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One of the strangest anomalies in the theater is that of the successful turkey -- plays that are essentially trivial, gauche and insubstantial, but still manage to achieve a certain kind of notoriety and even commercial success."Shear Madness," which has been playing for 15 years in Boston, is such a play; so was "Kvetch," which completed a seven-year run in Los Angeles, the same city in which "Bleacher Bums" ran for 11 years."Abie's Irish Rose" racked up 2,854 performances on Broadway --although it's depth could be measured with the first digit of one's pinky.

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