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Paige Brady, Gabriella Pizzolo, Ripley Sobo, and Ava Ulloa Will Be MATILDA's New Leading Ladies!


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.

Paige Brady, age ten, from the Philadelphia area, is elated to be making her Broadway debut in Matilda the Musical. Regional: The Music Man (Walnut Street Theatre). Paige also amuses her creative mind through art, writing, and reading.

Gabriella Pizzolo, age ten, is a lifelong Roald Dahl enthusiast from the capital district of New York. She makes her Broadway debut in Matilda the Musical. Regional: Young Cosette, Susan Walker, Dagmar Hanson, Marta von Trapp.

Ripley Sobo, age ten, made her Broadway debut in the Tony Award winning Once. She makes her big-screen debut as 'Abby' in Warner Brothers' Winter's Tale(February 2014). She is also featured in the poster image for John Tiffany and Steven Hoggett's Let The Right One In (National Theatre of Scotland).

Ava Ulloa, age nine, is thrilled to be making her Broadway debut. A New York native, Ava cultivated her love of the arts by studying piano and dance at an early age. In 2nd grade, she took the stage in Seussical and never looked back.

Matilda the Musical, produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers, opened in April at Broadway's Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street). The production has received four Tony Awards and a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theater for each of the four girls sharing the title role, as well as two Outer Critics Circle Awards, five Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical.

The original Broadway cast recording, produced by Broadway Records/Yellow Sound Label, has received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Musical Theater Album. The recording is available digitally and can be purchased at, as well as in stores and at the Shubert Theatre.

Winner of a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards including Best Musical, Matilda the Musical 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.

Matilda the Musical is directed by Tony Award® winner Matthew Warchus, who helms this production with a book by Tony Award®-winning playwright Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Australian comedian, musician and composer Tim Minchin. The production has sets and costumes by Tony Award® winner Rob Howell, with choreography by Peter Darling, orchestrations, additional music and musical supervision by Christopher Nightingale, lighting by Tony Award® winner Hugh Vanstone, and sound by Simon Baker.

Tickets are available at (212-239-6200) or in person at the Shubert Theatre Box Office (225 West 44th Street).

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