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Living On Love - Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Sunday, April 26th, 2015
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When Broadway finally got the message that with news predominantly bad, audiences would again welcome comedies, it made up for lost time. It’s interesting to

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Gigi- - More Like Seltzer Than Champagne

Thursday, April 16th, 2015
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Colette’s 1944 novella Gigi was adapted for the stage as a straight play in 1951 (four unfamiliar numbers in this production were written for that

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Beautiful -The Carole King Musical

Saturday, January 18th, 2014
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Boomer Alert! This about as much fun as you can have without a time machine. Avoiding every biopic booby trap, Beautiful emerges funny, touching, and

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Breakfast At Tiffany’s Is Not A Gem

Thursday, March 21st, 2013
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Whose idea was it to reinvent a theatrical vehicle which has already bombed more than once? There was the infamous 1966 David Merrick musical production;

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The Heiress – Underplayed

Friday, November 9th, 2012
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As the curtain rises, we see a uniformed maid lighting the gas lamps of an ornate chandelier, then raising it to the ceiling. Light fills

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The Common Pursuit

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012
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Cambridge University 1968. Idealist Stuart Thorne (Josh Cooke) intends to start a literary magazine called “Common Pursuit” (title taken from a book by critic F.R.

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