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Matilda The Musical

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225 W 44th St, Shubert Theatre, New York City, NY 10036-3964
+1 212-239-6200
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The worst ever

I have been attending Broadway shows for 30 years. This is the WORST show I have ever attended... read more

Reviewed April 16, 2017
Gary H
A truly revolting show!!!👍

Matilda the musical was a spectacular show!! I'm very sad to announce that the show has left... read more

Reviewed March 24, 2017
Daniel O
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225 W 44th St, Shubert Theatre, New York City, NY 10036-3964
+1 212-239-6200
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Reviewed April 16, 2017

I have been attending Broadway shows for 30 years. This is the WORST show I have ever attended. Couldn't wait for intermission to leave.

1  Thank Gary H
Reviewed March 24, 2017 via mobile

Matilda the musical was a spectacular show!! I'm very sad to announce that the show has left broadway about a couple months ago😭 But anyway the show had a amazing story that was filled with comedy, great singing, amazing dance numbers along with actors!! The...More

Thank Daniel O
Reviewed January 26, 2017 via mobile

I attended with my wife and children, aged 7-21, and we absolutely loved this musical, which was performed flawlessly and produced brilliantly, relatively true to the book. The special effects were used very effectively and the venue is perfectly suited for the genre. I would...More

1  Thank Alikchi
Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

This was a fun Broadway show. The props were great and the tunes were catchy. Children would absolutely love this, but personally I didn't think the performers were as good as I have seen in other musicals.

Thank Shannon R
Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

This is a must go with young kids. Have a 9 yr old and she enjoyed every minute of it. Having read the book helped it even more just mind blowing how these kids had so much talent. Tip - if you are someone who...More

1  Thank Hozyr
Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Go see it. Maybe not in New York though where it unfortunately just closed!! Fabulous show and cast!!

Thank BuildThisLove
Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed Matilda - my 8 year old daughter proclaimed it her favorite. I had been warned it was too dark, but it was not. It was true to the essential story line of the original novel. Content, while serious in nature, was well presented...More

2  Thank catskill2016
Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

An adorable show with a wonderfully talented young cast. We thought we would like the show but it was even better than expected. The kids are still singing all the songs from the show.

Thank Deadgrass
Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

This was the 2nd show in as many days for our 4 day stopover in New York. The theatre itself was situated towards the back of our hotel so was perfect. The theatre itself was very small but ideal for the show. We were situated...More

Thank CR7_Whit
Reviewed December 26, 2016

Anywhere besides Broadway this would be a 5+ star attraction. That said, it was excellent, and the kids loved the story and performances. The one and only drawback is, in comparison to other shows on Broadway, it just isn't exceptionally better than the others.

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DeeDee P
Has anyone stood in line at the ticket office 1-2 hours prior to the show to get discounted tickets? I did this for Jersey Boys and it was fabulous and cheap?
September 25, 2016|
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Response from JEAskew | Reviewed this property |
Tried it for Matilda and I even thought if we did it New Year's Eve, it might work, but not this time. This was at The Kennedy Ctr, in DC. Great show, though, and worth the price.
Has anyone seen the show from the balcony. We're looking at the prices and worrying that if we book balcony seats we may not be able to see the stage! Thanks
September 23, 2015|
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Response from Dfeld4706 | Reviewed this property |
We sat in the balcony. It is a super steep incline. We sat midway in the section. Obviously, you are a far from the stage, but I did not mind the view and my children certainly did not either. Just be careful or else you... More
Do you know if tickets for Matilda can be purchased at a discount price in the TKSB in Times Square?
April 30, 2015|
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Response from PriMax83 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can purchase discounted tickets.