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    Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story

    Presented by Jim Kierstead as part of The Fourth Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival at the Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex, 312 W. 36 St., NYC, July 16-Aug. 3.

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    H.M.S. Pinafore

    Presented by the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players at City Center, 131 W. 55 St., NYC, Jan. 16-18.

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    THE UNDERPANTS

    Sex and fame figure largely in Carl Sternheim's 1910 play Die Hose, adapted in the new millennium by Steve Martin. The production is light, poignant, and amply armed with Martin's sense of humor. But the story behind whatever prompted Martin to spend his time adapting the work of ...

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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 ...

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    Rodney's Wife

    Presented by and at Playwrights Horizons, 416 W. 42 St., NYC, Dec. 1-19. Casting by James Calleri, C.S.A., Alaine Alldaffer, Cindy Tolan.

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    DRIVING WHILE BLACK IN BEVERLY HILLS

    Frank S. Jenkins' play, under Lynn Hamilton's well-staged direction, takes a microcosmic look at the effect of world and national events in the troubled '70s on one middle-class black family who made it to the Hills of Beverly in a grand manner. Anthony Nash (a stiff and uncertain Felton ...

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    Uncle Vanya

    Presented by the Brooklyn Academy of Music, casting by Anne McNulty, at the BAM Harvey Theater, 651 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NYC, Jan. 10-March 9 (in repertory with "Twelfth Night").

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