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May 1, 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.

Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps (comedy, G, suitable for bright children, reopened Tuesday, reviewed here)
August600.jpgAugust: Osage County (drama, R, adult subject matter, reopened Tuesday, reviewed here)
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)
Cry-Baby * (musical, PG-13, mildly naughty and very cynical, 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 * (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)

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)

Kiss Me, Kate (musical, PG-13, far too sophisticated for children, close May 18, reviewed here)

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

Posted May 1, 2008 12:00 AM

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