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    Seminar

    The writer's hand is too obvious in Theresa Rebeck's play about writers, but Alan Rickman's stingingly understated performance almost makes up for the play's shortcomings.

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    Private Lives

    Director Richard Eyre's insistence on naturalistic acting rooted in emotional truth pretty much does in the current Broadway production of Noël Coward's archly delirious comedy.

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    Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway

    Is there anyone else in show business today who can levitate an audience the way Hugh Jackman is doing right now in his not-exactly-one-man musical show at the Broadhurst Theatre?

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    Venus in Fur

    Nina Arianda reignites her blazing performance from the original Off-Broadway production of this kinky two-hander in the new Main Stem version, shooting sparks and burning brightly.

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    Godspell

    Director Daniel Goldstein doesn't trust the innocent charm of John-Michael Tebelak and Stephen Schwartz's 1971 hit and relies on too many gimmicks and topical references.

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    Other Desert Cities

    With Rachel Griffiths and Judith Light stepping seamlessly into the tight five-person ensemble, Jon Robin Baitz's compelling family drama remains both grandly entertaining and deeply perceptive.

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    Chinglish

    David Henry Hwang's latest play is a smart and uproarious comedy examining the difficulties in bridging the different cultures of contemporary China and America.

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    Relatively Speaking

    Woody Allen is as funny as ever, contributing a riotous farce that's equal parts Marx Brothers and Freud, but Ethan Coen and Elaine May get mixed results in this program of three one-acts.

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    The Mountaintop

    Katori Hall's two-character fantasy on Martin Luther King Jr. fails to delve into the complexities of American race relations and features an over-the-top performance by Angela Bassett. 

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    Man and Boy

    This revival of a lesser-known Terence Rattigan melodrama about an international tycoon has an uneven balance sheet, but Frank Langella's performance is one of its stronger assets.