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New York City Ballet's Robert Fairchild, Leanne Cope & More to Star in Broadway-Bound An American in Paris

New York City Ballet's Robert Fairchild, Leanne Cope & More to Star in Broadway-Bound An American in Paris

New York City Ballet dancer Robert Fairchild, Leanne Cope and more will star in the Broadway-bound production of An American in Paris, which will receive its world premiere at Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. As previously reported, the tuner, inspired by the classic Oscar-winning film of the same name, will be directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, feature music by ...

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Hot Shot! The Cast of Matilda Celebrates the Hit Musical's 500th Performance on Broadway

Hot Shot! The Cast of Matilda Celebrates the Hit Musical's 500th Performance on Broadway

Broadway’s Matilda is all grown up! The hit musical celebrated 500 performances at the Shubert Theatre on June 19, and in honor of the milestone, the cast assembled after the show to take photos and, of course, celebrate. Based on the whimsical book by Roald Dahl, Matilda features music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and a book by Dennis Kelly ...

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Matilda Will Swing Around the Country with National Tour in 2015

Matilda Will Swing Around the Country with National Tour in 2015

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 ...

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Get Naughty! Matt Harrington & Tony Nominee Christopher Sieber Join the Revolting Cast of Matilda

Get Naughty! Matt Harrington & Tony Nominee Christopher Sieber Join the Revolting Cast of Matilda

Tony nominee Christopher Sieber and Matt Harrington will join the company of the hit Broadway musical Matilda as Miss Trunchbull and Mr. Wormwood, respectively, in March. Sieber and Harrington will replace Chris Hoch and Tony winner Gabriel Ebert in the blockbuster musical. Harrington will makes his debut in the show on March 4 and Sieber will join the company on ...

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Say Hello to Four Magical Maggots! New Title Performers Announced for Broadway's Matilda

Say Hello to Four Magical Maggots! New Title Performers Announced for Broadway's Matilda

Four new young girls have been announced to share the title role in Matilda. Paige Brady, Gabriella Pizzolo, Ripley Sobo and Ava Ulloa will alternate in the role of the precocious youngster. The pint-sized stars take over the role from original stars Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shaprio, who received Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre ...

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Matilda's Milly Shapiro, Bailey Ryon, Oona Laurence & Sophia Gennusa Will Exit the Show 'In Next Two Months'

Matilda's Milly Shapiro, Bailey Ryon, Oona Laurence & Sophia Gennusa Will Exit the Show 'In Next Two Months'

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 ...

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Put Down the Hammer! Craig Bierko Not Returning to Broadway's Matilda Due to 'Medical Circumstances'

Put Down the Hammer! Craig Bierko Not Returning to Broadway's Matilda Due to 'Medical Circumstances'

Looks like this Miss Trunchbull won't be the hammer-throwing champion of 2014. Craig Bierko will not be resuming his role as Crunchem Hall's evil headmistress in the Broadway production of Matilda. As previously reported, Bierko was forced to take a "12-week disability leave" from the musical in October following an "aggravated shoulder injury," but the actor informed producers that ...

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Tony Winner Dennis Kelly to Pen Screenplay for New Matilda Movie Musical Adaptation

Tony Winner Dennis Kelly to Pen Screenplay for New Matilda Movie Musical Adaptation

Matilda could be putting her books down and heading to the movies! Tony winner Dennis Kelly, who wrote the book for the musical, has been tapped to adapt the show for the big screen, according to the U.K.'s Daily Mail. However, Matilda fans will have to wait until 2019, at the earliest, to see the hit tuner on ...

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Matilda's Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon, Sophia Gennusa & Milly Shapiro Land a Naughty Portrait at Sardi's

Matilda's Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon, Sophia Gennusa & Milly Shapiro Land a Naughty Portrait at Sardi's
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First an honorary Tony Award, now a Sardi’s portrait! The four pint-sized and precocious Matilda Wormwoods—who received Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre this past spring for their performances in Broadway's Matilda—received yet another amazing honor on October 22 when the folks at iconic NYC eatery unveiled a four-part caricature of Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon, Sophia Gennusa and ...

