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'Matilda the Musical' Will Close on Broadway in January

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    Joan Marcus
    Mattea Conforti, Mimi Ryder, Alexandra Vlachos and Rileigh McDonald in "Matilda the Musical."

    After three years on Broadway, “Matilda the Musical” is saying goodbye.

    The musical based on the beloved Roald Dahl story will close at the Shubert Theatre on Jan. 1, 2017, having played 37 previews and 1,555 regular performances.

    “Matilda” transferred to Broadway in April 2013 from London’s West End, where a production remains open. A production is also touring North America.

    Featuring a score by Tim Minchin, “Matilda” tells the story of a magical young girl who dares to challenge authority. Direction comes from Matthew Warchus. The show won four 2013 Tony Awards, including one for Dennis Kelly’s book.

    In all, 19 young actresses have rotated the title role on Broadway, in groups of four. The original four actresses in the role -- Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro -- also received Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theater for their work.

    For tickets and information, visit matildathemusical.com.