Friday, April 3, 2009 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Barb Jungr: The Men I Love by John Hoglund

... her best U.S. club outing to date. Seemingly, her next stop is a solo turn at Carnegie Hall

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TUXEDO? CHECK. HORMONES? CHECK. DATE? By LOU LUMENICK (*** 1/2)

THE sight of William H. Macy sporting a Jew-fro as a divorced dad trying to help his nerdy son score with a prom date is among the myriad delights in the gut-bustingly funny "Bart Got a Room…

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Theater Listings: April 3-9

Selective listings from theater critics of The New York Times.

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reasons to be pretty
Review by Adam Feldman

LaBute takes the old saw that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and gives it new teeth.

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Pretty Pictures By Joseph Marzullo; Text by Dan Bacalzo

Edie Falco, Dominic Fumusa, Laura Benanti, Gretchen Mol, Anson Mount, and Bryan Singer help Marin Ireland, Steven Pasquale, Piper Perabo, and Thomas Sadoski celebrate the opening of reasons to be pretty.

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James Carpinello Rocks!, by Michael Portantiere

The star of Broadway's Saturday Night Fever is about to open in Rock of Ages, but PLEASE don't tell him to "break a leg." Plus: Capsule reviews of Hair and a bunch of other great shows.

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Aaron Eckhart runs to 'Rabbit Hole'

Aaron Eckhart is in talks to star opposite Nicole Kidman in the bigscreen adaptation of David Lindsay-Abaire's Broadway play "Rabbit Hole."

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A calming figure in a showy business: Matthew Dalco, 1962-2009

Dalco worked with companies in Australia and London and helped produce many of the world's most popular modern musicals, including Oliver!, My Fair Lady, Mary Poppins, Phantom Of The Opera, …

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Few surprises at Tony talks

Will Ferrell's 'Bush' deemed a special event

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At The Show, Wish You Were Here By Frank Rizzo

We love the marketing campaign at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven.

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First You Shut Up, Then You Grow Up By BEN BRANTLEY

This wonderfully acted production of Neil LaBute's play may turn out to be the sentimental sleeper of the season.

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LaBute's Couples Curse, Punch, Holler in 'Pretty': John Simon

Neil LaBute's ferociously funny "Reasons to Be Pretty," about fragile human relationships and the seemingly inconsequential details that threaten or even wreck them, has traveled successfull…

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LaBute examines explosive guy-girl relationships in play now on Broadway

This latest chapter is a more mature, more satisfying work about one man's decision to grow up and face the consequences of what he has done. His emotionally bruising journey to adulthood is…

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reasons to be pretty
Review by Matthew Murray

The resulting play, which has been directed here by Terry Kinney and is fueled by a star-making performance from Thomas Sadoski, may be LaBute's tamest, but it's also his best.

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Reasons to Be Pretty
Review By DAVID ROONEY

Nobody's going to call Neil LaBute a redemptive playwright, and even in this reflective mood, he's not exactly forgiving about men's failings and women's weaknesses. But there's compassion a…

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Reasons to Be Pretty - Reviewed by DAVID SHEWARD

In the transition to Broadway, there have been cast changes and script tightening-with mixed results. Still, there are plenty of reasons to see "Reasons."

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The ugly side of growing up BY ROBERT FELDBERG

Ultimately, though, the playwright delivers the goods, in a work that's lively and compulsively watchable and that offers a fresh take on the eternal matter of achieving adulthood.

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reasons to be pretty
Reviewedby:David Finkle

A quartet of fine actors, led by Thomas Sadoski and Marin Ireland, partially redeem Neil LaBute's too-familiar battle-of-the-sexes play.

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Review of Reasons to Be Pretty by Matt Windman (2.5 out of 4 Stars)

If you've seen one Neil LaBute play, you've more or less seen them all.

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Men Behaving Badly (and Predictably) By TERRY TEACHOUT

Neil LaBute, Off-Broadway's most prolific playwright, has finally made it uptown with "reasons to be pretty," his first semioptimistic play -- which turns out not to be a good thing.

