Alison 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...)
Ben Forster Joins Cast of EVITA at Dominion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014
He shot to fame after winning the ITV show 'Superstar' which led him to front the UK arena tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock musical - and now Ben Forster is back and joining forces with musical theatre's greatest partnership once again. (more...)
MATILDA 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...)
WAKE UP with BWW 10/7/14 - BELLE OF AMHERST, LIPS TOGETHER, PIPPIN Star Returns, CAMELOT on Tour and More!
by Jessica Showers - Oct 7, 2014
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: Actresses Joely Richardson, America Ferrera, Andrea Martin and Betty Buckley all come to the stage tonight -- off-Broadway, on tour and in concert! (more...)
Casts of Broadway's PIPPIN, MATILDA to Perform on CBS's Thanksgiving Day Parade, 11/27
by TV News Desk - Oct 29, 2014
"Entertainment Tonight's" Kevin Frazier and "The Insider's" Thea Andrews will anchor what is now a CBS Thanksgiving tradition in its 54th year, which will feature portions of the 87th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade live from New York City. (more...)
Photo Flash: Tim Minchin and Barrett Foa Talk MATILDA, Coming to CTG in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014
Last night, Monday, October 20, MATILDA THE MUSICAL composer/lyricist and renowned comedian Tim Minchin appeared at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre to answer questions about the musical's 2015 run in Los Angeles, opposite special event host Barrett Foa ("NCIS: Los Angeles"). Scroll down for photos from the discussion! (more...)
Photo Flash: Tim Minchin Attends MATILDA's Australian Launch
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014
Matilda the Musical's composer and lyricist Tim Minchin recently attended the launch of the Sydney Premiere Season of the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Matilda The Musical - check out photos below! (more...)
Tickets Released for Sydney, Australian Production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014
SYDNEY, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tickets for the Sydney-Australian premiere season to one of the most sought after musicals currently in production -- Matilda The Musical -- will go on sale tomorrow, with travel packages set to whisk visitors into the world of an extraordinary little girl who dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. (more...)
BWW TV: MATILDA's Tim Minchin Dishes on the Upcoming National Tour!
by Michael Sterling & Jordan Santacana - Nov 6, 2014
MATILDA THE MUSICAL will launch its national tour from Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre in 2015, and BroadwayWorld has the scoop on the upcoming production. Below, watch as BroadwayWorld's Michael Sterling chats with Tim Minchin about the upcoming engagement! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: MATILDA's Eliza Holland Madore Finds Out She Got the Part!
by Stage Tube - Nov 6, 2014
Broadway recently welcomed a bunch of 'Newtildas' to Broadway company of Matilda the Musical. One of the four leading ladies is Eliza Holland Madore, an 8 years old, who was previously seen as Ivanka in Once. Below, watch as Eliza finds out that she got the part! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Watch the Cast of MATILDA on the Thanksgiving Day Parade!
by Stage Tube - Nov 28, 2013
The nation's most beloved spectacle, the Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, returns for the 87th year of magic on Thursday, Nov. 28 (9 a.m.-noon) throughout the country on NBC. Check out the wonderful cast of MATILDA performing below! (more...)
Kylie Minogue Blogs About MATILDA: THE MUSICAL
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 27, 2013
International music superstar Kylie Minogue strongly endorses MATILDA: THE MUSICAL and recounts her favorable experience attending a recent performance as part of a new blog post. (more...)
MATILDA's Original Leading Ladies to Depart Production in Next Two Months
by Stage Tube - Nov 26, 2013
Milly Shapiro, Bailey Ryon, Oona Laurence and Sophia Gennusa, the Tony-winning leading ladies from Broadway's Matilda The Musical, will depart the production within the next two months. The girls revealed in a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal that they will be leaving to make room for a new crop of girls- the 'Newtildas'. (more...)
Craig Bierko to Depart MATILDA For Good Due to Shoulder Injury
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013
Regrettably, due to medical circumstances beyond his control, Craig Bierko will not be resuming his role as Miss Trunchbull in the Broadway production of Matilda the Musical. During rehearsals for the role of Agatha Trunchbull, Craig injured his shoulder making it impossible for him to meet all the physical requirements of the part. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Christopher Sieber as 'Miss Trunchbull' in Broadway's MATILDA!
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014
Christopher Sieber officially made his debut as the tyranical headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, in Broadway's Matilda the Musical earlier last month on April 18. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at Sieber in action! (more...)
Tim Minchin to Appear in the Lyric's ENCOUNTERS: PERFORMERS ON PERFORMANCE Series, July 7
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014
Tim Minchin (Monday, 7 July 2014) is the next guest performers to appear in ENCOUNTERS: Performers on Performance, following the tremendously well received evenings with DAVID SUCHET and RUBY WAX. (more...)
STAGE 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...)
