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Alison Luff to Join Cast of Broadway's MATILDA TomorrowAlison Luff to Join Cast of Broadway's MATILDA Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Producers of the Tony Award-winning MATILDA THE MUSICAL announced today that Alison Luff will join the company as Miss Honey beginning tomorrow, Saturday, September 6. (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL to Hold Gala Performance in Aid of BBC Children in Need, Nov. 4MATILDA THE MUSICAL to Hold Gala Performance in Aid of BBC Children in Need, Nov. 4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2014

The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Roald Dahl's MATILDA the musical will hold a special Gala performance in aid of BBC Children in Need on Tuesday 4 November 2014. The evening will be hosted by BBC Radio 2's Sir Terry Wogan with a special appearance from the charity's mascot, Pudsey. BBC Radio 2 presenters and celebrities will be in attendance alongside members of the public. At least 50% of the proceeds from this performance will benefit the BBC Children in Need Appeal, and its work with disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. (more...)

Four Adorable Little Ladies Join Cast of Broadway's MATILDA!Four Adorable Little Ladies Join Cast of Broadway's MATILDA!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers today announced that Tori Feinstein, Eliza Holland Madore, Brooklyn Shuck, and Fina Strazza have joined the Broadway company of Matilda the Musical and will begin performances in the title role over the course of the next few weeks. (more...)

BWW Reviews: GHOST THE MUSICAL Haunts the O.C.BWW Reviews: GHOST THE MUSICAL Haunts the O.C.
by Michael L. Quintos - Aug 9, 2014

On the surface, GHOST, the ultra-romantic 1990 Oscar-nominated box office hit, seems every bit the perfect motion picture to be repurposed into a flashy stage musical. Unfortunately, the musical that eventually emerged (now playing at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts through August 10) is a chaotic, schizophrenic melange of random adult contemporary pop rock songs intermixed with an amped-up mystical mystery where the swoon-worthy aspects of the original gets diluted in favor of dazzling effects and abstract dance numbers. Why water down the romance? (more...)

BWW TV: Craige Els Announced as New 'Miss Trunchbull' in West End's MATILDABWW TV: Craige Els Announced as New 'Miss Trunchbull' in West End's MATILDA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 21, 2014

Capturing the imagination of young and old alike, the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical continues to play to packed houses at the Cambridge Theatre in London. Matilda has now been seen by almost 1.5million people since it transferred to the West End in October 2011. The production was commissioned by the RSC and played to sold-out audiences at the RSC's The Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon for twelve weeks from November 2010 to January 2011. Tickets are now on sale until Sunday 24 May 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WIZARD OF OZ Is A Decidedly Mixed Bag at the Fox TheatreBWW Reviews: WIZARD OF OZ Is A Decidedly Mixed Bag at the Fox Theatre
by Chris Gibson - May 23, 2014

I hesitated to review the current touring production of THE WIZARD OF OZ (Fox Theatre, through May 18, 2014), which has been adapted by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jeremy Sams, because even though I thought it told essentially the same tale as the original, I didn't particularly care for it. There's certainly a lot more spectacle than you'd find in your typical production, but the script is so camped up, and the additional songs so mundane, that it comes off as trying that they may have been trying a little too hard when they updated the show. In any event, the flashy and colorful show seemed to appeal to the crowd, but I'm wondering if they're aware of how much it's been pared down technically so that it could tour and play different size venues. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MATILDA's Alex Gaumond Scolds Paul O'Grady on ITVSTAGE TUBE: MATILDA's Alex Gaumond Scolds Paul O'Grady on ITV
by Stage Tube - May 23, 2014

The cast of Matilda the Musical appeared on the Paul O'Grady show yesterday, May 22, with Alex Gaumond as Miss Trunchbull punishing the host for taking something that didn't belong to him. Watch the hilarious clip below! (more...)

Counting Down to This Year's Big Tony Win - BWW Highlights the Past Decade's Best Musical Winners!Counting Down to This Year's Big Tony Win - BWW Highlights the Past Decade's Best Musical Winners!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 18, 2014

From the controversial and crass to the inspiring and romantic, the past decade's Tony winners for Best Musical delighted us then and continue to captivate us as they play in productions across the country and around the world. And what better way to refresh and prep for this year's big award than to relive the stand-outs from the last 10 years on Broadway? Scroll down to learn more about the winners since 2004, and be sure to tell us which musical gets your pick for 2014! (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ National Tour Plays the Fox Theatre, Now thru 5/18THE WIZARD OF OZ National Tour Plays the Fox Theatre, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

