NEW YORK (AP) — Watch out, Broadway: The four little girls picked to play the telekinetic heroine Matilda in New York have been revealed — and they're already pretty magical.
Meet 9-year-old Sophia Gennusa, and 10-year-olds Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro, who will rotate playing the precocious lead when "Matilda the Musical" comes to New York next year.
The four — one from New York City, two from the surrounding area and one from Pennsylvania — will be making their Broadway debuts but don't lack confidence.
Says Milly: "I never thought this would happen when I was this age. I thought I'd be 16 before I did something like this."
The musical, now in London, is based on Roald Dahl's 1988 book about a girl who unleashes her magical powers.