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Dennis Kelly

 

Stage Credits

  [US Tour]
Roundabout Theatre Company National Tour, 2012
Elisha Whitney
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2003
Senator Fipp
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2002
Cinderella's Father
Mysterious Man (Understudy)
Narrator (Understudy)
  [Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Revival (Pre-Broadway), 2002
Cinderella's Father
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1999
Buffalo Bill [Replacement]
Col. Wm. F. Cody [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1994
Joe Boyd

Productions

 
[West End, 2022]
Writer
 
[West End, 2011]
Book

Writing

Bookwriter
Playwright
Playwright

Photos

Dennis Kelly, Carey Mulligan, Donald Katz, Kate Navin Photo

Dennis Kelly, Carey Mulligan, Donald Katz, Kate Navin

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Date:
06/21/2018
Dennis Kelly, Carey Mulligan Photo

Dennis Kelly, Carey Mulligan

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Date:
06/21/2018
Dennis Kelly, Carey Mulligan, Donald Katz, Kate Navin Photo

Dennis Kelly, Carey Mulligan, Donald Katz, Kate Navin

From: 
Date:
06/21/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [US Tour]
Roundabout Theatre Company National Tour, 2012
Elisha Whitney

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2003
Senator Fipp

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2002
Cinderella's Father

Mysterious Man (Understudy)

Narrator (Understudy)

  [Los Angeles]
Los Angeles Revival (Pre-Broadway), 2002
Cinderella's Father

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1999
Buffalo Bill [Replacement]

Col. Wm. F. Cody [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1994
Joe Boyd

Productions

[West End, 2022]
Writer

[West End, 2011]
Book

Writing
Bookwriter
Playwright
Playwright

Dennis Kelly Awards and Nominations

 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2013 - Best Book of a Musical Gold Star
Dennis Kelly, Matilda
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Book of a Musical
Dennis Kelly, Matilda
 
Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Book of a Musical
Dennis Kelly, Matilda the Musical

Dennis Kelly News

Photos: First Look at the New Cast Members of MATILDA THE MUSICAL Photo Photos: First Look at the New Cast Members of MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2022

To celebrate the new cast beginning performances at the Cambridge Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Matilda The Musical has released all new production photos.

Review: GIRLS & BOYS at Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre Photo Review: GIRLS & BOYS at Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre
by Rachel Wong - Sep 16, 2022

What did our critic think of GIRLS & BOYS at Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre? The play, written by British playwright Dennis Kelly, ran at the Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre from 02 September 2022 until 11 September 2022, with the help of Cantonese translations from WONG Wing Sze and directions from Edward LAM Yik Wah.

Review: MATILDA at Folketeateret Photo Review: MATILDA at Folketeateret
by Christian Ranke - Sep 10, 2022

'Matilda - the musical' has wit, intelligence, heart and soul. To see this again in its Norwegian incarnation is, as the opening song says 'A miracle'. Many young stars were born yesterday at Folketeatret in Oslo.

Netflix Sets MATILDA THE MUSICAL Movie Streaming Date Photo Netflix Sets MATILDA THE MUSICAL Movie Streaming Date
by Michael Major - Aug 30, 2022

An adaptation of the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical, Roald Dahl‚Äôs Matilda The Musical tells the story of Matilda Wormwood (Alisha Weir), a little girl with big curiosity, a sharp mind and a vivid imagination ‚ÄĒ and the worst parents in the world. The film will also include Emma Thompson, Lashana Lynch, Stephen Graham and Andrea Riseborough.

London Theatre Week: Tickets at £25, £35 & £45 for MATILDA THE MUSICAL Photo London Theatre Week: Tickets at £25, £35 & £45 for MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Aug 30, 2022

London Theatre Week: tickets at £25, £35 & £45 for Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre-book by 4 September

Ravinia Announces Lineup Of October-May Concerts In Bennett Gordon Hall Photo Ravinia Announces Lineup Of October-May Concerts In Bennett Gordon Hall
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 29, 2022

‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčRavinia's fall-spring Bennett Gordon Hall concert series returns in 2022-23 for the first time since 2019 and will include 22 festival premieres. The concerts run from Oct. 15 through May 5 in Ravinia's most intimate space, the 450-seat Bennett Gordon Hall. It mirrors the celebrated festival season by showcasing a variety of talented artists across several genres, including classical and jazz, as well as a popular children's musical theatre.

THE YOUNG COMPANY SUMMER FESTIVAL Takes Center Stage At Greater Boston Stage Company Photo THE YOUNG COMPANY SUMMER FESTIVAL Takes Center Stage At Greater Boston Stage Company
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 25, 2022

The Young Company Summer Festival, performed by students in grades 4-12, brings together budding young artists and their professional teams to present jaw dropping storytelling at its finest.

New Cast Announced For MATILDA THE MUSICAL Photo New Cast Announced For MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Jul 25, 2022

New casting has been announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company's West End production of Matilda The Musical which is now in its 10th year and continues to play to packed houses at the Cambridge Theatre.

SD Junior Theatre Announces 75th Anniversary Season Photo SD Junior Theatre Announces 75th Anniversary Season
by Stephi Wild - Jul 21, 2022

San Diego Junior Theatre, the nation's longest-running youth theatre program, has announced its 75th Season, the Best Year Ever. Learn more about the full lineup here!

