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'Matilda' to kick off North American tour in LA in 2015

'Matilda' to kick off North American tour in LA in 2015

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- "Matilda the Musical" is to kick off a North American tour in Los Angeles in May 2015, producers announced Thursday.

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Gene Wilder didn't care for Tim Burton's 'Wonka' remake

NEW YORK, June 15 (UPI) -- U.S. comedian Gene Wilder, who starred in 1971's "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," said he didn't like the 2005 remake and doesn't care for Tim Burton.
'Kinky Boots,' 'Pippin,' 'Vanya,' 'Woolf' win big at Tony Awards

'Kinky Boots,' 'Pippin,' 'Vanya,' 'Woolf' win big at Tony Awards

NEW YORK, June 9 (UPI) -- "Kinky Boots," the feel-good story about a British factory that produces fabulous shoes for drag queens, was named Best Musical at the Tony Awards in New York.

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Three arrested in Oompa Loompa attack

NORWICH, England, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- British police said they have arrested a trio of suspects in an assault involving four attackers, two of whom were dressed as Oompa Loompas.

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'Matilda' to open on Broadway in April

'Matilda' to open on Broadway in April

NEW YORK, July 19 (UPI) -- The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of "Matilda the Musical" is to open on Broadway next spring, producers announced Thursday.
'Matilda' wins 7 Olivier Awards

'Matilda' wins 7 Olivier Awards

LONDON, April 16 (UPI) -- The London stage adaptation of Roald Dahl's children's book "Matilda" has won seven Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical.

'Matilda' to open on Broadway in 2013

NEW YORK, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company says it is planning for its production of "Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical" to open in New York in early 2013.
'Matilda' musical heading to U.K. stage

'Matilda' musical heading to U.K. stage

YORK, England, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- "Matilda, a Musical," based on Roald Dahl's novel, is scheduled to open at England's Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, a tourism company announced.
Sam Mendes developing 'Chocolate' musical

Sam Mendes developing 'Chocolate' musical

LONDON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- British theater and movie director Sam Mendes is producing a stage musical adaptation of the children's book, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."

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Midget remark sparks brawl

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- A brawl broke out in a Las Vegas bar this week when a short person dressed in an Oompa Loompa costume took offense at being called a midget.
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Roald Dahl ( /ˈroʊ.ɑːl ˈdɑːl/, Norwegian: ; 13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a British novelist, short story writer, fighter pilot and screenwriter.

Born in Llandaff, Cardiff, to Norwegian parents, he served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, in which he became a flying ace and intelligence agent, rising to the rank of Wing Commander. Dahl rose to prominence in the 1940s with works for both children and adults, and became one of the world's best-selling authors. He has been referred to as "one of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th century". In 2008 The Times placed Dahl sixteenth on their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". His short stories are known for their unexpected endings, and his children's books for their unsentimental, often very dark humour.

Some of his notable works include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, George's Marvellous Medicine, Fantastic Mr Fox, Matilda, The Witches, and The Big Friendly Giant.

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