Matilda Reaches a Broadway Milestone

News   Matilda Reaches a Broadway Milestone Matilda The Musical will play its 1,000th Broadway performance Sept. 2.

A production spokesperson said a celebration will be held on a later date.

A scene from <i>Matilda The Musical</i> on Broadway
A scene from Matilda The Musical on Broadway Photo by Joan Marcus

Based on the Roald Dahl novel "Matilda," the show tells the story of an unusually bright little girl who refuses to be ground down by parents who despise her or by a cartoonishly evil school headmistress named Miss Trunchbull who is determined to break her spirit. With the help of her kindly schoolteacher Miss Honey, Matilda uses her intelligence, her love of books and a mysterious secret super power to prevail over those who would repress her.

Matilda has music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and book by Dennis Kelly. It opened in London in 2011 and is still running there as well. The Broadway version opened April 11, 2013, at the Shubert Theatre.

Click here to see where the show now stands on the all-time long run list.