Friday, June 30, 2006 at midnight (Broadway Time)

The Beatles Come Together

Richard Corliss falls in Love with a new Cirque du Soleil show that "reunites" the Fab Four in Las Vegas

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Scenes from a Marriage

Jessica Hecht stars in Richard Greenberg's The House in Town.

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Lucie Comes Home

Broadway rolls out the welcome mat for Lucie Arnaz, who has returned to do what she loves best - make people laugh - in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

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Arts, Briefly

Actress sues over "Movin' Out," Kevin Kline in "King Lear," City Center's "Encores!" to salute revues and more culture news.

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Cumming gets 'Bent'

Alan Cumming will return to the British stage in the fall in the lead role in a revival of "Bent," Martin Sherman's celebrated drama of personal politics.

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Inside Art
Lloyd Webber to Sell Picasso's Blue 'Angel' By CAROL VOGEL

Lord Lloyd Webber has decided to take advantage of the buoyant art market and put Picasso's work up for auction at Christie's in November.

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It's a Magical Mystery Tour you'll never forget.
The latest Cirque du Soleil spectacular, LOVE, which has its gala premiere tonight at the Mirage Hotel after two press previews, is undoubtedly the most unabashedly joyous show in this organization's history.

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Fab foray by Cirque du Soleil By Ann Powers

"Love," the Beatles-based new pop-theatrical extravaganza, opens in Las Vegas.

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Review By Erik Pedersen

Musically ambitious and entertaining, but not the all-timer it aspires to be.

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All you need is 'Love' (and some great songs) By Chloe Veltman

Yet for all its technical wizardry and gorgeous visual effects, Love feels curiously unfulfilling.

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A hard play for laughs By Charles McNulty

Sam Shepard's political farce "The God of Hell" proves a tough nut to crack for debut director Jason Alexander.

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Milking it By Evan Henerson

Shepard's answer to Iraq mixes madness, Midwest in 'God of Hell'

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The God of Hell
Review By Jay Reiner

Sam Shepard's political take on America, now playing at the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood, is anything but funny.

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The God of Hell

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An imposing big 'Mac' by Joe Dziemianowicz

Liev Schreiber is spot-on as the Bard's tragic Scottish king

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Broadway at the beach BY PETER FILICHIA

For those planning a holiday weekend at the Shore, take Broadway along, by way of original cast albums. Here's a look at a current crop of CDs from shows, films and singers.

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'The Rink' rolls into Cape Playhouse By Catherine Foster

John Kander, along with partner Fred Ebb, has created such Broadway hits as "Cabaret," "Chicago," and "Zorba. " But the show that he says he feels most passionate about is one that flopped.

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Producer puts stock in summer shows by MICHAEL SOMMERS

By pricing tickets at a modest $10, festival spotlights emerging writers

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A measure of joy for Kimmel Center By Peter Dobrin

It'll finish its first in-the-black year.

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Free Willy: More open-air plays

Beyond "Macbeth," there are other outdoor productions where you can see, weather permitting, a Shakespeare comedy or tragedy for free.

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Plenty o' Trimmin' Turns 'Porgy and Bess' Into a Musical By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON

Trevor Nunn has reworked the four-hour opera into a two-and-a-half-hour musical that is set to open in London on Nov. 9.

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Summertime, and It's War and More War in the Park By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON

"Macbeth," "Stuff Happens" and other plays from the Public Theater are not simply about war, they are against war.

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Audio Slide Show: Brutal Farce

John Ellison Conlee, who stars in the play "Pig Farm," talks about the show's physical demands.

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Guerilla theater by Kerri Allen

José Rivera envisions the final days of Che Guevara in School of the Americas.

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'Godot Has Left the Building': Still Waiting in a Wasteland, Revisited and Revamped By GEORGE HUNKA

John Griffin's play manages in large part to defuse any trepidation at a modern-day salute to "Waiting for Godot."

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The Busy World Is Hushed - review by Adam Feldman

Rooting through the intricate tangle of motivations that undergird personal faith, Bunin offers an empathetic and fair-minded view of religion.

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King Lear - review by Adam Feldman

A soft, wrinkled dumpling of a man in a diaper, Epstein¹s poor and bare Lear transcends performance; this, one feels, is the thing itself.

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Trouble in Paradise - review by Adam Feldman

Directed with jaunty aplomb by Elyse Singer, the actors glide smoothly into a witty simulacrum of the movie.

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Pig Farm - review by David Cote

A farmyard farce scripted in a stilted, deadpan vernacular that suggests a 1940s WPA social drama ghostwritten by Ionesco, Pig Farm traffics in Kotis¹s typical double-barreled satire.

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