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    Impressionism

    There's a lot of talk in Impressionism, Michael Jacobs' shallow romantic comedy-drama about the titular school of painting.

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    Mary Stuart

    As adapted by Peter Oswald and directed with a contemporary angle by Phyllida Lloyd, this 18th-century chestnut set in the 16th century has the look and feel of the 21st.

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    Joe Turner's Come and Gone

    When I saw August Wilson's "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" 21 years ago, I thought, Wow. That's his best yet. After seeing Lincoln Center Theater's loving revival, I thought, Damn. That's his best ever.

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    Next to Normal

    When Next to Normal played at Off-Broadway's Second Stage last year, Brian Yorkey's book and lyrics lacked the character complexity necessary to tell his ambitious story satisfactorily.

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    Hair

    When it opened on Broadway in 1968, "Hair" captured the joy and rage of the hippie movement, allowing theatregoers to examine why kids were dropping out of mainstream society.

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    Rock of Ages

    The nearly 20 producers who have latched onto the Broadway production of Rock of Ages since its Off-Broadway incarnation earlier this season must have smelled a big fat jukebox hit in the making.

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    Reasons to Be Pretty

    After a run Off-Broadway last year, this production of "Reasons to Be Pretty" marks Neil LaBute's Broadway debut. Why has it taken so long for the prolific playwright to find his way to the Main Stem?

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    REASONS TO BE PRETTY

    Neil LaBute's latest fiasco.

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    Blithe Spirit

    It's clear that audiences filling the Shubert Theatre have not come principally to see Blithe Spirit, Noël Coward's classic comedy of whimsy and the occult. They are there to see Angela Lansbury.