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Tap dancing klezmer, Ed Asner, 147 different films, Melanie Chartoff and Laraine Newman

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Hoof it downtown to the George and Skaye Aratani/Japan America Theatre this evening for Rhapsody in Taps' 25th Anniversary Concert. Alexandra More's fabulous Celebrity Staged Play Readings series is back for another season with this weekend's "Benya the King," a comedy inspired by the story of Benya in Isaac Babel's "Tales of Odessa. "Playwright Howard Barker's humanizing portrait of the biblical heroine Judith is produced at Theatre of NOTE starting this week. "Judith: A Parting from the Body," delves into the apocryphal story of the wealthy Hebrew widow who saved her people by bedding the enemy Assyrian general Holofernes and decapitating him.

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