Matilda the Musical 2013

Run Time:
2 hours and 40 minutes, with one intermission
Ages: 6+
Opened: April 11, 2013
Closing: January 01, 2017

Matilda the Musical - 2013 - Broadway History , Info & More

"Welcome to the deliriously amusing, malevolent, heartwarming, head-spinning world of Matilda The Musical. You won't want to leave." - Bloomberg News

The Tony Award-winning Matilda The Musical 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 own destiny. Rolling Stone calls the show "hands down the best musical of the season." Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda has won 47 international awards, and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages on Broadway and in London's West End. The Wall Street Journal says, "The makers of Matilda have done the impossible - triumphantly! It is smart, sweet, zany and stupendous fun."

"Once in a blue moon, a show comes out blazing and restores your faith in Broadway. Matilda The Musical is that show." - New York Post

"Matilda is the best musical since the Lion King!" - Time Magazine

"The best family musical in years." Chicago Tribune


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Broadway review: No holding back 'Matilda,' the best family musical in years
8 / 10

It was Dahl who invented Matilda, the spunky, over-achieving, proto-feminist, grrl-power heroine of what is far and away the best new musical of the Broadway season, indeed one of the best family-oriented shows of any season, and a work of musical theater that feels like a grand cultural experience...'Matilda,' which features a faithfully wrought and happily insouciant book by Dennis Kelly and that score, that remarkably rich, occasionally anthemic score by Minchin, has arrived on Broadway with a formidable West End pedigree. One could nip at 'Matilda's' heels: the Broadway production, directed with great skill and a determined lack of sentimentality by Matthew Warchus, is a tad cool to the touch in spots...But that is about the only reasonable complaint. Warchus' superb cast is remarkably deep in craft and talent.

Legit Review: ‘Matilda’
10 / 10

No one saw it coming. A debuting musical theater team adapting a Roald Dahl children's story about an unhappy girl whose life is saved by the magic of books? True, helmer Matthew Warchus ('God of Carnage') was aboard, but his tuner credits include 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Ghost.' Yet 'Matilda' turns out to be an explosion of joy, the most exhilarating and flat-out best musical since 'Billy Elliot.'...'Matilda' comes with a ready-made audience via generations who have feasted upon the original story. But this transcends its source. As with 'Billy Elliot,' having the narrative led by the title character and numerous other children necessitates expensive multiple casts. But 'Matilda' is so riotously enjoyable that if the figures can be made to work, its future could be limitless.

19 Matildas Come Together for 'MATILDAPALOOZA' at Feinstein's/54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - January 6, 2017


MATILDAPALOOZA: A REUNION OF BROADWAY'S MATILDAS comes to Feinstein's/54 Below tonight.

STAGE TUBE: Watch MATILDA's Final Broadway Curtain Call and Closing Speech!
by Robert Diamond - January 2, 2017


MATILDA THE MUSICAL took its final bow on Broadway this weekend and we've got footage of the cast taking their final curtain call - plus their final speeches - at the beloved show.

Be A Little Bit Naughty On Last Time: Flashback to MATILDA'S Magical Broadway Run!
by Nora Dominick - January 1, 2017


Before we bid farewell to Matilda BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of our favorite videos from its magical and hilarious run. Check them out below!

Exclusive Photo Coverage: The Kids of MATILDA Ring in the New Year for Carols For A Cure
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - December 15, 2016


The holiday season is not complete without the perfect music to accompany it. 'Broadway's Carols for a Cure' is the latest compilation album that embodies the spirit of the season like nothing else can. A project born completely out of love, 'Broadway's Carols for a Cure' pairs the casts from famous Broadway musicals with songs that are both classic and new. The result is pure gold that will make you reach for the 'repeat' button over and over again.

Music Theatre International Nabs Licensing Rights to MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - November 30, 2016


Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) has secured licensing rights to the worldwide smash hit, Matilda the Musical, based on Roald Dahl's novel Matilda.

Photo Coverage: MATILDA Celebrates 1500 Performances on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - November 17, 2016


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!

TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE BITE with Katie Lynch and MATILDA's Lesli Margherita!
by Nicole Rosky - November 10, 2016


In Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch, come into Katie's kitchen with some of Broadway's brightest as they eat, drink and merrily mix it up. See your favorite stars out of their element as they whip up dishes inspired by their Broadway show. Watch what happens when these actors trade belting for baking! Today, we are excited to bring you the latest episode, featuring MATILDA star Lesli Margherita!

TV: The Kid Critics Weigh in on the Miracle of MATILDA!
by Nicole Rosky - November 6, 2016


We are continuing the series with Tai (9), Isabella (11), and Charles (8), who just stopped by the Shubert Theatre to check out MATILDA. Curious of what they thought about the show? Find out below!

The Miracle of MATILDA: Revolting Around the World!
by Nicole Rosky - November 10, 2016


While the Broadway production is entering its final months, there is still time to catch MATILDA elsewhere, with West End, Australian and US touring productions still going strong. Below, we're bringing you some highlights from the show's production history around the world!

The Miracle of MATILDA: Revisit the Show's Most Picture-Perfect Poses in Its Final Months!
by Nora Dominick - November 4, 2016


As BroadwayWorld prepares to say goodbye to MATILDA we look back at some of our favorite photos from their run!

The Miracle of MATILDA: Relive the Show's Greatest Moments in Its Final Months!
by Nora Dominick - November 1, 2016


As BroadwayWorld prepares to say goodbye MATILDA we look back at some of our favorite moments!

BWW Interview: Talking Sparkle Shoes and Stamina with MATILDA's Mother of the Year, Lesli Margherita
by A.A. Cristi - September 17, 2016


Lesli Margherita is an Olivier Award winner for her West End debut as Inez in Zorro the Musical. After over 1000 performances getting 'Loud' in Matilda the Musical as the villainous Mrs. Wormwood, a role she originated on Broadway, Lesli bid farewell to the grounds of Crunchem Hall and crossed the street to The Helen Hayes to star as uber- diva Mona Kent in the Broadway premiere of Randy Skinner's Dames at Sea.  

MATILDA Alums Jennifer Blood & John Sanders Will Rejoin Broadway Company
by Nicole Rosky - September 1, 2016


Two alumni of Matilda's Broadway company and national tour will join the Broadway company this month.

Watch Lesli Margherita Rehearse for Her MATILDA Return!
by Nicole Rosky - August 30, 2016


Lesli Margherita, Broadway's original Mrs. Wormwood, returns to MATILDA THE MUSICAL at the Shubert Theatre beginning September 6, 2016.

19 Matildas Coming Together for 'MATILDAPALOOZA' at Feinstein's/54 Below This Winter
by BWW News Desk - August 12, 2016


MATILDAPALOOZA: A REUNION OF BROADWAY'S MATILDAS is coming to Feinstein's/54 Below this winter.

Original Mrs. Wormwood Lesli Margherita Will Return to MATILDA This September
by Nicole Rosky - August 8, 2016


Lesli Margherita, Broadway's original Mrs. Wormwood, returns to MATILDA THE MUSICAL at the Shubert Theatre beginning September 6, 2016.

TV: MATILDA Kids Get Naughty at Broadway in Bryant Park!
by Kristen Morale - July 10, 2016


The best of Broadway will be performing FREE on six consecutive Thursdays this summer with '106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park 2016' - a lunchtime series that just kicked off today, July 7 on the Bryant Park Stage. Hosted by LITE FM's on-air personalities, the 16th annual presentation of open-air, On- and Off- Broadway lunch hour performances will run through Thursday, August 11.

TV: The Kids of MATILDA Trade the Shubert Theatre for Shubert Alley!
by Nicole Rosky - June 8, 2016


STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, took place just last week in Shubert Alley. Hosted by Tony nominee Sean Hayes and Mo Rocca, Broadway's best once again turned out for the annual performance - including the company of MATILDA, who performed 'When I Grow Up'!

