Friday, May 11, 2018

‘Delivers entertainment in spades’: MATILDA THE MUSICAL – West End ★★★★ by Shanine Salmon

The joy of Matilda is not just that it celebrates cleverness, not just that it delights in naughtiness, but that it sees each as the essence of the other. All the joy in life is in bringing …

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Just your typical stagey weekend! How many shows can our bloggers squeeze into one weekend?

Two of our extended #SFTeam, guest vlogger Alexa Putman and blogger Becky Wallis, recently enjoyed the ULTIMATE stagey weekend together with visits to Five Guys Named Moe, Les Miserables, Ba…

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Carey Mulligan Sets New York Stage Return in Solo Play by Matilda Scribe Dennis Kelly by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony and Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan will lead the off-Broadway transfer of Girls & Boys, a new solo play by Tony and Olivier winner Dennis Kelly (Matilda) arriving this spring at the M…

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James Graham's Thriller Ink, About Rupert Murdoch & the Making of The Sun, Will Play Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

On the heels of a celebrated run in London's West End, James Graham's Olivier-nominated play Ink, which follows the birth of England's most influential newspaper, will transfer t…

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Russia Can't Let Go Of Fight Over Movie About Tsar Nicholas II And The Ballerina He Loved by Artsjournal1

"The reaction to Matilda represents, in microcosm, many of the contradictions of contemporary Russian culture. It should have been a flagship Russian movie, ... [and] originally had Oscar am…

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Where Do Best Musicals Come From? by JK

As we inch ever closer to the end of another Broadway awards eligibility season, I thought it might be interesting to look at the ultimate winners of the last 20 years. What were their prima…

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Friday, April 13, 2018

KNIGHTS OF THE ROSE Announces First Casting by BroadwayWorld

Romance of the Rose Productions announces the first casting for the new West End musical Knights of the Rose. Directed by Racky Plews and created by Jennifer Marsden, Knights of the Rose op…

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

VIDEO: On This Day, April 11- MATILDA Celebrates A Revolting Opening Night on Broadway! by Alexa Criscitiello

On this day in 2013, the revolting Broadway hit musical Matilda opened at the Shubert Theater.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Jennifer Simard & Christopher Sieber to Lead Annie at the Muny by Andy Lefkowitz

Leapin' lizards! Tony nominee Jennifer Simard has been cast as the evil Miss Hannigan in a new production of Annie at the Muny in St. Louis. The recent Hello, Dolly! star will be joined …

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Hamilton Sweeps Olivier Awards. Theater Concussions. Week in New York Theater by New York Theater

Hamilton takes home seven Olivier Awards – not a record (matched by Matilda and beaten by Harry Potter), but not a bad showing. More on the Oliviers below.   The Week in New York Thea…

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Review of ‘Escape to Margaritaville’ by Matt Smith

“Breathe in. Breathe out. Move on.” Such is the advice the happy-go-lucky lounge singer Tully Mars (Bright Star’s Paul Alexander Nolan), who serenades guests at the titular Margaritavi…

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Olivier Awards 2018, winners list in full: Hamilton sweeps ceremony with seven gongs by Roisin O'Connor, Roisin O'Connor

Hamilton matched Matilda's 2012 record for the most Olivier Awards won by a musical

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

ZACH Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season by American Theatre Editors

The lineup includes 'Once,' 'Matilda the Musical,' and 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch.'

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Gabriel Ebert & More to Star in Antoinette Nwandu's Pass Over with LCT3 by Andy Lefkowitz

Casting has been announced for Pass Over, a new play by Antoinette Nwandu slated to appear at Lincoln Center Theater's Claire Tow Theater this summer as part of the LCT3 program. Da…

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Life lessons from musicals: Why we should all ‘be more Matilda’ by Olivia Mitchell

Plenty to choose from but the twitter tag that really stood out to me was Be More Matilda. Despite being the smallest leading lady in the West End, Matilda is certainly inspiring, and the sh…

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Friday, March 30, 2018

‘The greatest Dahl adaptation to date’: MATILDA THE MUSICAL – Touring by Not Exactly Billington

