STAGE TUBE: MATILDA On Its Way to Broadway!
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical, which won big at this year's Olivier Awards, will open in New York early 2013. Matilda The Musical premiered at The Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, home of the RSC, playing to sold-out audiences for twelve weeks from November 2010 to January 2011. Check out highlights from the show's journey below!
Capturing the imagination of young and old alike, the production transferred to London's West End on October 25, 2011 where the show continues to play to sold-out houses.
Roald Dahl's magical story about a girl with extraordinary powers has been a favorite novel for millions of people across the world since it was published in 1988.
Matilda The Musical is written by the playwright Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by the Australian comedian, musician and composer Tim Minchin, and direction is by Tony Award-winner Matthew Warchus.
The production is designed by Rob Howell, with choreography by Peter Darling, orchestrations, additional music and musical supervision by Christopher Nightingale, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Simon Baker and special effects and illusions are by Paul Kieve.