Karen Aldridge News

Photo Flash: First Look at THE QUALMS at Steppenwolf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company's world-premiere production of The Qualms by ensemble member Bruce Norris is currently in previews, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! Tony Award-winner Pam MacKinnon (Steppenwolf's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) directs a cast of nine featuring ensemble member Kate Arrington with Owais Ahmed, Karen Aldridge, Diane Davis, Kirsten Fitzgerald, Keith Kupferer, David Pasquesi, Paul Oakley Stovall and Greg Stuhr. This sexy comedy marks Steppenwolf's eighth production and seventh world premiere by the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning author of Clybourne Park. The Qualms runs through August 31, 2014 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). (more...)

Bruce Norris' THE QUALMS World Premiere Begins Previews Tonight at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company's world-premiere production of The Qualms by ensemble member Bruce Norris is a provocative comedy marks Steppenwolf's eighth production and seventh world premiere by the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning author of Clybourne Park. Tony Award-winner Pam MacKinnon (Steppenwolf's production of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) directs a cast of nine featuring ensemble member Kate Arrington with Owais Ahmed, Karen Aldridge, Diane Davis, Kirsten Fitzgerald, Keith Kupferer, David Pasquesi, Paul Oakley Stovall and Greg Stuhr. The Qualms begins previews tonight, July 3, 2014 (opening night is July 13; press performances are July 12 at 3pm and July 15 at 7:30pm) and runs through August 31, 2014 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). (more...)

Rehearsals for Bruce Norris' THE QUALMS Now Underway at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

Rehearsals are underway for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's world-premiere production of The Qualms by ensemble member Bruce Norris. (more...)

Kate Arrington & Owais Ahmed to Lead Steppenwolf's THE QUALMS; Pam MacKinnon to Direct
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

Casting is complete for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's world-premiere production of The Qualms by ensemble member Bruce Norris. Tony Award-winner Pam MacKinnon (Steppenwolf's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) directs a cast of nine featuring ensemble member Kate Arrington with Owais Ahmed, Karen Aldridge, Diane Davis, Kirsten Fitzgerald, Keith Kupferer, David Pasquesi, Paul Oakley Stovall and Greg Stuhr. This sexy comedy marks Steppenwolf's eighth production and seventh world premiere by the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning author of Clybourne Park. The Qualms begins previews July 3, 2014 (opening night is July 13; press performances are July 12 at 3pm and July 15 at 7:30pm) and runs through August 31, 2014 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). Tickets ($20 - 86) are on sale now at steppenwolf.org. (more...)

Breaking News: Matt Harrington and Christopher Sieber to Join Cast of MATILDA!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

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. (more...)

BroadwayWorld is Most Thankful For: Last Season's Hits- MATILDA
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 29, 2013

The 2013 theatre season brought some truly extraordinary productions, including Matilda, which is still playing at the Shubert Theatre. The musical earned thirteen Tony nominations- taking home five, including a special honor for the four girls playing the title role. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MATILDA's Leading Ladies Talk Pre-Show Rituals & Perform 'Naughty' on LIVE FROM THE COUCH
by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2013

The four girls who share the title role in MATILDA THE MUSICAL appeared on WLNY TV's "Live from The Couch" this morning. Watch Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro sing an a cappella version of "Naughty," and talk to hosts John Elliott and Elise Finch about their pre-show rituals and learning an English accent. Check out their appearance below! (more...)

MATILDA's Leading Ladies Set for WLNY-TV's LIVE FROM THE COUCH Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

The four girls who share the title role in MATILDA THE MUSICAL will be guests on WLNY TV's "Live from The Couch" tomorrow morning Wednesday September 18 between 8-9 AM. They are Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro, each of whom makes her Broadway debut. WLNY TV is Channel 55 on Time Warner and Channel 14 on RCN. Please check your local cable listings for more information. (more...)

Review - The Big Knife & Matilda
by Michael Dale - Apr 20, 2013

Theatre writers who were lured to that other coast by Hollywood greenbacks have been known to express their disillusionment with the film industry via the Broadway stage. George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart based their comedy Once In A Lifetime on their maddening movie studio experiences as did Betty Comden and Adolph Green with the musical Fade Out Fade In. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Matthew Warchus Talks Casting Bertie Carvel and the Four Matildas!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 17, 2013

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for all of the opening night festivities and chatted with director Matthew Warchus about casting the new musical. Check out what he had to say about the four leading ladies and Bertie Carvel below! (more...)

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: MATILDA THE MUSICAL's Four Leading Ladies and More Talk Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 16, 2013

MATILDA THE MUSICAL, produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers, opened on April 11, 2013 at Broadway's Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street). The four girls sharing the title role are Sophia Gennusa -- who played the lead on opening night -- Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro, each of whom is making her Broadway debut. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for all of the opening night festivities and brings you interviews with the four leading ladies and more below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the MATILDA Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Apr 16, 2013

The company of MATILDA just celebrated their opening with the Gypsy Robe ritual with the company's recipient Nadine Isenegger. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you full photo coverage below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: MATILDA's Cast Hits the Red Carpet for the Opening Night After Party!
by Walter McBride - Apr 12, 2013

MATILDA THE MUSICAL, produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers, opened last night April 11, 2013 at Broadway's Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street). Get a look at the arrivals for the after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: MATILDA's Starry Red Carpet Arrivals at Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - Apr 12, 2013

MATILDA THE MUSICAL, produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers, opened last night April 11, 2013 at Broadway's Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street). Check out photos of the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: MATILDA THE MUSICAL - Opening Night Curtain Call
by Walter McBride - Apr 12, 2013

MATILDA THE MUSICAL, produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers, opened last night April 11, 2013 at Broadway's Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street). The four girls sharing the title role are Sophia Gennusa -- who played the lead for last night's opening -- Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro, each of whom will be making her Broadway debut. Check them all out at the curtain call below! (more...)

Review Roundup: MATILDA Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 11, 2013

MATILDA THE MUSICAL, produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers, opens tonight April 11, 2013 at Broadway's Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street). The four girls sharing the title role are Sophia Gennusa -- who will play the lead for tonight's opening -- Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro, each of whom will be making her Broadway debut. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Find Out Which 'Matilda' Will Perform at Tonight's Broadway Opening!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 11, 2013

There might be a total of four pint-sized ladies playing the lead role, but only one gets to portray the title character on opening night. Ever wonder how the big decision is made? BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive look at the selection with director Matthew Warchus below! (more...)

Photo Flash: MATILDA Opens Tonight on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2013

MATILDA THE MUSICAL, produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers, will open tonight, April 11, 2013 at Broadway's Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street). The four girls sharing the title role are Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro, each of whom will be making her Broadway debut. Check out the four leading ladies in action below! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch the Revolting Children of MATILDA- Performance Highlights!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2013

MATILDA THE MUSICAL, produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers, will open on April 11, 2013 at Broadway's Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street). The four girls sharing the title role are Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro, each of whom will be making her Broadway debut. BroadwayWorld brings you just-released highlights below! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch the Revolting Children of MATILDA- Performance Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 09, 2013

MATILDA THE MUSICAL, produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers, will open on April 11, 2013 at Broadway's Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street). The four girls sharing the title role are Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro, each of whom will be making her Broadway debut. BroadwayWorld brings you just-released highlights below! (more...)

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