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Matilda

Matilda, Shubert Theatre, NYC Show Poster
Theater
Shubert Theatre

225 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036

Duration
2hrs, 30mins
1 Intermission
Audience
Minimum age is 6 years old. Child must have a ticket.
Important Dates
Preview
Mar 04, 2013
Opening
Apr 11, 2013
Closing
Jan 01, 2017
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Roald Dahl's classic children's story comes to musical life on Broadway.

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Based on Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book of the same name, Matilda follows Matilda Wormwood, a bright little girl who immerses herself in books. Matilda is discarded and belittled by her dimwitted parents—her father insists on calling her a boy and harps on her “stupidity” for preferring reading to watching the telly—and her hostile headmistress, the outrageous and wicked Miss Trunchbull. Reclusive, but with an ever-growing imagination and sharp mind, and with a caring protector in her teacher Miss Honey, Matilda dreams of a better life, daring to take a stand against unjust forces and to grasp her destiny in her own, tiny hands.

Critics’ Reviews

Once in a blue moon, a show comes out blazing and restores your faith in Broadway. 'Matilda The Musical' is that show.

Review by Elisabeth Vincentelli from The New York Post

Broadway can add yet another blockbuster to its roster of kid-friendly shows. 'Matilda,' based on Roald Dahl’s 1988 children’s novel, is wickeder than 'Wicked,' as beastly as the beasts in 'The Lion King' and as crowd-pleasing as anything on the Great White Way.

Review by Roma Torre from NY1

Cast & Creative

Cast

  • Matilda (alternating performances)
    Ava Briglia, Aviva Winick and Willow McCarthy
  • Miss Trunchbull
  • MIss Honey
  • Mrs. Wormwood
  • Mr. Wormwood
    Rick Holmes
  • Mrs. Phelps
    Natalie Venetia Belcon

Creative

  • Music and Lyrics
    Tim Minchin
  • Based on the novel by
    Roald Dahl
  • Book
    Dennis Kelly
  • Director
    Matthew Warchus
  • Choreographer
    Peter Darling
  • Set and Costume Designer
    Rob Howell
  • Lighting Designer
    Hugh Vanstone
  • Sound Designer
    Simon Baker
  • Orchestrations
    Christopher Nightingale

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Matilda Like?
Matilda features a first-ever Broadway score by Australian musician/comedian Tim Minchin and a darkly comical yet compassionate book by Dennis Kelly. Rob Howell’s scrabble-tile explosion of a set, playfully and colorfully lit by Hugh Vanstone, is the visual counterpart of Dahl’s creative genius spilling into the theater. Director Matthew Warchus transforms the stage into a playground on which a talented group of kid-actors reigns. Irresistible songs like the sweet “When I Grow Up” and the ripping “Revolting Children” don’t pull any punches, and the catchiness of the music is matched by Peter Darling’s snappy choreography. You’ll root for Matilda as she struggles to find the strength to stand up to the bullies and overcome the obstacles. You’ll delight in rediscovering the magic of a musical theater and savor a stageful of great performances.

Is Matilda Good for Kids?
Of course! Matilda is perfect for kids: Colorful costumes, onstage magic and over-the-top comic performances make this musical a great Broadway outing for young theatergoers. They will not have a better time on Broadway this season than at Matilda.