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Plans to close a Metuchen theater tarnish silver year as stage venue BY PETER FILICHIA

It wasn't much of a silver anniversary celebration at the Forum Theatre in Metuchen.

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And the Tonys will go to...

Tribune theater critic Chris Jones has some predictions about who's taking home theater's biggest award

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The Risque Rites of 'Spring' By Peter Marks

Creators of Hit Musical Embraced a Touchy Subject: Teen Sexuality

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A man for 20 seasons BY BOB CURTRIGHT

Wayne Bryan's 20th season at Music Theatre of Wichita includes four Wichita premieres and one beloved gem.

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Bosom Buddies of 1940

Lest Old Acquaintance be forgot, Roundabout Theatre Company returns John Van Druten's play about best friends/enemies to Broadway.

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A New Xanadu

Librettist Douglas Carter Beane and director Christopher Ashley turn movie dross into Broadway gold.

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Mayday for U.K. By DAVID BENEDICT

Month typically slow before summer season

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'Wedding' belle By Mark Feeney

In Donna de Matteo's play, a gay marriage reverberates for the parents of one groom

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The Red-Hot Hartford Mama By MATT EAGAN

Exhibit Recalls Glory Days Of Sophie Tucker, Bawdy Songstress Of Vaudeville Legend

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A High Life After Death? The Candy Man Can By PAT H. BROESKE

Seventeen years after he died of throat cancer, Sammy Davis Jr. is once again getting the entertainment world's love he always craved.

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Breaking Into Song, Bursting With Ideas By Ann Hornaday

'Once' Is the Latest Movie to Freshen A Genre Endlessly Seeking Innovation

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Ann Hornaday Recommends . . .

"Once" is just the most recent successful attempt to re-invent the movie musical. Here are three more that broke the mold and stand the test of time. They're all on Netflix.

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A bit of frothy summer fun

I guarantee you two things about My One and Only, the brightly coloured, empty-headed bauble of a musical that opened at the Avon Theatre last night: you'll enjoy it while you watch and you'…

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This Merchant is a strain on our patience

There may have been worse productions of The Merchant of Venice than that which opened at the Festival Theatre last night, but it would be hard to imagine it. Mercifully, there have certainl…

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Low-key tragedy built around star

Taking cue from Philip Akin, Stratford's Othello forsakes grandeur in favour of emotional honesty

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Funny as All Get-Out By LIZ BROWN

Books on Mel Brooks and Don Rickles.

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King Lear/The Seagull
Review By DAVID BENEDICT

Clarity is Trevor Nunn's hallmark. Not just his leading actor Ian McKellen but almost every cast member of Nunn's cross-cast RSC productions of "King Lear" and "The Seagull" uses telling lin…

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I.E.

I.E. is like nothing so much as a postmodern Hee Haw.

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I.E. In Other Words - Reviewed by A.J. MELL

If the cast of Hee Haw were mugged with a linguistics textbook, the result might look something like Mark Greenfield's frantic postmodern musical farce.

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Rosebud: The Lives of Orson Welles
Reviewed by: Barbara & Scott Siegel

Christian McKay gives an exquisite performance in Mark Jenkins' masterfully written solo play about the great actor and filmmaker.

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Rosebud: The Lives of Orson Welles - Reviewed by ANDY PROPST

In Citizen Kane, Orson Welles delivers a tantalizingly fragmented portrait of a great newspaper man. Playwright Mark Jenkins offers a similarly jagged portrait of Welles himself in the solo …

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(The Blood) Electra
Reviewed by: Barbara & Scott Siegel

Zabinah Jah gives a star-making performance in this exciting, foreshortened adaptation of the classic Greek drama.

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Electra
Review By MARK BLANKENSHIP

Classical Theater of Harlem founder Alfred Preisser has said he wants to tease out the "present moments" in classic Greek plays, and at its best, his adaptation of Sophocles' "Electra" feels…

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Electra - Reviewed by PAUL MENARD

In the Classical Theatre of Harlem's latest reinterpretation of Sophocles' tragedy, writer-director Alfred Preisser divorces the play from most of its Greek roots, offering a fresh perspecti…

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Jerry Springer-The Opera

This satirical musical does poke fun at certain American stereotypes and seeing it helmed by an American director and with an American cast, inspires a good-natured laugh at ourselves.

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Vancouver's Gypsy casts a magical spell

Toronto's Barbara Barsky shines as Mama Rose in West Coast production

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Fritz and Froyim - Reviewed by IRENE BACKALENICK

Fritz and Froyim, with its fresh approach to an enduring message, is a musical piece of much promise.

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Scenes From an Execution - Reviewed by SAM THIELMAN

Howard Barker's extraordinary analysis of inflammatory art within a conservative society gets a sterling staging from QED Productions.

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Fate's Imagination

The drama in Randall David Cook's new play Fate's Imagination begins, as it so often does in life, with that old chestnut of an interrogative: "Would you like to go back to my place and fool…

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Strange, Faraway Fantasies of Hell and Paradise By JAMES R. OESTREICH

At Spoleto U.S.A., two disparate works, "Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny" and "Île de Merlin, ou le Monde Renversé," have odd similarities.

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'110' and Very Hot By Peter Marks

Audra McDonald Lights Up Revival

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Shirl Conway, 90, actress

Thesp starred in CBS drama 'Nurses'

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