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    Breeze Off The River

    Breeze Off the Riverhas an intriguing premise -- call itKramer vs. Kramerwith the Dustin Hoffman character moving in with a gay buddy.

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    Maude Maggart: Good Girl/Bad Girl

    Maude Maggart calls this year's Oak Room drop-byGood Girl/Bad Girl. In terms of her repertoire, it implies she'll alternate between ingénue and soubrette incarnations. She's adept at both.

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    Thérèse Raquin

    The work, having its New York premiere, again shows composer Tobias Picker's skill at using powerful orchestral writing to underscore situations that lead to adultery, murder, guilt, and repentance.

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    Married to the Sea

    In the theatre, the only thing more reliably dysfunctional than the American family is the Irish family, and Shona McCarthy offers a prime example of the latter in this low-key, lyrical drama.

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    Mixed Tape 2007

    The concept forMixed Tape 2007is interesting. One playwright writes a short play, then a second scribe takes one character from this scene and writes her own short play.

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    No Child...

    WhileNo Child...is certainly an indictment of the New York public education system, never was an indictment so entertaining.

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    Krankenhaus Blues

    Offbeat observations and lively dialogue, aided by solid performances, bring the characters to life even though the script never ignites any real dramatic fire.

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    Picking Up the Baby

    This elegant, lean production sparkles with sensitive writing, vivid acting, intermittently engaging musical segments, and an appealing shape.

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    Party Time

    Though brief -- running under 60 minutes --Party Timepacks more of an emotional and intellectual punch than many plays running two or three times as long.

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    Bridge & Tunnel

    Every detail of the Broadway production, crisply directed by Taccone, is expertly handled.