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Meet the four young stars of Broadway's new musical 'Matilda' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Move over, Annie! Broadway has some new pint-size leading ladies vying for the spotlight: the four very young stars of the stage musical version of Roald Dahl’s classic Matilda, which begins performances March 4 before an official April 11 opening at the Shubert Theatre. The Royal Shakespeare Company production, already a hit in London, follows a precocious little girl who must overcome bad parents, a lonely childhood, and a vicious headmistress.

Nine-year-old Sophia Gennusa and 10 year-olds Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon, and Milly Shapiro will share the role Billy Elliot-style, rotating performances. In this exclusive clip, the quartet of Broadway first-timers display both an imaginative energy and a sense of mischief that helped get them the gig. As the girls sing in the show, “Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty.”

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Get pumped for 'Matilda the Musical' on Broadway- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

What’s your favorite Roald Dahl book? The Witches, The BFG, and James and the Giant Peach are all good choices, but no one can deny that Matilda‘s the real classic. Well, the book is finally making its Broadway debut this spring (25 years after the publication of Dahl’s original story) when Matilda the Musical opens on April 11 at the Shubert Theatre — and we’ve got an exclusive teaser trailer with fans and those involved in the production (including the actresses playing Matilda in the different showings) talking about their excellent source material. READ FULL STORY

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