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Theater People Podcast Welcomes MATILDA's 'Queen' Lesli MargheritaTheater People Podcast Welcomes MATILDA's 'Queen' Lesli Margherita
by Matt Tamanini - June 29, 2014

On Monday, June 30th the Theater People Podcast welcomes 'Matilda' star Lesli Margherita. Topics discussed include her Olivier award winning turn as Inez in 'Zorro The Musical' in London's West End, the day her friend Eden Espinosa called her to insist that Lesli be seen for the role of Mrs. Wormwood in 'Matilda', and her emotional Broadway debut in the show. The episode is available now to iTunes subscribers. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: MATILDA's Alex Gaumond Scolds Paul O'Grady on ITVSTAGE 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...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Christopher Sieber as 'Miss Trunchbull' in Broadway's MATILDA!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...)
MATILDA'S Leading Ladies Take EW's Pop Culture Personality QuizMATILDA'S Leading Ladies Take EW's Pop Culture Personality Quiz
by BWW News Desk - April 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 InjuryChristopher Sieber Joins Cast of MATILDA Tonight After Delays from Injury
by BWW News Desk - April 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...)
STAGE TUBE: MATILDA Stars Get Crafty with Easter EggsSTAGE TUBE: MATILDA Stars Get Crafty with Easter Eggs
by Stage Tube - April 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...)
Christopher Sieber Delays MATILDA Debut Again Following Injury; Will Join Cast 'Later This Month'Christopher Sieber Delays MATILDA Debut Again Following Injury; Will Join Cast 'Later This Month'
by Tyler Peterson - April 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...)
VIDEO: MATILDA's Leading Ladies on Constructing Their March Madness BracketsVIDEO: MATILDA's Leading Ladies on Constructing Their March Madness Brackets
by BWW News Desk - March 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...)
MATILDA, ACT ONE & VIOLET Awarded Education and Community Engagement Grants by The Broadway LeagueMATILDA, ACT ONE & VIOLET Awarded Education and Community Engagement Grants by The Broadway League
by BWW News Desk - March 17, 2014

The Broadway League has awarded coveted New York Education Grants to the Broadway productions of Act One, Matilda the Musical, and Violet. Each production receives a $5,000 grant towards its 2014 educational and community engagement initiatives. The grants aid the growth and development of theatre education in the city as they encourage Broadway productions to create more opportunities for young people. This is the first year that the Broadway League has awarded three grants instead of two, due to the increased number of proposals of quality programs. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Meet the New Leading Ladies of Broadway's MATILDA!STAGE TUBE: Meet the New Leading Ladies of Broadway's MATILDA!
by Stage Tube - March 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...)
Christopher Sieber's MATILDA Debut Delayed Due to Hand InjuryChristopher Sieber's MATILDA Debut Delayed Due to Hand Injury
by BWW News Desk - March 14, 2014

Christopher Sieber, who will be Broadway's newest Miss Trunchbull in Matilda, will have to wait to play the tyrant headmistress on stage .During rehearsals for his debut as Miss Trunchbull in MATILDA THE MUSICAL last month, Sieber fractured a bone in his hand. He is now expected to begin performances on Tuesday April 8 if his hand is fully healed. Cast member Ben Thompson will perform the role beginning this Tuesday March 18 when Mr. Sieber had hoped to begin performances in the show. (more...)
MATILDA's Lesli Margherita Talks Social Media, Miss Piggy and More on WAMC RadioMATILDA's Lesli Margherita Talks Social Media, Miss Piggy and More on WAMC Radio
by BWW News Desk - March 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...)
MATILDA's Bailey Ryon Performs at Gettysburg Community Theatre's CINDERELLA BALL TonightMATILDA's Bailey Ryon Performs at Gettysburg Community Theatre's CINDERELLA BALL Tonight
by BWW News Desk - March 7, 2014

A South Central PA native and Tony Award-Winning child actress, Bailey Ryon, recently seen on Broadway as one of the original actresses in the title role in Broadway's Matilda the musical, will perform at The Cinderella Ball tonight, March 7th at 6:30pm at The Gettysburg Hotel Ballroom located at One Lincoln Square in downtown historic Gettysburg. The Cinderella Ball is the 2014 Gala Benefit Concert for the non-profit organization the Gettysburg Community Theatre. (more...)
Matt Harrington Joins Cast of MATILDA as 'Mr. Wormwood' Tonight!Matt Harrington Joins Cast of MATILDA as 'Mr. Wormwood' Tonight!
by Courtnie Mele - March 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...)
MATILDA's Bailey Ryon to Perform at Gettysburg Community Theatre's CINDERELLA BALL, 3/7MATILDA's Bailey Ryon to Perform at Gettysburg Community Theatre's CINDERELLA BALL, 3/7
by BWW News Desk - February 27, 2014

