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Sh-K-Boom time By Adam Feldman

Kurt Deutsch and Sherie Rene Scott's record label rocks the cast-album world.

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Summer produce By Eliza Bent

Broadway baby Arielle Tepper unveils this year's Summer Play Festival.

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Spanish fly By Kerri Allen

Four productions en español take the main stage at the Lincoln Center Festival.

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Good Morning America Welcomes an Idol

Fantasia Barrino, Recording and Broadway Star, to Appear in GMA Concert Series

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Fables de La Fontaine
Reviewed by: David Finkle

Robert Wilson's visually stunning adaptation of the classic French fairy tales marks a return to the height of his considerable powers.

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Old Acquaintance
Review by David Cote

Forgive me if I've spent the majority of this review on the sets, but they are the only element of this production - save Harris's brassy comic stylings - that seems to have been thought out.

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The/King/Operetta
Review by Adam Feldman

Waterwell remains a company to watch, but its depths are yet unplumbed.

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I Google Myself
Review by Adam Feldman

Oh, what a tangle the Web can weave!

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Guilty
Review by David Cote

For 100 minutes we endure a thin stew of bad jokes, dull wordplay and cheap cynicism.

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Sessions
Review by David Cote

Shrinks have one major advantage over the likes of me: They would be able to say which pathology drove Albert Tapper to write the book, music and lyrics for Sessions, a cloying sitcom set to…

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No End of Blame
Review by Helen Shaw

Director Richard Romagnoli does much with little; despite an empty stage and a stuttering projection design, he creates a world out of whiz-bang ensemble work.

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Politics of Passion
Review by Helen Shaw

Since most of us know Anthony Minghella's work from his films, it comes as a shock that his worst problem is editing.

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Morning Star
Review by Robert Simonson

Regan's was a workmanlike talent; no Odetsian poetry-of-the-masses is evident here.

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Macbeth Without Words
Review by Andy Propst

While some embellishments sporadically amuse, this classic - originally full of "sound and fury" - signifies very little.

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Goodbye April, Hello May
Review by Kerri Allen

Although Lipton's script is full of hilarious and resonant lines, director Patrick McNulty sorely lacks stage finesse.

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From shop to stage By CHRIS ROVZAR

Two new stars of Broadway's 'Chicago' have heads for business

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Making It in Midtown By: Dan Bacalzo

At this year's Midtown International Theatre Festival, Ron Palillo stars in I'm in Love with Your Wife, Austin Pendleton directs The Speed Queen, and Take Me America presents a musical look …

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Stunner & shunner By Carrie Rickey

Anointed the screen's It Boy in the 1950s, dreamboat Farley Granger walked away - for the theater. He will be honored at Philadelphia's Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.

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Slide Show: Mice and Men

Photos of Comédie-Française's "Fables de La Fontaine."

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Slide Show: A One-Ring Circus

Photos from "Absinthe" and "La Vie," two shows at Spiegelworld at South Street Seaport.

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Fables de La Fontaine
Review by Mark Blankenship

"Fables de La Fontaine" may be the closest Robert Wilson ever comes to making mainstream art.

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Timeless fables by MICHAEL SOMMERS

Graceful acting and visual artistry bring animal characters to life

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Absinthe 2007
Review by Matthew Murray

While the 2007 version is engaging, it never reaches the miraculous heights so often ascribed to last year's.

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Therapy play isn't worth spit as drama by MICHAEL SOMMERS

No doubt those of us who suffered toxic parents can relate to Brader's saga, but "Spitting in the Face of the Devil" isn't much of a script or performance.

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Two productions play politics, one provocative, one repetitive By Mary Carole McCauley

Gifted actress stands out at W.Va. theater festival

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Williamstown Theatre Festival: Wings of fancy By Jeffrey Borak

It's about the most disarming 75 minutes you are likely to spend in a theater. And it's free!

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Sondheim once more, with feeling By Louise Kennedy

Forget the gimmicks, 'Side By Side' is all about the songs, and singers

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Ben Widdicombe

OMG, O N-J! Olivia Newton-John laughed and clapped the loudest as she was mercilessly sent up onstage at the opening night of "Xanadu" on Broadway Tuesday night.

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Video: 'Xanadu' on Broadway

Melena Ryzik of the Times attends the opening of the new musical adapted from the famously bad 1980 film.

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HOLLYWOOD, BROADWAY GO TOTALLY '80S

"XANADU" is on Broadway, "Transformers" is in theaters, so why not mine other '80s classics for box office gold?

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'HAIRSPRAY' GETS A CIG-NATURE RATING By LOU LUMENICK

"HAIRSPRAY" is the first movie to be cited for a smoking scene under the movie ratings board's new policy - and anti-smoking forces are burned up because it only got a lenient PG.

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'Sleuth' finds premiere in Venice

Branagh film likely to also play Toronto

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"Toronto's greatest bargain," by Richard Ouzounian

Edwin Mirvish, known universally as "Honest Ed," died yesterday morning, less than two weeks shy of his 93rd birthday. Mirvish will be remembered best as the man who created the most succes…

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"Mirvish set the scene for success," by Richard Ouzounian

What would the theatre in Toronto have been like without Ed Mirvish? Don't think about it.

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"On the Surface, the Moral. Beneath That, the Blood," by Ben Brantley

In Fables de la Fontaine, Robert Wilson and the Comedie Francaise have uncovered the rush of pulsing blood beneath the lapidary drollness of La Fontaine' moral tales.

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"Ready, Wliling & Fable," by Clive Barnes

Take the venerable Comedie-Francaise, founded in 1680, shake it up with international avant-gardist Robert Wilson, and you have all the makings of a potent fizz.

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"In a Brutal Landscape, Brutalized by Grandma," by Charles Isherwood

Gemelos is a haunting, theatrically novel story of endurance in the face of want and neglect, from the Chilean troupe Compania Teatro Cinema.

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"Under an Alternative Big Top, Acrobatics of the Adults-Only Variety," by Jason Zinoman

Spiegelworld is presenting among its acts a family-unfriendly one-ring circus featuring two separate shows that translate European decadence into a raunchy American aesthetic.

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"Sex, Abuse and Voices From Beyond," by Neil Genzlinger

The premise and the actors in the dark two-hander What Happened When are strong enough that you wish the playwright, Daniel Talbott, had taken things further.

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"Camelot's Crowning Moment," by Peter Marks

When this Camelot is singing, it's an agreeable venture, but the sluggish tendencies in the early scenes mean this might not be the best musical to which to take a child younger than 10.

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