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Matilda the Musical - 2013 - Broadway

"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


Running Time: 2 hours and 40 minutes, with one intermission

Shubert Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
225 West 44th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For Matilda the Musical

Matilda: The Best Musical Since The Lion King - Time Magazine
The real miracle, though, is not Matilda, but Matilda, the wondrous new musical from London that has just arrived on Broadway. It would be easy to call it the best British musical since Billy Elliot, but that, I'm afraid, would be underselling it. You have to go back to The Lion King to find a show with as much invention, spirit and genre-redefining verve. After plugging through years of slick but workmanlike musicals, crowd-pleasing song cycles and formulaic spirit-lifters (latest example: Kinky Boots), Matilda seems to clear away the deadwood and announce a fresh start for the Broadway musical.

Matilda: Theater Review - Hollywood Reporter
Any show that arrives from London fueled by as much critical and commercial fanfare asMatilda can hardly be called a surprise. Yet the capacity for constant surprise, and an almost overwhelming sense of wonder at the magic of storytelling - and by extension, stagecraft - is central to the experience of this dazzlingly inventive musical. Capturing the unique flavor of Roald Dahl's classic 1988 children's novel, this funhouse fairy tale is by turns riotous and poignant, grotesque and menacing, its campy comic exaggeration equaled only by its transporting emotional power. I can't wait to see it again.



by BWW News Desk - January 6, 2017
MATILDAPALOOZA: A REUNION OF BROADWAY'S MATILDAS comes to Feinstein's/54 Below tonight.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
by BroadwayWorld TV - 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!
by BroadwayWorld TV - 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!
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!
by Nora Dominick - November 1, 2016
As BroadwayWorld prepares to say goodbye MATILDA we look back at some of our favorite moments!
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.  
by Nicole Rosky - September 1, 2016
Two alumni of Matilda's Broadway company and national tour will join the Broadway company this month.
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.
by BWW News Desk - August 12, 2016
MATILDAPALOOZA: A REUNION OF BROADWAY'S MATILDAS is coming to Feinstein's/54 Below this winter.
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.
by BroadwayWorld TV - 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.
by BroadwayWorld TV - 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'!
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.