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Matilda to start in Sydney
The four actresses who share the title role in Matilda The Musical on Broadway. Picture: AP

The award winning West End Broadway musical Matilda is coming to Sydney.

The stage adaptation of Roald Dahl's much-loved novel Matilda will premiere at the Lyric Theatre in 2015, the NSW government announced on Thursday.

"This will be a fantastic addition to the NSW events calendar," Premier Barry O'Farrell said.

Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Matilda's musical score was written by Perth-raised musician Tim Minchin.

NSW Minister for Tourism George Souris estimated the show will generate more than $35 million.

"Great musicals have a clear appeal to visitors from intrastate, interstate and overseas," he said in a statement.

Since coming on stage in 2010, Matilda The Musical has won seven Olivier Awards and last year collected four Tony Awards.

The show's Australian premiere is scheduled for August next year.

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