Stay updated on the latest industry-related news.  Our news is updated daily.
Not yet a Children In Film member? Click here to view member benefits
Back to News

N.Y. Casting Call for Broadway's "Matilda"

September 10, 2012

Producers of “Matilda,” the musical based on the popular children’s story by Roald Dahl, will hold an open casting call for the title role on Sept. 30 in New York.

“Matilda: The Musical” is billed as “the story of an extraordinary little girl who decides that despite a bad beginning filled with rotten parents, a terrifying school and a vicious head mistress, her story is going to be an astonishing one.”

It's slated to begin previews on March 4 at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre, ahead of an April 11 opening.

Several actresses will alternate in the leading role at various performances, in a strategy akin to one employed by producers of “Billy Elliot.” Four young performers shared a 2012 Olivier Award for their work in the much-lauded West End production of “Matilda.” Read More