Friday, August 1, 2014

Babs’ Turn: Gypsy Remake Finds New Screenwriter; Will Barbra Streisand Star and Direct? by Ryan McPhee

Ready or not, here comes Barbra! Some new steps have been made in the already-lengthy journey that has been the Gypsy feature film, starring Barbra Streisand as Rose, the ultimate stage momm…

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Why Are Theater Tickets Cheaper On The West End Than On Broadway? by Ari Shapiro

In London, a matinee ticket for Matilda costs about $60; in New York, it's $137. What's going on? The West End has weaker unions and subsidized theater, while Broadway has amenities.

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Naughty No More! Tony-Winning Matilda Star Oona Laurence to Star in Upcoming Film Lamb by Ryan McPhee

Original Matilda star Oona Laurence has been cast in the upcoming indie drama Lamb, Deadline reports. The Special Tony Award recipient will play awkward and unpopular 11-year-old T…

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

MATILDA's Oona Laurence Joins Indie Drama LAMB by Movies News Desk

Deadline writes that MATILDA THE MUSICAL star and Tony winner Oona Laurence has joined the cast of Ross Partridge's upcoming indie drama film LAMB. Partridge wrote and will direct and star i…

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Lesli Margherita, Derek Klena and More Set for CABRILLO COAST-TO-COAST Benefit at The Triad, 8/4 by BroadwayWorld

Lesli Margherita Matilda, Zoro, Jenna Leigh Green Wicked, Bare, Ashley Moniz Sister Act, 9 to 5 National Tours, Derek Klena Bridges of Madison County, Melissa Mitchell LES MISERABLES, Cather…

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Gerard Alessandrini’s Forbidden Broadway Will Transfer to London's West End by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Following an acclaimed run at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory, Gerard Alessandrini’s Forbidden Broadway will transfer to the West End. The show will play a limited engagement a…

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Spotlight On...Iñaki Agustín by Michael Block

Name: Iñaki AgustínHometown: San Isidro, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaEducation: Some here, some there. And a lot of worn out shoes.Select Credits: Carmen Ghia (Producers), Sir Robin (Spamalot),…

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

No Show is Safe! Forbidden Broadway Extends at London's Menier Chocolate Factory by

Duck and cover! London's Forbidden Broadway is sticking around. Originally scheduled to run through August 16, the comedy revue by Gerard Alessandrini will now play its final perfor…

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Show People With Paul Wontorek Interview: Lesli Margherita of "Matilda" by

Show People With Paul Wontorek Interview: Lesli Margherita of "Matilda" Get tickets to "Matilda": "Matilda" funny lady …

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Production News: Craige Els cast as new Miss Trunchbull in Matilda by Nicola Merrifield

Craige Els is to play Miss Trunchbull in the West End production of Matilda the Musical from this autumn, taking over from Alex Gaumond. Els, who has previously appeared in West End shows in…

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Maggots Beware! Craige Els to Join London Cast of Matilda as Miss Trunchbull by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Craige Els is preparing to throw that hammer in London’s Matilda! He will start performances as Miss Trunchbull from September. Matilda Shapland and Violet Tucker will also join Tasha …

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Theatre News: Craige Els takes over as Miss Trunchbull in Matilda

Els joins the new cast in September

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Tim Minchin & Dennis Kelly interview Matilda's new Trunchbull, Craige Els by Official London Theatre

Tim Minchin & Dennis Kelly interview Matilda's new Trunchbull, Craige Els Matilda The Musical creators Tim Minchin & Dennis Kelly interview the latest performer to take on the r…

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Matilda's Lesli Margherita on How Farting Launched Her Career, the Busty Babes on Her Resume & Why She Needs to Be Queen by

The Matilda funny lady talks about her surprise Olivier win, career highs and lows, kiddie co-stars, awesome dog and more.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Theater News: Matilda's Lesli Margherita Joins Reading of I Had a Ball

The musical comedy gets new life at the New York Performing Arts Library.

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Matt Harrington on His Stint as an Amateur Computer Hacker, His Favorite Alien & Terrifying Tots in Matilda by Lindsay Champion

Age: 32 Hometown: San Diego, CA Current Role: Mr. Wormwood, the loudmouthed, TV-obsessed dad audiences love to hate in Matilda on Broadway. Stage & Screen Cred: After makin…

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Afternoon Report, Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Brought to you by Boneau/Bryan-Brown Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Today’s Tweets from BBB Follow us on Twitter – @emilycmeagher overwhelmed being a 10x @DramaDe…

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Ten Best Opening Numbers from Aughts’ Musicals by Andrew Kendall

Openings are always important. You’ve got the audience in the seat, now how to make them excited about staying there? It seems like every other week someone will mention that contempor…

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Tim Minchin Working on GROUNDHOG DAY Musical by Jillian Gaier

Today, MATILDA composer and lyricist Tim Minchin hosted a question and answer session on The Guardian website. Minchin discussed his appreciation of Roald Dahl, writing music, and his newes…

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Matilda Composer Tim Minchin Talks About His Upcoming Groundhog Day Musical by Ryan McPhee

He’s hard at work, and we’re waiting like there's no tomorrow. As previously reported, Tim Minchin is writing the score for a stage adaptation of the 1993 movie Groundho…

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Staging a new musical is risky - so should reviewers take it easy on them? by Lyn Gardner

Musicals are expensive and risky, as the producers of the new Adrian Mole adaptation well know. But that doesn't mean critics should feel duty-bound to support themAre critics too hard on ne…

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 7/12- NEWSIES Prep for Sleep Out, BULLETS and MATILDA Get Excited for Broadway Barks, and More by BroadwayWorld

Today's photos come from the casts of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, MATILDA, NEWSIES, KINKY BOOTS, 1st National Tour of EVITA, and more Scroll down, stay tuned for updates, and check back tomorrow…

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Broadway Barks Celebrates 16th Anniversary with a Star-Studded Saturday by Broadway's Best Shows


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Tim Minchin live Q&A  post your questions now by Martha Salhotra

Comedian, songwriter, the man behind Matilda the Musical and soon-to-be-published poet Tim Minchin can turn his hand to most things, including your questions, so get posting now, ahead of …

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Shapiro Sisters' LIVE OUT LOUD Live 54 Below Album Gets 9/9 Release by BroadwayWorld

The Shapiro Sisters announced today that their debut album Live Out Loud Live at 54 BELOW will be released on September 9th, 2014. The Shapiro Sisters, 11-year old Milly Shapiro Matilda, O…

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Gentleman's Guide, If/Then, Wicked, Les Miz & More Set for Broadway in Bryant Park by Ryan McPhee

It’s summertime in New York, which means it’s time to brave the heat on your lunch break and head to Bryant Park! 106.7 LITE FM’s annual Broadway in Bryant Park series kick…

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Forbidden Broadway: the musical satire that rips the others to shreds by Mark Lawson

Putting new lyrics to songs from living musicals, this long-running hit is relentlessly, cleverly, breathtakingly funny A male Wicked, a female Billy Elliot? It's West End Recast Although Br…

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

David Wood: 'children's theatre is the most important theatre' by Lyn Gardner

As his Olivier-nominated The Tiger Who Came to Tea roars back into the West End, the playwright and director on the 'other' Matilda and why failure is not an option in children's playsDavid …

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Menier, SE1 by Libby Purves

CAN YOU FEEL THE PAIN TONIGHT? NOT A BIT.   Miss Saigon rhymes with One Big Yawn, a tiny helicopter wobbles over the stage and the “Viet-numb” cast. A huge-breasted “Matthew Warch…

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Monday, June 30, 2014