The Broadway cast of Matilda the Musical at the Shubert Theatre.
The Broadway cast of Matilda The Musical at the Shubert Theatre.
(© Joan Marcus)

Matilda The Musical has announced plans to launch a North American tour in May 2015. Following technical rehearsals and performances at New Haven's Shubert Theater, the tour will officially open at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. The production will make additional stops at the SHN Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco, Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre, the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas, among others during its first touring season. Casting and the complete schedule will be announced at a later date.

Matilda The Musical opened in April 2013 at Broadway's Shubert Theatre following a celebrated West End run in London that earned the production a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards. The Broadway mounting, starring original London cast members Bertie Carvel (Miss Trunchbull) and Lauren Ward (Miss Honey), earned four Tony Awards as well as a special Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre awarded to its four young stars Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon, and Milly Shapiro, who shared the title role.

Based on the best-selling novel by Roald Dahl, the musical features a score by Tim Minchin, a Tony-winning book by Dennis Kelly, and direction by Matthew Warchus.

For tickets to the Broadway production of Matilda The Musical, click here.