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    REVIEWS THEATRE DANCE

    The blazing heat of the Present Company's uncooled Theatorium made Paul Scott Goodman's "Him & Her" a challenge to observe. What a shame: Goodman's musical two-hander, while imperfect, was one Fringe show crying out for maximum audience comfort, because Goodman, who appeared in the piece's first half ...

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    The Crucible

    Presented by David Richenthal, Manocherian/Leve/Boyett, Max Cooper, Allan S. Gordon, Roy Furman, Us Productions, Elan V. McAllister, Adam Epstein, Margo Lion in association with Dede Harris/Mort Swinsky, Clear Channel Entertainment, Old Ivy Productions, Jujamcyn Theaters, Jeffrey Ash, Berinstein/Selig, Golden/Skipper, Gene Korf, Robert Cole and by ...

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    TORN

    This oddly bleak moral drama, whose book is credited to playwrights Ramen Cromwell and Blake Goddard, can't be faulted for lack of ambition. Director David Lee's production ingeniously strives to create a heightened sense of reality through what is, essentially, an ingenious and imaginative new form of theatre ...

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    JIMMY CHRIST

    It sounds like a neat outrageous idea: a play about Jesus Christ's "less cool younger brother." The reality is a mistake even one of the older brother's miracles couldn't correct. In a television-oriented mush of bad old jokes played like outtakes from Leave It to Beaver, playwright ...

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    Family Fare

    On August 17, 1973, in a small theatre just off Melrose, actor James Gammon and several warrior-artists pledged their talent to a new enterprise, the Met Theatre Foundation. The theatre opened with William Inge's Bus Stop, directed by Gammon and produced by Nancy Gammon.

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    GYPSY

    Presented by Robert Fox, Ron Kastner, Roger Marino, Michael Watt, Harvey Weinstein, WWLC, casting by Jim Carnahan, at the Sam S. Shubert Theatre, 225 W. 44 St., NYC. Opened May 1 for an open run.

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    Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story

    Presented by Jim Kierstead as part of The Fourth Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival at the Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex, 312 W. 36 St., NYC, July 16-Aug. 3.

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    THE UNDERPANTS

    Sex and fame figure largely in Carl Sternheim's 1910 play Die Hose, adapted in the new millennium by Steve Martin. The production is light, poignant, and amply armed with Martin's sense of humor. But the story behind whatever prompted Martin to spend his time adapting the work of ...

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    SPANKED

    Never has the line between performance and therapy been so thoroughly eradicated as in this exploration of spanking as a function both disciplinary and erotic. Aaron Hartzler and Ian MacKinnon, who seem to be a lovely young couple, have decided that there is nothing, but nothing, too intimate when it ...

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    COLORS

    The five-minute play giveth and the five-minute play taketh away. It prompts energetic and compact writing, but, at the same time, it can promote awkward concepts and resolutions. The 16 short plays on display all concern the theme of colors—some primarily, some secondarily. The young cast tends to be ...