MATILDA Heading Down Under in 2015?
The Tony Award-winning Broadway hit Matilda The Musical recently celebrated its 100th performance at the Shubert Theatre, and according to the Sydney Telegraph's Jo Litson, the show will continue to thrive, opening in Australia in 2015.
Composer Tim Minchin told Litson: "We actually know who the local producer is going to be (but) it's still embargoed. I only found out (on Tuesday). The plan is for it to open in Melbourne in September 2015." There is no word yet on a venue or casting for the transfer.
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.
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.
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