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...)

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...)

BWW Interview: Quinn Mattfeld Promises an Amazing Theatrical Experience with MATILDA THE MUSICAL at the Fisher Theatre
by Katie Laban - Mar 7, 2016

"I saw Matilda on Broadway for the first time after I had been cast in the show. At intermission, I said to my wife, 'this could be my favorite show I've ever seen.' I'm not a musical theatre person, yet it is one of the most unique things I have ever witnessed on stage,' said Quinn Mattfeld, who plays Mr. Wormood, in Matilda the Musical, which arrives this Thursday, March 9th at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit. (more...)

BWW Review: A Sweet and Dark MATLIDA THE MUSICAL
by Misha Davenport - Mar 25, 2016

Sound problems mar an otherwise spectacular tour. (more...)

BWW Review: MATILDA - E-X-T-R-A-O-R-D-I-N-A-R-Y
by Tim Carney - Mar 20, 2016

Watching Matilda the musical is like witnessing something as close to musical theatre perfection as you can get. The detail in this masterpiece is so intricate & refined. I'm still trying to find fault in the show, to give a balanced objective summation of the work. And yet as hard as I try I cannot think of a single moment that didn't work, a cast member out of place a or time where my mind wandered. Dennis Kelly's writing is brilliant Tim Minchin's lyric and score unconventionally perfect and Matthew Warchus' staging thrilling. (more...)

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Announces 47th Annual Awards Winners
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle named the multi-nominated Hit the Wall and Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles as 2015's Outstanding Productions at the organization's 47th annual awards event, held on Monday evening, March 14 at the Moss Theatre of New Roads School in Santa Monica. (more...)

Official: GROUNDHOG DAY Musical Will Begin This July in London; Priority Ticket Sale Begins Today!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Tickets will go on priority sale today for the world premiere of Groundhog Day, a new musical directed by Old Vic Artistic Director Matthew Warchus. General begins April 12, 2016. (more...)

Will Josh Bergasse Join Jack O'Brien for Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY with New Song?
by Jessica Khan - Jan 7, 2016

After news that CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY -- currently playing in the West End -- would be gaining Jack O'Brien as its new director on Broadway in spring 2017, The Daily Mail reports that choreographer Josh Bergasse has replaced Peter Darling on the creative team. (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Flies Into Melbourne This March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

The Melbourne Season of the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL features four young actresses who will share the title role. They are (in alphabetical order) Dusty Bursill, Tiana Mirra, Alannah Parfett and Ingrid Torelli. The winner of over 50 international awards, including 12 for Best Musical, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is currently enjoying a sellout season in Sydney and will make its Melbourne Premiere at Princess Theatre from 13 March 2016, with tickets currently on sale from Ticketmaster for performances through to 22 May 2016. (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL to End Its Sydney Run on a High Note Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

The Royal Shakespeare Company's Australian production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL is set to end the year on a high, having topped Ben Netuze's Top 12 for the Sydney Stage list, published on Monday by Crikey Media's Daily Review. (more...)

Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Reveals 2015 Nominations for Achievements in Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC) has announced its nominations and special awards for excellence in Los Angeles and Orange County theatre for the year 2015 (Dec. 1, 2014 - Nov. 30, 2015). (more...)

BWW Review: MATILDA THE MUSICAL Dazzles in Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 28, 2016

Can there be a better way to capture Matilda's spirit so evocatively than in a sparkling new work for the musical theater? A musical journey through which we can chart her soulful, heartfelt ascent into a literary hierarchy in which readers can live vicariously? Matilda's forays into a fictional world of devil-may-care adventure, oftentimes aided by her gift for telekinesis or her penchant for clever tricks (like switching her father's hair oil with her mother's peroxide) - which is at once darker than other offerings of like ilk, yet somehow rather more confectionary than even the fluffiest of musical comedies - lend themselves exquisitely to Matilda the Musical, the critically lauded stage extravaganza that is somehow effervescently uplifting while remaining grounded. (more...)

Breaking: Andy Karl to Star in Broadway-Bound GROUNDHOG DAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Just in via Baz Bamingoye of The Daily Mail, Andy Karl will star in GROUNDHOG DAY THE MUSICAL, in the role made famous by Bill Murray in the film.  (more...)

West End's MATILDA Will Welcome New Children to Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Now in its fifth year in London's West End, the Royal Shakespeare Company's award-winning production of Matilda The Musical has announced that Zaris-Angel Hator, Clara Read and Emily-May Stephenson are to join Evie Hone in the title role from 15 March 2016. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 1/25/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 25, 2016

Thus, we are happy to present one of our most popular features: The Nashville Theater Calendar, a comprehensive - maybe even exhaustive (lord knows we're exhausted from putting it together, gathering all the info from all over the interwebs!) - listing of theatrical openings for the 2016 season. We'll update the calendar every Monday, clearing out the shows that have closed and adding additional information on the shows still to come. (more...)

BWW Review: MATILDA National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Kare - Jan 20, 2016

MATILDA National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center (more...)

