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    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    The second part of the phrase "musical comedy" has reasserted itself on Broadway. Serious tuners are taking a back seat to self-referencing gigglefests.

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    The Orestia

    In David Johnston's freewheeling adaptation, the playwright has condensed the famed Greek tragedy of supreme familial dysfunction into a mere two hours.

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    Margaret Preece: Isn't It Romantic?

    Margaret Preece took a night off from her assignment as the Mother Abbess in the current London production ofThe Sound of Musicto sing Richard Rodgers songs.

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    The Milliner

    The post-Holocaust literature keeps rolling along, the theme an endless source of inspiration and repetition.

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    The Blue Martini

    The Blue Martini, a new play by Michael Ferrell, is a rare concoction: a work about 20-something relationships that sips more than it swills, with a wit and charm that leave you with a nice buzz for hours afterward.

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    Odchodzi (Passing Away)

    Hauntingly ethereal, this wordless play brings playwright-poet Tadeusz Rozewicz's book of reflections on his mother's death to the stage with heart-stirring theatricality.

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    Men of Steel

    You don't have to be a comic-book geek to enjoyMen of Steel, Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company's hip satire on superheroes and the existential burden of being all-powerful.

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    The 39 Steps

    As Broadway becomes more reliant on huge spectacle, this inventive adaptation of a classic film demonstrates that two planks and a passion for fun beat a soulless multimillion-dollar blockbuster any day.

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    RiddleLikeLove (with a side of ketchup)

    RiddleLikeLove, Julie Fitzpatrick's one-woman memoir-cabaret-tribute-eulogy is ostensibly all about Fitzpatrick's late friend Elizabeth, who was deaf.

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    Of Thee I Sing (In Concert)

    His moustache may be dark, not white, and his eyes may be deliriously loony, not dark pools.