Matilda is playing at the Sam S. Shubert Theatre located at 225 West 44th Street.
The musical runs for two hours thirty minutes, with one intermission. It is an opened ended run.
Matilda is based on the children’s novel by British author Ronald Dahl. It was published in 1988.
It premiered in London Cambridge Theatre in 2012 and won seven Olivier Awards.
The show opened on Broadway on April11, 2013. It won four Tony Awards for Best Book (Dennis Kelly), Best Feature Actor (Gabriel Ebert), Best Scenic Design (Rob Howell) and Best Lighting Design (Hugh Van Stone).
Rob Howell is the set and costume designer. He won a Tony Award for Matilda (2013) for Best Costume Design. He was nominated for four Tony Awards for Matilda (2013) Best Scenic Design, Ghost The Musical (2012) Best Scenic Design, The Norm Conquests (2009) Best Scenic Design and Boeing-Boeing (2008) Best Costume Design. He won two Olivier Awards and was nominated for four more.
Christopher Sieber was nominated for a Tony Award for “Shrek The Musical” (2009) and “Spamalot” (2005).
Mrs. Wormwood (Lesli Margherita) doesn’t realize she is pregnant. She thinks she has gas! Mr. Wormwood (Matt Harrington) is disappointed it’s a girl. They name their daughter Matilda. She is a gifted child. She loves reading books that are for adults and making up stories. The Librarian Mrs. Phelps (Celia Mei Rubin) is thrilled to hear them. Her dad always addresses her as boy, “I’m a girl” she always replies. Mr. Wormwood scorns on at the books she is reading.
Her father decides to send her to school run by Miss. Trunchbull (Christopher Sieber). She is one tough cookie! You don’t mess with her or you will regret it.
One of Matilda’s teachers, Miss Honey (Alison Luff) recognizes she is a gifted child. Miss. Honey wins Matilda’s trust.
The story revolves around Matilda life in school, home and the Library.
This is a fun show to see. In some scenes the cast runs around the orchestra. Confetti comes down on the audience in front of the stage.
Christopher Sieber is hilarious in his role. He does an outstanding job.
Matt Harrington is fantastic as her slimy father. He is a riot.
Alison Luff and Lesli Margherita shine.
The kids are great, all of them! There are four different Matilda's.
The set is cleaver, especially how it comes together.
Review by Rozanna Radakovich.
Photos by Annazor.
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