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    ‘The Mound Builders’ Takes Too Long to Catch Fire

    Director Jo Bonney’s flawed revival of Lanford Wilson’s 1975 drama “The Mound Builders,” at Signature Theatre, fails to highlight the subtle exposition with sufficient clarity.

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    ‘Collision’ Runs Into Its Own Brick Wall

    Lyle Kessler’s new play “Collision,” from the Amoralists at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, starts strongly as a black comedy about American rage but devolves into dank melodrama.

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    Phantomwise

    A thoughtful Fringe Festival play by Oren Stevens, “Phantomwise” is exquisitely performed and concerns Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s famous heroine.

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    REDlight

    Ryan Kipp’s fragmentary “REDlight,” in the Fringe, is a brief collection of monologues linked by Gavin, a hunky young straight guy who works as an erotic dancer in a gay club.

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    Martin Moran’s ‘All the Rage’ Is a Lesson on Life

    Martin Moran’s new one-man show “All the Rage,” from Rising Phoenix Repertory and the Barrow Group, discusses the musical theater performer’s search for a deeper meaning to his life.

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    Missionary in Manhattan

    The Mormon-themed “Missionary in Manhattan,” created by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Brooklyn and part of the Dream Up Festival, is just an extended comedy sketch with songs.

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    'Detroit' Gets Under Your Skin

    Lisa D’Amour’s “Detroit,” at Playwrights Horizons, gets under your skin and stays there, addressing the America of the Great Recession with an exhilaratingly original perspective.

  • News

    Free Seminar: ‘Casting Off-Broadway: A How-To Guide’ Sept. 9 in NYC

    The Off Broadway Alliance presents a free panel discussion about casting Sept. 9 at the Snapple Theater Center in New York, featuring CD Cindi Rush, casting associate Kaitlin Shaw, producer Rich Affannato, and director Thomas Caruso.

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    A Dry Production Hampers 'The Rainmaker'

    N. Richard Nash’s fanciful “The Rainmaker,” from Henry Jaglom, Rainbow Theater Company, and Edgemar Center for the Arts, is undercut by director Jack Heller’s prosaic production.

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    Sundance Institute Unveils Theater Lab Slate

    Sundance Institute has included Pulitzer Prize winners Annie Baker and Doug Wright among its Theater Lab class of 2014.