Matilda the Musical 2013

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

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"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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Theater Review: 'Matilda'
9 / 10

The new Broadway musical 'Matilda,' based on Roald Dahl's 1988 children's fantasy novel, was originally conceived by the Royal Shakespeare Company as family-friendly Christmastime entertainment, not unlike the cheesy and overly sentimental shows that flood New York each holiday season. But it turned out to be an incredibly intelligent, heartfelt and entertaining work that went on to achieve critical and popular success in London and now arrives on Broadway like a white knight sent to rescue a disappointing season for new musicals...Singer-songwriter Tim Minchin's unique and unpredictable score is as character-sensitive and penetrating as it is melodic and memorable.

Triumph of the Smart
9 / 10

The makers of 'Matilda' have done the impossible-triumphantly. They've taken Roald Dahl's popular children's novel and turned it into a big-budget musical that is true enough to the book to satisfy its youthful readers, yet sophisticated enough to delight childless adults who normally wouldn't be caught dead partaking of such kid stuff. It's smart, sweet, zany and stupendous fun.

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!

BWW 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!

BWW 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.

BWW 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.

BWW 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! 

BWW 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.

BWW 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

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 has had 4 productions including West End which opened in 2010, West End which opened in 2011, Broadway which opened in 2013 and West End which opened in 2021.
Matilda the Musical has been nominated for the following Tony Awards: Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical for Dennis Kelly, Best Choreography for Peter Darling, Best Costume Design of a Musical for Rob Howell, Best Direction of a Musical for Matthew Warchus, Best Lighting Design of a Musical for Hugh Vanstone, Best Orchestrations for Chris Nightingale, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Tim Minchin, Best Scenic Design of a Musical for Rob Howell, and Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre for Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon, and Milly Shapiro.
Matilda the Musical has won several Tony Awards, including Best Book of a Musical for Dennis Kelly, Best Choreography for Peter Darling, Best Costume Design of a Musical for Rob Howell, Best Direction of a Musical for Matthew Warchus, Best Lighting Design of a Musical for Hugh Vanstone, Best Orchestrations for Chris Nightingale, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Tim Minchin, Best Scenic Design of a Musical for Rob Howell, and Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre for Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon, and Milly Shapiro.
Matilda the Musical has been nominated for several prestigious awards, including Outstanding Book of a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for Dennis Kelly, Outstanding Choreography for Peter Darling, Outstanding Director of a Musical for Matthew Warchus, Outstanding Lyrics for Tim Minchin, Outstanding Musical, and Outstanding Set Design for Rob Howell. The show also received nominations for Distinguished Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical at the Drama League Awards, Outstanding Book of a Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards, Outstanding Choreographer for Peter Darling at the Outer Critics Circle Awards, Outstanding New Broadway Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards, Outstanding Set Design for Rob Howell at the Outer Critics Circle Awards, and a Theatre World Award for Bertie Carvel at the Theatre World Awards.
Matilda the Musical has won several prestigious awards, including Outstanding Book of a Musical, Outstanding Choreography, Outstanding Director of a Musical, Outstanding Lyrics, Outstanding Musical, and Outstanding Set Design at the Drama Desk Awards. The show also received the Distinguished Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical award at the Drama League Awards. Matilda the Musical was recognized for Outstanding Book of a Musical and Outstanding New Broadway Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards. Additionally, the show won for Outstanding Choreographer and Outstanding Set Design (Play or Musical) at the Outer Critics Circle Awards. Bertie Carvel received the Theatre World Award for his performance in the production.

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