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    Garrison Keillor: Man in Tux & Red Shoes with Piano

    When Garrison Keillor picked up the cordless microphone to begin his first Feinstein's at Loews Regency number, the fool contraption was off. He tried the mike on a second mike stand. Nothing.

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    The Scene

    Plays are like road trips. Sometimes they start full of optimism, and the ride is smooth and uneventful. Sometimes they start full of optimism and then the brakes fail.

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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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    All That Fall

    It's Samuel Beckett's 100th birthday this year and, for all Sam's fans, here's an opportunity to view a rarely produced work.

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    On the Levee

    Like the object of its title, Marcus Gardley's "play with music" attempts to contain an ocean of ideas, characters, and plots, but the foundation is too weak, and the audience winds up getting soaked.

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    Never Norman Rockwell

    Kyle Baxter's new genial coming-out comedy finally proves to be too kindhearted for its own good.

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    4Play

    Whether employing bowling pins, pingpong balls, hatchets, flaming torches, or tiny fresh eggs, these guys can keep objects flying through the air between them with incredible speed and precision.

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    The Be√°titudes

    Melanie Cortier's bland balletic choreography of "The Beátitudes," a 35-minute dance play about the Beat movement, bears no resemblance whatsoever to Beat sensibilities.

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    Open Heart

    For the most part, Joe Salvatore's "verbatim interview play" about open relationships among gay men is engrossing and illuminating.