The Tony-nominated Best Musical Matilda will swing its way into a town near you as the crowd-pleasing tuner launches a national tour. The production kicks off at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles in May 2015, and will make stops in San Francisco, Seattle and Dallas. No word yet on casting. Additional tour cities to be announced soon.
Matilda received four Tony Awards, including Best Book of a Musical, Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Gabriel Ebert, Best Scenic Design of a Musical and a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theater for each of the four girls who shared the title role.
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. 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, 2013. The Broadway cast includes Chris Hoch as Miss Trunchbull, Jill Paice as Miss Honey, Paige Brady, Gabriella Pizzolo, Ripley Sobo, and Ava Ulloa in the title role, Lesli Margherita as Mrs. Wormwood, Ebert as Mr. Wormwood and Karen Aldridge as Mrs. Phelps.
Take a look at the musical's performance on the Tony Awards telecast below.