Monday, March 31, 2008 at midnight (Broadway Time)


Maria Friedman's back in Maria Friedman Re-arranged and though her vocal power is somewhat diminished, she is a performer whose enthusiasm and powers of connection are undimmed.

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August: Osage County more than lives up to its advance billing. The writing is compelling and the ensemble acting accomplished.

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Bill Zwecker

A big boo to whoever thought it a good idea to serve drinks to audience members in the first five rows of Mandy Patinkin's concert Saturday night at the Chicago Theatre.

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'Mandy Patinkin in Concert' By Hedy Weiss

I whispered details of the tawdry events surrounding the opening section of Mandy Patinkin's bravura concert at the Chicago Theater on Saturday night into the ear of my colleague, Bill Zweck…

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Bernstein's Singing Presidents: A Recount By WARREN HOGE

It has taken more than three decades to gain a second hearing of "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue," which Leonard Bernstein wrote with the lyricist Alan Jay Lerner.

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Enchanted Evening by Lillian Ross

Watching "South Pacific" with Rodgers's and Hammerstein's daughters.

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Her father's daughter - and shareholder By Peter D. Kramer

Alice Hammerstein Mathias' Harrison home is brimming with memories of her father, lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II.

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These are three Broadway breakout stars BY PATRICK HUGUENIN AND JANE RIDLEY

The Daily News takes a look at the careers of "South Pacific" co-star Loretta Ables Sayre, Leslie Kritzer of "A Catered Affair," and "Cry-Baby's" James Snyder.

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Loose Lips By: Brian Scott Lipton

Megan Hilty gets ready to say goodbye to Wicked and hello to Dolly; Michele Federer turns up the Glass; and hunky Jesse Williams dives into The Sandbox. Plus: Where to see Idina, Tommy, and …

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What is diversity in the arts? by Mark Ravenhill

'There's no diversity problem in the arts,' my friend said. 'As long as you're middle class'

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Delivering Del Close BY DAREL JEVENS

CHICAGO LIT | Biographer sifts through the myths of improv guru

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MAKE LOVE...AND WAR by Bill Stevenson

The Mint Theater had it right when it dusted off Hemingway's 71-year old play and put it on stage. The Fifth Column has lively characters spouting no-nonsense dialogue.

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The idea for 'Brownstone' just felt like home

Catherine Butterfield sets a time-hopping drama in the same Manhattan 'Brownstone.'

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Intimate triple two-hander boasts enough intriguing characters and plot twists to satisfy a narrative-hungry audience, and should have a long and even happier life when mounted with greater …

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A Woman's Perspective: Robust Music, Racy Lyrics By STEPHEN HOLDEN

Deborah Grace Winer hosted "I've Got Your Number: Romance, the Rat Pack and Carolyn Leigh," the newest program in the 92nd Street Y's Lyrics & Lyricists series.

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God of Carnage

Reza returns to the theme of Art, the breakdown of civilised middle class people into primitive savagery

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Even if the Marc Blitzstein and Joseph Stein Juno doesn't work, it's important that such musicals are temporarily rescued from oblivion. Isn't that what City Center Encores! is all about?

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Blessed with a superb Juno and Mary Boyle (Victoria Clark and Celia Keenan-Bolger) and a director for whom Irish classics are mother's milk (Gerry Hynes).

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Into the Hoods

You will be amazed by the vibrant talent, the sheer pzazz of these young dancers.

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A Morality Play Of Little Fun By DEBORAH HORNBLOW

Witty Imagination Of Wilde's 'Woman' Left On Page, Not Stage

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A Loopy Foray Into the World of Classic Myth By NAOMI SIEGEL

This may not be Ms. Zimmerman at her most compelling, but "Argonautika" remains a poignantly cautionary tale about what Ms. Zimmerman calls "the futility of war, the futility of the conquest…

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Junie B. Jones

Based on the series of books by Barbara Park, this show with its tuneful score, appealing characters and excellent cast is appealing for grown-ups as well as kids.

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Books About Julie Andrews
Reviewed by EMMA BROCKES

As depicted in a memoir and a biography, Julie Andrews's life was not always sunny.

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McShane, Baker fly with pilots

'Deadwood' star to rule over NBC's 'Kings'

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Musician Alan Jay Axelrod dies

Keyboardist worked with Manilow, Groundlings

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A White House Cantata By Matthew Murray

Matthew offers some background on Leonard Bernstein and Alan J. Lerner's A White House Cantata, with input from conductor Robert Bass and Bernstein's daughter, Jamie Bernstein.

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Q & A : Laura Benanti

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