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    Aristocrats

    Stories about once-wealthy families and the homes and land they can no longer support are ubiquitous on New York's stages these days.

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    Shinbone Alley (In Concert)

    The 1957 Broadway musicalShinbone Alleystarred Eddie Bracken and Eartha Kitt and ran just 49 performances.

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    Mixed Tape 2007

    The concept forMixed Tape 2007is interesting. One playwright writes a short play, then a second scribe takes one character from this scene and writes her own short play.

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    Henry V

    Watching the magnetic energy and smart staging brought to this rendering of Shakespeare's buoyant history is like being courtside at a great basketball game—and there's great language to boot.

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    The Fall and Rise of the Rising Fallen

    Spinal Tap wasn't a real band, but it was made up of people playing music, thus, uh, making it a band.

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    Roberta (In Concert)

    Jerome Kern's melodious 1933 ode to Paris fashion might seem an odd choice for the modest means of producer Mel Miller's enterprising company.

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    Capture Now

    Josh Jonas is a suitable storyteller, but his writing inCapture Now, his one-man show about brotherly bonds, could use some serious work.

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    The Bully Pulpit

    A first-rate monodrama, elegantly written and piquantly performed by Michael O. Smith,The Bully Pulpitpresents a splendid theatrical portrait of Theodore Roosevelt.

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    Moonlight

    The genius of Harold Pinter is his ability to take commonplace situations and ordinary people, then warp their world with a hyper-realistic, often illogical theatricality.

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    Griot: He Who Speaks The Sweet Word

    More than mere storytelling,Griot: He Who Speaks the Sweet Wordbrilliantly enlightens and uplifts as it dramatizes the history of Africans in America through the beat, the word, and lots of creativity. Subtitled "a choreopoem," it skillfully weaves music, movement, and text, beginning with "the beat as the transportation system ...