Bob Verini

Review: ‘Baby’

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A concert staging is the ideal showcase for tuners that deserve appreciation but are unlikely to merit a full pro revival. So it is with Richard Maltby and David Shire's 1983 paean to parenthood…

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Robert Duvall and Gena Rowlands

Review: ‘Tip-Toes’

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This revival of George and Ira Gershwin's "Tip-Toes" isn't just a textbook example of the tuner of the pre-"Show Boat" era. Tiny, game cast, working on a postage-stamp stage and a shoestring, is an…

John Landis, Deborah Nadoolman Landis and

Review: ‘Dogeaters’

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Encapsulating an entire society at a particular place in time would seem as thankless a task as a playwright could take on. But Noel Coward managed it in "Cavalcade," and Jessica Hagedorn takes a…

Mikkel Bondesen

Review: ‘Defiance’

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What do you do for an encore after writing the most important and successful Broadway drama in a decade? If you're John Patrick Shanley, you continue to explore the moral and ethical issues raised by…

Nick Counter

Review: ‘Ace’

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From "My One and Only" through "Steel Pier" and "Wings" to "The Drowsy Chaperone," many are the musicals that have employed an aviation motif, particularly the earliest barnstorming days, as…

Bob Wright

Review: ‘13’

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If the prospect of watching an all-teen company enact an all-teen musical accompanied by an all-teen band makes you cringe: Chill, dude, "13" is sheer bliss. The kids possess all the feisty energy of…

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