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MINING FOR TRAGEDY AND FINDING HOPE By LYNN NOTTAGE

Editor's note: Michael Riedel is on vacation. Guest columnist Lynn Nottage, whose play "Ruined" has again extended its run at the Manhattan Theatre Club, tells how she got that story.

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The More She Drinks, the More She'll Spill By NEIL GENZLINGER

A one-woman show called "Shells" has developed a festively dedicated following by working the amorphous territory where cabaret, comedy and theater intersect.

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Abba's 'Mamma' means business By ADAM DAWTREY, CHRIS JONES, DAVID BENEDICT

Show gives jukebox musicals a good name

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Phyllida Lloyd directs a non-musical By DAVID BENEDICT

'Mamma Mia' helmer steering 'Mary Stuart'

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'Tempest' bursting with magical possibilities BY HEDY WEISS

'For years now, the Steppenwolf ensemble has been raising the possibility of doing a Shakespeare play," said director Tina Landau.

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When He Was 46 it Was a Very Good Year By WILL FRIEDWALD

Ervin Drake, about to turn 90, recalls the songs he wrote that made his career and became part of the soundtrack of his life.

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Causes for Celebration! By: Joseph Marzullo, Tristan Fuge, & Brian Scott Lipton

Jessica Alba, Bobby Cannavale, Ernie Hudson, Mitzi Gaynor, BarBara Luna, Edward Norton, Laura Osnes, Phylicia Rashad, and Dallas Roberts are among the stars caught by our cameras.

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GROOVY PAD By JENNIFER CEASER

Will Swenson plays the high-spirited Berger in "Hair" on Broadway, but at home, he relaxes by playing guitar and hanging with his two sons.

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PAGE SIX

THEY'VE both dished on their marriage in tell-all books -- which explains why Jane Fonda and Ted Turner have remained such pals.

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ME AND BEETHOVEN DOWN BY ... by JESSICA BRANCH

Jane Fonda is alive and well and back on Broadway. The play's pretty interesting, too.

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End Days
Reviewedby:Dan Bacalzo

Deborah Zoe Laufer's irreverent yet deeply felt comedy humorously navigates the uncertain terrain of faith, love, and science.

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End Days - Reviewed by GWEN OREL

"End Days" by Debora Zoe Laufer is ferociously good.

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End Days
Review by Sam Thielman

Two acts are too short a time to spend with Deborah Zoe Laufer's lovable characters in "End Days."

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End Days

With the help of her fantastic cast, director Lisa Peterson keeps the play moving at breakneck speed but still gives the audience time to empathize and laugh

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Jesus, Elvis and Hawking as Family Counselors By CHARLES ISHERWOOD

Deborah Zoe Laufer's sour-sweet comedy often feels artificial in its depiction of a damaged family forging a path back to wholeness.

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End Days
Review by Matthew Murray

Despite all the content and all the cleverness, there's a prevailing emptiness here that director Lisa Peterson's staging on Lee Savage's appropriately cramped cardboard-box-chic living room…

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Kelli O'Hara
Review By STEVEN SUSKIN

To those who might have wondered whether Kelli O'Hara's recent successes in "The Light in the Piazza," "The Pajama Game" and "South Pacific" were due to strong material and skilled direction…

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No Cartwheels (for Now), but Oodles of Spunk By STEPHEN HOLDEN

This radiant, wholesome singing actress with one foot in country music and the other in opera brings her all-American charm to the Café Carlyle for two weeks.

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A LOT MORE THAN A PREGNANT PAUSE By FRANK SCHECK

The three-time Tony nominee has the sort of innate sweetness that can't be faked, and it comes through loud and clear in her debut engagement at the Cafe Carlyle.

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John Tartaglia - Reviewed by DAVID FINKLE

So much of what John Tartaglia offered during his one-night Feinstein's at Loews Regency landing was cutesie-pootsie that it initially seemed a touch-and-go question as to whether what was r…

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The Broadway Musicals of 1931 by Simon Saltzman

It was the great Depression Era, but what up-lifting musicals there were in 1931 to help make people forget.

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