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BOOYAH : Halloween is for kids!

SCREAMIN’ GREEN HALLOWEEN  |  For the first time, World Financial Center’s annual family-friendly, eco-themed autumnal afternoon of adventure is taking place outdoors. Watched over by a 30-foot scarecrow and witch, the Plaza and waterfront will be transformed into a Halloween Village. At the Costume Swap, exchange last year’s trick-or-treat guise for gently used and ready-to-wear read more here »

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Wright’s tragicomic crime drama plays with time and space BY DAVID KENNERLEY  |  Plays challenging the existence of God have been around for eons. Yet “Grace,” by Craig Wright (“Mistakes Were Made,” “Six Feet Under”), serves up a dizzying spin on the genre. In a fascinating production directed by Dexter Bullard, this inquisition takes the read more here »

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Your $10 Lower East Side Halloween

Hip tips for budget-conscious guys, gals, ghouls BY REVEREND JEN MILLER, FACEBOY & SCOTT STIFFLER  |  Be it sugary candy or gift-wrapped trea- sures, both holidays compel us to give — but unlike its vastly inferior counterpart Christmas, Halloween affords us the opportunity to exact sweet revenge (“trick”) upon those who dare to forego October read more here »

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It takes two

BY MARTIN DENTON (of nytheatre.com)  |  Most people, by the time they reach their 80s, are happy to stop working — or at least scale back their activities, reveling in a mode of relaxation and retirement that is well-deserved and richly earned. But Mario Fratti is not most people. Instead, he is, at 85, as read more here »

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Chance of a ghost

Concert, lecture just might bring out the dead BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  Phantom notes from an unmanned piano, disembodied voices joining the living for Christmas carols and a spectral concert attendant seen only by a handful of audience members: All of these unexplained events, and more, have taken place in the front Greek Revival parlor read more here »

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Just Do Art!

SCREAMIN’ GREEN HALLOWEEN  For the first time, World Financial Center’s annual family-friendly, eco-themed autumnal afternoon of adventure is taking place outdoors. Watched over by a 30-foot scarecrow and witch, the Plaza and water- front will be transformed into a Halloween Village. At the Costume Swap, exchange last year’s trick-or-treat guise for gently used and ready-to-wear read more here »

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Fall offers multitude of artists, composers BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |   Many out there believe that classical music is a dying art form that caters to the elderly. Young people like me would rather be at a Decemberists concert or listening to indie rock at a hip Williamsburg hole in the wall, right? Well, most read more here »

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VINNY VELLA: WHO’S BETTER THAN YOU?  |  That he’s been on “The Sopranos” (as Jimmy Petrille) and in Scorsese’s “Casino” (as Artie Pisano) is impressive enough…lots of dish and dirt from those two sets, we suspect. But after appearing in dozens of other films, TV shows and plays (at least 48 by his count), Vinny read more here »

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Harrowing, haunted, spectral…and full of stars

So much good stuff on the boards, it’s scary BY TRAV S.D.  |  October is my favorite month to see Downtown theatre in New York. The madness of the summer festivals is well past, and all the hometown companies bring out their “A” games. Also, as a general rule, it is neither too hot nor read more here »

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Building on the work of ‘good old carpenter’ Ibsen

1882 play is a sign of election year times BY JERRY TALLMER  |  Good old carpenter Henrik Ibsen, who saws every board as true as daisies and drives every nail piercingly home, never goes out of fashion. And as long as suicidal brainless human greed despoils what’s so delicately termed “the environment” — not to mention read more here »

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