By Adam Hetrick
08 Nov 2012
|Photo by Manuel Harlan|
Carvel will make his Broadway debut in the musical based on the Roald Dahl children's book, which which will officially open April 11, 2013. Carvel's U.K. stage credits include Parade at the Donmar Warehouse, The Pride, Doctor Dee, Damned By Despair and Coram Boy. He portrays Bamatabois in Tom Hooper's film adaptation of Les Misérables.
Additional casting for Matilda The Musical will be announced at a later date.
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.
An original London cast album preserves the infectious score. Matilda earned seven 2012 Olivier Awards including Best Musical and Best Director, as well as Best Actress (for the four young girls who share the titular role).
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Here's a look at the London production: