Off-Broadway Review

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    A Play on War

    This brisk re-imagining of Brecht's "Mother Courage" by way of bicycles and Rodgers and Hammerstein surmounts some staging hiccups along the way.

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    It's Always Right Now, Until It's Later

    Daniel Kitson's impeccably self-aware and comic telling of two intersecting tales seems quotidian yet represents a radical paradigm shift in how we view life itself.

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    Hamlet

    For this National Theatre production, broadcast to cinemas worldwide, Nicholas Hytner finds a new interpretation of the most famous play in Western history and creates an Elsinore based on constant surveillance and deceit.

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    Bloodsong of Love

    Spirited performances and some toe-tapping tunes, along with clever staging and design, are not enough to disguise the repetitive excesses of this promising tuner parodying spaghetti westerns.

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    Brian Dykstra's Ho!

    This new one-man holiday show has its moments but fails to ignite good cheer in the audience's heart.

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    St. Nicholas

    The appeal of Conor McPherson's one-man play is in its value as a prologue of uncertain promise to a playwright's remarkable career.

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    Zero Hour

    Writer-performer Jim Brochu takes on a daunting task in his new solo show about actor Zero Mostel, one of the greatest and most outsized talents ever to grace the American stage and screen.

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    #9

    Think of the first half of "#9" as the best kind of first date you can possibly imagine: The chemistry is strong and dynamic. Think of the second half of #9 as, well, if not the worst second date you can possibly imagine, certainly one of the worst.

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    Personal Enemy

    John Osborne and Anthony Creighton's lost play is unquestionably fascinating as a historical artifact. Unfortunately, it plays like an episode of "The Donna Reed Show" on crack.

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    Our House

    "Television is stupid." Well, duh! That seems to be the big message of "Our House," Theresa Rebeck's slipshod satire on modern media.