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Breaking News: Matt Harrington and Christopher Sieber to Join Cast of MATILDA!

Breaking News: Matt Harrington and Christopher Sieber to Join Cast of MATILDA!

Producers of the Tony Award-winning Matilda the Musical announced today that Matt Harrington and Christopher Sieber will join the company as Mr. Wormwood and Miss Trunchbull, respectively.

Matt Harrington, who is currently performing in the Shakespeare's Globe productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III on Broadway, makes his debut as Mr. Wormwood on Tuesday, March 4.

Christopher Sieber, who will play 54 Below on February 4 and February 11, makes his debut as Miss Trunchbull on Tuesday, March 18.

They join a principal cast that also features Karen Aldridge as Mrs. Phelps, Lesli Margherita as Mrs. Wormwood, Jill Paice as Miss Honey, and the four girls sharing the title role: Paige Brady, Gabriella Pizzolo, Ripley Sobo, and Ava Ulloa.

MATT HARRINGTON. Broadway: Twelfth Night and Richard III (Shakespeare's Globe), Harvey (Roundabout Theatre Company). Regional: Seminar (Philadelphia Theatre Company), Moonchildren and The Puppetmaster of Lodz (Berkshire Theatre Group), Now Circa Then (TheatreWorks, West Coast premiere), The Center of Gravity (Portland Stage, world premiere), Death of a Salesman (Weston Playhouse), Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Syracuse Stage). Matt has also been involved in several readings and workshops at Roundabout Theatre Company, Lincoln Center, Naked Angels, Lark Play Development Center, NYU's Studio Tisch and with Ensemble Studio Theatre's Youngblood collective. Television: "Bored to Death," "Gravity," "The Good Wife." Training: MFA, NYU Graduate Acting.

CHRISTOPHER SIEBER. Broadway: Pippin, Shrek (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Drama League Noms), Spamalot (New York and West End; Tony nom), La Cage Aux Folles, Chicago, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Into The Woods, Beauty and the Beast, Triumph of Love, A Christmas Carol, NYC Opera Cinderella, Eric Idle's Not The Messiah, a comic oratorio (Toronto Symphony). Off-Broadway: The Kid, Avow, The Boys in the Band. Regional: The Heart of Robin Hood, Hairspray, Company, The Boys From Syracuse. Film/TV: "The Good Wife," "Pushing Daisies," "Elementary," "Morning Glory," "Johnnie and the Sprites," "See You in September," "It's All Relative," "Two of a Kind," "Sex and the City," "Ed," "Guiding Light," "All My Children," "Another World." Mr. Sieber has not appeared on "Law and Order."

MATILDA THE MUSICAL, produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers, opened in April 2013 at Broadway's Shubert Theatre (225 West 44thStreet) to rapturous reviews and has been celebrated on 10 "Top Ten" lists for 2013. The production has received four Tony Awards and a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theater for each of the four girls who shared the title role, two Outer Critics Circle Awards, five Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. The original Broadway cast recording is produced by Broadway Records/Yellow Sound Label. It can be ordered atwww.BroadwayRecords.com.

Winner of a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards including Best Musical, Matilda the Musical is based on the beloved novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl(Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox). It is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny.

MATILDA THE MUSICAL is directed by Tony Award® winner Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage), 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.

The production has sets and costumes by Tony Award® winner Rob Howell, with choreography by Peter Darling, orchestrations, additional music and musical supervision by Christopher Nightingale, lighting by Tony Award® winner Hugh Vanstone, and sound by Simon Baker.

Tickets are available at www.telecharge.com (212-239-6200) or in person at the Shubert Theatre Box Office (225 West 44th Street).

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