Scenes from Matilda the Musical
I got the chance to peek around backstage just before showtime and it was pretty cool — a window into the dark childhood landscapes of Roald Dahl.
The show’s been one of the most highly-reviewed of the season. It’s up for 12 Tony awards, including Best Musical — pitting it against Kinky Boots, which is also up for a slew of awards and was scored by Cyndi Lauper (a Queens native).
One award it won’t claim at the Tonys is for Best Actress. The 4 girls who took turns playing Matilda were ruled ineligible for a joint award. Oddly enough, the 3 guys who played the lead role in Billy Elliot did win the best actor award in 2006.