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December 28, 2014




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New Features This Edition:

New York critic David Spencer reviews:

In Brief:

ELF
Book by Thomas Meehan & Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Directed by Eric Ankrim
Based on the screenplay by
David Berenbaum
Paper Mill Playhouse

THE ELEPHANT MAN
by Bernard Pomerance
Directed by Scott Ellis
Starring Bradley Cooper,
Patricia Clarkson & Alessandro Nivola
Booth Theatre
Official Website

THE INVISIBLE HAND
by Ayad Akhtar
Directed by
Ken Rus Schmoll
New York Theatre Workshop

POCATELLO
by Samuel D. Hunter
Directed by Davis McCallum
Featuring T.R. Knight
Playwrights Horizons

A PARTICLE OF DREAD
by Sam Shepard
Directed by Nancy Meckler,
Signature Theatre

A CHRISTMAS MEMORY
Book by Duane Poole
Music by Larry Grossman
Lyrics by Carol Hall
Starring Alice Ripley
Directed by Charlotte Moore
A Production of the
Irish Repertory Company
at the DR2 Theatre

San Francisco critic Judy Richter reviews:

White Christmas
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Book by David Ives and Paul Blake
Directed by Virginia Musante
Presented by Hillbarn Theatre

Red Hot Patriot:
The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins

by Margaret Engel and Allison Engel
Directed by David Esbjornson
Starring Kathleen Turner
Presented by Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Roda Theatre

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