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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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Looks Not Books: Backstage at Matilda with Lesli Margherita, Episode 10: A Very Special Holiday Special (Part Deux)!

Looks Not Books: Backstage at Matilda with Lesli Margherita, Episode 10: A Very Special Holiday Special (Part Deux)!

A new Looks Not Books? This year's off to a good start! Matilda's Lesli Margherita takes us holiday bowling and gift swapping with the cast, answers a slew of questions from fans and dishes about her Twitter war over Britney Spears!

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Looks Not Books: Backstage at Matilda with Lesli Margherita, Episode 9.5: The Totes Outtakes!

Looks Not Books: Backstage at Matilda with Lesli Margherita, Episode 9.5: The Totes Outtakes!

In this special episode of Looks Not Books, Matilda's Lesli Margherita gives viewers an extra holiday gift wrapped up in a cute little pink bow: a blooper reel! Take a look at all of the crazy outtakes that didn't make the cut. Enjoy!

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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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Looks Not Books: Backstage at Matilda with Lesli Margherita, Episode 9: A Very Special Holiday Special Part 1

Looks Not Books: Backstage at Matilda with Lesli Margherita, Episode 9: A Very Special Holiday Special Part 1

Looks Not Books lives! Matilda's Lesli Margherita brings us along for the cast's appearance on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, proves why she deserves to have her own holiday and answers questions from her favorite maggots fans.

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Looks Not Books: Backstage at Matilda with Lesli Margherita, Episode 8: Finales Are Great Can Suck It!

Looks Not Books: Backstage at Matilda with Lesli Margherita, Episode 8: Finales Are Great Can Suck It!

In the final (?) episode of Looks Not Books, Matilda's Lesli Margherita answers a ton of questions from her fans! Also, we get a sneak peek at rehearsals for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and a preview of Marcus: The Musical.

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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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Matilda's Milly Shapiro, Bailey Ryon, Oona Laurence & Sophia Gennusa Open Holiday Gifts in New York

Matilda's Milly Shapiro, Bailey Ryon, Oona Laurence & Sophia Gennusa Open Holiday Gifts in New York

As the title stars of Matilda, Milly Shapiro, Bailey Ryon, Oona Laurence and Sophia Gennusa have a lot of adult responsibility on their tiny shoulders, but luckily the four little ladies still find time to act like kids. New York spotlighted the Broadway stars by including them in the magazine's annual Holiday Gift Guide, in the December 2 issue. Shapiro ...

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Looks Not Books: Backstage at Matilda with Lesli Margherita, Episode 7: Shubert Theatre and the Chamber of Secrets!

Looks Not Books: Backstage at Matilda with Lesli Margherita, Episode 7: Shubert Theatre and the Chamber of Secrets!

In this week’s episode of Looks Not Books, Matilda's Lesli Margherita travels to Shubert Alley by Poo Powder. In a magical bathroom, Lesli finds a Chokey of maggots, Gabriel Ebert biting Rob Pattinson, Mrs. Wormwood talking smack and more!

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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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Looks Not Books: Backstage at Matilda with Lesli Margherita, Episode 6: Just For Kicks!

Looks Not Books: Backstage at Matilda with Lesli Margherita, Episode 6: Just For Kicks!

In this week’s episode of Looks Not Books, Matilda's Lesli Margherita takes viewers along with her on a two-show day. Look out for Matt Doyle, Megan HiltyKristoffer Cusick, Alli Mauzey, Justin Matthew Sargent, Drew Gehling and more!

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Looks Not Books: Backstage at Matilda with Lesli Margherita, Episode 5: It's Alive!

Looks Not Books: Backstage at Matilda with Lesli Margherita, Episode 5: It's Alive!

In this week’s episode of Looks Not Books, Lesli Margherita takes viewers behind the scenes of the Shubert Theatre to check out how Matilda is brought to life! Also: the special little maggots throw a Halloween bash and Deep Thoughts with Ted!

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Looks Not Books: Backstage at Matilda with Lesli Margherita, Episode 4: The Press Tour!

