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    Despite charismatic work by Rob McClure as Charlie Chaplin and Warren Carlyle’s busy direction, nobody escapes Christopher Curtis’ dismally dull biographical musical unscathed.

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    Mary Broome

    Mint Theater Company’s captivating revival of Allan Monkhouse’s slyly subversive 1911 drawing-room comedy, “Mary Broome,” ranks right up there with the troupe’s best offerings.

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    Silence! The Musical

    The hit Off-Broadway parody “Silence! The Musical” gets a take-no-prisoners L.A. premiere at the Hayworth Theatre, with Davis Gaines and Christine Lakin in the leading roles.

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    Everything That Is the Case for Two Young Women on the Eve of the Great War Among Other Elegant Lies

    Frank Boudreaux’s cleverly titled “Everything That Is the Case for Two Young Women on the Eve of the Great War Among Other Elegant Lies,” at Incubator Arts, is fun but too dense.

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    How CD Sarah Finn Went from Acting in Theater to Casting Marvel's Movies

    The casting director cut her teeth at New York's Ensemble Studio Theatre, with actor Mark Ruffalo, before becoming one of the top CDs in Hollywood.

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    The Train Driver

    Directed too deliberately by its author, Athol Fugard’s 2009 play “The Train Driver,” getting its NYC premiere at Signature Theatre, is barely dramatic and too obviously symbolic.

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    Strange Tales of Liaozhai

    Employing Chinese brocades as puppets and featuring films of disappearing ink paintings, “Strange Tales of Liaozhai,” at Here, is visually exquisite but theatrically somnolent.

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    The Year of Magical Thinking

    In its L.A. premiere, Joan Didion’s 2007 one-woman memoir-turned-play, “The Year of Magical Thinking,” offers Judy Jean Berns in a strong performance that still has room to grow.

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    Actor-author Michelle Clunie’s didactic new play “Us,” now Off-Broadway at the Lion Theatre, uses a romantic breakup as an allegory for liberals’ affair with President Obama.

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    The Why Overhead

    Adam Szymkowicz’s busy new comedy “The Why Overhead,” from Zootopia Theatre Co., employs a dozen fine actors to portray the lives, loves, and terrors at a customer call center.