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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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    A Sextet of Dysfunction

    Robot vs. Dinosaur is one of those youthfully ambitious theatre companies that dreams of revitalizing the supposedly stale New York theatre scene.

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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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    Black Watch

    Movement, music, journalism, and drama combine for a unique theatrical experience in the National Theatre of Scotland's production ofBlack Watch.

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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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    Avenue X

    This production, set in the doo-wop world of Gravesend, Brooklyn, in 1963, is technically superb and, ironically, ultimately soulless.

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    My First Time

    As cyber technology seeps deeper into our existence, theatre, like every other aspect of daily life, is gradually becoming more fragmentary, like the bytes and bits that make up our superfast, limited-attention-span world.

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    The Orestia

    In David Johnston's freewheeling adaptation, the playwright has condensed the famed Greek tragedy of supreme familial dysfunction into a mere two hours.

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    Bye, Bye Big Guy

    Musical comedy construction can't get more ramshackle thanBye, Bye Big Guy, which uses a memorial service for Rumpelstiltskin as a jumping-off point to spoof all things showbiz.

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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.