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    Adam Resurrected

    Every awards season, there are inevitably a handful of World War II related films vying for attention. These films are always tough and tiring to watch, yet they remain catnip for Academy voters.

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    JUMP RHYTHM JAZZ

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    Each summer Anne Rosen (Lisa Robins), proprietor of a struggling mountainside hotel, hosts an invited group of writers, musicians, and other artiste types, who mingle with the idle-rich clientele, arguing politics and sipping screwdrivers. Focal character

    Presented by Neversink River Productions at The Hayworth, 2509 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. Thu.-Sat. 8 p.m. (Also Sun. 7 p.m. Mar. 18. Dark Thu. 8 p.m. Mar. 17.) Mar. 9-Apr. 14. (800) 838-3006. www.thehayworth.com.

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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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    Stage Spot

    During his seven years in L.A., Hunter Lee Hughes, originally from Houston, has racked up impressive credits in theatre and independent films. I have marveled at several of his stage performances: as a hardened young criminal in A Prayer for My Daughter at the ITA Workshop; as a tragicomic ...

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    STARLIGHT EXPRESS

    If ever confronted by snobs who insist that British theatre tastes are somehow superior to ours, one need only remind them that Starlight Express was the longest-running musical on London's West End—aside from Andrew Lloyd Webber's other work, Cats. It's hard to fathom how the cradle ...

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    Stage Spot

    Amid the cotton-candy fluff of the Tony-winning 42nd Street revival is an inspired new touch by director Mark Bramble. To the original parade of vintage songs by Harry Warren and Al Dubin, Bramble has added their shimmering torch number, "I Only Have Eyes for You." It lends a welcome touch ...

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    Lovers and Other Stranglers

    Presented by Moving Parts Theater at the Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond St., NYC, June 4-28.

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    LOBBY HERO

    Playwright Kenneth Lonergan's deft weaving of layered characters and gripping incidents makes this play so amusing and exciting that its roots in the ethical thinking of ancient Greek philosophers are scarcely noticeable. Jeff (Nick Cordileone), a night security guard in the lobby of a Manhattan apartment building, might seem ...