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Broadway review: No holding back 'Matilda,' the best family musical in years
NEW YORK - No smart kid likes condescension. And any halfway clever mum or dad quickly figures out that the way to get a willful child, and they must all be willful, to love something is to pretend that they really should not like it all. That is, to a great extent, a manifestation of the gospel according to Roald Dahl, the cunning British literary satirist who disguised his moral lessons on the importance of education, books and human kindness within a delicious, kid-friendly embrace of bad behavior and anti-establishment trickery.
April 11, 2013