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Lucy Maunder to Join MATILDA as 'Miss Honey' in Brisbane and PerthLucy Maunder to Join MATILDA as 'Miss Honey' in Brisbane and Perth
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The Royal Shakespeare Company, Louise Withers, Michael Coppel and Michael Watt announced today that Lucy Maunder will join the Australian company as Miss Honey for the Brisbane and Perth seasons of MATILDA THE MUSICAL. (more...)

BWW TV: The Matildas Learn How To... Bake Cookies!BWW TV: The Matildas Learn How To... Bake Cookies!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 10, 2016

What will the three leading ladies of Broadway's MATILDA tackle next? Below, watch as the adorable Ava Briglia, Willow McCarthy, and Aviva Winick get baking at Schmackary's. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for New Musical GROUNDHOG DAY at the Old VicFull Cast Announced for New Musical GROUNDHOG DAY at the Old Vic
by Marianka Swain - May 9, 2016

Full casting is today announced for the world premiere of the new musical GROUNDHOG DAY, which previews at the Old Vic from July 11 with a press night on August 16. Carlyss Peer will play Rita Hanson, alongside the previously announced Andy Karl in the role of Phil Connors. Eugene McCoy plays cameraman Larry, and the ensemble cast includes Leo Andrew, David Birch, Ste Clough, Roger Dipper, Georgina Hagen, Kieran Jae, Julie Jupp, Andrew Langtree, Vicki Lee Taylor, Emma Lindars, Antonio Magro, Carolyn Maitland, Kirsty Malpass, Lisa Mathieson,  Jenny O'Leary, Leanne Pinder, Mark Pollard, Damien Poole, Jack Shalloo, Andrew Spillett and Spencer Stafford. (more...)

The Old Vic Announces New Season - Glenda Jackson Returns in KING LEAR, John Boyega in WOYZECK, ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN and More!The Old Vic Announces New Season - Glenda Jackson Returns in KING LEAR, John Boyega in WOYZECK, ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Old Vic today announces Artistic Director Matthew Warchus' second season, continuing a wide-ranging programme that includes world premieres, new writing, musicals, classic revivals and The Old Vic Variety Nights. There will also be a new strand of children's programming to engage the next generation of theatregoers, demonstrating Matthew's 'something for everyone' approach. (more...)

BWW TV: The Matildas Learn How To... Fly Trapeze!BWW TV: The Matildas Learn How To... Fly Trapeze!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 2, 2016

What will the three leading ladies of Broadway's MATILDA tackle next? Below, watch as the adorable Ava Briglia, Willow McCarthy, and Aviva Winick take on the trapeze! (more...)

Toronto's MATILDA Now on Sale Into OctoberToronto's MATILDA Now on Sale Into October
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Due to popular demand, David Mirvish has announced that the Canadian premiere production of The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL has extended its run through October 16, 2016.  (more...)

SNOWDEN's Rhys Ifans to Play the Fool in The Old Vic's KING LEARSNOWDEN's Rhys Ifans to Play the Fool in The Old Vic's KING LEAR
by Jessica Khan - Apr 28, 2016

Upcoming SNOWDEN star Rhys Ifans is the latest to sign on for the Old Vic's KING LEAR. (more...)

Carlyss Peer to Fall for Andy Karl in London's GROUNDHOG DAY PremiereCarlyss Peer to Fall for Andy Karl in London's GROUNDHOG DAY Premiere
by Jessica Khan - Apr 28, 2016

Phil Connors has found his Rita! Andy Karl will woo Carlyss Peer in the Old Vic's world premiere of GROUNDHOG DAY, a new musical directed by Old Vic Artistic Director Matthew Warchus. (more...)

BWW TV: The MATILDA Girls Learn to Flip at Chelsea Piers!BWW TV: The MATILDA Girls Learn to Flip at Chelsea Piers!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 26, 2016

The three leading ladies of Broadway's MATILDA just got their tumble on at Chelsea Piers, where they got a lesson in gymnastics. Below, watch as the adorable Ava Briglia, Willow McCarthy, and Aviva Winick practice their new moves! (more...)

