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February 28, 2008

TT: So you want to see a show?

Here's my list of recommended Broadway, off-Broadway, and out-of-town shows, updated weekly. In all cases, I gave these shows favorable reviews in The Wall Street Journal when they opened. For more information, click on the title.

Warning: Broadway shows marked with an asterisk were sold out, or nearly so, last week.

BROADWAY:
Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps * (comedy, G, suitable for bright children, closes Mar. 23, reviewed here)
August: Osage County (drama, R, adult subject matter, closes Apr. 20 and reopens Apr. 29 at the Music Box Theatre for an open-ended run, reviewed here)
Avenue Q * (musical, R, adult subject matter and one show-stopping scene of puppet-on-puppet sex, reviewed here)
chorus_1006.jpgA Chorus Line (musical, PG-13/R, adult subject matter, reviewed here)
Grease * (musical, PG-13, some sexual content, reviewed here)
The Homecoming (drama, R, adult subject matter, closes Apr. 13, reviewed here)
The Little Mermaid * (musical, G, entirely suitable for children, reviewed here)
November (comedy, PG-13, profusely spattered with obscene language, here)
The Seafarer (drama, PG-13, adult subject matter, closes Mar. 30, reviewed here)
Sunday in the Park with George (musical, PG-13, extended through June 16, reviewed here)

IN LOS ANGELES:
VICTORY.jpgVictory (drama, PG-13, adult subject matter, closes Mar. 23, reviewed here)

ON TOUR:
Moby-Dick--Rehearsed (drama, G, not suitable for children, touring the U.S. through May 17, reviewed here)

CLOSING SOON ON BROADWAY:
Come Back, Little Sheba (drama, PG-13, adult subject matter, closes Mar. 16, reviewed here)

CLOSING NEXT WEEK ON BROADWAY:
Is He Dead? (farce, G, reasonably family-friendly, closes Mar. 9, reviewed here)
Rock 'n' Roll (drama, PG-13, way too complicated for kids, closes Mar. 9, reviewed here)

CLOSING NEXT WEEK IN SAN FRANCISCO:
Blood Knot (drama, PG-13, closes Mar. 9, reviewed here)

CLOSING THIS WEEKEND IN NEW YORK:
The Farnsworth Invention (drama, PG-13, closes Sunday, reviewed here)
Hunting and Gathering (comedy, PG-13, adult subject matter, closes Saturday, reviewed here)

Posted February 28, 2008 12:00 AM

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