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    Black Watch

    The play is in itself a contradiction in terms: It's an anti-war -- or at any rate anti-Iraq War -- play, but it's rooted in love for the military and regimental pride, lifting it out of cliché and anchoring it in ambiguity.

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    Otello

    The performers here are quite operatic in voice, some more marvelously than others. But modern audiences increasingly expect a little acting with their opera.

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    THE GREEN BIRD

    Kabuki and commedia dell'arté. Vulgar burlesque and delicate beauty. Shakespeare and the Bible. Motown and The Wizard of Oz. Dot-coms and ATM cards. They're all sampled, and they all but trample Carlo Gozzi's 1765 fairy tale about twins on a journey to discover and claim their royal ...

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    Assassins

    Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's 1990 musical about the role of presidential assassins in American society is a virtual tabula rasa for any director.

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    The Chocolate Soldier in Concert

    Presented by Musicals Tonight!, casting by Stephen DeAngelis, at the 45th Street Theatre, 354 W. 45 St., NYC, March 29–April 10.

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    My Fair Lady

    O'Hare gives a performance appropriate to a stage the size of the Ahmanson's and to a 30-seat house, detailed and subtle yet visible to all.

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    SOMEWHERE, SOMEONE SAID

    There's more to this production than what's on the tiny stage. On opening weekend the audience contributed heartily, its comfortable mix of generations gathered to watch and learn from four Greek legends modernized by the youthful members of this enthusiastic ensemble. The cinematically written sketches, performed by the ...

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    BUS STOP

    This play takes a microcosmic look at love in all its variations, and the many ways people adapt to being without it, from youthful innocence to the lechery of old age. Director Bob Hakman and his cast tend to stay in the shallow end of love's often murky waters ...

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