Tim will be joining his partners in crime – writer Dennis Kelly, director Matthew Warchus and actor Bertie Carvel – to talk to Charlie Rose about the runaway success of Broadway’s hottest new show (not that we’re biased or anything), Matilda the Musical.
The show will air tonight, 15th May 2013, in America on PBS. The time that the show airs depends on which your region you’re in, so to find out when you’ll be able to see it, please visit the PBS website. As a rough guide though, it’ll be somewhere between 10pm and 11pm. The show will be repeated tomorrow lunchtime and the interview will be available on the Charlie Rose website shortly afterwards.
Charlie Rose also airs internationally on Bloomberg Television the next day, so those in the UK will be able to catch it tomorrow night, 16th May 2013 at 10pm. Bloomberg Television is also available on Foxtel in Australia, where it should air at 1am on the 17th May 2013, but please check your local listings.
Theater Talk is co-hosted by Michael Riedel (Broadway columnist for the New York Post) and series producer Susan Haskins. In April they recorded an episode devoted to Matilda The Musical, on Broadway, talking to Tim, Dennis Kelly and Bertie Carvel.
The episode aired originally on Thirteen/WNET in New York and WGBH in Boston and CUNY TV have now put it up on their YouTube channel for a wider audience:
The series is produced by Theater Talk Productions, a not-for-profit corporation and is funded by contributions from private foundations and individuals, as well as The New York State Council on the Arts. www.cuny.tv/show/theatertalk
Last night, the 2013 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards ceremony was held at the Time Warner Center.
Tim collected the award for Favorite New Song for ‘When I Grow Up’ and Bertie Carvel won Favorite Breakthrough Performance. Three of Tim’s songs had been nominated as we blogged here. Thank you to all those who cast their votes for Matilda.
There’s more: On Friday Matilda the Musical won Best Musical at the 78th annual New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards! The Circle comprises twenty six drama critics from the daily newspapers, magazines and wire services, based in the New York City area. They meet twice a year, at the end of each theatre season, to vote on the awards.
Oh and voting opened on the 2nd May for the 11th Annual BroadwayWorld.com Awards and runs until 31st May 2013. Matilda the Musical has NINE nominations:
Best Musical Best Score – Tim Minchin Best Book of a Musical – Dennis Kelly Best Choreography – Peter Darling Best Direction of a Musical – Matthew Warchus Best Leading Actor in a Musical – Bertie Carvel Best Lighting Design – Hugh Vanstone Best Scenic Design – Rob Howell Best Sound Design of a Musical – Simon N. Baker
So if you’ve got more voting juice left in your typing fingers, then please click here to vote.
You can read more about the show’s story and see photos, videos and reviews on the Matilda Page. Or check out the HUGE list of further awards the show is nominated for this year, including twelve Tonys.
On Sunday, Tim performed ‘My House’ from Matilda The Musical at the glamorous Olivier Awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London. The audience loved it but was not shown on the ITV highlights (tut tut!) so just in case you’ve missed the many tweets about it over the last few days here it is:
If you’ve missed our earlier announcements: Tim’s reprising his award-winning performance as Judas Iscariot for the Australian arena tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, while Melanie C and Ben Forster will also be returning in their roles from the UK production as Mary Magdalene and Jesus.
Deal or No Deal host Andrew O’Keefe will play King Herod and Jon Stevens, who appeared as Judas Iscariot in the 1992 Australian arena tour of the show is taking on the role of Pontius Pilate.
Matilda the Musical on Broadway has earned itself a whopping TWELVE nominations for this year’s Tony Awards!
Best Musical Best Book of a Musical – Dennis Kelly Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre – Tim Minchin (Music & Lyrics) Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical – Bertie Carvel (Miss Trunchbull) Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical – Gabriel Ebert (Mr Wormwood) Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical – Lauren Ward (Miss Honey) Best Direction of a Musical – Matthew Warchus Best Choreography – Peter Darling Best Orchestrations – Chris Nightingale Best Scenic Design of a Musical – Rob Howell Best Costume Design of a Musical – Rob Howell Best Lighting Design of a Musical – Hugh Vanstone
Tony Honours for Excellence in the Theatre – The four actresses who created the title role of Matilda The Musical on Broadway: Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro.
