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DANCE

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In what guise do you think ballet star Mikhail Baryshnikov will make his dramatic stage debut in March? Would you believe . . . a cockroach? Sure enough, the artistic director of American Ballet Theater will star on Broadway in an adaptation of Franz Kafka’s existential masterpiece “Metamorphosis,” about a man who wakes to discover he has become a giant insect. The five-character, one-act play, adapted and directed by British-born playwright Steven Berkoff, was presented earlier this year in Paris with film director Roman Polanski playing the lead. The Baryshnikov version will begin rehearsals in January.


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