BWW Review: MATILDA, Not Everything It is Cracked Up To Be at State Theatre
by Roy Berko - May 9, 2016

Matilda Wormwood is a precocious five-year old who loves to read and has the ability to perform telekinesis. She also likes to meet life's obstacles. She comes from a family in which her father wanted a male child, so he calls her 'boy,' has a mother who didn't know she was pregnant and when Matilda came along was irritated because it interfered with Mrs. Wormwood entering dancing competitions and carrying on an affair with her dance instructor, and whose fellow students think she is odd because she likes school and knows all the answers. (more...)

Full 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!
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...)


by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Great White Way will see a plethora of musicals, both new and returning. (more...)

Barry Humphries, Cate Blanchett, Nick Cave and Olivia Newton-John Among Stars on Adelaide Festival Centre's WALK OF FAME
by Marianka Swain - May 30, 2016

Adelaide Festival Centre's Walk of Fame is one step closer to realisation, with the public and critics' star recipients now announced. Big names honoured include Barry Humphries, Geoffrey Rush, Cate Blanchett, Tim Minchin, Benedict Andrews, Sir Robert Helpmann, Dame Joan Sutherland, Olivia Newton-John, Guy Pearce, Hugo Weaving, Nick Cave and Billy Connolly. (more...)

MATILDA Now Coming to PPAC in May 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) has announced new performance dates for TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL. The award-winning production, which was previously announced as being at PPAC January 3 - 8, 2017, will now perform at the Theatre Wednesday, May 17 - Sunday, May 21, 2017.  (more...)

BWW Review: Back to School with TALES OF A FOURTH GRADE NOTHING and STONE SOUP at Playhouse Jr.
by Greg Kerestan - May 25, 2016

The acclaimed university's children's theatre double feature explores the wide variety of possibilities for family entertainment. (more...)

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...)

Lucy 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...)

THE BIRDS & THE BEATS Set for The Butterfly Club
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

?Sex Ed. Ugh! Good God! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing will be off limits in musical comedian Grant Buse's new show - 'The Birds & The Beats'.  A children's entertainer by day and a singing stripper by night, Grant has a very unique take on sex, love and relationships. (more...)

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...)

Broadway AM Report, 6/9/2016 - SHINING CITY at Irish Rep and More!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jun 9, 2016

TODAY'S BIG NEWS: SHINING CITY starring Matthew Broderick opens tonight at Irish Repertory Theatre! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Tim Minchin Previews Song from Broadway-Bound GROUNDHOG DAY Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

The upcoming musical stage adaptation of GROUNDHOG DAY is set to premiere at London's Old Vic Theater this July before making the transfer to Broadway next January. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 6/7/2016 - Atlantic Theater Company, MCC and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 7, 2016

TODAY'S BIG NEWS: THE PURPLE LIGHTS OF JOPPA ILLINOIS opens at Atlantic Theater Company and A FUNNY THING HAPPENED... opens at MCC! Keep an eye out for photo coverage! (more...)

GROUNDHOG DAY Previews Delayed at the Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

The world premiere of GROUNDHOG DAY has been delayed because of the 'technical requirements' involved in the production.  Previews are now postponed until 15 July with an opening night of 16 August. (more...)

Film Version of MATILDA Musical to Hit Theaters in 2018? May Feature New Music from Minchin
by TV News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

A schoolroom full of MATILDA's 'Revolting Children' may hit movie theaters as early as 2018 according to the show's composer, Tim Minchin. (more...)

Producer Scott Rudin Withdraws from Broadway-Bound GROUNDHOG DAY Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Scott Rudin has withdrawn as a producer for the upcoming musical stage adaptation of GROUNDHOG DAY. The production is set to premiere at London's Old Vic Theater this July before making the transfer to Broadway next January. (more...)

ON THE SCENE with Randy Rainbow: Catching Up with MATILDA's Little Leading Ladies!
by Randy Rainbow - Jun 4, 2016

As they explain to Randy Rainbow, 'bigger isn't better.' The three leading ladies of Broadway's MATILDA (the adorable Ava Briglia, Willow McCarthy, and Aviva Winick) may be small, but they've got enough spunk to carry the show night after night at the Shubert Theatre. So what does it take to be Broadway's tiniest leading lady? Find out below!  (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with New Musical GROUNDHOG DAY
by Marianka Swain - Jun 29, 2016

Artistic Director of The Old Vic Matthew Warchus, composer and lyricist Tim Minchin, choreographer Peter Darling, and designer Rob Howell, four of the creators of the international musical sensation Matilda The Musical, have joined forces with writer Danny Rubin to collaborate on a new musical based on his 1993 hit film GROUNDHOG DAY. It previews from Monday 11 July 2016 with a press night on Tuesday 16 August 2016. (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL to Play Adelaide Next May
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2016

Following the announcement of the 2016 Helpmann Award Nominations and news that the Royal Shakespeare Company's Australian Production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL has received a record thirteen nominations, it was announced last night that the production will play a season in Adelaide from May 20 2017, following seasons in Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne, where Matilda is currently playing to packed houses. (more...)

