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Bill W. and Dr. Bob

Is the 13th step to create a drama about the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous? Perhaps not, but Stephen Bergman and Janet Surrey have received plaudits for this show about a night in 1935 when a stockbroker and a businessman helped talk each other out of taking a drink. Seth Gordon directs a revival.

Tuesdays-Thursdays, 7 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 3 p.m. Starts: July 9. Continues through Jan. 5, 2013

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Ingenious Nature

Everything we ever needed to know about mating we learned from our hunter-gatherer ancestors. At least, that’s the claim of evolutionary psychology, which attributes contemporary dating choices to long-held instincts. In Baba Brinkman’s new show, the writer-director plays a man determined to apply science to sex.

Wednesdays-Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Starts: Nov. 23. Continues through Jan. 6, 2012

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Triassic Parq: The Musical

Seems like every year we learn new facts about dinosaurs. Some were much smaller than we thought, others smarter than thought. And now, it seems, we’ve learned they can sing. In a remount of this Fringe Festival tuner, crooning lizards offer an “unflinching musical meditation on science, faith and love.”

June 12-Aug. 5, 2012

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JAZZ HANDS

Ever thought you’d be good at collaborating on a musical? Bring your ideas to the SoHo Playhouse tonight where the acclaimed comedy troupe Baby Wants Candy will take your suggestions for the title of a holiday musical to be created entirely on the spot. Past successful title suggestions from the audience have included “Text Me Santa The Musical!” and “Sarah Palin’s Reindeer The Musical!” A full band accompanies the wild song-and-dance numbers for a raucous and totally unpredictable 60-minute comedy.

Saturdays, 10 p.m. Starts: Nov. 19. Continues through Dec. 10, 2011

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SURVIVAL OF THE ILLEST

To say that hip-hop has gone through an evolution is like saying that Rakim has occasionally bragged–it doesn’t quite capture the enormity. (Hey, if Rev Run had attempted the crooked-wing emo musings of Kanye three decades ago, he would’ve had met a heretic’s reception.) The Rap Guide to Evolution celebrates the scope of humanity’s existence through creator-rapper Baba Brinkman’s nonstop flow, ruminating on both Darwinism and the conscious complexities of hip-hop culture. The show, his follow-up to the audacious “Rap Canterbury Tales,” won Brinkman an award at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival; we say he’s due for a Coolest Teacher trophy, too.

Tuesdays-Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 7 & 9:30 p.m.; Sundays, 5 & 7:30 p.m. Starts: June 17. Continues through Oct. 2, 2011