Trunchbull Out! Craig Bierko Takes Leave from Broadway's Matilda

Trunchbull Out! Craig Bierko Takes Leave from Broadway's Matilda

Craig Bierko, who began performances September 17 as the evil Miss Trunchbull in Broadway's Matilda, has taken a leave of absence from the production following an "aggravated shoulder injury," according to a production spokesperson. Bierko, who was forced to delay his original start date due to the same injury, will be taking a "12-week disability leave" from the show ...

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You Gotta Be Loud! Matilda Star Lesli Margherita Is Broadway.com’s Bodacious New Video Blogger

You Gotta Be Loud! Matilda Star Lesli Margherita Is Broadway.com’s Bodacious New Video Blogger

"You've gotta give yourself a mission to shine to stand out from the crowd!" Matilda scene-stealer Lesli Margherita will give audiences a little more bum-ba-bum-bum ba-da-bum by taking them behind the scenes at the Shubert Theatre every week with her new Broadway.com video series, Looks Not Books. As the boisterous, booming and bawdy Mrs. Wormwood, Margherita knows everyone ...

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Daniel Craig Faces Betrayal, Big Fish Makes a Splash & Lady Day Sings the Blues in This Week's Datebook

Daniel Craig Faces Betrayal, Big Fish Makes a Splash & Lady Day Sings the Blues in This Week's Datebook

Welcome to October! As the fall season kicks into gear, it's time to fill your calendar with the best stage-related events in the week ahead. Read on to get the scoop on the most exciting happenings in theater, TV, music and films in our calendar of events for Broadway lovers.


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
ALISON BECHDEL'S FUN HOME GETS ERECTED
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Ready to Throw the Hammer! Tony Nominee Craig Bierko Begins Performances as Miss Trunchbull in Matilda

Ready to Throw the Hammer! Tony Nominee Craig Bierko Begins Performances as Miss Trunchbull in Matilda

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."

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Craig Bierko Delays His Matilda Debut as Miss Trunchbull Due to 'Minor Injury'

Craig Bierko Delays His Matilda Debut as Miss Trunchbull Due to 'Minor Injury'

Craig Bierko, who was to begin performances September 3 in the role of Miss Trunchbull in Matilda, is delaying his first performance in the show due to a "minor injury," according to a production spokesperson. Understudy Chris Hoch will perform the role until Bierko's new start date is determined. As previously scheduled, Jill Paice will join the company as ...

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Maggots, Rejoice! Tony Nominee Craig Bierko and Jill Paice Join the Company of Broadway's Matilda

Maggots, Rejoice! Tony Nominee Craig Bierko and Jill Paice Join the Company of Broadway's Matilda

Broadway's Matilda welcomes Tony nominee Craig Bierko and Jill Paice to the "revolting" company beginning September 3 at the Shubert Theatre. Bierko takes over the role of evil Crunchem Hall headmistress Miss Trunchbull, succeeding Tony nominee Bertie Carvel, and Paice is playing Matilda Wormwood's sweet school teacher and champion, replacing Tony nominee Lauren Ward. Carvel and Ward played their final ...

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Crank It 'Loud!' The Broadway Company of Matilda to Record Cast Album

Crank It 'Loud!' The Broadway Company of Matilda to Record Cast Album

Rejoice, Matilda fans! We'll get to sing the revolting songs using revolting rhymes at home! The current Broadway production of Matilda will release a new cast recording of the blockbuster musical. The album will be distributed through Broadway Records/Yellow Sound Label and will be released digitally and be available at the Shubert Theatre beginning September 27. Produced by Michael ...

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Craig Bierko and Jill Paice Sign On to Replace Bertie Carvel and Lauren Ward in Broadway's Matilda

Craig Bierko and Jill Paice Sign On to Replace Bertie Carvel and Lauren Ward in Broadway's Matilda

Tony nominee Craig Bierko and Jill Paice will join the company of the hit Broadway musical Matilda as Miss Trunchbull and Miss Honey, respectively, on September 3. Tony nominees Bertie Carvel and Lauren Ward will play their final performances on September 1. Matilda opened on April 11 at the Shubert Theatre and was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, including Best ...

