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    La Bête

    A flop in 1991, David Hirson's erudite comedy in verse gets a second chance to dazzle Broadway. Mark Rylance gives a spectacular tour de farce performance, while David Hyde Pierce and Joanna Lumley miraculously hold their own.

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    Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

    This wild history lesson and political cartoon blasts onto Broadway with an adrenaline shot of satire and a sexypants star turn from Benjamin Walker.

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    A Life in the Theatre

    Patrick Stewart and T.R. Knight are hilarious and touching as actors engaged in a series of onstage mishaps, but the real power of David Mamet's 1977 two-hander is in their changing mentor-protégé relationship.

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    Time Stands Still

    Laura Linney and company provide ample reason for another viewing of Donald Margulies' play, but are there enough theatergoers for a second engagement of a serious American drama that has already had a hit nonprofit run?

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    Mrs. Warren's Profession

    George Bernard Shaw's infamous play on the subject of female prostitution may be 117 years old, but its ideas still feel decidedly modern in director Doug Hughes' largely crackling production for Roundabout Theatre Company.

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    The Pitmen Painters

    Lee Hall's "The Pitmen Painters" is a bit like the art made by its characters: Whatever it lacks in technique it more than makes up for in expression.

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    Brief Encounter

    Work as imaginative and wholly successful as "Brief Encounter" doesn't come along every day. It was an exhilarating reminder of why I fell in love with the theater in the first place.

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    A Little Night Music

    Trevor Nunn's take on the Stephen Sondheim-Hugh Wheeler classic gets an infusion of Broadway royalty from Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch. Is it worth a trip back? You bet.

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    Everyday Rapture

    Sherie Rene Scott wraps up the 2009-10 Broadway season and saves Roundabout's schedule with a moving and wry self-examination.

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    Collected Stories

    Despite two relatively recent Off-Broadway productions of the play, Linda Lavin breathes new life into Donald Margulies' two-hander about a veteran writer and her protégé.