Saturday, September 21, 2002 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Sizing Them Up by Elena Malykhina

'Hairspray' hopefuls have plenty of style

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Musicals Mushroom at This Co-op by DON SHIRLEY

The Musical Theatre Guild specializes in obscure shows, and unseen Sondheim is as rare as they come.

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The Songs Are Still De-Lovely in 'Anything Goes' by DON SHIRLEY

Reprise! revival of the 1934 musical rightly stresses the score, not the plot.

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Q & A

Ricky Jay, a Man Who Believes More in Magicians Than in Magic by EMILY EAKIN
Ricky Jay is one of the world's eminent performers and scholars of magic. His latest book, "Dice: Deception, Fate and Rotten Luck," will be published next month.

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A Relaxed Tony Bennett Is a Master of Surprise by STEPHEN HOLDEN
Tony Bennett is not a vocalist given to pumping personal psychodrama into a song; he would rather play the genially reverent custodian of the American popular songbook.

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PHOTO CALL: Little Hams

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Who Will Be Playing Fanny and Who Won't?: All-Star Funny Girl Concert Sept. 23

The previously announced Rosie O'Donnell, Audra McDonald, Megan Mullally, Christine Ebersole and Marissa Jaret Winokur, however, have withdrawn from the evening at the New Amsterdam Theatre …

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Cabaret Notes

Feinstein's opens the season with the lovely (and entirely painless) Love & Payne.

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Tunes and Tomes

DRG has exhumed some more Columbia original cast recordings, and they range in quality from tepid to terrific.

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Tennis Anyone? by ALISTAIR HIGHET

Much Ado About Nothing at Hartford Stage
Thanks to American Theater Web for the link!

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