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Take Off Broadway! Bailiwick reaffirms its dedication to putting naked men onstage with this comedy revue performed by five guys in the altogether (and one woman in clothes). Loosely anchored by a Broadway theme, the theater's fourth foray into nude musical comedy combines Forbidden Broadway-style musical parodies ("Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" becomes, egregiously, "Don't Try to Trim 'Round Your Wiener") with original songs and sketches reminiscent of tourist-friendly shows about contemporary life such as I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. It's odd to describe a show with abundant full-frontal nudity as safe and unsurprising, but Andy Eninger's book and John Cardone's middle-of-the-road production, though intermittently amusing, are just that. --Zac Thompson a Open run: Fri 8 PM, Sat 9 PM, Sun 7 PM, Bailiwick Repertory, Bailiwick Arts Center, 1229 W. Belmont, 773-883-1090, $25-$37.

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