Wicked Lead Actress to Join Cast of Broadway's Matilda

News   Wicked Lead Actress to Join Cast of Broadway's Matilda Alison Luff, who appeared as Elphaba in the national tour of the long-running hit Wicked, will join the cast of Matilda The Musical as school teacher Miss Honey, beginning Sept. 6 at the Shubert Theatre.

Alison Luff
Alison Luff

Tony Award-winning director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage, The Norman Conquests, Boeing-Boeing, La Bête, Ghost) staged the inventive, kid-packed musical that has a book by Dennis Kelly and a score by Tim Minchin. It opened on Broadway April 11, 2013.

Matilda The Musical received four Tony Awards, including Best Book of a Musical, Best Featured Actor (Gabriel Ebert), Best Lighting Design and Best Scenic Design. 

The current Broadway cast also features Karen Aldridge as Mrs. Phelps, Matt Harrington as Mr. Wormwood, Lesli Margherita as Mrs. Wormwood, Christopher Sieber as Miss Trunchbull, and the four girls sharing the title role: Tori Feinstein, Eliza Holland Madore, Brooklyn Shuck and Fina Strazza.

The ensemble includes Jennifer Bowles, Alex Brightman, Christian Michael Camporin, Timothy TV Cao, Grace Capeless, Ava DeMary, Scott Difford, John Arthur Greene, Jonah Halperin, Garett Hawe, Nadine Isenegger, Colin Israel, Marisa Kennedy, Sean Montgomery, Alexa Shae Niziak, Geoff Packard, Celia Mei Rubin, Sofia Roma Rubino, Analise Scarpaci, Cassie Silva, Mitchell Sink, Phillip Spaeth, Chris Sumpter, Heather Tepe, Beatrice Tulchin, Travis Waldschmidt and Ted Wilson.

The U.K. hit premiered at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Courtyard Theatre in November 2010 and later transferred to the West End's Cambridge Theatre, where it continues to run.  The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers present the Broadway run. According to producers, Matilda "is 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. With the help of her teacher, her friends and a little bit of imagination, Matilda proves that even if you're little, you can do big things."

The production has set and costume design by Rob Howell, with choreography by Peter Darling, orchestrations, additional music and musical supervision by Christopher Nightingale, lighting design by Hugh Vanstone and sound design by Simon Baker. 

For tickets go to Telecharge.com. The Shubert Theatre is located at 235 West 44th Street.

Visit MatildaTheMusical.com.

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