It looks like the original Tony-winning title stars of Broadway's Matilda are growing up and moving out! According to The Wall Street Journal, Milly Shapiro, Bailey Ryon, Oona Laurence and Sophia Gennusa will exit the Tony-nominated show "in the next two months." The four young up-and-coming stars made their Broadway debuts in the hit musical and received Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre for their alternating performances as Matilda. A spokesperson for the show couldn't confirm the Journal's story, and no casting replacements have yet been announced.
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 Chris Hoch as Miss Trunchbull, Jill Paice as Miss Honey, Looks Not Books video blogger Lesli Margherita as Mrs. 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 continues its run at the Shubert Theatre, where it opened on April 11.