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    NY Review: 'Death of a Salesman'

    Director Mike Nichols makes a serious casting error in Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman,” constricting Philip Seymour Hoffman’s thoughtful Willy Loman.

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    NY Review: 'Shatner's World: We Just Live In It'

    William Shatner discusses "Star Trek," Priceline, and other career highlights in his one-man show on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre through March 4.

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    Wit

    Cynthia Nixon successfully challenges the memory of Kathleen Chalfant's original cast performance in a sterling revival of Margaret Edson's unflinching drama about a frosty academic facing terminal cancer.

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    The Road to Mecca

    Despite sterling performances from Carla Gugino, Jim Dale, and the luminous Rosemary Harris, Athol Fugard's 1984 drama has trouble punching its way across the footlights in the too-large American Airlines Theatre.

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    Porgy and Bess

    This romanticized, politically correct revision of George Gershwin's landmark opera attempts to turn it into a Broadway musical but only succeeds in significantly cheapening it.

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    Lysistrata Jones

    This nifty little musical update of Aristophanes' classic comedy makes the leap from off Broadway to on without missing a funky step. It's a sassy, sexy, funny treat.

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    On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

    Director Michael Mayer's reconception of Alan Jay Lerner and Burton Lane's problematic 1965 musical comedy is a depressing misfire, starring a distinctly ill-at-ease Harry Connick Jr.

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    Stick Fly

    Lydia R. Diamond's "comedy of manners" is not a good play, but it is an entertaining one, an exuberant work that will likely prove an audience pleaser.

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    Bonnie & Clyde

    Whatever made Bonnie and Clyde special is missing from this sentimental musical, as are sufficient character development, adequate dramatic thrust, and any kind of subtext.

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    An Evening With Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin

    LuPone and Patinkin are two unique talents, and when they combine in this powerhouse concert, it's theatrical magic. Excerpts from two Rodgers and Hammerstein classics are particularly exciting.