Matt Harrington Joins Cast of MATILDA as 'Mr. Wormwood' Tonight!
by Courtnie Mele - Mar 4, 2014
Today, March 4, Matt Harrington joins the cast of Matilda. He will be playing the role of Mr. Wormwood, Matilda's father, and replacing Gabriel Ebert. Harrington recently appeared in Broadway's Twelfth Night and Richard III, which transferred from the Shakespeare's Globe in 2013. (more...)
VIDEO: MATILDA's Leading Ladies on Constructing Their March Madness Brackets
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014
The four girls sharing the title role in Broadway's MATILDA THE MUSICAL are featured in today's New York Times. In light of Warren Buffet and Quicken Loans' recent announcement of a billion dollar prize for correctly picking the winners of all 63 NCAA men's basketball tournament games, the Times consulted three pundits: a mathematician and his students who are using a linear algebra program to make their picks, a sportswriter with a coin to flip, and the four 'Matildas.' Follow the link for the video feature, where you can watch Ava Ulloa, Gabriella Pizzolo, Paige Brady and Ripley Sobo explain their bracket-picking methodology. Check out the video below! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Meet the New Leading Ladies of Broadway's MATILDA!
by Stage Tube - Mar 14, 2014
Meet Broadway's newest MATILDAS in today's Wall Street Journal where Ava Ulloa, Gabriella Pizzolo, Paige Brady and Ripley Sobo talk to reporter Sophia Hollander about their experience joining the Broadway smash, MATILDA THE MUSICAL. Check out their interview below! (more...)
MATILDA'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...)
Rufus Wainwright To Perform 'Argentina' At TIM RICE - A LIFE IN SONG, July 8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014
Rufus Wainwright will perform Don't Cry for Me, Argentina at Tim Rice - A Life In Song, at a special show celebrating the life and work of one of our most admired lyricists at the Royal Festival Hall in London on July 8th. (more...)
Steam Productions to Present Dennis Kelly's ORPHANS, 8-23 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014
Melbourne theatre company, Steam Productions, in cooperation with Broken Mirror Productions, will stage a professional production of Orphans from Friday 8 to Saturday 23 August 2014. (more...)
BWW 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...)
VIDEO: Watch Tim Minchin Perform 'Seeing You' from GROUNDHOG DAY Musical!
by Movies News Desk - Jul 17, 2014
Minchin recently performed 'Seeing You,' a song from the musical, at London's Hyde Park. Check out the performance below! (more...)
WAKE UP with BWW 7/17/14 - VIOLET Hits 100, Durang as 'Vanya', INTO THE WOODS in San Diego and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 17, 2014
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: VIOLET marks 100 performances, Christopher Durang is 'Vanya' tonight at Bucks County, INTO THE WOODS reappears in San Diego, and more! (more...)
Tim Minchin Working on GROUNDHOG DAY Musical
by Jillian Gaier - Jul 16, 2014
Today, MATILDA composer and lyricist Tim Minchin hosted a question and answer session on The Guardian website. Minchin discussed his appreciation of Roald Dahl, writing music, and his newest project: a stage adaptation of the Howard Ramis film 'Groundhog Day.' (more...)
Matthew Warchus Passes On Directing GYPSY Movie Starring Barbra Streisand
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 11, 2014
Acclaimed Tony Award-winning director Matthew Warchus has passed on directing the currently in development big screen edition of classic Golden Age musical GYPSY set to star iconic leading lady Barbra Streisand according to a new report. (more...)
Tim Minchin and Matthew Warchus Developing GROUNDHOG DAY Musical; Workshop Set for Spring 2014!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2014
MATILDA THE MUSICAL's Tim Minchin and Matthew Warchus could have theatergoers returning again and again... and again for their upcoming musical adaptation of the 1993 movie GROUNDHOG DAY. (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...)
Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/25-1/26/2014
by - Jan 26, 2014
Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, January 26, 2014 - Sunday, January 26, 2014. (more...)
Broadway Shines at The Grammys: A Spotlight on 2014's 'Best Musical Theater Album' Nominees
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 26, 2014
BroadwayWorld has rounded up a sampling of each of the albums, featuring KINKY BOOTS' pop-inspired tunes by Cyndi Lauper, full of be-yourself spirit and catchy rhythms, MATILDA's imaginatively 'revolting' tracks by Tim Minchin, and the soulful hits of MOTOWN, featuring the works of stars such as Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and the Jackson 5! (more...)
Tim Minchin Blogs About GROUNDHOG DAY: THE MUSICAL
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 13, 2014
Oliver Award-winning MATILDA: THE MUSICAL composer/lyricist and popular stage and concert performer Tim Minchin sheds some light on his new stage endeavor, a screen-to-stage reworking of hit 1990s comedy GROUNDHOG DAY, as part of a new blog post. (more...)
