Matilda the Musical Announces Broadway Cast
In a season filled with revivals and plays everywhere you turn, the prospect of a new musical is one turning heads. While the Spring currently holds the most bids for new shows heading to Broadway this season, there seems to be a hype around a very new musical headed to Broadway from across the pond. As if the excitement surrounding Matilda the Musical couldn’t seem to grow any larger, yesterday it still managed too. Luner on Theatre is happy to bring to you today the official Broadway cast list for Matilda the Musical.
Matilda the Musical features by Tim Minchin and a book by Dennis Kelly. According to a producers note, “Matilda the Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who decides that despite a bad beginning filled with rotten parents, a terrifying school and a vicious head mistress, 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.”
Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon, Sophia Gennusa and Milly Shapiro will lead the cast with all four of them sharing the title role throughout the course of a week. Olivier Award Winner Bertie Carvel will repeat his performance as Miss Trunchbull. Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita will star as Miss Wormwood. Gabriel Ebert will star as Mr. Wormwood. Original London Cast member Lauren Ward will star as Miss Honey. Karen Aldridge will star as Mrs. Phelps. Original London Cast member of Matilda, Ted Wilson, will repeat his work and sta as schoolmate Eric in the Broadway production as well.
The ensemble will include Frenie Acoba, Erica Barnett, Judah Bellamy, Jack Broderick, Ava DeMary, John Arthur Greene, Emma Howard, Nadine Isenegger, Colin Israel, Thayne Jasperson, Luke Mannikus, Madilyn Morrow, Sawyer Nunes, Jared Parker, Celia Mei Rubin, John Sanders, Tamika Sonja Lawrence, Phillip Spaeth, Ryan Steele, Betsy Struxness, Samantha Sturm, Heather Tepe, Ben Thompson, Clay Thomson, Taylor Trensch and Beatrice Tulchin.
Matilda the Musical is directed by Tony Award Winner Matthew Warchus. The production also features choreography by Peter Darling. The rest of the creative team includes Rob Howell as scenic and costume designer, Hugh Vanstone as lighting designer and Simon Baker as sound designer. Christopher Nightingale is also on board with orchestrations, additional music and musical supervision.
Matilda the Musical originally debuted in London last year being presented by The Royal Shakespeare Company. It went on to win 7 Olivier Awards including Best Musical. RSC and The Dodgers come together to produce Matilda on Broadway.
Matilda the Musical will make it’s Broadway debut this Spring at The Shubert Theatre located on 44th street. The musical will begin previews March 4th, 2013 and officially open April 11th, 2013. Luner on Theatre will continue to bring yu news on Matilda up until it’s Broadway debut in the Spring! For more information, check out Matilda the Musical’s Official Broadway Website. Be sure to check Luner on Theatre on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter as well! We are constantly updating these pages with information! And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know!