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'Matilda' cast stricken with lice outbreak

'Matilda' cast stricken with lice outbreak

Talk about lousy press: According to a report from the New York Post's Page Six, the Broadway musical "Matilda" has been stricken with a lice outbreak, with at least six of the show's young players plagued by the insidious pests.

The news prompted one source to joke, “This is the worst outbreak Broadway has seen since the original company of ‘Hair’ got crabs." 

A representative for the show, playing at the Shubert Theatre, confirmed there had been a nit infestation among the cast but denied that it was kept a secret, as the Page Six item implied. 

"All backstage personnel were immediately made aware of this situation and it...