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Broadway Composer Cy Coleman Dies at 75

Coleman attended the Broadway opening of the Michael Frayn play Democracy last evening and fell ill during the after-party at Tavern on the Green; his wife Shelby then accompanied him to New…

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CDs: Glocca Morra with Pianos by Ken Mandelbaum

FINIAN'S RAINBOW (Ghostlight)
IN YOUR DREAMS: CHRISTINE EBERSOLE WITH BILLY STRITCH (Ghostlight)

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The Triumph of "Democracy" by JEREMY McCARTER

Michael Frayn, the decent British playwright, puts me in mind of Harry Lime, the indecent American crook.

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Cy Coleman, a Master of the Show Tune, Is Dead

Cy Coleman, the Tony Award-winning Broadway composer who rose from child classical pianist to jazz player to master of the catchy show tune, died Nov. 18 of a heart attack, according to frie…

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DAME EDNA'S BACK WITH A VENGEANCE AND BROADWAY'S GOT HER

By ELLIS NASSOUR
The gladiolas are in bloom again as Dame Edna returns with a Vengeance.

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Actor Who Collapsed During Show Dies By Jacqueline Trescott

Chita Rivera said she rated Mitchell among the great Broadway dancers.

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DEATH TO SMOOCHY? By MICHAEL RIEDEL

THERE'S a red state-blue state battle going on at the revival of "La Cage aux Folles."

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Smoking Off-B'way

Tommy Chong, recently released from jail for selling pipes that could be used for smoking dope, makes his Off Broadway debut in the long-running "The Marijuana-logues."

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Broadway tours exit Gleason for Miami Arts Center in '06 By Jack Zink

The City of Mexico Orchestra is being courted for a residency in the concert hall that would include Spanish-language concert versions of Broadway musicals with Latin singing stars, similar to New York's City Center "Encores" series.
Thanks to American Theater Web for the link.

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FROM PRODUCERS TO 'ODD' FELLOWS

The play will open next August and will be directed by Joe Mantello, who won a Tony last year for "Assassins."

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A POWER PLAY By CLIVE BARNES

The performance is a good A-minus, but the play a true-to-life version of a modern "Julius Caesar" with a touch of "Othello" thrown in proves an A-plus, even though its subject seems unl…

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'Democracy': A Sunny Leader in The Wall's Shadow By Peter Marks

The production is a step off the thrilling pace set by its London predecessor. Yet "Democracy" remains, for the moment, a one-of-a-kind Broadway experience, a play that actually deepens your…

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Democracy

Review by Matthew Murray
Democracy is by turns compelling and comedic, incisive and insightful, and triumphant and tragic. Why then does the play's Broadway production, which just opened at the Brooks Atkinson, fail to satisfy?

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THEATER REVIEW | 'DEMOCRACY'

A Torn Land of Torn Hearts Lost in a Mist of Deception By BEN BRANTLEY
Michael Frayn's glorious study of the mutations of politics and the men who practice them fully translates its high aspirations to the stage, with sharp style and thrilling clarity.

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'Democracy' resonates By Elysa Gardner

* * * 1/2 out of four

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Civics lesson lacks urgency for Yanks BY MICHAEL SOMMERS

Cold War tale makes 'Democracy' a tough sell

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Democracy

Review by David Rooney, Variety
While "Copenhagen" made distinct gains in its transatlantic crossing, acquiring warmth and texture, the Broadway transfer of National Theater hit "Democracy" loses out on several counts.

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'Democracy' gets our vote by Howard Kissel

It is a study of the backstage machinations that make politics, if not farcical, at least wryly, sometimes poignantly comic.
This juggling act is what makes "Democracy" such a breathtaking play.

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Cold War, hot seat BY LINDA WINER

'Democracy': a gripping look at a West German chancellor

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Thud By JACQUES LE SOURD

Just when it seemed Broadway had been completely taken over by girly plays (like Eve Ensler's "The Good Body"), along come plays like "Twelve Angry Men" and now, "Democracy."
You can take your husband to this one, but he may fall asleep.

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Democracy

Review by Eric Grode

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The Siegel Column

Barbara & Scott on 'night Mother, The Good Body, Whoopi, and Democracy, plus cabaret reviews of Phillip Officer and a Judy Garland show.

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THEATER REVIEW | 'FAUST/HOW I ROSE'

When Faust Gets Ahold of a Rock 'n' Roll Lyric Book By MARGO JEFFERSON
Plus 'In Bed With Regina.'

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Devilishly ditzy diatribe BY PETER FILICHIA

Laugh all the way to purgatory at this one-woman show about Catholicism at Pax Amicus

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In the search for passion, this 'Burn' makes its mark By Ed Siegel

If the Huntington Theatre Company folks wanted to raise some easy money, they'd start making copies of Michael T. Weiss's TV series "The Pretender" and sell them in the lobby. Given how peop…

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Mesmerizing puppetry with a modern Twist BY MARION LIGNANA ROSENBERG

Dogugaeshi is a splendidly meta-theatrical form of Japanese puppetry.

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Patriot 'act' more like a little skit by Howard Kissel

A streak of adolescence runs though most of Sam Shepard's plays, but seldom has it been as pronounced as it is in "The God of Hell."

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Three Evenings of 'Bite-Size' Theater - Shows Running Under 60 Minutes

'ChekhovNOW', 'EATFest', Suspicious Package

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CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK

When Network Television Was Willing to Educate By ANTHONY TOMMASINI
Given television's current anemic involvement with arts education, Leonard Bernstein's historic Young People's Concerts, recently issued on DVD, seem more astounding than ever.

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MUSIC REVIEW | ANDREA MARCOVICCI

A Tribute to Astaire From One Who Knows About Glamour By STEPHEN HOLDEN
Ms. Marcovicci has evolved from an A student of old-time glamour into its unofficial custodian in her years performing at the Oak Room.

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From heads to toes, a winning combo BY ROBERT JOHNSON

Tap dancer Savion Glover makes an easy fit with his current touring partner, vocalist Bobby McFerrin.

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Peter Filichia's Diary

A talk with James Vagias, who's planning a Broadway revival of the Gary Geld-Peter Udell-Philip Rose musical Purlie.

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A wise 'Goy,' eh? By REBECCA LOUIE

Richard Chang pushes buttons, and gets laughs, in his one-man show 'Goy Vey!'

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NYC

A Freedom That Rings Too Often By CLYDE HABERMAN
Cellphones.

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Playwright takes attention in stride By Maureen Dezell

Boston playwright Ronan Noone says he's still bowled over by the plaudits he received for "The Lepers of Baile Baiste," which had its New York premiere in September.

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Confessions of a character By Rob Kendt

Leslie Jordan's bumpy, offbeat life sets the stage for a wealth of material.

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'Carol' Brady By MICHAEL LISI

Barry Williams heads cast as Dickens' classic comes to the Palace

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'On the Record' opens the treasure chest of Disney songs By Christopher Rawson

Interviews with stars Brian Sutherland and Emily Skinner.
Thanks to American Theater Web for the two links above.

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Making Alien Acting Styles Familiar

Director Milton Loayza knew from the outset that there would be some challenges in helming "Visit," by Argentine playwright Ricardo Monti, in its first-ever English translation.

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