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Calendar, Night&Day This Is Schadenfreude

This Is Schadenfreude

If you wish to unite a crowd, invoke exes. Everyone hates an ex, and poof, the crowd is united, in hatred. At the new Valentine's-themed comedy show Wegent and Page Draw the Line, "it's complicated," in the parlance of our…
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Culture, Encore

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Menopause the Musical. Set in Bloomingdale's department store, this play unites four contrasting female characters — an Iowa housewife, an executive, a soap star, and a hippie — through the combined forces of cut-price lingerie and hormone replacement therapy.…
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Culture, Stage Mystery, He Wrote

Mystery, He Wrote

It seems unlikely that a theater company specializing in new plays would be clueless as to the identity of one of its playwrights. After all, it's one thing for Shakespeare nuts to haggle over whether Francis Bacon or the Earl…
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Film,

Second Time Around

John Cassavetes, Actor and Director In the many films he made as an actor, John Cassavetes -- a shifty-eyed brunet mistrustful of his own profile, grinning constantly to remind us of the phoniness good looks can signify -- only occasionally…
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Music,

The House of Tudor

Last year, the clubgoing populace was inundated with more swing-side posturing than one could shake a swizzle stick at. But as the cigar smoke settles, it's comforting to realize that nightlife is just as reactionary as politics. The pendulum inevitably…
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