The Broadway Collection Announces Matilda the Musical

The Broadway Collection has announced the opening date for Matilda the Musical. The show will begin previews on March 4, 2013 and open on Thursday, April 11th at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre. Matilda is the magical story about a girl with extraordinary powers derived from the classic novel published in 1988 by Roald Dahl.

The recipient of a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards, the most prestigious awards in British theatre, Matilda is the story of an extraordinary little girl who decides that despite having a rough start to life, her story is going to be an astonishing one. With the help of her teacher, her friends and a little bit of imagination, Matilda proves that even if you’re little, you can do big things.

Matilda is part of The Broadway Collection, a group of New York City’s most highly regarded musicals and shows, selected for their unparalleled popularity with international audiences. Tickets are available internationally through the Broadway Collection partners.

Based on the beloved story by Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox), Matilda is directed by Tony Award winner Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage), with a book by playwright Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by comedian Tim Minchin. Matilda originally premiered at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s home in Stratford-upon-Avon, playing to sold-out audiences from November 2010 to January 2011. Capturing the imagination of young and old alike, the show was moved to London’s West End, where it continues to play to sold-out houses.

The production is designed by Rob Howell, with choreography by Peter Darling, orchestrations, additional music and musical supervision by Christopher Nightingale, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Simon Baker and special effects and illusions by Paul Kieve.

Matilda is an exhilarating production that will touch the hearts of all audiences. This captivating new musical revels in the chaos of childhood and the power of imagination through the inspiring story of a girl who dares to change her destiny.

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