Theater Buzz: Accident-prone 'Matilda' cast

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Roald Dahl's "Matilda The Musical." Photo Credit: Manuel Harlan

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THE SHOW "Matilda"

THE DEAL Christopher Sieber's debut as Miss Trunchbull in the Broadway production of "Matilda," which had been scheduled for last Tuesday, has been delayed for at least three weeks because of a hand fracture he sustained while rehearsing. Craig Bierko, who briefly played the role in the fall, also delayed his start date due to an injury during rehearsals, then quickly exited the show after only a few performances.

THE SHOW "A Night With Janis Joplin"

THE DEAL After completing its Broadway run at the Lyceum Theater, the Joplin musical will reopen at the Gramercy Theatre, a concert venue, starting April 10. Mary Bridget Davies, who played the title role, will return along with others from the Broadway cast.

THE SHOW "American Idiot"

THE DEAL Playwright Rolin Jones has been tapped to pen the forthcoming film adaptation of the rock musical "American Idiot," reports the Hartford Courant. Jones is currently working with Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong on "These Paper Bullets!" an adaptation of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing," at Yale Repertory Theatre.

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THE SHOW "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me"

THE DEAL Chiemi Karasawa's new film documentary about the iconic stage actress Elaine Stritch, which has played a few indie cinemas and film festivals so far, is now available on demand on several systems. Costs run from $5.99 to $6.99 -- considerably less than one of her live performances at the Carlyle.

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