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    Night Sky

    Where have we seen this scenario before? A brilliant, independent woman—perhaps a little too intellectual for her own good—is afflicted with a debilitating disease.

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    Inventing Avi (and Other Theatrical Maneuvers)

    A zany comedy about the theater that actually lands far more humorous punches than you would think.

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    The Habit of Art

    The National Theatre concludes its pilot season of broadcasts to movie theaters with a hilarious, bracing, and multileveled rumination on the creative process.

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    Blood and Gifts

    Playwright J.T. Rogers takes a bracing, multisided look at how America came to be mired in a war against fundamentalism in Afghanistan in this gripping and absorbing drama.

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    Three Pianos

    While this unique combination of frat party and musical history lesson is sometimes entertaining and informative, it's way too loosey-goosey to be ultimately satisfying. Plenty of free booze, though.

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    An Error of the Moon

    Historical drama becomes lurid soap opera in Luigi Creatore's "speculation" on the brothers Booth.

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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 ...

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    Nation

    The National Theatre of Great Britain's series of broadcasts to movie theaters continues with a sprawling fantasy that will enchant both adults and children.

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    The Temperamentals

    Gay artists are reclaiming their history. Like "Milk," Jon Marans has done something similar for Harry Hay in his bright and affecting new play, "The Temperamentals."

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    A Play on Words

    The playwright Yasmina Reza would not only recognize but probably salute "A Play on Words," Brian Dykstra's corrosively funny two-hander.