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April 24, 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 (if sometimes qualifiedly so) 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:
Avenue Q (musical, R, adult subject matter and one show-stopping scene of puppet-on-puppet sex, reviewed here)
A Chorus Line (musical, PG-13/R, adult subject matter, reviewed here)
Grease * (musical, PG-13, some sexual content, reviewed here)
Gypsy * (musical, PG-13, adult subject matter, reviewed here)
In the Heights (musical, PG-13, some sexual content, reviewed here)
The Little Mermaid * (musical, G, entirely suitable for children, reviewed here)
macbeth.jpgMacbeth * (drama, PG-13, unsuitable for children, closes May 24, reviewed here)
November (comedy, PG-13, profusely spattered with obscene language, reviewed here)
Passing Strange (musical, PG-13, adult subject matter, reviewed here)
South Pacific * (musical, G/PG-13, some sexual content, brilliantly staged but unsuitable for viewers acutely allergic to preachiness, reviewed here)
Sunday in the Park with George * (musical, PG-13, too complicated for children, closes June 29, reviewed here)

OFF BROADWAY:
Adding Machine (musical, PG-13, adult subject matter, too musically demanding for youngsters, extended through Aug. 31, reviewed here)
The Four of Us (comedy, PG-13, adult subject matter, extended through May 18, reviewed here)
From Up Here (drama, PG-13, closes June 8, reviewed here)

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

CLOSING SATURDAY IN WESTPORT, CONN.:
Time of My Life (serious comedy, PG-13, adult subject matter, closes Apr. 26, reviewed here)

CLOSING SUNDAY IN PROVIDENCE, R.I.:
Blithe Spirit (comedy, G/PG-13, some adult subject matter, closes Apr. 27, reviewed here)

REOPENING NEXT WEEK ON BROADWAY:
Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps * (comedy, G, suitable for bright children, reopens Apr. 29 at the Cort Theatre for an open-ended run, reviewed here)
August: Osage County (drama, R, adult subject matter, reopens Apr. 29 at the Music Box Theatre for an open-ended run, reviewed here)

Posted April 24, 2008 12:00 AM

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