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James Corden Gives 'Matilda The Musical' A Hilarious Trump Twist

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 03.21.2017 | Comedy

You’ll never watch “Matilda the Musical” in the same way again. “Late Late Show” host James Corden gave the stage adaption of Roald Dahl’s...

Eight Characters From Literature We Love To Hate

Louise Verity | Posted 02.20.2017 | Home
Louise Verity

Watching a film, binge watching on a tv series, reading a book. We love a great plot line, but it’s the characters we invest in that keep us interes...

Ever Wonder Where 'Matilda' Is Now? Let Her Tell You.

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 09.13.2016 | Women

If you were a kid in the ‘90s or early 2000s, chances are you’d recognize a young Mara Wilson. Whether she was captivating audiences as the brave ...

Mara Wilson Wants to Know 'What Are You Afraid Of?'

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 08.16.2016 | Comedy
Courtney M. Soliday

'WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF?' HOSTED BY MARA WILSON THURSDAY, AUGUST 25th 7:30PM FEATURING JO FIRESTONE, WILL MILES, AND LYSSA MANDEL WHO: Host Mara Wils...

Stars in the Alley Brings Broadway to People For Free

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.07.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

In 2001, back when I was fairly new to being a theater reporter, Clive Barnes reviewed Rosie O'Donnell in Seussical. I was shocked to read this senten...

'Matilda the Musical' Cast Member Cassie Silva Talks of Her Time in Detroit for a Mid-March Run

Kelly Frazier | Posted 03.09.2017 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Now another generation gets to see a new adaptation of Matilda from its original stage performances in England, starting back in 2010-11 onward to its Broadway debut in 2013 and its touring company that started last summer.

Thoughts on Preteen Theater: 'Wimpy Kid' Sans Iconis, 'Akeelah and the Bee', 'Woodsman' and More

Cara Joy David | Posted 01.28.2017 | Arts
Cara Joy David

As of late, I get a lot of questions on what to take a preteen to from adults who want something they see as slightly more mature than a Disney show b...

Aladdin Continues to Introduce Audiences to A Whole New World

Cara Joy David | Posted 12.22.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Every week when the grosses come in, I think: "Wow, look at Aladdin go." I thought this even last winter, the winter not being known as a great time f...

Happy Birthday, Danny DeVito! Celebrate the Actor's Birthday With His Greatest Quotes

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 11.17.2016 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

Danny DeVito has been called a "national treasure." At 5-foot-nada, the kid from the Jersey shore has thrived as an actor, prolific producer (Pulp Fic...

Thoughts on On Your Feet!'s Lead, Blackbird's Tony Chances, Waitress and More

Cara Joy David | Posted 11.04.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

I think we've all gotten too used to actors doing less than eight performances a week. And we're also all too accepting of my least favorite trend -- the whole "s/he'll only do 6 performances a week but we won't tell you which" phenomenon.

Star Of 'Matilda' Has Some Amazing 'Matilda' And Harry Potter Ideas

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 09.30.2015 | Entertainment

Mara Wilson, star of the beloved film "Matilda," recently tweeted out the ultimate fan-fiction cross over: a "Matilda" and "Harry Potter" mashup. Oh, ...

5th Avenue's Matilda, The Musical is an Upbeat, Sophisticated, Vibrant Show With Amazing Child Performers

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 08.31.2016 | Arts
L. Steven Sieden

Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre presentation of the Broadway hit musical Matilda is a family-oriented show highlighted by outstanding performances and a staging that keeps the audience engaged throughout.

Spring Broadway Entry Shuffle Along -- a Revival?

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.24.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

The new release does indeed make the show sound more like a revival with some bonus extras. There are three possible explanations I can think of for this change in slant.

The Little Girl From 'Matilda' Kind Of Grew Up To Become Matilda

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.29.2015 | Entertainment

Whatever happened to the little girl from "Matilda"? Did she go on to have a wonderful life with Miss Honey? Did she spend the rest of her days in the...

Matilda at the Ahmanson

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 06.08.2016 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

Photo by Joan Marcus Matilda, the musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's 1988 children's classic, has some delightful moments, including a devilish turn ...

First Nighter: The Marcy Heisler-Zina Goldrich Musical 'Ever After' an Unlikely Ever After

David Finkle | Posted 06.05.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

Compounding the trouble for Heisler is that she hasn't constructed a taut version of the old story. Her treatment, perhaps due to unwisely hewing to the film, is overrun with plot diversions and digressions.

Advertising Theater on Television -- What Works

Cara Joy David | Posted 05.04.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

What brings people to the theater? I talk a lot about that each day with various producers and press agents. Of course, if anyone really knew an exact answer, many more shows would be successful. Instead we all try our best to guess.

A Look Back at Broadway 2014

Cara Joy David | Posted 03.17.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

It's a little hard for me because I tend to think more in terms of Tony Awards seasons and less in terms of calendar years. That said, "favorite show" is not "favorite new show;" it is really "favorite show open in 2014," which is easier.

Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol Makes the Jump From Beloved Holiday Special to Broadway

Jim Hill | Posted 02.09.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Here's a challenge for all of you Christmas trivia buffs out there: Name the first-ever animated holiday special produced especially for television.

The Fabulous Broadway Season So Far

Cara Joy David | Posted 12.20.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Is this the best fall theater season in years? I think so. While I don't do reviews really, I felt the need to discuss this amazing season we're having. It would kick last season's butt in almost any competition.

A Gentleman's Guide of Success

Cara Joy David | Posted 11.23.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

I am happy Gentleman's Guide won the Tony Award. I didn't care ahead of the big night (unlike the previous year, when I desperately wanted Matilda), but, sitting there with a full house, I was happy for it and the audiences who will leave laughing.

Tony Night: Awards and After-Parties

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.10.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

It's the culmination of every New York theater industry professional's year. It's the time to put on nice clothes, watch an award show and then go celebrate the theater community.

For the Love of Theater

Cara Joy David | Posted 07.21.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

A few weeks ago, I wasn't feeling so great. My allergies were bothering me and I was tired, as I often am this time of year. Then I went to the theater. Miraculously I felt better during Act One.

Lice in the spotlight

Kate Solomon | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Kate Solomon

As camp season arrives, we can't tell our children not to play next to each other or bunk together. That is what camp is about. But we can certainly acknowledge that lice strikes anyone, and we can be on the lookout for the signs of lice

WATCH: 'Matilda' Star On Why She Really Quit Acting

HuffPost Live | Posted 12.02.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Former child actress Mara Wilson joins HuffPost Live to discuss the pressure of growing up on film shoots for Hollywood hits like "Matilda."...