Tickets to MATILDA National Tour's Chicago Engagement on Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for MATILDA THE MUSICAL, produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers, go on sale to the public on Friday, January 22.  The First National Tour of MATILDA THE MUSICAL will play Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 W Randolph) March 22 through April 10, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Trunchbulls of the World, Unite! MATILDA THE MUSICAL Takes Over the Orpheum
by Joseph Baker - Jan 14, 2016

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MATILDA National Tour Welcomes New 'Miss Trunchbull'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that the First National Tour of MATILDA THE MUSICAL welcomes David Abeles in the role of Miss Trunchbull. He joins a company that includes Jennifer Blood (Miss Honey), Quinn Mattfeld (Mr. Wormwood), and Cassie Silva (Mrs. Wormwood), and three girls sharing the title role - Sarah McKinley Austin, Lily Brooks O'Briant, Savannah Grace Elmer. (more...)

BWW INTERVIEW: As MATILDA THE MUSICAL Finishes Up In Sydney, The Cast Chats To BWW Before They Head To Melbourne
by Jade Kops - Feb 8, 2016

The time has come for MATILDA THE MUSICAL to move south and share the joy and magic with Melbourne. BroadwayWorld.com-Sydney took this opportunity to chat to some of the adult cast before they leave the Lyric Theatre. (more...)

West End's MATILDA to Offer Third Relaxed Performance in June
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Following the sold-out success of the first two relaxed performances of Matilda The Musical in 2014 and 2015, the Royal Shakespeare Company will present a third relaxed performance at the Cambridge Theatre on Sunday 12th June at 3pm. This will be the seventh performance that the Royal Shakespeare Company has staged to date. The National Autistic Society and Mousetrap Theatre Projects will again work closely with the RSC, offering full access to the theatre for people with autism and learning disabilities. (more...)

MATILDA Toronto Tickets On Sale Today!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL, is coming to Canada!  Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Dodgers, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is 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 for Thursday, July 7 at 6:45 PM.  Tickets will be available for performances until September 4, 2016. (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL National Tour Coming to Kravis Center, 3/1-6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

MATILDA THE MUSICAL, is coming to West Palm Beach as part of the Kravis On Broadway series. Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Dodgers, the first national tour of MATILDA THE MUSICAL will be coming to The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts March 1 - 6. (more...)

MATILDA to Open in Toronto This Summer; Tickets on Sale This Month!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL, is coming to Canada!  Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Dodgers, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is 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 for Thursday, July 7 at 6:45 PM.  Tickets will be available for performances until September 4, 2016. (more...)

Married Couple Dylan & Becky Ann Baker Join Cast of John Doyle-Helmed PEER GYNT at CSC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Managing Director Jeff Griffin, today announced that acclaimed actors (and married couple) Becky Ann Baker (currently featured on "Girls") and Dylan Baker (currently featured on "The Americans") have joined the cast of its upcoming production of Henrik Ibsen's PEER GYNT, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, who becomes the company's new Artistic Director in July.  (more...)

Olivier Awards 2016: Hits and Misses
by Marianka Swain - Apr 4, 2016

As expected, the 40th anniversary Olivier Awards showered trophies on the sensational Gypsy. Imelda Staunton and Lara Pulver's performances and Mark Henderson's lighting were recognised, and the production took Best Musical Revival. But there were surprises elsewhere, with starry shows like Benedict Cumberbatch's Hamlet going home empty-handed, Nicole Kidman losing out in the Best Actress race, and an underdog win for Pat Kinevane and Fishamble's Silent at Soho Theatre - all welcome given concerns that changes to the Oliviers voting process might favour long-running West End shows and/or A-listers Here are some of the night's major hits and misses. (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: David Tennant, Ian McKellen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tim Minchin, and More Dissect HAMLET's Most Iconic Line
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2016

David Tennant, who just hosted the two-hour TV special Shakespeare Live! At The RSC, was joined by a 'line of Hamlets,' including Paapa Essiedu, Tim Minchin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Harriet Walter, Rory Kinnear, Ian McKellen, and Judi Dench to debate how to perfectly deliver one of the most iconic lines in Shakespeare: 'To be, or not to be.' Watch the full skit below! (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...)

Prince Charles to Appear in RSC's SHAKESPEARE LIVE!, Hosted by David Tennant This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Tomorrow, Saturday 23 April 2016 the Royal Shakespeare Company will mark Shakespeare's birthday and the 400th anniversary of his death with a very special event -- SHAKESPEARE LIVE! (more...)

BWW TV: Tim Minchin Performs 'Quiet' from MATILDA in Toronto
by Alan Henry - Apr 20, 2016

Yesterday in Toronto Mirvish Productions held the official launch of the Canadian Premier of Matilda the Musical! At the event Tim Minchin performed 'Quiet' from the show. Check out the video below! (more...)

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 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...)

VIDEO: 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...)

Breaking 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 Mambo
by Michael Dale - Apr 14, 2016

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

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...)

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