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Matilda The Musical Nominated for 12 Tony Awards

Matilda The Musical has been nominated for 12 Tony Awards this year. You should read a free sample of the original Roald Dahl novel.

The Broadway adaptation was nominated for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score (Tim Minchin wrote the music and lyrics). In addition, Bertie Carvel was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Lauren Ward was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role. Here’s more about the nominations:

Matilda is the story of an extraordinary little girl who decides that despite a bad beginning, her story is going to be an astonishing one. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny.

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Matilda the Musical Heads to Broadway

Next year, Britain’s Royal Shakespeare Company will bring Matilda the Musical to Broadway in New York City. According to United Press International, the UK production of the musical “continues to play to sold-out houses.”

Here’s more from UK production’s official site: “Roald Dahl’s much-loved story bursts into life on stage in this brand new musical version by Dennis Kelly and award-winning musician and comedian Tim Minchin. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.”

We’ve embedded the show’s trailer above. Dahl published Matilda in 1988 and Quentin Blake illustrated the novel. Since its release, Matilda has spawned a 1996 movie adaptation and a two-part BBC Radio special. Which actress would you cast as the telekinetic genius heroine?