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AndrewAndrew Insta-Review Matilda, Motown + More


The Big Knife at the American Airlines Theater
Clifford Odets' plays are enjoying a nice posthumous run on Broadway with the revival of the epic Golden Boy and now the more intimate The Big Knife. Does this golden-era Hollywood-thriller deserve an award or should it have been left on the cutting room floor?

The Call at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater
When an infertile white couple goes to Africa to adopt a child, racially-charged humor ensues. Find out whether we're ready to adopt this new play in our review!

Motown at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater

Back when we still had juke boxes, 45s released by Motown would have most likely dominated the selection in any given juke-joint. Founder Barry Gordy's stable of artists collectively produced more number-one hits than any single artist could dream of, so giving the label its own musical treatment seems like a no-brainer. But does Mr. Gordy have the brains to pen the book himself? Can a mega-mix of short pop songs ranging from "Reet Petite" to "Super Freak" create a cohesive musical theater experience?

MATILDA at the Shubert Theater
Based on the much-beloved children's book by notorious weirdo Roald Dahl -- who also wrote the The Witches, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, etc. -- Matilda is the biggest thing to hit musical theater in recent memory. It's finally made it to the American theater, but is this kid over-hyped or truly gifted? Find out in our review!

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