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New Stars Shake Up Broadway, Alice Ripley Debuts at 54 Below and More in This Week’s Datebook

New Stars Shake Up Broadway, Alice Ripley Debuts at 54 Below and More in This Week’s Datebook

Need something to keep yourself busy this week? Well we’ve got a ton of somethings to entertain theater lovers in New York City! If you aren’t catching one of the new stars in Annie, Jersey Boys or Phantom, maybe you’re seeing one of the fantastic new acts at 54 Below. Read on for this week’s guide to the hottest happenings ...

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The Crucible Gets a Sequel, Andrea McArdle Discusses Her Vagina and More Cross-Country Highlights

The Crucible Gets a Sequel, Andrea McArdle Discusses Her Vagina and More Cross-Country Highlights

Broadway.com’s Countrywide Guide is your destination for the best in theatrical offerings around the country. This week, we go from Connecticut to Colorado with five fabulous theater picks, including an imaginative re-telling of The Crucible, a star-studded Lend Me a Tenor and an original star of Annie in The Vagina Monologues.


NEW HAVEN, CT
Judith Ivey Gets Cursed

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James Barbour and Jill Paice Hoping for an ‘All Mime’ Production of Rebecca: The Off-Off-Off Broadway Musical

James Barbour and Jill Paice Hoping for an ‘All Mime’ Production of Rebecca: The Off-Off-Off Broadway Musical

Ok, so the project isn’t officially a go, but Broadway stars James Barbour and Jill Paice—leads of the ill-fated Broadway musical Rebecca—are hoping the now defunct show will see the light of day after all, albeit in a much different format.

When Broadway.com asked what the actors wanted for Christmas, both stars were quick to the punch ...

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James Barbour to Spread Holiday Cheer at Sardi’s Concert Series

James Barbour to Spread Holiday Cheer at Sardi’s Concert Series

James Barbour will get into the Christmas spirit with his annual holiday concert series at Sardi's from December 6 through 8. Barbour's concert series, which is now in its fifth year, will feature music direction by Jeremy Roberts.

Combining classic holiday tunes and Broadway ballads, the holiday concert will include songs from Barbour’s album Bring Me Giants. Barbour performed alongside fellow ...

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Justin Guarini, Jill Paice, Lauren Molina and More Join It’s A Wonderful Life at Bucks County Playhouse

Justin Guarini, Jill Paice, Lauren Molina and More Join It’s A Wonderful Life at Bucks County Playhouse

Justin Guarini, Jill Paice and Lauren Molina have all signed onto celebrate the holidays in It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play at Pennsylvania's Bucks County Playhouse. Gordon Greenberg directs the holiday production, which runs from December 13 through December 30.

Guarini will play Jake, with Paice taking on the role of Sally and Molina playing Lana. They ...

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Jill Paice and Ryan Silverman to Star in Broadway's Rebecca

Jill Paice and Ryan Silverman to Star in Broadway's Rebecca

Jill Paice and Ryan Silverman will play "I" and Maxim de Winter, respectively, in the upcoming Broadway musical Rebecca. The pair takes over for engaged actors Sierra Boggess and Tam Mutu, who were originally set to play the show's leads this spring, before the production was postponed. The musical, based on the classic Daphne Du Maurier novel (later turned into ...

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Tony Yazbeck, Jill Paice and More to Ring in the Holidays in Paper Mill's White Christmas

Tony Yazbeck, Jill Paice and More to Ring in the Holidays in Paper Mill's White Christmas

Veterans of the Broadway productions of Irving Berlin's White Christmas James Clow, Tony Yazbeck, Meredith Patterson and Peter Reardon will star alongside Edward James Hyland and Jill Paice in the Paper Mill Playhouse's upcoming production of the holiday musical in Millburn, New Jersey. Directed by Marc Bruni, the show begins performances November 16 with opening night set for November 20 ...

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Julian Ovenden, Jill Paice and More Will Bring Death Takes a Holiday to Life Off-Broadway

Julian Ovenden, Jill Paice and More Will Bring Death Takes a Holiday to Life Off-Broadway

Complete casting has been announced for the upcoming premiere of Death Takes a Holiday, the new musical from composer Maury Yeston. Confirming earlier reports of his involvement, British actor Julian Ovenden will star as Prince Sirki/Death in the Roundabout Theatre Company production, which features a score by Yeston and a book by the late Peter Stone and Thomas Meehan. It ...

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