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Matilda's Lauren Ward on Her Tony-Nommed Broadway Return & the Pressure of Being Married to Her Director

Matilda's Lauren Ward on Her Tony-Nommed Broadway Return & the Pressure of Being Married to Her Director

Lauren Ward first impressed New York theater audiences with her performance as the title character in Violet, the 1997 off-Broadway musical that continues to be staged around the country. The rising star jumped to 1776 as Martha Jefferson, but her career took a turn after she played Young Sally in the 2001 Broadway revival of Follies and fell in love ...

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Top Five! Darren Criss Tour Talk, a Dogfight Duet & Matilda Musings Lead the Week’s Hottest Videos

Top Five! Darren Criss Tour Talk, a Dogfight Duet & Matilda Musings Lead the Week’s Hottest Videos

Broadway.com’s sizzling hot video features offer something for everyone, and the week of May 1 through May 7 was no exception: Fan favorite Darren Criss made a surprise appearance on Show People, Dogfight admirers got a sneak peek at the musical’s recording session, and more. If you missed any of our top five videos, click below to ...

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Weekend Poll: Which First-Time Tony Nominee Are You Most Excited For?

Weekend Poll: Which First-Time Tony Nominee Are You Most Excited For?

Now that the Tony nominations have been announced, there are a ton of Broadway performers (some veterans, some newbies) who have reason to celebrate! We’re always happy to see new faces earn their first nod for theater’s most prestigious award, and this year is no exception, with a whopping 21 first-timers in the race. From acting veterans like ...

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It's 'Full Steam Ahead' for Matilda's Lauren Ward, Who Didn't Expect Her First Tony Nomination

It's 'Full Steam Ahead' for Matilda's Lauren Ward, Who Didn't Expect Her First Tony Nomination

The morning the Tony nominations are announced, phones start buzzing with texts and calls for the happy few who get nods. As usual, Broadway.com is thrilled to be among the callers offering congratulations and getting responses. Here are the first reactions from 2013 Tony nominees. Congrats to all!

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Nominated for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in ...

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It's Tony Time! Kinky Boots and Matilda Top the 2013 Tony Award Nominations

It's Tony Time! Kinky Boots and Matilda Top the 2013 Tony Award Nominations

Two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster and Modern Family star and Broadway vet Jesse Tyler Ferguson announced the nominations for the 67th annual Tony Awards at the Library of the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center on April 30. Two new musicals dominated the nominations: Kinky Boots led the pack with 13 nods while the family-friendly Matilda followed closely on its (very ...

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Making Matilda, Episode 6: Bertie Carvel & More on 'Seeing the World Through a Child's Eyes'

Making Matilda, Episode 6: Bertie Carvel & More on 'Seeing the World Through a Child's Eyes'

In the final episode of Making Matilda, the musical's grown-up stars Bertie Carvel, Lauren Ward, Gabriel Ebert, Lesli Margherita and Karen Aldridge share why Matilda's emotional journey teaches us all that we can change our destiny.

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Going for 2013 Tony Gold! Handicapping the Race for Best Featured Actress in a Musical

Going for 2013 Tony Gold! Handicapping the Race for Best Featured Actress in a Musical

It's Tony time on Broadway, and as always, we can't stop thinking about who'll be going for the gold on June 9! In anticipation of the 2013 nominations, which will be announced on April 30, we're clocking 14 of the top races. Take a look at our forecast, including frontrunners, hopefuls and a “shout out” to ...

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A Magical Night on Broadway! Matilda Stars Celebrate an Enchanting Opening

A Magical Night on Broadway! Matilda Stars Celebrate an Enchanting Opening
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Roald Dahl's classic children's story Matilda has been transformed into a marvelous musical extravaganza! Matilda has officially arrived on Broadway in an imaginative production directed by Tony winner Matthew Warchus. The show stars Bertie Carvel as the malevolent Miss Trunchbull, Lauren Ward as the sweet Miss Honey, Gabriel Ebert and Lesli Margherita as the madcap Mr. and Mrs ...

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Were Our Word of Mouth Panelists Spellbound by Broadway's Matilda?

Were Our Word of Mouth Panelists Spellbound by Broadway's Matilda?

Word of Mouthers Brad, Brittany and Phyllis bolted to the Shubert Theatre to see the Matilda, starring Bertie Carvel and Lauren Ward and four adorable girls alternating in the title role. See if they were betwitched by the magic of the new musical!

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Matilda's Marvelous Stars Bask in the Delight of Opening Night

Matilda's Marvelous Stars Bask in the Delight of Opening Night

You don't have to just grin and bear it! Go inside the bewitching opening night of the big, Broadway musical Matilda, starring Bertie Carvel, Lauren Ward, all those r-e-v-o-l-t-i-n-g children and more.

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