Critics' Choice: Jan. 23, 1989


DUTCH LANDSCAPE. Dramatist Jon Robin Baitz, 26, who made a splash with The Film Society, echoes its South African setting in this autobiographical work, premiering at Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum.

PRAVDA. A stinging British satire of Murdochian media moguls more concerned with money than truth gets its U.S. premiere from the Guthrie troupe in Minneapolis.

THE HEIDI CHRONICLES. Playwright Wendy Wasserstein revisits the rise and fall of principle among baby boomers, and star Joan Allen makes the stereotypes come touchingly alive, off-Broadway.


JOPLIN: PIANO WORKS, 1899-1904 (RCA). Sixteen of the best rags by the American Schubert, including the...

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