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New Features This Edition:

From New York critic David Spencer:

Diplomacy through the service entrance:

Oslo
by J.T. Rogers
Directed by Bartlett Sher
Mitzi Newhouse Theatre
at Lincoln Center


The talking points of turbulence,
as represented by three plays:

Butler
by Richard Strand
Directed by Joseph Discher
59E59


Quietly
by Owen McCafferty
Directed by Jimmy Fay
Irish Rep


A Class Act
by Norman Shabel
Directed by Christopher Scott
New World Stages

Fine pine or clay clump?

Cats
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Text by T.S. Eliot
Directed by Trevor Nunn
Neil Simon Theatre

Berkshires/Environs critic Joel Greenberg reviews:

The Chinese Room
by Michael West  
Directed by James Macdonald
Williamstown Theatre Festival (Nikos Stage)

Fiorello!
Book by Jerome Weidman and George Abbott
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Directed by Bob Moss
Berkshire Theatre Group/Unicorn Stage

Peerless
by Jiehae Park
Directed by Louisa Proske
Barrington Stage Company (St. Germain Stage)

The Pirates of Penzance

by Gilbert & Sullivan
(as produced originally by the New York Shakespeare Theatre)
Directed by John Rando
featuring Jane Carr, David Garrison, Kyle Dean Massey
Scarlett Strallen, Will Swenson
Barrington Stage Company (Boyd-Quinson Mainstage)

The Stone Witch
by Shem Bitterman
Directed by Steve Zuckerman
Starring Judd Hirsch
Featuring Rupak Ginn and Kristin Griffith
Berkshire Theatre Group (Fitzpatrick Stage)

Florida critic Marie Kilker reviews:

The 8th Annual
Florida Studio Theatre
Improv Festival


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