New date announced for ‘Matilda’ with NJ Symphony and Danny DeVito

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Danny DeVito with Mara Wilson, center, and Rhea Perlman in the 1996 film “Matilda.”

Danny DeVito — who directed, co-produced and co-starred in the 1996 movie “Matilda” — will provide live narration for it when it screens, with live music by the New Jersey Symphony, at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. And David Newman, who composed the music, will conduct his own score.

Three actors from the original movie — Pam Ferris (Miss Trunchbull), Rhea Perlman (Mrs. Wormwood) and Mara Wilson (Matilda) — will also make appearances. DeVito played the title character’s father in the film, in addition to serving as its narrator.

This event was originally scheduled for September but was postponed because of the Screen Actors Guild strike.

Tickets go on sale Dec. 19 at 10 a.m.; visit VIP tickets will include a post-concert meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with DeVito and Newman.

The movie was based on Roald Dahl’s 1988 novel about a girl with telekinetic powers that also inspired a musical that debuted in England in 2010.


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