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When: Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through April 14 2013
Price: $65-$75
Although she's spent the last eight years working in a seedy dance hall, where she's paid to rumba with lonely creeps, pure-hearted, empty-headed Charity Valentine still believes Mr. Right is just around the corner. Michael Halberstam's intimate revival of the 1966 stage musical (and 1969 Shirley MacLaine movie) scales back the razzle-dazzle. Doug Peck's orchestrations, for instance, reset the Cy Coleman score for a five-piece combo. But Halberstam still manages to capture the essence of the show—a kind of wholesome sleaze—thanks to Jessica Redish's exuberantly sexy choreography and Tiffany Topol's bubbly yet earthy performance in the title role. These qualities help compensate for Neil Simon's unfocused, episodic book (loosely based on Federico Fellini's Nights of Cabiria), which supplies some good one-liners but often feels like three That Girl scripts stapled together. —Zac Thompson


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