Broadway's Matilda welcomes Tony nominee Craig Bierko to the "revolting" company beginning September 17 at the Shubert Theatre. Bierko had been scheduled to succeed Tony nominee Bertie Carvel in the role of Miss Trunchbull on September 3, but was forced to delay his first performance in the show due to a "minor injury."
Directed by Tony winner Matthew Warchus, Matilda 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 destiny. Based on the beloved Roald Dahl novel of the same name, the musical features a book by Tony winner Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tony nominee Tim Minchin.
The cast of Matilda also includes Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro in the title role, Jill Paice as Miss Honey, Lesli Margherita as Miss Wormwood, Tony winner Gabriel Ebert as Mr. Wormwood and Karen Aldridge as Mrs. Phelps. Matilda features choreography by Peter Darling, set and costume design by Rob Howell, lighting design by Hugh Vanstone and sound design by Simon Baker.
Matilda opened on Broadway on April 11, 2013. The musical earned four Tony Awards: Best Book of a Musical, Best Featured Actor (Ebert), Best Lighting Design and Best Scenic Design.