MATILDA's Revolting Children to Rise Up Nationwide: North American Tour Opens May 2015 in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014
MATILDA THE MUSICAL, produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Dodgers, announced today that a North American Tour will commence in May 2015. After technical rehearsals and performances in New Haven at the Shubert Theater, the tour officially opens at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles and includes the SHN Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco, Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre and Dallas' AT&T Performing Arts Center among others in the first season. Full touring schedule and casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)
MATILDA THE MUSICAL to Make Australian Premiere at the Sydney Lyric, August 2015
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014
Barry O'Farrell announced today that the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Matilda The Musical will make its Australian Premiere at Sydney Lyric Theatre in August 2015. (more...)
BroadwayWorld.com Italy... in London!
by Nino Prattico - Feb 24, 2014
Stai pianificando un viaggio a Londra? Non sai che musical vedere e/o vuoi sapere quali sono i migliori su piazza? Ecco un resoconto della mia esperienza londinese, nella speranza che il mio personalissimo punto di vista possa esserti d'aiuto nell'orientarti nel West End della Capitale inglese. Nello stilare questa 'graduatoria' ho fatto delle scelte un po' impopolari e aspetto di essere contraddetto. Ad ogni modo, enjoy it! Stai pianificando un viaggio a Londra? Non sai che musical vedere e/o vuoi sapere quali sono i migliori su piazza? Ecco un resoconto della mia esperienza londinese, nella speranza che il mio personalissimo punto di vista possa esservi d'aiuto nell'orientarvi nel West End della Capitale inglese. Nello stilare questa 'graduatoria' ho fatto delle scelte un po' impopolari e aspetto di essere contraddetto. Ad ogni modo, enjoy it! (more...)
Behind The Scenes Of The West End's MATILDA
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 21, 2014
A peek behind the scenes of the hit West End production of the multi-award-winning page-to-stage adaptation of Roald Dahl's MATILDA is now available to view. (more...)
Cicely Tyson to Reprise Role in 'BOUNTIFUL' as Part of CTG Ahmanson Theatre's 2014-15 Season; Plus CINDERELLA, MATILDA & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014
"The new season, our 48th season at the Music Center of Los Angeles," said Ritchie, "will include from Broadway two hit musicals and a celebrated drama - the magical 'Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella,' the mischievous 'Matilda The Musical' and the much beloved Cicely Tyson in Horton Foote's exquisite 'The Trip to Bountiful.' (more...)
Arena Tour Of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Airs On Channel 5 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2013
Filmed as an arena rock opera, the production boasts a star-studded line-up which includes award-winning musical comedian Tim Minchin in the role of Judas Iscariot; pop icon and former Spice Girl Melanie C as Mary Magdalene; DJ Chris Moyles in his stage debut as King Herod; and Ben Forster, winner of primetime TV talent search Superstar, taking on the title role of Jesus. (more...)
2013 Sydney Theatre Awards Nominations Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013
Nominations were announced today for the Sydney Theatre Awards for 2013, which will be presented at a gala ceremony on Monday January 20, 2014 at 6pm at the Paddington RSL. (more...)
Tim Minchin Donates Proceeds From Christmas Song To Charity
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 18, 2013
Internationally celebrated comedian and noted MATILDA: THE MUSICAL composer/lyricist Tim Minchin is donating the proceeds from his popular Christmas tune 'White Wine In The Sun' to charity for the months of November, December and January according to a new announcement. (more...)
Paige Brady, Gabriella Pizzolo, Ripley Sobo, and Ava Ulloa Will Be MATILDA's New Leading Ladies!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013
The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers today announced that Paige Brady, Gabriella Pizzolo, Ripley Sobo, and Ava Ulloa 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...)
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...)
Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - MATILDA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 18, 2014
A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MATILDA below! (more...)
Ben Forster, Michelle Williams & JC Chasez to Lead 50-City US Arena Tour of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR; Kicks Off in June!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014
The Really Useful Group and AEG Live concluded a UK arena tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's legendary rock classic Jesus Christ Superstar back in 2013, which starred Tim Minchin as 'Judas Iscariot', Spice Girl Melanie C as 'Mary Magdalene' and Winner of ITV's Superstar, Ben Forster as 'Jesus'. It was officially announced on Good Morning America today that a 50-city US tour will kick off on June 9 in New Orleans, featuring Forster (Jesus), Brandon Boyd (Judas), JC Chasez (Pilate), Michelle Williams (Mary), and John Rotten Lydon (King Herod). Check out highlights from the UK production below! (more...)
Christopher Sieber Delays MATILDA Debut Again Following Injury; Will Join Cast 'Later This Month'
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 4, 2014
In February, Sieber fractured a bone in his hand during rehearsals, and was believed to begin performances next week, on Tuesday, April 8. Representatives for MATILDA have now confirmed to BroadwayWorld that Sieber will need additional time for his hand to fully heal. (more...)
MATILDA'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...)
Christopher Sieber Joins Cast of MATILDA Tonight After Delays from Injury
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014
Christopher Sieber will officially make his debut as the tyrant Miss Trunchbull in Broadway's Matilda the Musical tonight, April 18. Sieber was previously scheduled to begin performances in March, but had to delay after he fractured a bone in his hand during rehearsals. (more...)
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014
STAGE 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...)
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