If you were a bookish, dreamy child of the 90s, it’s likely that you remember Mara Wilson. Star of Matilda, the 1996 film adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic, Wilson’s performance nourished the souls of those of us who sought refuge in our bookcases. Over the last two decades, Wilson has stepped away from Hollywood…
Looks like there's a lil' lice breakout happening behind the scenes of Broadway's Matilda. The news isn't terribly shocking considering just how many kids are in the cast, but it's still the teensiest bit horrifying. Think about it — all those lice, all those wigs.
The Broadway version of Matilda the Musical is trying to exorcise its thornier British-isms before opening for thick-skulled, waxy-eared American audiences, among which there is hardly a single theatergoer with a real appreciation for the British idiom.
[Great Missenden, England, August 17. Josie Griffiths Adrianna Bertola and Kerry Ingram pose for pictures at the home of the late author Roald Dahl.]