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    A Free Man of Color

    This highly promising collaboration between playwright John Guare and director George C. Wolfe never fulfills its laudable ambitions despite Lincoln Center's lavish and loving production.

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    The Merchant of Venice

    Moving indoors to the Broadhurst after a summer's run outdoors in Central Park has darkened and deepened this rich production. Al Pacino and Lily Rabe are two heavyweights at the top of their game.

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    Elf

    Like a batch of oversugared Christmas cookies, this adaptation of the 2003 film hit is too sweet. The professional cast does its best to overcome the deficiencies of this flimsy holiday card.

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    The Pee-wee Herman Show

    Paul Reubens brings his red-bow-tied man-boy to Broadway for an evening of kiddie nostalgia and double entendres. But if you are not a fan, you probably won't be converted.

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    Colin Quinn: Long Story Short

    Colin Quinn brings his low-key delivery and unique satiric perspective to a crash course on world civilization. It's pretty funny, but will audiences fork over Broadway prices for a 75-minute show?

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    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

    There's much to enjoy in David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane's adaptation of Pedro Almodóvar's 1988 film, particularly the top-notch, star-heavy cast, but ultimately the show fails to jell.

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    The Scottsboro Boys

    The last show written by John Kander and Fred Ebb has pulled together, setting a high bar for Broadway musicals this season.

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    Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles on Broadway

    If you're an undiscerning Beatles fan, "Rain" will feel like a welcome shower of nostalgia. If you require more than retreads of classics and video images, walk on by.

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    Driving Miss Daisy

    It seemed like such a good idea on paper: Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones in "Driving Miss Daisy." Plenty of laughs are landed, but the primal power of this intimate meditation on race in America circa the civil rights era is never unleashed.

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    Lombardi

    Eric Simonson fails to score a touchdown with this lackluster bio-play. There are plenty of stats, but there's little dramatic conflict.