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A Bronx Tale: A revival of Chazz Palminteri's one-man show, in which he brings 18 characters to life, depicting a rough childhood on Bronx streets populated by a cast of friends and enemies.  Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 West 48th Street.

  A Chorus Line: A revival of the famous musical about dancers auditioning to be in a Broadway show.  Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 West 45th Street.

Avenue Q: An irreverent new musical, which features an integrated puppet and human cast, about life on a fictitious New York street inhabited by young people looking for love and happiness.  John Golden Theatre, 252 West 45th Street.

Chicago: A revival of the musical about a pair of murderesses and the razzle-dazzle lawyer who gets them off. Featuring terrific dancing in the style of Bob Fosse.  Ambassador Theatre, 219 West 49th Street.

  Curtains: A new musical comedy by John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Rupert Holmes about the investigation of the murder of a Broadway leading lady.  Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 West 45th Street.

Grease: A revival of the musical comedy about high school life in the 1950s, starring Laura Osnes and Max Crumm, who won the TV competition for the lead roles.  Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 256 West 47th Street.

  Hairspray: A terrific musical based on the John Waters film about a Baltimore, Maryland teenager who becomes a star on a TV dance show. Exuberant, infectious fun.  Neil Simon Theatre, 250 West 52nd Street.

  Jersey Boys: A new musical based on the life story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.  August Wilson Theatre, 245 West 52nd Street.

Legally Blonde: A new musical by Nell Benjamin, Laurence O'Keefe, and Heather Hach, based on the novel and film of the same name.  Palace Theatre, 1564 Broadway.

Les Miserables: A revival of the popular musical based on the novel by Victor Hugo.  Broadhurst Theatre, 235 West 44th Street.

Mamma Mia: A musical comedy about a woman who invites three men who may be her father to her wedding, with lots of songs by ABBA.  Winter Garden Theatre, 1634 Broadway.

Mary Poppins: A musical based on the 1964 Walt Disney film and the stories of P.L. Travers.  New Amsterdam Theatre, 214 West 42nd Street.

Mauritius: Manhattan Theatre Club presents a new play by Theresa Rebeck about two sisters who inherit their mother's rare stamp collection.  Biltmore Theatre, 261 West 47th Street.

Pygmalion: Roundabout Theatre Company presents a revival of Shaw's famous comedy, starring Jefferson Mays as Henry Higgins.  American Airlines Theatre, 227 West 42nd Street.

  Rent: A stirring, joyous contemporary musical about young people living in New York's East Village and building community and family in the face of devastation.  Nederlander Theatre, 208 West 41st Street.

Spamalot: A new musical, lovingly ripped off from the motion picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail, written by Eric Idle and John Du Prez.  Shubert Theatre, 225 West 44th Street.

  Spring Awakening: The Duncan Sheik/Steven Sater musical about a group of teenagers trying to learn about life, love, and sex, transfers to Broadway.  Eugene O'Neill Theatre, 230 West 49th Street.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: A new musical by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin, about a group of kids at a spelling bee.  Circle in the Square, 235 West 50th Street.

  The Color Purple: A new musical based on the novel by Alice Walker. Fantasia Barrino now stars as Miss Celie.  Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway.

The Drowsy Chaperone: A new musical comedy by Bob Martin, Don McKellar, Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison about a musical from the 1920s.  Marquis Theatre, 1535 Broadway.

The Lion King: The long-running Broadway musical, based on the animated film. Featuring a score by Elton John and others, with Julie Taymor's remarkable puppets and masks.  Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street.

  The Phantom of the Opera: Andrew Lloyd Webber's romantic musical about the strange relationship between a hideously deformed musician and his young, beautiful protégée is as lush and gorgeous as ever. Howard McGillin stars. Phantom is now the longest-running show in Broadway history.  Majestic Theatre, 247 West 44th Street.

The Ritz: Roundabout Theatre Company presents a revival of Terrence McNally's comedy about a man on the run from a mobster who inadvertently hides out in a gay bathhouse.  Studio 54, 254 West 54th Street.

Wicked: A new musical by Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman in which we learn the story of the early life of Elphaba, who later becomes the Wicked Witch of the West in the land of Oz.  Gershwin Theatre, 222 West 51st Street.

Xanadu: A new musical based on the 1980 film of the same name.  Helen Hayes Theatre, 240 West 44th Street.