Tony and Olivier award-winning musical Matilda has announced it will play its final Broadway performance of 1 January 2017.

The production opened on 11 April 2013 and will have played 37 previews and 1,555 regular performances at the Shubert Theatre.

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, with book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda is the captivating musical masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dares to change her destiny.

The role of Matilda is so demanding that the show employs four different young actresses who alternate in the title role.

Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers, Matilda has recouped its initial $16 million investment.

Tim Minchin’s next musical, Groundhog Day, based on the film starring Bill Murray is scheduled to open at London’s Old Vic theatre in August 2016 and to open on Broadway in early 2017 at a theatre to be announced.