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February 3, 2009 / GO Brooklyn / Theater / Waiting in the Wings

A Neil Diamond tribute — in the buff

The Brooklyn Paper

Is there a better way to pay homage to Brooklyn native, Neil Diamond than with a raunchy burlesque act? If you answered, “No!” then head to Public Assembly in Williamsburg on Feb. 23 for Sweet and Nasty Burlesque racy show, “The Jazz Stripper.”

“Brooklyn is famous for a lot of things: hipsters, a bridge or two, the Dodgers — and of course, Neil Diamond,” the group’s lead “dancer,” Nasty Canasta, said in a statement. She added that the event will feature “a night of tassel-twirling tributes to ‘the Jewish Elvis.”

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Winter ‘Tale’

On Feb. 10, the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Harvey Theater in Fort Greene begins hosting Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale,” the play that shows how easy it is to override years of mistrust, jealousy and impulsive decision-making with a Hollywood ending.

Sam Mendes directs in the second play of the highly touted Bridge Project that began with “The Cherry Orchard” (which, frankly, got a mixed review from our critic).

For info, visit www.bam.org.

Enter the ‘Dollhouse’

St. Ann’s Warehouse in DUMBO launches “Mabou Mines Dollhouse” on Feb. 12. It’s based on the Ibsen masterpiece, but unlike the tragic original, this touring production goes for the laughs.

For info, visit www.stannswarehouse.org.

Movin’ on up?

On Feb. 21 and 22, the Brave New World Repertory Theater salon series lands in the Akwaaba Mansion in Bedford-Stuyvesant for two readings of “Fabulation: Or the Re-education of Undine,” the story of an upwardly mobile young woman whose world collapses, forcing her back to the Brooklyn neighborhood she thought she left behind.

Visit bravenewworldrep.org for info.

All aboard

On March 14, the Gallery Players in Park Slope takes on “Bus Stop,” about a woman who becomes the object of a cowboy’s desire on the bus ride from hell. Check your preconceived notions about Greyhound at the door.

Visit galleryplayers.com for info.

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