Friday, May 27, 2016

"Matilda The Musical" Making Its Pittsburgh Premier

The ay Company of "Matilda the Musica;" Credit: Joan Marcus

“REJOICE. It is even more glorious than promised.”– New York Times
“Once in a blue moon, a show comes out blazing and restores your faith in Broadway.” – New York Post

TIME Magazine’s #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, will premiere in Pittsburgh on May 31 – June 12, 2016 at the Benedum Center, located at 237 7th Street, downtown Pittsburgh.  Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Dodgers, the first national tour of MATILDA THE MUSICAL will be presented as part of the Pittsburgh CLO 2016 Summer Season and PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh 2015-16 Series.

 “As one of the Broadway producing partners of MATILDA THE MUSICAL, we are proud to bring this Tony Award®-winning production to Pittsburgh where audiences of all ages are bound to fall in love with this special show.  By contributing to new works such as MATILDA THE MUSICAL, we ensure that Pittsburgh audiences will be among the first to see the very best that Broadway has to offer,” said Pittsburgh CLO Executive Producer Van Kaplan.

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to present the critically acclaimed MATILDA THE MUSICAL in collaboration with the Pittsburgh CLO,” shared Paul Organisak, Vice President of Programming for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.  “MATILDA THE MUSICAL celebrates imagination and illuminates the courage it takes to change one’s destiny.  Pittsburgh—a city re-imagined and re-made—will no doubt warmly receive this inspirational story about what can happen when you dare to dream.  No one should miss this spectacular story that began as a novel and is now a musical masterpiece.”

Winner of 50 international awards including 4 Tony awards and a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards including Best Musical, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is based on the beloved novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox). It is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny.

Birthday Party Credit: Joan Marcus

MATILDA THE MUSICAL is directed by Tony Award® winner Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage), who helms this production with a book by Tony Award®-winning playwright Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Australian comedian, musician and composer Tim Minchin.
The production has sets and costumes by Tony Award® winner Rob Howell, with choreography by Peter Darling, orchestrations, additional music and musical supervision by Christopher Nightingale, lighting by Tony Award® winner Hugh Vanstone, and sound by Simon Baker.


For single tickets, phone 412-456-6666.
To subscribe to the PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh Series, call (412) 456-1390 or visit Groups of 10 or more may contact the following to purchase group tickets:

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Group Sales: 412-471-6930 or
Pittsburgh CLO Group Sales: 412-325-1582 or
For additional information, visit:

THE RSC (Producer). The Royal Shakespeare Company creates theatre at its best, made in Stratford-upon-Avon and shared around the world. Everyone at the RSC – from actors to technicians, milliners to musicians – plays a part in creating the world you see on stage. Our work begins its life at our Stratford workshops and theatres and we bring it to the widest possible audience through our touring, residencies, live broadcasts and online activity. So wherever you experience the RSC, you experience work made in Shakespeare’s home town.

We encourage everyone to enjoy a lifelong relationship with Shakespeare and live theatre.  We produce an inspirational artistic programme each year, setting Shakespeare in context, alongside the work of his contemporaries and today’s writers.  We have trained generations of the very best theatre makers since the Company was founded and we continue to nurture the talent of the future. We reach 450,000 children and young people annually through our education work, transforming their experiences in the classroom, in performance and online.

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