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this year, as FOLLIES, FAME, THE CURIOUS
INCIDENT, MARY POPPINS and WARHORSE all return for limited runs .
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JULIET January 19, ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA January 19,
INHERITANCE January 19,
HADESTOWN January 26, THE CANE January 26, DON QUIXOTE February 2, NINE
NIGHT February 8, CAROLINE February 9, TRUE WEST February 16, MOTOWN
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