Looks Not Books: Backstage at Matilda with Lesli Margherita, Episode 4: The Press Tour!

In this week’s episode of Looks Not Books, Matilda's Lesli Margherita's celebrates the halfway mark by taking viewers along for a press tour. Next stop: Sardi's, Italian talk show, Barnes & Noble, Broadway bowling and more! 

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Matilda Star Lesli Margherita on Dressing Up as ‘Wonder Weenie’ and Cracking a Tooth on Halloween

Matilda Star Lesli Margherita on Dressing Up as ‘Wonder Weenie’ and Cracking a Tooth on Halloween

Halloween is the most theatrical holiday, so it makes perfect sense that Broadway actors—who understand the value of rocking a costume—would embrace the spooky season. We asked your favorite stage stars to share memories of yummy treats, silly tricks and the best and worst costumes they ever wore—with a photo! Happy Halloween!

LESLI MARGHERITA (Mrs. Wormwood in Matilda

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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 ...

Looks Not Books: Backstage at Matilda with Lesli Margherita, Episode 3: And Now Back to Meee!

Looks Not Books: Backstage at Matilda with Lesli Margherita, Episode 3: And Now Back to Meee!

In this week’s episode of Looks Not Books, Matilda's Lesli Margherita takes viewers through her hectic week of work, chats up Emmy-winning choreographer Joshua Bergasse (Smash) and proves that she is not Facebook's Zinnia Wormwood.

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Looks Not Books: Backstage at Matilda with Lesli Margherita, Episode 2: Maggot Boogaloo!

Looks Not Books: Backstage at Matilda with Lesli Margherita, Episode 2: Maggot Boogaloo!

In the second episode of her backstage vlog, Lesli Margherita brings viewers to Sardi's to hang up her own special portrait, peeks inside the Matilda boys' dressing room and sits down with exiting maggots Samantha Sturm and Ryan Steele.

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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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Looks Not Books: Backstage at Matilda with Lesli Margherita, Episode 1: A New Hopeless!

Looks Not Books: Backstage at Matilda with Lesli Margherita, Episode 1: A New Hopeless!

In the first episode of Looks Not Books, Matilda's Lesli Margherita brings viewers backstage of the Shubert Theatre and shares her obsession with tights, video games and Robert Pattinson. Taylor Trensch stops by to share some, um, kind words.

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Watch Matilda Standout Ryan Steele Jump on the Bed in Just His Underwear (That's All You Need to Know)

Watch Matilda Standout Ryan Steele Jump on the Bed in Just His Underwear (That's All You Need to Know)

Let's just say what everyone is thinking: Matilda's Ryan Steele has got buns of steel! Are we right or are we right? The Broadway hoofer, who made fans get up and dance as Specs in Newsies and is now frolicking around Crunchem Hall in Matilda, is featured in a fun new video series called #sharethemattress. Created by choreographer Larry ...

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Broadway Says Matilda's a Miracle! Lesli Margherita, Gabriel Ebert & Cast Celebrate 200 Performances

Broadway Says Matilda's a Miracle! Lesli Margherita, Gabriel Ebert & Cast Celebrate 200 Performances

Tony winner Gabriel Ebert, new Broadway.com video blogger Lesli Margherita and the cast and company of Matilda had cause for celebration on October 3. The tuner, which began previews on March 4 at the Shubert Theatre, celebrated its 200th Broadway performance with a magical post-show photo op. Featuring a fun and witty score by Tim Minchin, a Tony-winning ...

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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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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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The Matilda Guide to Back-to-School, Part 5: Mr. & Mrs Wormwood on How to Cope with an Empty Home

The Matilda Guide to Back-to-School, Part 5: Mr. & Mrs Wormwood on How to Cope with an Empty Home

Summer's over and it's time to send the kids back to school! To celebrate this stressful time, Broadway.com asked Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood (Tony winner Gabriel Ebert and Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita) of Broadway's hit musical Matilda to offer up some helpful advice for parents. In our fifth and final video below, the Mr. and Mrs. on coping ...

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