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0149: Edinburgh Fringe 2009 (Part Two) by MusicalTalk

More from the world's greatest arts festival, with Thos and Tim presenting highlights and the low down from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and giving us more interviews than you can shake a s…

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at midnight (Broadway Time)
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Fringe NYC 2009: Roundup #6
Reviewedby:David Finkle and Adam R. Perlman

Reports on Baby Wants Candy, Far Out, and Gutter Star.

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The Bacchae

So focused on form over substance that the fundamentals of the story are obscured.

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Playing It for Real: 'Hello, Dolly!' With a Little Less Flamboyance By MATT WOLF

Without its original icon, Carol Channing, the musical still finds charm in London with a new lead, Samantha Spiro.

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Artistic Directors Versus Executive Directors by Michael Kaiser

Amidst all of the pain and fear of the economic crisis, one area of conversation always gets a laugh: the way to reduce tension between artistic directors and executive leadership.

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Oscar winners abound in 'Nine' By JON BURLINGAME

Rob Marshall nabs A-list talent for musical

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'Fame' remake cuts own path By STEFFIE NELSON

Contemporary issues blend with classic themes

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'Glee' eyes ratings, chart success by Jon Burlingame

'Nip/Tuck' creator swings against the odds with tuner

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PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: John Cudia

John Cudia - who heads the cast of Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera - fills out Playbill.com's questionnaire with random facts, backstage trivia and pop culture tidbits.

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson: Modern Family Man By: Brian Scott Lipton

The Broadway star and television veteran hopes his new ABC sitcom proves the third's time the charm.

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Celebrating Tennessee: Revered actress brings one of America's great playwrights to life by Jan Swoope

"'Milk Train' I was really drawn to," Dukakis told writer Tad Wilkes for DeSoto magazine's August issue.

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Best Plays and Performances

Tim Treanor names his 10 Best Plays and performances in the 2008-2009 DC area theatre season.

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Favorite Musicals, Performances and Performer of the Year

Joel Markowitz names his favorite musicals, musical performances, and the musical theatre performer of the year in the 2008-2009 DC area theatre season.

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Acting as Ecstasy By Simi Horwitz

André De Shields looks for his bliss in every role he tackles.

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The Bacchae
Reviewed by: Andy Propst

JoAnne Akalaitis' Shakespeare in the Park staging of Euripides' Greek tragedy is compelling.

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A tale of vengeance flourishes in Central Park By JENNIFER FARRAR

Even at just 90 minutes in length, the production leaves the audience emotionally drained, pondering the ancient message that man is essentially powerless against forces he cannot control.

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The Bacchae
Review by Matthew Murray

If this Bacchae never completely coheres into a consistently solid show, its exploration of the wrath of a god and his breaking down civilized society on his whim still leads to a largely fulfilling amalgam of motion, music, and mayhem.

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The Bacchae - Reviewed by ERIK HAAGENSEN

There are some fine performances in Joanne Akalaitis' production and a new score from Philip Glass, but the play never feels relevant to today.

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God vs. Man in an Open-Air Fight By BEN BRANTLEY

JoAnne Akalaitis's interpretation of "The Bacchae" has fewer shadows than a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta.

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Aborted 'Bacchae' Goes On in N.Y.C.: Better There Than Here By Peter Marks

Much too often her choices feel merely cosmetic and frustratingly arbitrary: She gives actors eccentric, signifying gestures, and her visual flourishes sometimes feel as if they've been cull…

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The Bacchae
Review By MARILYN STASIO

Curiously, the contemporary image in which the young god has been cast seems inconsistent with the rest of Akalaitis' production.

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Dionysus visits Central Park in 'The Bacchae' BY ROBERT FELDBERG

The problem with the park's abbreviated, choppy 90-minute revival, directed by JoAnne Akalaitis, is that it simply touches on the conflicting possibilities without giving dramatic drive to a…

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Gutter Star - Reviewed by MARK PEIKERT

Bloated at less than 60 minutes, Jack Dyville's book strains hard for easy laughs in his wink-wink pulpy story of a closeted lesbian girl-next-door movie star in 1950s Hollywood.

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Candide Americana - Reviewed by LEONARD JACOBS

Stanton Wood's updating of Voltaire's novella is trenchant, canny, a series of lacerations directed toward the American right wing.

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Tearoom Tango - Reviewed by ERIK HAAGENSEN

Six men cruising a public bathroom in a park in an unnamed American city share with us their reasons for being there and how they feel about being gay.

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Scandalous People - Reviewed by ERIK HAAGENSEN

It's amazing that this inept show was produced at all, much less on the scale with which it is presented here.

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Devil Boys From Beyond - Reviewed by MARK PEIKERT

A funny, sexy campfest that traffics in beefcake and drag divas in equal measure while sending up 1950s sci-fi movies.

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Baby Wants Candy

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Complete

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A History of Cobbling

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M--Macbeth

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Polished 'Moon' is calculated for laughs By Sandy MacDonald

Performances deliver, even if premise doesn't

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Invoking Richard Rodgers, That Muse of Movement By ROSLYN SULCAS

"Adam Cooper's 'Shall We Dance,' " now enjoying a summer run at Sadler's Wells Theater, is subtitled "A Tribute to Richard Rodgers," and is set entirely to a medley of his music.

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A Streetcar Named Desire - Reviewed by DAVID SHEWARD

"A Streetcar Named Desire" is Tennessee Williams' greatest and most performed play. It's also the hardest to get right.

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Freud's Last Session - Reviewed by DAVID SHEWARD

A few weeks before his death in 1939, Sigmund Freud received a visit from an Oxford professor at his home in London. The identity of the caller is lost to history, but playwright Mark St. Ge…

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Broadway's late summer slump

The late-summer heat and humidity made all of New York sluggish last week -- and Broadway sales were no exception.

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