The Fabulous Fox Theatre has announced that the first North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ will play today, May 13-18 in St. Louis. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ North American Tour to Play Academy of Music, 6/3-8THE WIZARD OF OZ North American Tour to Play Academy of Music, 6/3-8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

The first North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ will follow the yellow brick road to Philadelphia for a limited engagement at the Academy of Music beginning June 3 - June 8 as part of the Broadway Philadelphia season, presented by The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and The Shubert Organization.The press opening is scheduled for Tuesday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

MATILDA'S Leading Ladies Take EW's Pop Culture Personality QuizMATILDA'S Leading Ladies Take EW's Pop Culture Personality Quiz
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

Watch the four girls who share the title role in Broadway's Matilda the Musical take EW.COM's Pop Culture Personality Quiz and find out which one of them is allowed to watch Grimm, who's keeping your love of Saved by the Bell and Full House alive, and who can tell you all about Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge and Face Off. Paige Brady, Gabriella Pizzolo, Ripley Sobo and Ava Ulloa show us their jazz hands here. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MATILDA Stars Get Crafty with Easter EggsSTAGE TUBE: MATILDA Stars Get Crafty with Easter Eggs
by Stage Tube - Apr 17, 2014

See the four girls sharing the title role in Broadway's MATILDA THE MUSICAL get crafty with Easter eggs on People.com. Click below ot see Ava Ulloa, Gabriella Pizzolo, Paige Brady and Ripley Sobo have fun with a damaged book, sparkles and paste! (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ National Tour to Play Fox Theatre, 5/13-18THE WIZARD OF OZ National Tour to Play Fox Theatre, 5/13-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

The Fabulous Fox Theatre has announced that the first North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ will play May 13-18 in St. Louis. (more...)

BWW Reviews: GHOST THE MUSICAL Ascends to OtherworldlyBWW Reviews: GHOST THE MUSICAL Ascends to Otherworldly
by Cybele Pomeroy - Apr 10, 2014

GHOST THE MUSICAL, based on the 1990 film Ghost, tours the US after a successful West End run with visual effects that enhance the magic of live theatre. (more...)

Dallas Summer Musicals Welcomes THE WIZARD OF OZ, Now thru 3/30Dallas Summer Musicals Welcomes THE WIZARD OF OZ, Now thru 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Dallas Summer Musicals is delighted to announce that the first North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ will play today, March 18-30 at the Music Hall at Fair Park. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Flies Into Detroit, 6/17-29; Kids' Night Set for OpeningTHE WIZARD OF OZ Flies Into Detroit, 6/17-29; Kids' Night Set for Opening
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Broadway In Detroit is delighted to announce that the first North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ will play the Detroit Opera House, June 17 - 29, 2014. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Comes to Detroit, 6/17-29; Tickets on Sale 3/23THE WIZARD OF OZ Comes to Detroit, 6/17-29; Tickets on Sale 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Broadway In Detroit is delighted to announce that the first North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ will play the Detroit Opera House, June 17 - 29, 2014. (more...)

MATILDA's Lesli Margherita Talks Social Media, Miss Piggy and More on WAMC RadioMATILDA's Lesli Margherita Talks Social Media, Miss Piggy and More on WAMC Radio
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Lesli Margherita, who stars in Broadway's MATILDA THE MUSICAL as Mrs. Wormwood, was interviewed recently on WAMC Radio's program 'The Roundtable.' Listen to her conversation with host Sarah LaDuke about her social media following, Mrs. Wormwood's similarities to Miss Piggy, and the beauty of performing with four different Matildas each week. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theatre Under the Stars' THE WIZARD OF OZ is Entirely CharmingBWW Reviews: Theatre Under the Stars' THE WIZARD OF OZ is Entirely Charming
by David Clarke - Mar 6, 2014

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's beloved classic film THE WIZARD OF OZ has been re-adapted for the stage by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jeremy Sams. The splashy show features Harold Arlen's original music and E.Y. Harburg's original lyrics, with additional lyrics by Tim Rice and additional music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Flying audiences over the rainbow, this musical is sentimental, family-friendly schmaltz that entertains with ease. (more...)

Dallas Summer Musicals to Welcome THE WIZARD OF OZ, 3/18-30Dallas Summer Musicals to Welcome THE WIZARD OF OZ, 3/18-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

Dallas Summer Musicals is delighted to announce that the first North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ will play March 18-30 at the Music Hall at Fair Park. Official press opening night will be Wednesday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

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