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    The Jungle Book

    Playwright and shadow-puppet designer Megan O’Brien’s adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book,” from Theatre East, is a charming 45 minutes of theater for all ages.

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    Writer-performer Steven Strafford’s “Methtacular!” breaks no new ground in the genre of drug-addiction narratives but still feels fresh and funny, thanks to his charming presence and musical comedy style.

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    The Changeling

    Director Dave Barton’s outstanding new adaptation of Thomas Middleton and William Rowleys’ 1622 tragedy “The Changeling,” at Long Beach Playhouse, proves accessible and timely.

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    No Love

    Andrew Osborne’s hapless new comedy “No Love,” at the Eclectic Company Theatre, lacks reason, a point, and performances and production values that might mitigate its inadequacies.

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    The Fantasticks

    Theatre West’s production of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt’s “The Fantasticks,” the world’s longest-running musical, is lighthearted and endearing though sometimes wanting vocally.

  • Advice

    Gary Cole on Michael Shannon and Paul Dillon in 'Killer Joe'

    Gary Cole relives seeing Michael Shannon and Paul Dillon perform in "Killer Joe."

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    Hot Mess in Manhattan

    “Hot Mess in Manhattan,” a “Sex and the City”–inspired one-act musical by Cait and Meggie Doyle that’s part of the Araca Project, shows promise and has a sweet but cheeky spirit.

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    Jaspal Binning (Slideshow)

    Backstage member Jaspal Binning is a British Indian actor who moved to NYC to study acting at NYFA, and has recently joined the Flea Theater's The Bats. Binning is now starring in "Job" at the Flea Theater in New York.

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    Space Captain: Captain of Space!

    Jeff Sproul’s hilariously campy “Space Captain: Captain of Space!,” from No Tea Productions, employs hokey video effects and a bombastic style to lampoon 1930s sci-fi serials.

  • News

    American Theatre Wing Announces 2012 Grant Winners

    Ten theater companies around the country are recipients of the American Theatre Wing's 2012 National Theatre Company Grant.