A South Central PA native and Tony Award-Winning child actress, Bailey Ryon, recently seen on Broadway as one of the original actresses in the title role in Broadway's Matilda the musical, will perform at The Cinderella Ball on Friday, March 7th at 6:30pm at The Gettysburg Hotel Ballroom located at One Lincoln Square in downtown historic Gettysburg. The Cinderella Ball is the 2014 Gala Benefit Concert for the non-profit organization the Gettysburg Community Theatre. (more...)
MATILDA THE MUSICAL to Make Australian Premiere at the Sydney Lyric, August 2015MATILDA THE MUSICAL to Make Australian Premiere at the Sydney Lyric, August 2015
by BWW News Desk - February 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...)
MATILDA to Make Australian Premiere at Sydney Lyric Theatre in August 2015MATILDA to Make Australian Premiere at Sydney Lyric Theatre in August 2015
by BWW News Desk - February 26, 2014

According to published reports, MATILDA, which is currently playing on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre, will make its Australian premiere at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in August 2015. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Kids' Night on Broadway Spotlight- MATILDA's Lesli Margherita & Jack BroderickSTAGE TUBE: Kids' Night on Broadway Spotlight- MATILDA's Lesli Margherita & Jack Broderick
by Stage Tube - February 11, 2014

The Broadway League will soon launch KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY, Monday, February 24, 2014 to Sunday, March 2, 2014. KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY is an audience development program created by The Broadway League to make theatre accessible, encourage theatre as a form of family entertainment, and build larger audiences for the future. In the weeks leading up to the festivities, cast members from some of this years' will share their favorite Broadway memories and why they love Broadway! Below, meet Matilda's Lesli Margherita & Jack Broderick! (more...)
BWW TV: The Matildas Take the Grammys- Behind the Scenes of Their LA Adventures!BWW TV: The Matildas Take the Grammys- Behind the Scenes of Their LA Adventures!
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 9, 2014

Matilda's four adorable, original leading ladies (Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro) were there for the ceremony and all of the special festiviites leading up to it, and in the video below, they give you a inside look at theie Los Angeles escapades. Check out their adventures below! (more...)
MATILDA's Revolting Children to Rise Up Nationwide: North American Tour Opens May 2015 in Los AngelesMATILDA's Revolting Children to Rise Up Nationwide: North American Tour Opens May 2015 in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - February 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...)
Breaking News: Matt Harrington and Christopher Sieber to Join Cast of MATILDA!Breaking News: Matt Harrington and Christopher Sieber to Join Cast of MATILDA!
by BWW News Desk - January 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...)
BWW TV Exclusive: Celebrating MATILDA's Grammy Nominated Score- 'Revolting Children' Music Video!BWW TV Exclusive: Celebrating MATILDA's Grammy Nominated Score- 'Revolting Children' Music Video!
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 24, 2014

Winner of a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards including Best Musical, Matilda The Musical, currently playing at the Shubert Theatre, is based on the beloved novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl(Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox). It is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny. The show has been nominated for a 2014 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album. Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you an exclusive series which features music videos from the show's Grammy nominated score. Today we are featuring 'Revolting Children'! (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: Celebrating MATILDA's Grammy Nominated Score- 'Loud' Music Video!BWW TV Exclusive: Celebrating MATILDA's Grammy Nominated Score- 'Loud' Music Video!
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 17, 2014

Winner of a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards including Best Musical, Matilda The Musical, currently playing at the Shubert Theatre, is based on the beloved novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl(Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox). It is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny. The show has been nominated for a 2014 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album. Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you an exclusive series which features music videos from the show's Grammy nominated score. Today we are featuring 'Loud'! (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: Celebrating MATILDA's Grammy Nominated Score- 'The Smell of Rebellion' Music Video!BWW TV Exclusive: Celebrating MATILDA's Grammy Nominated Score- 'The Smell of Rebellion' Music Video!
by BroadwayWorld TV - January 10, 2014

Winner of a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards including Best Musical, Matilda The Musical, currently playing at the Shubert Theatre, is based on the beloved novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl(Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox). It is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny. The show has been nominated for a 2014 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album. Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you an exclusive series which features animated versions of some of the show's greatest tunes. Today we are featuring 'The Smell of Rebellion'! (more...)
13 in 30: Video Highlights from 2013- MATILDA13 in 30: Video Highlights from 2013- MATILDA
by BroadwayWorld TV - December 21, 2013

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