Friday, March 14, 2008 at midnight (Broadway Time)

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Fair Lady emerges from sound booth

Starting on Tuesday, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, theatergoers will be able to see AND hear Marni Nixon in My Fair Lady.

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Heights Before Broadway, by Melena Ryzik

Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the music and stars in the show In the Heights, offered a tour of a neighborhood that is half real and half invented.

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In Broadway's spotlights, there's plenty to go nuts about, by Joe Dziemianowicz

Screwed-up characters are much more fascinating than normal ones. Which is why Broadway plays—new and old—have been so diverting this year.

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April Yvette Thompson stars in Liberty City, by Joe Dziemianowicz

In her stage memoir, Liberty City, author and actress April Yvette Thompson tells of growing up in a turbulent family and equally challenging Miami neighborhood in the late 1970s and early '80s.

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Diva Talk, by Andrew Gans

Rose in Full Bloom—Chatting with Gypsy Star Patti LuPone

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On a Russian Estate, Dormant Passions, Art and Self-Consciousness, by Ben Brantley

Most of the characters in this revival appear to be participating in what might be called an act-off, a sort of provincial Russian Idol for thespians.

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No Need to Mull Seeing Dull Gull, by Frank Scheck

There's something amiss in a production of The Seagull when the most interesting character is... the doctor.

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All in all, Seagull is seaworthy, by Joe Dziemianowicz

Classic Stage Company's production is entertaining and feathered with fine performances

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The Seagull, reviewed by Marilyn Stasio

When you go to the theater in Russia, one thing you notice is they play Chekhov for comedy. So it shouldn't be a shock that a production of The Seagull helmed by Viacheslav Dolgachev, artistic director of the Moscow New Drama Theater and formerly a director with Moscow Arts Theater, should feel playful, even in its most tragic moments. Which American actors might walk that highwire and not fall, one might wonder. Dianne Wiest, actually, who is pretty damned dazzling as Arkadina, but not alone in an ensemble that seems to understand the capricious Russian soul.

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Not quite ready to take flight, by Michael Sommers

From the patchy results, Classic Stage Company's The Seagull remains a show in rehearsal.

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Shirtless Cumming, Stingy Wiest Preen in Seagull, by John Simon

If in 10 years here Viacheslav Dolgachev couldn't learn English, who knows how many more he may need to learn directing?

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The Seagull, reviewed by Adam R. Perlman

When doing a piece of theatre that quotes directly from Hamlet, it might be wise to remember that the play is the thing. Classic Stage Company's starry production of The Seagull, though, clearly hasn't brushed up on its Shakespeare—or its Chekhov.

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A Reflective (in More Ways Than One) Take on Chekhov's Seagull, by Andy Propst

Chekhov's bored, yet determined, denizens of a Russian lakeside farm have returned with Viacheslav Dolgachev's new, often captivating, staging.

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The Seagull, reviewed by Elyse Sommer

Given the Russian director Viacheslav Dolgachev's background as the Artistic Director of the Moscow New Drama Theatre and a former associate at The Moscow Art Theatre (Chekhov's own theatric…

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The Slickest Show in New York, by Terry Teachout

The hit of the year is here: In the Heights.

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Ghosts, reviewed by Mark Blankenship

Rarely performed in New York, Ghosts is known by many merely as "Ibsen's syphilis play." But as the Pearl Theater's engrossing production proves, it's a scorching dissection of how hypocrisy and deceit destroy societies. The once-scandalous appearance of venereal disease is just a literal manifestation of the forces tearing across the stage.

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