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Photo Coverage: MATILDA Celebrates 1500 Performances on Broadway!

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The Tony Award® winning Matilda the Musical will close on January 1, 2017, after playing 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). The show just celebrated its 1500th performance and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special day. Check out photos below!

Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers, Matilda the Musical opened to rapturous reviews. Celebrated on 10 "Top Ten" lists of 2013, the production received four Tony Awards® and a Tony® Honor for Excellence in the Theater for each of the four girls who shared the title role, as well astwo Outer Critics Circle Awards, five Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for 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). Matilda the Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

MATILDA THE MUSICAL is directed by Tony Award® winner Matthew Warchus, with a Tony Award®-winning book by playwright Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Australian comedian, musician and composer Tim Minchin.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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Photo Coverage: MATILDA Celebrates 1500 Performances on Broadway!
Cast celebration cake

Photo Coverage: MATILDA Celebrates 1500 Performances on Broadway!
Cast celebration poster

Photo Coverage: MATILDA Celebrates 1500 Performances on Broadway!
Aviva Winick, Ava Briglia and Willow McCarthy

Photo Coverage: MATILDA Celebrates 1500 Performances on Broadway!
Allison Case and Lesli Margherita

Photo Coverage: MATILDA Celebrates 1500 Performances on Broadway!
Allison Case, Lesli Margherita and Bryce Ryness

Photo Coverage: MATILDA Celebrates 1500 Performances on Broadway!
Cast members past and present

Photo Coverage: MATILDA Celebrates 1500 Performances on Broadway!
Cast members past and present

Photo Coverage: MATILDA Celebrates 1500 Performances on Broadway!
Cast members past and present

Photo Coverage: MATILDA Celebrates 1500 Performances on Broadway!
Cast celebration cake



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