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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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