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    ‘Justin Love’ Asks, Will Movie Stars Ever Come Out of the Closet?

    With a book co-written by one of L.A.’s most noteworthy publicists and a delightfully irreverent score screwing the movie business to its sticking place, the fresh new musical “Justin Love” emerges as a great Hollywood love story.

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    LA Review: 'Leading Ladies'

    International City Theatre delivers an effervescent, self-assured staging of Ken Ludwig's "Leading Ladies" that makes the most of his genius for farce.

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    Absurd Person Singular

    At South Coast Repertory, director David Emmes gives Alan Ayckbourn’s “Absurd Person Singular” an ideally cast staging, its finger on the pulse of this tragicomic masterwork.

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    LA Review: 'Very Still and Hard to See'

    Steve Yockey's eerie excursion into the surreal and the supernatural, "Very Still and Hard to See," at the Production Company, combines comedy with menace.

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    Splendid ‘Coney Island Christmas’ Has a Lot to Say About Life

    Donald Margulies’ heartwarming and hilarious “Coney Island Christmas,” at Geffen Playhouse, could help heal a troubled world with a dollop of truth and a sleigh load of humor.

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    LA Review: 'War Horse'

    The first U.S. touring production of "War Horse" is a technical and visual triumph, a grandly theatrical, warmly human fable dealing with universal truths.

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    Raised in Captivity

    As dysfunctional families go, the one in "Raised in Captivity," spawning estranged twin nutcases Sebastian and Bernadette, might be one of the most twisted.

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    'One Night With Janis Joplin' Brilliantly Conjures an Icon

    For anyone old enough to remember the Queen, Pasadena Playhouse’s “One Night With Janis Joplin” will make the past 40-plus years melt like a grilled cheese sandwich in a microwave.

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    LA Review: 'Marisol'

    The Harold Clurman Laboratory Theatre and the Art of Acting Studio give José Rivera's surreal 1993 drama "Marisol" a vibrant L.A. premiere.

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    The Escort

    In Jane Anderson's highly provocative new play, there are echoes of such works as Mike Nichols' "The Graduate" and a hint of classic French sex farce.