Monday, September 26, 2005 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Don Adams of 'Get Smart' dead

'Would you believe?' actor was 82

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Katrina Benefit Concert -with Bevy of Broadway Stars - Raises Impressive Sum

Broadway's Celebrity Benefit for Hurricane Relief, according to a spokesperson for the concert, raised over $200,000.

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Broadway for Sale! By: Joseph Marzullo; text by Michael Portantiere

As they do every year, scads of stars turned out for the 2005 Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction in Shubert Alley.

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Showing Your True Colors

The fall colors are in, but we're not talking about fashions or foliage. Color headshots are steadily becoming more popular in the entertainment industry, already ubiquitous on the West Coas…

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Peter Filichia's Diary

Filichia discovers why the California Musical Theatre in Sacramento is still going strong after 54 years.

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Arts, Briefly

Actors Guild Elects New Officers; An Arts Club Honor; "Lestat."

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All the shallowness of a soap opera By ROBERT FELDBERG

It must be hard for an experienced and sophisticated writer like James Lapine to come up with a play that's almost totally uninvolving, but he's managed it with "Fran's Bed."

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It's life or death for Mia as 'Fran' BY MICHAEL SOMMERS

Smoothly directed by the author, the ably designed production suffers from some spotty acting.

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On Life Support, a Spirit in Motion By CHARLES ISHERWOOD

Mia Farrow's radiance, even while comatose, is not enough to make this drama about the quiet desperation of middle-class motherhood meaningful.

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No 'Bed' of roses By JACQUES LE SOURD

"Fran's Bed" will leave you tired - and probably depressed as well.

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Farrow finds herself on the right side of the 'Bed' BY LINDA WINER

Ultimately, the drama is reduced to an extended soaper dilemma about euthanasia. When Hank says, "We're all waiting to make sense of the ending," we have the uneasy feeling that the playwrig…

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Fran's Bed

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A mostly sure-footed musical biography By Lewis Segal

Veteran Broadway star Chita Rivera forms a bond with the audience.

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CDs: Circus of Life by Ken Mandelbaum

VIRTUE IN DANGER (Must Close Saturday)

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No break in the clouds for Two River revival BY PETER FILICHIA

Into every theatergoer's life, a little rain must fall.
It's happening now in Red Bank, where a light drizzle of a show, "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg," is opening the season at Two River Theater Company's handsome new playhouse.

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Dealing with life BY PETER FILICHIA

William Schallert shines in Bickford's 'The Gin Game'

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"Medea," and the Wooster Group on its artistic inheritance.

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A Conflicted Mind Onstage: To Betray or Not to Betray? By JASON ZINOMAN

George Saunders's brazenly off-kilter novella about a cash-short, history-theme park does not translate well onstage, as seen in Yehuda Duenyas's adaptation.

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Frustrated Americans in China By CHARLES ISHERWOOD

Warren Leight presents a slight but appealing comedy about the difficulty of doing good in a society rigged to accommodate only more cynical transactions.

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Ms. Roboto By Jeremy McCarter

The witty Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow embraces its weirdo technophiles.

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The Rise of the Cliffs Notes Musical By Boris Kachka

After a season of shows based on the back catalogues of Elvis and John Lennon, this year's musical-makers are borrowing from the greatest stories ever told.

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Prince muses on long reign BY CHRISTINE DOLEN

No one has won more Tony Awards than Harold Prince, who has 20. There's a reason for that.

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A 'Gala 10' for Meehan By PETER D. KRAMER

Thomas Meehan has had a dream career. Actually, he's had several.

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'Good Things' goes to H'wood

Fringe offerings makes bigscreen jump

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