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Oh God, A Show About Abortion Could Not Be More Relevant

Alison Leiby’s one-woman show doesn’t have the spark it needs — so it’s handy that its audience is already on fire.
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for colored girls Returns to Broadway in a Triumphant Revival

The dance-theater gem still glows.
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American Buffalo: Gorgeous Performances, Small Author Issue

It’s a beautifully served slice of classic Mamet … if you still have the appetite.
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  4. the industry
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  29. tony awards
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  35. castings
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  36. understudies
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  37. theater review
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  39. life in pictures
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  41. last night on late night
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  47. theater review
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  49. oral history
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