Wednesday, May 6, 2015 Iyyar 17, 5775

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So damned by genocide, Sudan is a desert of hope, forlorn and forgotten for so long. Until now, that is: Darfur, the sand-bitten beachhead of benign neglect by the world, is getting its moment in the sun these days. And "Darfur Now," a new documentary written and directed by Theodore Braun, lets the sunshine in as never before. Opening on...
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... and other songs to wax lyrical about on TV's returning 'The Singing Bee'
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Think Chanukah gathering's the only time when bee's wax sheds light on a good Jewish song? For Philadelphia's Bob Horowitz, bees wax lyrical every week; but then, every week is a chai -light and a menorah mint for him since "The Singing Bee" is singing high notes and higher ratings for its network, NBC. Horowitz is president and executive producer...
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Israeli cafe becomes grounds for explosive drama
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Sometimes, even a casual coffee break in Israel can be shattering, with a cafe grounds for high drama. Shards of lives accompany cream and the caffeine in "Dai," a detonation of a drama by Iris Bahr, which literally translates from the Hebrew into "enough," but empirically into "to die for." A double dose of sugar in that death wish? Sweet...
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There is a yawning divide between good and great musicals, but "The Drowsy Chaperone" needs no one to accompany it to the winner's table; it can go it alone as a great one. The five-time Tony Award-winning musical -- in which "Man in Chair" sets the table for a grand retelling of a 1928 musical called "The Drowsy Chaperone" --...
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There may not be much joy in Mudville these days, as the Yankees, the mighty Yankees, have struck out. But there's plenty of joy at "The Joy Luck Club" of the Pan Asian Rep, in Yankeeland, where they've struck gold in muddied family relationships. In adapting Amy Tan's 1989 best seller into a box-office draw -- the play has been...
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