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BAM plan for spring planting

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Three legit offerings are included in the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s spring season. Director Peter Hall makes his BAM debut with the Theater Royal, Bath, production of “As You Like It,” featuring his daughter Rebecca Hall.

Review: ‘People Are Wrong!’

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New Yorkers often swap stories about how the search for the perfect upstate haven breeds exasperating encounters with renovators, landscapers, organic coop farmers and local hippies, all deeply suspicious of weekend countrysiders but eager enough to accept their money. If Julia Greenberg and Robin Goldwasser had stuck to that scenario, they might have tapped a winning vein of satirical comedy in “People Are Wrong!” Instead, their overburdened, shapeless musical veers off onto less engaging turf, focusing on a green-thumbed, allegedly alien leader of a healing-through-vegetation cult who not only sports an offensive ponytail but actually sings about it.

Review: ‘A Passage to India’

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Unlike most bare-bones stage versions of great literary classics, Martin Sherman’s adaptation of E.M. Forster’s 1924 “A Passage to India” provides auds enough substance to chew on.

Review: ‘Arrested Development’

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The reigning Emmy comedy champ debuts its second season with an episode that may well be its funniest. The Bluth family mayhem continues unabated into a black hole of misunderstood intentions, complete with one fabulous double-entendre line involving self-loathing, the Blue Man Group and depression. TV bar’s for comedy has been raised again.

Toons to tussle

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The November toon stakes are on. Walt Disney bows Pixar’s “The Incredibles” in a super-saturated 3,933-theater release today, and Warner Bros. opens “The Polar Express” on Wednesday.