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    The Blue Iris

    In its riveting U.S. premiere at Los Angeles’ Fountain Theatre, Athol Fugard’s “The Blue Iris” treads delicately across the landscape of the heart.

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    Ghost-Writer

    An apt deathly calm informs International City Theatre’s staging of “Ghost-Writer,” Michael Hollinger’s otherworldly tale of a novelist and his secretary circa 1919.

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    Cougar the Musical

    Director-choreographer Lynne Taylor-Corbett mistakes Donna Moore’s “Cougar the Musical,” at St. Luke’s Theatre, for a show of substance, and what should be a frolic lacks oomph.

  • Reviews

    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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    Dreamgirls

    Dion Millington provides a fresh take on Effie White, but director-choreographer Keith Lee Grant can’t do the same for Harlem Repertory Theatre’s production of “Dreamgirls.”

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    Giant Killer Slugs

    Playwright Colby Day’s ambitious but uneven spoof “Giant Killer Slugs,” in Theater for the New City’s Dream Up Festival, is best when its 18 actors underplay the comedy.

  • News

    Funding Theater Across the Nation

    Theatre Communications Group announced the recipients of grants totaling $225,000 from the MetLife/TCG A-ha! Program, including the Atlantic Theater Company and Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

  • Advice

    Duncan Stewart on Finding New Talent and Relying on Star Power

    The casting director of “Chicago” and “La Cage aux Folles” wanted to be on Broadway. A career in casting took him from Canada to the Big Apple and beyond.

  • Reviews

    June and Nancy

    Actor-playwright Michelle Ramoni’s “June and Nancy,” a Fringe entry about an extramarital lesbian love affair in 1950s Manhattan, though not uninteresting, is definitely ungainly.

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    Hanafuda Denki : A Tale of Fantastic Traditional Playing Cards

    A mixture of ghost stories andWeimarcabaret, “Hanafuda Denki,”Tokyo’s Ryuzanji Company’s adaptation of “The Threepenny Opera,” is sometimes inexplicable but always delightful.