THE SCREENING ROOM: Matilda Team Charts Journey to Broadway (Exclusive Video)
07 Jan 2013
Matilda The Musical, which won seven Olivier Awards, more than any other production in London history, is heading to Broadway.
The critically acclaimed production, which was named Best New Musical, begins previews at the Shubert Theatre March 4 prior to an official opening April 11. Watch the award-winning creative team discuss the genesis of the musical, which features direction by Tony winner Matthew Warchus and concerns an extraordinary little girl.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.