BWW EXCLUSIVE: Rubin, Robin and the Cast on the New Production of GHOSTBWW EXCLUSIVE: Rubin, Robin and the Cast on the New Production of GHOST
by Marakay Rogers - Apr 19, 2016

GHOST author Bruce Joel Rubin and director Marc Robin are unveiling a new, leaner, tighter version of GHOST: THE MUSICAL. They and leads Gregg Goodbrod and Liz Shivener speak out on re-recreating a classic story. (more...)

Hannah Levinson, Jaime MacLean, and Jenna Weir Will Lead MATILDA in Toronto!Hannah Levinson, Jaime MacLean, and Jenna Weir Will Lead MATILDA in Toronto!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Hannah Levinson, Jaime MacLean, and Jenna Weir will share the title role of Matilda. The rest of the cast will include: Paula Brancati (Miss Honey), Dan Chameroy (Miss Trunchbull), Keisha T. Fraser (Mrs. Phelps), Brandon McGibbon (Mr. Wormwood), and Darcy Stewart (Mrs. Wormwood).  (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Heads to Playhouse Square This MayMATILDA THE MUSICAL Heads to Playhouse Square This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, is coming to Cleveland as part of the KeyBank Broadway Series. (more...)

Breaking News: MATILDA Will Take Final Broadway Bow in 2017Breaking News: MATILDA Will Take Final Broadway Bow in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The Tony Award® winning MATILDA THE MUSICAL will close on January 1, 2017, it was announced today. By then, it will have played 37 previews, 1,555 regular performances, and one Actors Fund performance. The production opened on April 11, 2013 (previews began March 4) at the Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street). MATILDA THE MUSICAL has paid back its $16 million investment on Broadway, making the show a rare hit simultaneously on Broadway and in London's West End. (more...)

BWW TV: Dancing Maggots! Broadway's MATILDA Stars Learn To MamboBWW TV: Dancing Maggots! Broadway's MATILDA Stars Learn To Mambo
by Michael Dale - Apr 14, 2016

'Children are Maggots!' says the nasty headmistress Miss Trunchbull in the internationally acclaimed musical MATILDA. (more...)

VIDEO: Dancing Maggots!  Broadway's MATILDA Stars Learn To MamboVIDEO: Dancing Maggots! Broadway's MATILDA Stars Learn To Mambo
by Michael Dale - Apr 14, 2016

The four stars of the international hit visit Broadway Dance Center for a ballroom lesson. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Maggots of MATILDA Celebrate 3 Years on Broadway!Photo Coverage: The Maggots of MATILDA Celebrate 3 Years on Broadway!
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 11, 2016

A feisty little girl is still bringing audiences to their feet at the Shubert Theatre every night. Matilda the Musical, based on the beloved novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl, just reached a Broadway milestone yesterday, celebrating its third anniversary. The company marked the special day with a party at NYC's Bowlmor and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night below! (more...)

Old Vic Voices Off Events for THE CARETAKER AnnouncedOld Vic Voices Off Events for THE CARETAKER Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The next series of Old Vic Voices Off events is aligned with The Old Vic's production of Harold Pinter's groundbreaking classic The Caretaker, in a new production directed by Matthew Warchus. (more...)

Review Roundup: Harold Pinter's THE CARETAKER at The Old VicReview Roundup: Harold Pinter's THE CARETAKER at The Old Vic
by Review Roundups - Apr 7, 2016

Harold Pinters THE CARETAKER opened last night, Wednesday 6 April at the The Old Vic. Directed by Matthew Warchus, the production stars Timothy Spall, Daniel Mays and George MacKay.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Timothy Spall & More in Harold Pinter's THE CARETAKER at The Old VicPhoto Flash: First Look at Timothy Spall & More in Harold Pinter's THE CARETAKER at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Harold Pinters THE CARETAKER opens tomorrow, Wednesday 6 April at the The Old Vic. Directed by Matthew Warchus, the production stars Timothy Spall, Daniel Mays and George MacKay. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Kit Harington, Glenn Close and Timothy Spall Lead April's Top 10 New London ShowsKit Harington, Glenn Close and Timothy Spall Lead April's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Apr 5, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From Kit Harington's Faustus and Glenn Close's Norma Desmond to Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winner and a heist farce, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

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