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    Avenue X

    This production, set in the doo-wop world of Gravesend, Brooklyn, in 1963, is technically superb and, ironically, ultimately soulless.

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    My First Time

    As cyber technology seeps deeper into our existence, theatre, like every other aspect of daily life, is gradually becoming more fragmentary, like the bytes and bits that make up our superfast, limited-attention-span world.

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    Griot: He Who Speaks The Sweet Word

    More than mere storytelling,Griot: He Who Speaks the Sweet Wordbrilliantly enlightens and uplifts as it dramatizes the history of Africans in America through the beat, the word, and lots of creativity. Subtitled "a choreopoem," it skillfully weaves music, movement, and text, beginning with "the beat as the transportation system ...

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    Passing Strange

    Passing Strange, which opened Off-Broadway May 14, isn't in the running for a Tony Award, and for the favorites, this is good news.

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    The Unusual Suspects

    Unapologetic silliness — much of it quite funny — runs rampant through the musical whodunitThe Unusual Suspects.

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    Moonlight

    The genius of Harold Pinter is his ability to take commonplace situations and ordinary people, then warp their world with a hyper-realistic, often illogical theatricality.

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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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    3 Sisters

    In addition to a daunting three-hour running time in a teeny-tiny theatre, the pace of this particular production lapses with annoying frequency.

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    Bye, Bye Big Guy

    Musical comedy construction can't get more ramshackle thanBye, Bye Big Guy, which uses a memorial service for Rumpelstiltskin as a jumping-off point to spoof all things showbiz.