Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at midnight (Broadway Time)

DVDs: The Best of All Possible Worlds by Ken Mandelbaum

CANDIDE (Image Entertainment)
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Tunes, Tomes, & Videos

Charles Wright reviews The Songwriter Goes to War: The Story of Irving Berlin's World War II All-Army Production of This Is The Army.

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BROADWAY is in the grip of Tony fever, a wonderfully (for those on the sidelines) tense time when producers, performers and publicists campaign full-tilt to grab the theater's top prize.

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Center Theatre cuts new play programs By Don Shirley

The company hopes collaborations with smaller theaters will fill some of the gaps.

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Peter Filichia's Diary

Filichia gives a full report on the 2004-2005 Theatre World Awards ceremony at Studio 54.

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A master with class By Lynne Heffley

At 89, playwright Horton Foote is still writing about characters whom audiences care deeply about.

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Young playwright succeeds in swimming against tide By Douglas J. Keating

Sometimes it pays to be young and naive. Take the case of Itamar Moses and Outrage. Moses was 22 and just out of Yale University when he set to work on the first draft of the play that is op…

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Rush & Molloy

Fisher Stevens was roasted - no, let's say charred - at Monday's annual benefit for the Naked Angels, the theater company he founded.
Emcee Michael McKean said Stevens is "an actor's actor. Someday he'd like to be known as a ticket-buyer's actor."

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A Bedtime Lyric Workout by a Gay Urban Romantic By ANNE MIDGETTE

There's no political agenda in Mark Campbell's song-cycle-cum-one-man-revue, just amusing observation with an understated acuity.

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Songs From an Unmade Bed

This is the kind of show that erases memories of far less accomplished works, says David Finkle.

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Gay and Proud, if Less Than Thrilled About Growing Old By ANITA GATES

Dick DeBenedictis and Bill Dyer's show, about a group of gay men at a party, is an intriguing, thoroughly good-natured little musical with tons of potential.

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Taking bureaucracy to absurd lengths BY PETER FILICHIA

Here's a genre playgoers haven't seen in a while: Theatre of the Absurd.
It's sure in evidence in "Ten Percent of Molly Snyder" at the New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch.

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A Bold Expedition By Peter Marks

Eric Schaeffer's gutsy new production of "Pacific Overtures" finds its footing in Stephen Sondheim's brilliant second-act number "Please Hello!"

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A constant threat BY MICHAEL SOMMERS

Gripping drama explores the effects of terrorism on us all

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Video: Theater Minutes: 'Terrorism'

Ben Brantley reviews the new play by the Presnyakov Brothers.

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Blood, Guts and Poetic Words on the Mean Streets of Dublin By JASON ZINOMAN

Mark O'Rowe's play reeks of unpleasant smells wafting across the violent streets of working-class Dublin. This play stinks - and that is high praise.

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Father and son have a devil of a time BY GORDON COX

There are plenty of intriguing questions raised by "Henry Flamethrowa," the play by John Belluso at Studio Dante.

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Lindbergh: Inflexible Flier by Michael Feingold

Garth Wingfield's Flight

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Easy as Pie? by Michael Feingold

Kathleen Tolan's Memory House

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Spectacles, on Tap and on Toe By JOHN ROCKWELL

The ABT gala was a spectacular showcase featuring Frederic Franklin's staging of the "Polovtsian Dances" and Savion Glover.

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Though actors hit their marks, writers scored few perfect 10s By Terry Byrne and Robert Nesti

The seventh annual Boston Theater Marathon luxuriated in new surroundings Sunday, the plush Virginia Wimberly Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts.

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Wise, witty 'Letters' encourages actors By Catherine Foster

Robert Brustein's "Letters to a Young Actor" is the ideal book for parents to give to children who've just announced they're switching majors from international relations to drama. (That's a…

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Howard Morris, an Actor in Television Comedies, Dies at 85 By MARGALIT FOX

Howard Morris was best known for his work with Sid Caesar and for his brief, memorable role as the manic hillbilly poet Ernest T. Bass on "The Andy Griffith Show."

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