Theater: YEAR'S BEST

Ain't Misbehavin'. Fats Waller was a man of foxily mischievous humor, a rollicking hand on the keyboard, and a ravenous appetite for Bach, booze and broads. Old soldiers may fade away, but this jubilant musical tribute proves that the manner and the music of a master jazzman do not.

Deathtrap. A dandy scalp tingler—literate, amusing, land-mined with scarifying surprises. John Wood is the chief perpetrator, and he juggles mirth and mayhem with superb adroitness.

"Da." As Eugene O'Neill knew so well, the dark jesting soul of the Irish is stalked by the ghosts of the past. "Da," which won the New York Drama...

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