One of the surprise hits of the season is a little musical that blossomed from an improv performance about the geekiest of all childhood pursuits and ended up on Broadway. The 25th Annul Putnam County Spelling Bee that opened at the Second Stage Theatre and moved to Circle in the Square has generated more buzz than a swarm of locusts. Audience members are taken on an angst-ridden journey as six “students” vie for first place in their county spelling bee. With direction by James Lapine,

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