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    Everyday Rapture

    The world was created for Sherie Rene Scott. This is one of the options presented by "Everyday Rapture," her one-woman autobiographical show—which is neither strictly one-woman nor strictly autobiographical.

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    The Shanghai Gesture

    This turgid melodrama, a shocking success on stage in the 1920s and as a 1941 movie, is shown up as the potboiler it always was, despite latter-day ethnically correct casting.

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    The Singing Forest

    "There are no coincidences" is not just the mantra of Craig Lucas' dense and deeply felt 'The Singing Forest' ; it's also the three-act play's organizing structural principle.

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    John Lithgow: Stories by Heart: Uncle Fred Flits By

    About the only thing that doesn't work in John Lithgow's one-man show 'Stories by Heart' is the title.

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    A Nervous Smile

    'A Nervous Smile' is an affecting cry of the heart from playwright John Belluso.

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    Exit Cuckoo

    In 'Exit Cuckoo', playwright-performer Lisa Ramirez gives voice to the voiceless.

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    Kooza

    The creators at Cirque du Soleil maintain consistently high standards of inventiveness and execution. With their new show "Kooza," they prove that simple can also be sensational.

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    Rooms: A Rock Romance

    Monica (Leslie Kritzer), outgoing, ambitious, and Jewish, and Ian (Doug Kreeger), introverted, moody, and Catholic, become unlikely collaborators and lovers in Paul Scott Goodman and Miriam Gordon's genial Rooms: A Rock Romance.

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    The Toxic Avenger

    Apparently, jokes about New Jersey as the trash can of the Northeast are still funny, gentrification be damned.

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    Ruined

    Rarely does a play take you to a corner of the world you hardly ever think about and force you to care fiercely for the people in it. Lynn Nottage's shattering work Ruined, presented by Manhattan Theatre Club in a co-production with Chicago's Goodman Theatre after a successful ...