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TIME Magazine’s #1 Show of the Year, “Matilda The Musical” is making its Nebraska premiere as part of the Lied Center for Performing Arts’ Glenn Korff Broadway Series. Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Dodgers, the first national tour of “Matilda The Musical” will perform a six show run at the Lied Center May 31 – June 3, 2017. Tickets will be available as part of a season ticket subscription package starting May 12.

Winner of 50 international awards including 4 Tony Awards ® and a record-breaking 7 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. 

“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.

“We are so thrilled to have the Nebraska premiere of one of Broadway’s newest and most popular family musicals,” said Bill Stephan, Lied Center Executive Director. “This magical show is going to be a huge hit with all ages and is one of the big highlights of our season.”

Performances run from May 31 – June 3, 2017. The Lied Center will announce the remainder of the 2016/2017 season on May 12, when season tickets go on sale.

About The Royal Shakespeare Company (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. www.rsc.org.uk

About the Dodgers (Producer)

Dodger Properties is a producing partnership hatched at BAM in 1978 by 6 friends: Michael David, Edward Strong, Rocco Landesman, Des McAnuff, Doug Johnson and Sherman Warner. From the initial foothold in Brooklyn, the Dodger family grew, migrated to the NY Shakespeare Festival, then to off and on Broadway, where their productions have garnered a host of national (Tony, Drama Critics Circle, Obie) and international (Olivier, Helpmann and Dora) awards. Current Broadway: Matilda, Jersey Boys. Other Broadway: “42nd Street,” “Urinetown,” “The Farnsworth Invention,” “Dracula,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Into the Woods” (’87 and ’02), “The Music Man,” “Titanic,” “Wrong Mountain,” “Footloose,” “Mandy Patinkin,” “High Society,” “1776,” “…Forum,” “The King and I,” “The Who’s Tommy,” Ralph Fiennes’ “Hamlet,” “Guys and Dolls,” “Once Upon a Mattress,” “How to Succeed…,” “Jelly’s Last Jam,” “The Secret Garden,” “Prelude to a Kiss,” “The Gospel at Colonus,” “Big River,” “Pump Boys and Dinettes.” In addition to Matilda and Jersey Boys on Broadway, the Dodgers are producers of current Jersey Boys productions in London, Las Vegas, and touring productions in North America and the United Kingdom

The RSC Literary Department is generously supported by THE DRUE HEINZ TRUST.