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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

Running Time:

2 hours and 40 minutes, with one intermission

Shubert Theatre (Broadway)


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

Featured Reviews For Matilda the Musical


'Matilda' Broadway Review: A British Bookworm Becomes a Major Musical - New Jersey Newsroom
A smart, supple score by Tim Minchin swiftly propels the rather sinister tale with a variety of tunes and spirited rhythms...A jubilant "When I Grow Up" playground number during which the kids swing out over the footlights, and Matilda's lovely, reflective "Quiet" solo sweeten a score that more often than not sounds spooky...Even more troubling, and faithful as the musical's makers may be to the contents and tone of Dahl's original, the fanciful show possesses an oddly nasty flavor that other people might savor in recollection of their miserable childhoods...Regardless of my taste for the material, director Matthew Warchus' production of the musical certainly is impressive.

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.


 

Matilda the Musical Broadway Cast



 

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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.

Matilda the Musical Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Matilda the Musical have their been?
Matilda the Musical has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 2013 and West End which opened in 2021.

What Tony Awards has Matilda the Musical been nominated for?
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 MinchinBest 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.

What Tony Awards has Matilda the Musical won?
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 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre for Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro.

What other awards has Matilda the Musical been nominated for?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Dennis Kelly, Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Peter Darling, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Matthew Warchus, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Tim Minchin, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards), Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Rob Howell, Distinguished Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical (Drama League Awards), Outstanding Book of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards), Outstanding Choreographer (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Peter Darling, Outstanding New Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards)Outstanding Set Design (Play or Musical) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Rob Howell and Theatre World Award (Theatre World Awards) for Bertie Carvel.

What other awards has Matilda the Musical won?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Dennis Kelly Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Peter Darling Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Matthew Warchus Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Tim Minchin Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Rob Howell Distinguished Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical (Drama League Awards) Outstanding Book of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) Outstanding Choreographer (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Peter Darling Outstanding New Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) Outstanding Set Design (Play or Musical) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Rob Howell Theatre World Award (Theatre World Awards) for Bertie Carvel.

What productions of Matilda the Musical have their been?
Matilda the Musical has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 2013 and West End which opened in 2021.

What awards has Matilda the Musical been nominated for?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Dennis Kelly, Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Peter Darling, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Matthew Warchus, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Tim Minchin, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards), Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Rob Howell, Distinguished Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical (Drama League Awards), Outstanding Book of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards), Outstanding Choreographer (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Peter Darling, Outstanding New Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards)Outstanding Set Design (Play or Musical) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Rob Howell and Theatre World Award (Theatre World Awards) for Bertie Carvel.

What awards has Matilda the Musical won?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Dennis Kelly Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Peter Darling Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Matthew Warchus Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Tim Minchin Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Rob Howell Distinguished Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical (Drama League Awards) Outstanding Book of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) Outstanding Choreographer (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Peter Darling Outstanding New Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) Outstanding Set Design (Play or Musical) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Rob Howell Theatre World Award (Theatre World Awards) for Bertie Carvel.

What is the order of 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)

What productions of Matilda the Musical have there been?
Matilda the Musical has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 2013 and West End which opened in 2021.