For the full list of nominations in each category visit the Tony Awards website. The 67th Annual Tony Awards ceremony will take place on the 9th June, 2013, at Radio City Music Hall. There will be a CBS telecast and outdoor Times Square simulcast.
Congratulations to Tim and everyone at Matilda The Musical Broadway on this amazing news! (more…)
It’s the Olivier Awards 2013 ceremony at the Royal Opera House, in London, tonight! The glamorous and star-studded event, which honours the very best in British theatre, will be hosted by Sheridan Smith and Hugh Bonneville.
Tim’ll be there, looking spiffing and twinkly, presenting the award for Best New Musical and he’ll be performing a song from the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Matilda The Musical, for which he wrote the music and lyrics.
In April, last year, having received the maximum possible ten nominations, Matilda The Musical skipped away with a Guinness World Record breaking SEVEN 2012 Laurence Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical!
This year Matilda The Musical is up for yet another: The BBC Radio 2 Audience Award, which is a chance for theatre audiences to bestow this accolade on their favourite long-running London show. You can see who Matilda is up against and the full list of 2013 nominees here.
The Awards run from 6:30pm to 9.30pm and ITV is showing 90 minutes of highlights 10:15pm to 11:45pm. This will be on the ITV Player next week.
Tomorrow evening, Thursday 18th April 2013, 9:30pm – 10:30pm, The South Bank Show on Sky Arts 1 profiles Tim!
Melvyn Bragg talks to Tim about his career, his love of language, rhymes, satire and exploring taboos. There will be live footage of Tim performing at the Royal Albert Hall with the fabulous Heritage Orchestra and from the Coronet gig in London last year.
The programme traces quite a bit of Tim’s early life in Australia, his childhood, education, early career and eventual decision to move to the UK. Tim’s brother Dan gets to spill some Minchin beans and you’ll even see some family photos.
In the studio Tim performs ‘When I Grow Up’ from Matilda The Musical and talks about writing the music and lyrics for the show. Director Matthew Warchus and writer Dennis Kelly are interviewed about working with him on the project.
You’ll find more details about the show and three taster clips, including one with Tim talking about controversy and another about Matilda The Musical on the Sky Arts website here.
The programme will be repeated on Thursday 18th April at 12:45am, Sky Arts 1 and on Sunday 21st April at 1:05am, Sky Arts 1.
There are 16 categories and Matilda The Musical has been nominated in five of them, including Favorite Musical. Three of Tim’s songs are up for Favorite song and Bertie Carvel is listed in three categories for reprising his role as the hilarious and formidable Miss Trunchbull.
Favorite New Musical – Matilda Favorite Actor in a Musical – Bertie Carvel, Matilda Favorite Diva Performance – Bertie Carvel, Matilda Favorite Breakthrough Performance – Bertie Carvel, Matilda Favorite New Song – ‘Revolting Children’, Matilda; ‘The Smell of Rebellion’, Matilda and ‘When I Grow Up’, Matilda.
Last night the New York production of Matilda The Musical, for which Tim wrote the music and lyrics, opened at the Shubert Theatre on Broadway to delighted cheers and a full standing ovation. The show, which has been in previews since the 4th March 2013, is today swinging high, feet kicking up to the sky at the marvellously glowing reviews across the board:
The New York Times
Ben Brantley describes Matilda as “the most satisfying and subversive musical ever to come out of Britain, where it was nurtured into life by the Royal Shakespeare Company… even more glorious than we were promised… truly revolutionary.”
The Washington Post
Peter Marks says “‘Matilda’ [is] by some large and tickling measure the most splendiferous new musical of the year…
With a delectably clever score by Tim Minchin and a slyly evocative book by Dennis Kelly, the musical, is distinguished by its wonderful look and a caliber of choreography for young people you rarely ever experience.” (more…)