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    COMPANY

    On the heels of the Reprise! staging of Stephen Sondheim's landmark 1970 musical, another company presents its take on the classic, to less fortuitous effect. Size indeed matters in the Performance Riverside staging, as the intimate dramatic episodes in librettist George Furth's seriocomic view of urban loneliness get ...

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    All Is Almost Still

    Presented by One Little Goat Theatre Company at the 78th Street Theatre Lab, 236 W. 78 St., NYC, May 19-30.

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    RED HOT & COLE

    This peculiar concoction is either an overlong revue, a half-baked book musical, or a superficial composer salute. Any way you slice it, it's a tiresome three-hour sit. Despite the lumbering text by James Bianchi, Muriel McAuley, and Randy Strawderman, which cries out for ruthless trimming, there are strong points ...

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    The Merchant of Venice

    Presented by and at the Pearl Theatre Company, 80 St. Mark's Place, NYC, Nov. 2-Dec. 7 in repertory. Casting by Meghan Beals.

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    The Secret Order

    Presented by The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and The Ensemble Studio Theatre at E.S.T., 549 W. 52 St., NYC, April 4-28.

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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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    THE WOODEN BREEKS

    Wooden breeks is Scottish slang for wooden britches—in other words, a casket. It's an apt title for Glen Berger's mysterious dark comedy about premature burial. The irony, unfortunately, is that this play indeed feels premature in its staging, and that's what buries it. Berger's central ...

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    Iphigeneia at Aulis

    Presented by and at The Pearl Theatre Company, 80 St. Mark's Place, NYC, Nov. 8-Dec. 16.

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    THE PRICE

    It's hard to resist the pull of the timeless individuals in Arthur Miller's enduring 1968 work, The Price. Like other classic Miller characters, their power to mesmerize is born of an indelible familiarity. With their melancholy pasts and bitter resentments revealed layer by layer—with heartbreaking but simple ...

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    AFRAID TO LOOK DOWN

    Life-as-theatre provides a very large stage, and, because of its universality, an empathetic audience. Cullen Douglas takes control of one excruciating year of his life by sharing it in a painfully honest one-person show. He takes us from his wife's first labor pains through the first year of the ...