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    The Skinny

    Summer is upon us. Blockbuster movies, stale reruns, interminable heat, and plenty of outdoor grilling are the activities du jour. It's also a notoriously slow time for production. But fear not, the Skinny will be here, week in and week out, bringing you the latest news—such as the ...

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    Open Heart

    It only takes a minute. These are the 60 seconds between life and death that Robby Benson as creator-performer wishes to explore in this 90-minute musical.

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    Pyretown

    At the beginning and end of this artfully naturalistic two-hander by John Belluso, Dostoyevsky is used as a bookend motif.

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    The Family Room

    "The Family Room," presented by and at the Powerhouse Theatre, 3116 2nd St., Santa Monica. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. (dark Apr. 11). Apr. 2-May 8. $18. (866) 633-6246.

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    As You Like It

    "As You Like It," presented by Center Theatre Group at the Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave., L.A. Tue.-Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2 & 8 p.m. Sun. 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. (Feb. 13 & 27 and Mar. 13 & 27 only). Feb. 7-Mar. 27. $20-60. (213 ...

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    Smoke and Ice Follies

    "The Smoke and Ice Follies," presented by The Other Side of The Hill Productions in association with the Road Theatre, 5108 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Feb. 18-Apr. 24. $20. (866) 811-4111.

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    Good Will Affronting

    Written by the two unemployed female college classmates who also play Matt Damon and Ben Affleck onstage, Matt & Ben has had an amazing journey to success. First garnering honors at the New York International Fringe Festival, it instantly received rave reviews, national attention, and "Hottest Play in New York" status ...

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    Celebrity "Gifting" Reaps What Money Can't Buy

    What do you get for the star who apparently has everything? How about a diamond-encrusted bra and panty set?

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    Harron's Long Journey from 'Page' to Screen

    Although Bettie Page became an overnight sensation for her naughty girl poses in the 1950s, her recent journey to the big screen has been anything but facile.

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    Drama Desks Share Wealth

    The voters for this year's Drama Desk Awards decided to split the spoils, distributing their accolades among 14 different productions. Doubt, the Pulitzer Prize–winning drama about a priest accused of sexual abuse, and The Light in the Piazza, a romantic musical concerning a mother and daughter touring 1950s ...