Broadway Hit Matilda Casts Stars for National Tour

News   Broadway Hit Matilda Casts Stars for National Tour
 
Drama Desk Award nominee Bryce Ryness (Hair) will star as Miss Trunchbill in the national tour of Matilda The Musical, which officially launches this May in Los Angeles. Young actresses Gabby Gutierrez, Mia Sinclair Jenness and Mabel Tyler will share the title role.

Bryce Ryness
Bryce Ryness

Gutierrez, Jenness, Tyler and Ryness will be joined by fellow principal cast members Jennifer Blood (Miss Honey), Quinn Mattfeld (Mr. Wormwood) and Cassie Silva (Mrs. Wormwood).

The ensemble will include Cal Alexander, Kayla Amistad, Cameron Burke, Brittany Conigatti, Michael Fatica, Wesley Faucher, John Michael Fiumara, Camden Gonzales, Shonica Gooden, Evan Gray, Cassidy Hagel, Meliki Hurd, Michael D. Jablonski, Luke Kolbe Mannikus, Stephanie Martignetti, Megan McGuff, Ora Jones, Justin Packard, Serena Quadrato, Aristotle Rock, Jaquez Andre Sims, Ian Michael Stuart, Danny Tieger, Kaci Walfall, Natalie Wisdom and Darius Wright.

Based on Roald Dahl's beloved children's book about a precocious bookworm with magical powers, the elaborate stage production will first play a technical preview run at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven, CT (May 16-23), prior to an official launch in L.A. (May 29-June 12). Additional stops include the SHN Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco, Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre and Dallas’ AT&T Performing Arts Center.

For complete tour itinerary, click here.

Matilda 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, which opened on Broadway April 11, 2013, at the Shubert Theatre after previews that began March 4. Read reviews for Matilda here.

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.

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

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. 

Check out Playbill.com's highlights from Matilda:

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