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    1001 Beds

    Performance art covers a multitude of sins, from catharsis to polemic to exhibitionism and back again. Now we have to add a new subcategory to the genre: infomercial for a book launch.

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    Moby Dick -- Rehearsed

    Tragedy comes on many levels in Orson Welles'Moby Dick--Rehearsed, from its backstory of Welles' ongoing multiple attempts to reimagine Mellville's novel to the tale itself.

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    Ernest in Love (In Concert)

    Ernest in Love, with book and lyrics by Anne Croswell and music by Lee Pockriss, was born the same year as Back Stage: 1960.

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    Land of the Undead

    Notable for its effective use of story-theatre techniques,Land of the Undeadis a vivid vest-pocket production looking for a new dimension or two in its well-worn story.

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    A Very Common Procedure

    A Very Common Procedureis a title tinged with painful irony, meant to refer to a medical operation that, unusually, claims the life of an infant.

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    Split Ends

    Messy, uneven, but with good body and bounce, Venus Opal Reese's one-woman showSplit Endsis a dramatized bad-hair day.

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    Leslie Kritzer is Patti Lupone at Les Mouches

    There's never been anything like Leslie Kritzer's re-creation at Joe's Pub of Patti LuPone's 1980 closing night at the now-long-defunct Les Mouches.

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    Open Door

    There may currently be no more savage sight on a New York stage than the perversely playful dance of executive hedonism that kicks off this fantastic multimedia work.

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    Live Girls

    In the compellingLive Girls, playwright Victoria Stewart examines the implications of interview-inspired performance.

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    Grey Gardens

    It's unnecessary to watchGrey Gardens, the 1975 documentary, to appreciate the musical.