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Royal Shakespeare Company Moving Dahl's 'Matilda' Musical to Broadway

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Royal Shakespeare Company Moving Dahl's 'Matilda' Musical to Broadway
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The Royal Shakespeare Company announced today that its production of "Matilda the Musical," based on the book by Roald Dahl, will open on Broadway in 2013. The production is currently running in London's West End.

Dahl's novel about a girl with extraordinary powers was published in 1988. Danny DeVito directed a 1996 film adaptation, starring Mara Wilson as Matilda.

The book for "Matilda the Musical" was written by British playwright Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Australian comedian and musician Tim Minchin. The musical is directed by Tony Award winner Matthew Warchus ("Ghost the Musical," "God of Carnage," "The Norman Conquests") and choreographed by Peter Darling. A Broadway theater, performance dates, and other production information will be announced at a later date.

Children's roles, including the title character, will be shared by multiple young actors performing in rotation. Auditions for adult roles will begin in March in New York City. Check Back Stage for the details, once auditions have been announced.

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