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

Cabaret News: Matilda's Jill Paice, Carole Demas, and More to Perform With Broadway Ballyhoo

The Broadway variety show will offer its second performance at 54 Below.

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

TBT: Brief Encounter and The Normal Heart by JK

In my very first Throwback Thursday blog, I thought I'd take a look back to five seasons ago (2010-2011) at the two plays that really wowed me and continue to be standard setters.  One …

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Five Burning Questions with Holler If Ya Hear Me Star Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson, whose Broadway credits include American Idiot and Matilda, takes on five questions about his new musical Holler If Ya Hear Me, his wife Kat Nejat and his country boy accent.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Gloves Down: Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging! Will Shutter Off-Broadway by Ryan McPhee

Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging! will play its final performance on July 20 at the Davenport Theatre. The comedy revue from Gerard Alessandrini began off-Broadway on March 17 and opene…

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Dance Company Zest Collective Transforms Harlem by Glenn Quentin

When last we spoke with Zest Collective, they were gearing up to release a new movement-based web drama, “Launch”.  The young company is continuing to break boundaries and re-cr…

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MATILDA BROADWAY: Time Magazine's #1 Show of the Year! by Matilda The Musical Broadway

MATILDA BROADWAY: Time Magazine's #1 Show of the Year! Watch our new television commercial! "ONCE IN A BLUE MOON, A SHOW COMES OUT BLAZING AND RESTORES YOUR FAITH IN BROADWAY.&quo…

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Monday, June 23, 2014

The Numbers Game, June 23-June 29, 2014 by David Lefkowitz

One aspect of commercial Broadway theater not really covered by previews, reviews, puff pieces and essays is the numbers game – that is, where a show might be in terms of box-office grosse…

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