Photos: First look at Worthington Community Theatre's MATILDA THE MUSICAL Photo Photos: First look at Worthington Community Theatre's MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by Jerri Shafer - Jul 14, 2022

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however ‚Äď the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace! Performances are July 15, 16, 22, & 23 @ 7:30 PM and July 17 and 24 @ 2:30 PM at McConnell Arts Center, 777 Evening St. Worthington, OH 4308. Tickets https://www.worthingtoncommunitytheatre.com/

Dennis Kelly Videos

VIDEO: Netflix Debuts MATILDA THE MUSICAL Film Teaser Trailer VideoVIDEO: Netflix Debuts MATILDA THE MUSICAL Film Teaser Trailer
by Michael Major - Jun 15, 2022

Learn about this brand new take on the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical. Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical film stars Emma Thompson, Alisha Weir, Lashana Lynch, and more. Get the scoop on the film, and watch the first teaser trailer.

VIDEO: MATILDA Celebrates 10 Years in the West End VideoVIDEO: MATILDA Celebrates 10 Years in the West End
by Stephi Wild - Nov 12, 2021

A new behind-the-scenes video from the 10th birthday press day was released, featuring interviews with Tim Minchin (music and lyrics), Dennis Kelly (writer), Catherine Mallyon (Executive Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company), Elliot Harper (Miss Trunchbull) and Landi Oshinowo (Mrs Phelps).

PHOTO/VIDEO: Exclusive Look Behind the Scenes of MATILDA THE MUSICAL VideoPHOTO/VIDEO: Exclusive Look Behind the Scenes of MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 17, 2021

To celebrate the reopening of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Matilda The Musical last night at the Cambridge Theatre, the show has released a photograph from the curtain call as well as a new video which gives audiences an exclusive look behind-the-scenes at the preparations in the lead up to reopening the multi-award winning musical in the West End.

VIDEO: The Cast of MATILDA Performs 'When I Grow Up' in Rehearsals; Booking Extension VideoVIDEO: The Cast of MATILDA Performs 'When I Grow Up' in Rehearsals; Booking Extension Announced
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 10, 2021

The cast of Matilda is celebrating their upcoming opening night with a new video from the rehearsal room.

VIDEO: Meet the Child Stars of Royal Shakespeare Company's MATILDA THE MUSICAL VideoVIDEO: Meet the Child Stars of Royal Shakespeare Company's MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 18, 2021

In the video, Imogen Cole, Alyssa D’Souza, Alex Munden and Zoe Simon can be seen getting to grips with their gymnastic ribbon skills under the watchful eye of Elliot Harper (Miss Trunchbull).

VIDEO: Watch a New Deleted Scene from UTOPIA on Amazon Prime VideoVIDEO: Watch a New Deleted Scene from UTOPIA on Amazon Prime
by Stage Tube - Oct 9, 2020

Utopia goes full throttle in a deleted scene unveiled by Prime Video today, on the heels of the Amazon Original Series' September 25 launch.

VIDEO: West End MATILDA Kids Perform 'When I Grow Up' VideoVIDEO: West End MATILDA Kids Perform 'When I Grow Up'
by Stage Tube - May 23, 2020

The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Matilda The Musical has released a video of some of the current young performers along with Miss Honey (Gina Beck) singing 'When I Grow Up' from their homes during theatreland shutdown. 

VIDEO: Get a First Look at Footage From MATILDA at La Mirada VideoVIDEO: Get a First Look at Footage From MATILDA at La Mirada
by Stage Tube - Oct 30, 2019

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT presents the second show of their 2019-2020 season, Roald Dahl's MATILDA, THE MUSICAL, book by Dennis Kelly, music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, musical direction by Jennifer Lin, choreography by Kate Dunn and directed by Michael Matthews. MATILDA, THE MUSICAL will preview on Friday, October 25, 2019 (with a press opening on Saturday, October 26 at 8pm) and runs through Sunday, November 17, 2019 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.

BWW TV: Celebrate National Read a Book Day With a MATILDA Opening Night Throwback! VideoBWW TV: Celebrate National Read a Book Day With a MATILDA Opening Night Throwback!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 6, 2019

Attention, maggots: it's time to head to Crunchem Hall because we're celebrating National Read a Book Day by looking back at the Broadway opening of Matilda the Musical! Check out the video to see Lesli Margherita, Bertie Carvel, Gabriel Ebert, and more of the show's revolting children celebrating this miracle of a show!

BWW Review: The Muny's MATILDA is Magically Mary VideoBWW Review: The Muny's MATILDA is Magically Mary
by Tanya Seale - Aug 7, 2019

Mary Engelbreit, that is. Roald Dahl's Matilda, playing now through August 11 at The Muny in Forest Park, is inspireda?'the entire productiona?'by the artwork of St. Louis' own Mary Engelbreit, and is it ever something to see! Even on first glance of the curtain, which is painted with colorful stacks of books, polka dots, and hearts on a vine, one can tell this show is going to be a special kind of Muny magic. And sure enough, that inspiration...


Dennis Kelly Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Dennis Kelly been in?
Dennis Kelly has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Dennis Kelly been in?
Dennis Kelly has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Dennis Kelly been nominated for?
Best Book of a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Matilda Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Matilda and Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Matilda the Musical .

What awards has Dennis Kelly won?
Best Book of a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Matilda.

How many shows has Dennis Kelly written?
Dennis Kelly has written 3 shows including Taking Care of Baby (Playwright), Girls & Boys (Playwright), Matilda the Musical (Bookwriter).