The Royal Shakespeare Company's Production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL to Play Adelaide
by Louisa Brady - Jun 25, 2016

Following the announcement of the 2016 Helpmann Award Nominations and news that the Royal Shakespeare Company's Australian Production of Matilda The Musical has received a record thirteen nominations, it was announced last night that the production will play a season in Adelaide from May 20 2017, following seasons in Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne, where Matilda is currently playing to packed houses. (more...)

MATILDA Coming to Washington Pavilion Mary W. Sommervold Hall in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

tour TIME Magazine's #1 Show of 2013, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, is coming to Sioux Falls, SD.  Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Dodgers, the first national tour of MATILDA THE MUSICAL will be coming to the Washington Pavilion Mary W. Sommervold Hall for six performances on March 22-26, 2017. (more...)

BWW Blog: Durham Performing Arts Center's 2015-16 Season Recap
by Jeffrey Kare - Jun 23, 2016

Since the 2015-16 Season at the Durham Performing Arts Center has wrapped up, I decided to give you guys a little recap. While there were several different offerings that range from overhyped (A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder) to thought-provoking, yet a little divisive (Cabaret) to entertaining (42nd Street) to compelling (If/Then), these are some of my top picks of the season. (more...)

BWW NEWS: 2016 HELPMANN AWARDS NOMINATIONS Announced Across Australia
by Jade Kops - Jun 21, 2016

BWW Sydney attended the announcement of the 2016 HELPMANN AWARDS NOMINATIONS at Sydney Theatre Company's Wharf 2 Theatre. (more...)

Melbourne Theatre Company to Present JASPER JONES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Opening Friday 5 August at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner, award-winning novel Jasper Jones is brought to life in a rich and poignant new production directed by Sam Strong. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Revolting Sound System Mars MATILDA Tour
by Jan Nargi - Jun 20, 2016

The talented, hard-working children of MATILDA THE MUSICAL NATIONAL TOUR spend much of their time on stage revolting against their horrible headmistress Miss Trunchbull. Off-stage they should revolt against the horrible sound system that renders their lyrics indecipherable. (more...)

The Public Theater Names New Director of New Work Development
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that Jeanie O'Hare has been named the Director of New Work Development. O'Hare, who will start at The Public in September, has more than 20 years of experience, working with leading theater companies in Britain and most recently serving as the Chair of Playwriting at the Yale School of Drama. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MATILDA's Zaris-Angel Hator Sings 'Naughty' at West End Live
by Stage Tube - Jun 18, 2016

This weekend, the casts of more than 30 West End shows perform for free in Trafalgar Square! WEST END LIVE 2016 takes place today, 18 June (11am-6pm) and tomorrow, 19 June (12pm-6pm). One of today's performances featured one of MATILDA's Zaris-Angel Hator, singing 'Naughty.' Check out her revolting performance below! (more...)

BWW Review: MATILDA is the Must See Summer Musical
by Alan Henry - Jul 8, 2016

A brilliant production of Matilda the Musical opened last night in Toronto at The Ed Mirvish Theatre. The show, which I saw in in London with the original cast, is truly a family musical for the age we currently live in. (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Opens in Toronto, Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Starring a cast of acclaimed Canadian musical theatre performers in principal roles and three exciting young talents sharing the title role, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers presented in Toronto by David Mirvish as part of his 2015-16 Main Subscription Season. Performances begin Tuesday July 5 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre, with the media night scheduled forThursday, July 7 at 6:45 PM. Tickets are now available for performances until October 16, 2016. (more...)

Photos: Get A First Look at MATILDA in Toronto
by Alan Henry - Jul 5, 2016

The Toronto production of MATILDA opens tonight at the Ed Mirvish Theatre! Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

BWW Review: BRYCE HALLIDAY Goes Full-Steam Ahead in BACK TO BASICS at Hayes Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - Jul 5, 2016

Mix the face of Brick-era Ben Folds, with the musical talent of Tim Minchin, with the stagecraft of Ross Gellar's music career and you've got Bryce Halliday. An adorkable juxtaposition of vocal simplicity and production complexity. A comedy-jazz musician in his prime, Halliday is looking anachronistically back to bring the Hayes Theatre Cabaret audience something 'basic', a mission in which he fails most sublimely spectacularly. (more...)

