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    Accent on Youth

    Samson Raphaelson's "Accent on Youth" is the kind of play for which the word "chestnut" was appropriated.

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    Desire Under the Elms

    As he did with his groundbreaking 1999 revival of  'Death of a Salesman', Robert Falls shatters expectations and forces us to rethink an American classic.

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    The Philanthropist

    In the early 1970s, Christopher Hampton's "The Philanthropist" must have shocked some audiences with its frank-for-its-time depiction of violence and loose sexuality.

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    The Norman Conquests

    It's proving to be a stellar year for revivals on the Great White Way, but none packs as much comic punch as the Old Vic Theatre Company's splendid production of Alan Ayckbourn's "The Norman Conquests."

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    33 Variations

    "The art of variation is transforming something into its better self," explains Jane Fonda as Dr. Katherine Brandt.

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    West Side Story

    It happened for me during "America." I forgot I was sitting in a Broadway theatre watching professional actors in a revival of West Side Story.

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    Exit the King

    Who knew Exit the King was so funny? Certainly not the 14-year-old Ohio lad who saw the play's Broadway premiere in 1968 as his very first Main Stem show.

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    Irena's Vow

    After a hit run Off-Broadway, Dan Gordon's simple and moving true-life drama Irena's Vow has opened on the Main Stem.

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    God of Carnage

    The setup is fairly obvious in Yasmina Reza's God of Carnage: Two sets of upper-middle-class parents amicably meet to settle a schoolyard dispute between their young sons.

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    Guys and Dolls

    Did someone forget to baptize Guys and Dolls? Seems unlikely, but how else to explain why a nigh-perfect musical entertainment has been plunged into limbo, suspended between cartoon and noir in director Des McAnuff's appalling revival.