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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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Paige Brady, Gabriella Pizzolo, Ripley Sobo, and Ava Ulloa Will Be MATILDA's New Leading Ladies!Paige Brady, Gabriella Pizzolo, Ripley Sobo, and Ava Ulloa Will Be MATILDA's New Leading Ladies!
by BWW News Desk - December 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...)
MATILDA Cast and More Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS TonightMATILDA Cast and More Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 5, 2013

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. Tonight, December 5th, Broadway Sessions welcomes cast members from the smash hit Matilda and more. (more...)
MATILDA Cast and More Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS, 12/5MATILDA Cast and More Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS, 12/5
by BWW News Desk - December 2, 2013

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. This Thursday, December 5th, Broadway Sessions welcomes cast members from the smash hit Matilda and more. (more...)
BroadwayWorld is Most Thankful For: Last Season's Hits- MATILDABroadwayWorld is Most Thankful For: Last Season's Hits- MATILDA
by BWW Special Coverage - November 29, 2013

The 2013 theatre season brought some truly extraordinary productions, including Matilda, which is still playing at the Shubert Theatre. The musical earned thirteen Tony nominations- taking home five, including a special honor for the four girls playing the title role. (more...)
MATILDA's Original Leading Ladies to Depart Production in Next Two MonthsMATILDA's Original Leading Ladies to Depart Production in Next Two Months
by Stage Tube - November 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 InjuryCraig Bierko to Depart MATILDA For Good Due to Shoulder Injury
by BWW News Desk - November 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...)
Exclusive Photo Coverage: MATILDA's Leading Ladies Record for Carols For A Cure!Exclusive Photo Coverage: MATILDA's Leading Ladies Record for Carols For A Cure!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - November 8, 2013

Stars and casts from the current Broadway line-up have been busy in the studio, recording for the 2013 Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 15. Singing traditional and original holiday songs, this annual holiday music CD benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive photos from Matilda's recording session for 'Bring a Little Joy Into the World' with castmembers Betsy Struxness, Bailey Ryon, Beatrice Tulchin, Milly Shapiro, Clay Thomson, Colin Isreal, Ryan Steele, Heather Tepe, Lesli Margherita and Thayne Jasperson. (more...)
Cast of MATILDA Set for Performance, CD Signing at Barnes & Noble TodayCast of MATILDA Set for Performance, CD Signing at Barnes & Noble Today
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2013

Among Barnes & Noble's exclusive programs in New York City for the month of October are CD signings for Off-Broadway's THE LAST FIVE YEARS with Adam Kantor and Betsy Wolfe, as well as the cast of Broadway's MATILDA. Details below! (more...)
Photo Coverage: MATILDA's Leading Ladies Get Surprise Portrait at Sardi'sPhoto Coverage: MATILDA's Leading Ladies Get Surprise Portrait at Sardi's
by Walter McBride - October 22, 2013

The young leading ladies of MATILDA -- Milly Shapiro, Sophia Gennusa, Bailey Ryon and Oona Laurence -- attended a surprise Sardi's caricature unveiling at Sardi's Restaurant today, October 22, 2013 in New York City. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you full coverage of the unveiling! (more...)
FREEZE FRAME: MATILDA's Leading Ladies Get Surprise Portrait at Sardi'sFREEZE FRAME: MATILDA's Leading Ladies Get Surprise Portrait at Sardi's
by Walter McBride - October 22, 2013

The young leading ladies of MATILDA -- Milly Shapiro, Sophia Gennusa, Bailey Ryon and Oona Laurence -- attended a surprise Sardi's caricature unveiling at Sardi's Restaurant today, October 22, 2013 in New York City. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you a sneak peek below! Be sure to check back for full coverage! (more...)
BWW CD Reviews: MATILDA (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Darkly IntriguingBWW CD Reviews: MATILDA (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Darkly Intriguing
by David Clarke - October 22, 2013

When Tim Minchin and Dennis Kelly's musical MATILDA, based on Roald Dahl's novel by the same name, first leapt across the pond most assumed that the Broadway cast would not get a cast recording. However, this production has been full of surprise announcements like Bertie Carvel reprising his role as Miss Trunchbull and the addition of an overture and pre-show curtain. Garnering positive notices when it opened on Broadway, the MATILDA (Original Broadway Cast Recording) does a great job capturing the spirit of the clever and spunky show. (more...)

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