Matilda is THE family musical of this generation and a must-see for musical theatre aficionados for Minchin’s score alone. The fun and mischief are infectious and I can’t remember the la…

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Video: Broadway Kids Jam Gets Cool with a FROZEN Medley by BroadwayWorld

Broadway Kids Jam has released their new 'Frozen' medley, featuring songs from the hit movie and Broadway musical. This jam features Carly Gendell School of Rock the Musical, Annie, Joshua T…

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Matilda The Musical to stage 5th relaxed West End performance by Robin Johnson

Following previous sell-out successes, the Royal Shakespeare Company has announced it will present its fifth relaxed performance of Matilda The Musical in London. The post Matilda The Music…

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Photo Coverage: Betsy Wolfe, Lesli Margherita, and More Perform at BROADWAY BY THE YEAR by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Betsy Wolfe Falsettos, Waitress, Eddie Korbich A Gentleman's Guide to Love amp Murder, The Drowsy Chaperone, Sal Viviano The Full Monty, The Life, Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita who h…

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Betsy Wolfe, Eddie Korbich & Sal Viviano Added To BROADWAY BY THE YEAR At Town Hall by BroadwayWorld

Betsy Wolfe Falsettos, Waitress, Eddie Korbich A Gentleman's Guide to Love amp Murder, The Drowsy Chaperone amp Sal Viviano The Full Monty, The Life have been added to Broadway by the Year a…

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

What Went on Backstage at Hello, Dolly! & Other Takeaways from Dear Evan Hansen Star Taylor Trensch on Show People by

Taylor Trensch has been making a name for himself on the New York stage. From the off-Broadway revival of Rent to Broadway credits in Wicked, Matilda and The Curious Incident of the Dog in t…

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Tim Minchin's homecoming show: 'I will make you cry' by Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore

Hota, Gold CoastAustralia’s funniest national treasure utterly unafraid to take the piss out of everyoneFor his first proper concert on home soil in three years, Tim Minchin had two runnin…

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MATILDA's Sophia Gennusa Books Recurring Role on New NBC Pilot by Matt Smith

Even if you're little, you can do a lot indeedProving the popular MATILDA mantra to be true, Sophia Gennusa, one of the original breakout stars of the 2013 Broadway blockbuster, has booked a…

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Review: Review: Matilda (Leicester Curve and UK tour)

The West End musical hits the open road with a new UK tour

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Matilda the Musical review at Curve, Leicester – ‘still sublime’ by Mark Shenton

A West End fixture at the Cambridge Theatre, Matilda now embarks on its first UK national tour. It remains every bit as

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Top Shows on London’s Stage This Week: “The Inheritance” to Feeder by Mark Beech

The Royal Shakespeare Company is bringing its “Macbeth” to London later this year, with tickets on sale this month, we learned in the last few days. “Hamilton” and “The Ferryman”…

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Theatre News: Matilda UK tour extends with new dates and venues announced

Tim Minchin and Dennis Kelly's musical will continue on into 2019

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The Royal Shakespeare Company Announces Six New Dates For The UK and Ireland Tour Of MATILDA THE MUSICAL by BroadwayWorld

The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced that the UK and Ireland Tour of Matilda The Musical will extend into 2019, touring to six more cities and accompanied by a specially devised educa…

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Top Shows on London’s Stage This Week: Rag’n’Bone Man to “Iolanthe” and “Jubilee” by Mark Beech

“Hamilton” and “The Ferryman” led the nominations for the Olivier Awards this week. The prizes, which are sometimes dubbed the London-stage Oscars, highlight the best of performing a…

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Monday, March 5, 2018

New Matildas win the lottery – and so could you by Robin Johnson

A new cast has been announced for Matilda The Musical and a brand new online ticket lottery which will give you the chance to buy Band A tickets for £25. The post New Matildas win the lotte…

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Features: Matilda UK tour's Craige Els: a week in the life

There's a new Miss Trunchbull in town, and we get a backstage look at her week

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