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Rehearse Me a Little, Wherever You Are
By DAVE ITZKOFF
A new production of “Company” has resorted to a grab bag of strategies, shortcuts and cheats to get its far-flung cast of A-list performers quickly up to speed.
Theater Review | 'Marie and Bruce'
There’s Room for Everyone Aboard a Marital Misery Tour
By BEN BRANTLEY
“Marie and Bruce,” Wallace Shawn’s 1979 portrait of marital misery, has been revived at the Acorn Theater.
Slide Show: ‘Marie and Bruce’
Theater Review | 'The Umbrella Plays'
A Long Swim Looking for Laughs
By CLAUDIA LA ROCCO
“The Umbrella Plays” offers a series of vignettes about relationships.
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Louisville Dreaming: Characters Exploring Boundaries
By CHARLES ISHERWOOD
The Humana Festival of New American Plays presented works whose characters are searching for new experiences.
Need a Broad? Call Turner
By CHARLES McGRATH
Kathleen Turner, 56, returns to Broadway to play a nun and add to a list of tough-purring lionesses.
Slide Show: Being Kathleen Turner
Theater Review | 'The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G'
Identities as Elements to Play With and Juggle
By JASON ZINOMAN
Qui Nguyen’s new play is an ambitious entertainment about modern identity wrapped inside an exploitation drama about what used to be called the “inscrutable Orient.”
Theater Review | 'Three Men on a Horse'
Another Outing for This Gambling Tale? What Are the Odds?
By NEIL GENZLINGER
The Actors Theater Company revives “Three Men on a Horse,” the Depression-era comedy by John Cecil Holm and George Abbott.
Theater Review | 'Tomorrow Morning'
The Night They Called It a Day
By RACHEL SALTZ
“Tomorrow Morning,” a musical by Laurence Mark Wythe, follows two Los Angeles couples on an eventful night before an important morning.
What Befits a Legendary Queen
By SYLVIANE GOLD
A closer look at the costumes Susan Hilferty designed for the character of the Queen of Hearts in the Broadway musical “Wonderland.”
Duke Law Students Give Musical Nod to Nixon
By ROBBIE BROWN
Duke took a step toward embracing its most infamous graduate, Richard M. Nixon, by performing a play.
Curtain Down, Heads Up: Readers Review 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo'
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New York Theater Workshop Announces Two More Productions for 2011-12 Season
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New David Mamet Play Set to Premiere in London This Fall
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In ‘Candida,’ Tribute to Women’s Strength
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In George Bernard Shaw’s domestic comedy, written 15 years after Ibsen’s feminist shocker “A Doll’s House,” love, practicality and social equality in Victorian times are explored.
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Theater Review | 'Sex on Sunday'
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An explicit opening scene in “Sex on Sunday” promises a trip to the dark side of sexuality. But Chisa Hutchinson, the writer, can’t decide whether she wants to titillate or educate.
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Wizard of Corporate Climbing
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You root for Daniel Radcliffe, who stars in the revival of Frank Loesser’s “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” though Rob Ashford’s production is charm free.
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Tate Donovan’s turn in “Good People” has brought him back to New York and to his Irish-American roots.
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Week Ending April 3
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  6. Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical, $926,273
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  9. The Phantom of the Opera, $871,091
  10. Mary Poppins, $867,638
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