Film Version of MATILDA Musical to Hit Theaters in 2018? May Feature New Music from Minchin
by Caryn Robbins - June 6, 2016


A schoolroom full of MATILDA's 'Revolting Children' may hit movie theaters as early as 2018 according to the show's composer, Tim Minchin.

BWW Review: CLO Kicks Off Season with MATILDA
by Dylan Shaffer - June 3, 2016


A British encounter of a younger kind is sweeping the stage on 7th Street in downtown Pittsburgh. Matilda, the Broadway and West End hit musical about a superlative young girl with extraordinary knowledge and wit, opens the Pittsburgh CLO's summer season at the Benedum Center.

ON THE SCENE with Randy Rainbow: Catching Up with MATILDA's Little Leading Ladies!
by Randy Rainbow - June 4, 2016


As they explain to Randy Rainbow, 'bigger isn't better.' The three leading ladies of Broadway's MATILDA (the adorable Ava Briglia, Willow McCarthy, and Aviva Winick) may be small, but they've got enough spunk to carry the show night after night at the Shubert Theatre. So what does it take to be Broadway's tiniest leading lady? Find out below! 

TV: The Matildas Learn How To... Bake Cookies!
by Nicole Rosky - May 10, 2016


What will the three leading ladies of Broadway's MATILDA tackle next? Below, watch as the adorable Ava Briglia, Willow McCarthy, and Aviva Winick get baking at Schmackary's.

TV: The Matildas Learn How To... Fly Trapeze!
by Nicole Rosky - May 2, 2016


What will the three leading ladies of Broadway's MATILDA tackle next? Below, watch as the adorable Ava Briglia, Willow McCarthy, and Aviva Winick take on the trapeze!

Matilda the Musical FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the songs in Matilda the Musical and what's the order?
Miracle (Part 1)
Miracle (Part 2)
Matilda (Part 3)
Naughty
School Song
Pathetic
The Hammer
Chokey Chant
Loud
This Little Girl
Bruce
All I Know
When I Grow Up
The Smell of Rebellion
Quiet
My House
Revolting Children
When I Grow Up/Naughty (Reprise)

Matilda the Musical History

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2021   West End West End Transfer
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Matilda the Musical - 2013 Broadway Awards and Nominations

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Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2013 BroadwayWorld Awards Best Book of a Musical Dennis Kelly
2013 BroadwayWorld Awards Best Direction of a Musical Matthew Warchus
2013 BroadwayWorld Awards Best Lighting Design Hugh Vanstone
2013 BroadwayWorld Awards Best Musical Matilda
2013 BroadwayWorld Awards Best Scenic Design Rob Howell
2013 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Book of a Musical Dennis Kelly
2013 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Choreography Peter Darling
2013 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Director of a Musical Matthew Warchus
2013 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Bertie Carvel
2013 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Lyrics Tim Minchin
2013 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Musical 0
2013 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Set Design Rob Howell
2013 Drama League Awards Distinguished Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical 0
2013 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Actor in a Musical Bertie Carvel
2013 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Book of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway) 0
2013 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Choreographer Peter Darling
2013 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding New Broadway Musical 0
2013 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Set Design (Play or Musical) Rob Howell
2013 Theatre World Awards Theatre World Award Bertie Carvel
2013 Tony Awards Best Book of a Musical Dennis Kelly
2013 Tony Awards Best Choreography Peter Darling
2013 Tony Awards Best Costume Design of a Musical Rob Howell
2013 Tony Awards Best Direction of a Musical Matthew Warchus
2013 Tony Awards Best Lighting Design of a Musical Hugh Vanstone
2013 Tony Awards Best Musical The Royal Shakespeare Company
2013 Tony Awards Best Musical The Dodgers
2013 Tony Awards Best Musical Matilda The Musical
2013 Tony Awards Best Orchestrations Chris Nightingale
2013 Tony Awards Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Tim Minchin
2013 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Gabriel Ebert
2013 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Bertie Carvel
2013 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Lauren Ward
2013 Tony Awards Best Scenic Design of a Musical Rob Howell
2013 Tony Awards Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro

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