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Matilda
Matilda, Shubert Theatre, NYC Show Poster

Matilda

Shubert Theatre

2hrs, 30mins (1 Intermission)

This show has closed.

Roald Dahl's classic children's story comes to musical life on Broadway.

Theater Info

Shubert Theatre
225 West 44th Street
New York, NY
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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

Group ticket sales

10
Minimum seats to qualify for group rates
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Story

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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.

Reviews

for Matilda

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

Rejoice, my theatergoing comrades. The children’s revolution has arrived on these shores, and it is even more glorious than we were promised.

Review by Ben Brantley from New York Times

Cast

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Matilda (alternating performances)
Ava Briglia, Aviva Winick and Willow McCarthy
Miss Trunchbull
Bryce Ryness
Miss Honey
Jennifer Blood
Mrs. Wormwood
Lesli Margherita
Mr. Wormwood
John Sanders
Mrs. Phelps
Natalie Venetia Belcon

Creative

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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

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