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STAGE REVIEW

‘Mojo’ is violent, dark, and stirring

No one who saw British playwright Jez Butterworth’s “Jerusalem’’ on Broadway this year is likely to ever forget it.

Mark Rylance won a much-deserved Tony Award for his epic performance as a larger-than-life lord of misrule named Johnny “Rooster’’ Byron, but “Jerusalem’’ was unfairly denied the Tony for best play. Instead, the nod went to “War Horse,’’ an ingenious spectacle that was saddled - sorry - with a pedestrian script.

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