Photo Flash: MATILDA Arrives in Toronto - Check Out a First Look!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

MATILDA THE MUSICAL begins performances in Toronto, tonight, Tuesday July 5 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre.  Tickets for MATILDA THE MUSICAL are now on sale through October 16, 2016. Check out a first look below! (more...)

GROUNDHOG DAY Leads August's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Jul 25, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From the new Groundhog Day musical and Shakespeare in a department store to a highly anticipated Branagh performance, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

BWW NEWS: 2016 HELPMANN AWARDS ***Article to be Updated Live *** Please Refresh Browser ***
by Jade Kops - Jul 24, 2016

*Please Refresh Browser To Stay Updated* BWW Sydney will be attending the 16th Annual HELPMAN AWARDS being presented by Live Performance Australia (LPA) at Sydney Lyric Theatre on Monday 25th July. *Please Refresh Browser To Stay Updated* (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New Musical GROUNDHOG DAY
by Marianka Swain - Jul 22, 2016

Artistic Director of The Old Vic Matthew Warchus, composer and lyricist Tim Minchin, choreographer Peter Darling, and designer Rob Howell, four of the creators of the international musical sensation Matilda The Musical, have joined forces with writer Danny Rubin to collaborate on a new musical based on his 1993 hit film GROUNDHOG DAY. It's now in previews, with a press night on Tuesday 16 August. (more...)

Top 10 Page To Stage Adaptations
by Marianka Swain - Jul 20, 2016

Harry Potter mania grips London, while over the pond the States is seized by Hamilton fever. What do they have in common? Both originated in literary sources - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in J.K. Rowling's book series, and Hamilton in Ron Chernow's historical biography. They're not alone, with other examples this summer including Breakfast at Tiffany's, now in the West End, Therese Raquin at Southwark Playhouse, and the return of Pride and Prejudice to Regent's Park Open Air. So, here are 10 of the best page to stage adaptations. (more...)

Presenters, Performers Set for 16th Annual HELPMANN AWARDS Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The 16th Annual Helpmann Awards, presented by Live Performance Australia, will be held on Monday 25 July at 7.30pm at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. (more...)

MATILDA, Sarah Blasko and More Set to Perform at 16th Annual Helpmann Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The 16th Annual Helpmann Awards, presented by Live Performance Australia, will be held on Monday 25 July at 7.30pm at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. The Helpmann Awards are the premier celebration of Australia's vibrant live performance industry and recognise distinguished achievement and excellence in Australia's live performance sectors. Nominations for this year's 41 awards were announced on 20 June across the country. Excitement is building for the announcement of the 2016 winners on Monday 25 July. (more...)

Star Performers and Hosts Announced for the 2016 Helpmann Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The 16th Annual Helpmann Awards, presented by Live Performance Australia, will be held on Monday 25 July at 7.30pm at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. The Helpmann Awards are the premier celebration of Australia's vibrant live performance industry and recognise distinguished achievement and excellence in Australia's live performance sectors. Nominations for this year's 41 awards were announced on 20 June across the country. Excitement is building for the announcement of the 2016 winners on Monday 25 July. (more...)

More Revolting Children! MATILDA THE MUSICAL Extends Through November in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

With performances only beginning last week, David Mirvish and The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers are delighted to announce that popular demand for the Canadian premiere production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL is once again forcing them to extend its run, this time through November 27, 2016.  (more...)

lastminute.com EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD Winners To Be Announced On 27 August
by Edward Baker - Jul 13, 2016

The winners of the prestigious lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Awards, the UK's premier comedy award, will be announced on Saturday 27 th August. (more...)

BWW TV: MATILDA Kids Get Naughty at Broadway in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 10, 2016

The best of Broadway will be performing FREE on six consecutive Thursdays this summer with '106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park 2016' - a lunchtime series that just kicked off today, July 7 on the Bryant Park Stage. Hosted by LITE FM's on-air personalities, the 16th annual presentation of open-air, On- and Off- Broadway lunch hour performances will run through Thursday, August 11. (more...)

Toronto'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...)

Carlyss 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...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 4/19/2016 - 4/26/2016
by - Apr 26, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 4/19/2016 - 4/26/2016. (more...)

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...)

Broadway AM Report, 4/25/2016 - FULLY COMMITTED Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 25, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: The Actors Fund hosts its 2016 gala, and FULLY COMMITTED, starring Jesse Tyler Ferguson, opens on Broadway! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Tim Minchin Sings 'Three Minute Song' for Ruth Jones' Easter Treat
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2016

MATILDA's Tim Minchin stopped by Ruth Jones' Easter Treat, her seasonal chat show. Minchin was asked to perform a song, but because most of his songs are 5 minutes long and BBC prefers 3 minute songs, he came up with a little something new. Check out the video below! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/23-4/24/2016
by - Apr 24, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, April 24, 2016 - Sunday, April 24, 2016. (more...)

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