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Roald Dahl's classic children's story arrives on Broadway.

Matilda's Samantha Sturm on Doing Arabesques on Her Parents' Bed & Wanting to Be the Girl Gene Kelly

Matilda's Samantha Sturm on Doing Arabesques on Her Parents' Bed & Wanting to Be the Girl Gene Kelly
Samantha Sturm photographed by Matthew Murphy for Broadway.com

In the latest installment of Gotta Dance!, Broadway.com highlights Samantha Sturm, the eye-catching dancer in the Broadway musical Matilda, now playing at the Shubert Theatre. Get the inside scoop on her "overwhelming and special" Great White Way debut as a dead cowgirl in The Addams Family with Bebe Neuwirth and Nathan Lane, and why Broadway helps her feel like a kid again. Click the gallery below to see her kicking up her heels with photographer Matthew Murphy, and check out the accompanying video to hear Sturm tell the adorable story about what she would tell her three-year-old self about being paid to "play dress-up" for a living.

Watch the video to see how Broadway hoofer Samantha Sturm learned to take care of herself on the national tour of Cats.

 



About the Photographer
Matthew Murphy is a New York City-based photographer specializing in theater and dance. His work appears regularly in the Arts and Leisure section of The New York Times and additional credits include Bravo TV, New York Magazine, Vanity Fair, The Village Voice, Dance Magazine, The Financial Times and The New York Post. He is a former member of American Ballet Theatre. For more information visit MurphyMade.com.

Additional Credits: Hair and Makeup: Alex Michaels; Styling: David Withrow; Production Assistant: Leslie Hull

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