to her book smart daughter if she learned a step or two.
So the four talented performers currently alternating as the Broadway production's title heroine, Mattea Conforti, Rileigh McDonald, Mimi Ryder and Alexandra Vlachos, paid a visit to Broadway Dance Center for a quick Mambo lesson from Ashley Dawson and Sandy Shelton.
MATILDA THE MUSICAL, produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers, opened April 11, 2013 at Broadway's Shubert Theatre to rapturous reviews. The production has received four Tony Awards and a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theater for each of the four girls sharing the title role, as well as two Outer Critics Circle Awards, five Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical.
MATILDA THE MUSICAL is directed by Tony Award winner Matthew Warchus, who helms this production with a book by Tony Award-winning playwright Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Australian comedian, musician and composer Tim Minchin.
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