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October 2, 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:
Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps (comedy, G, suitable for bright children, reviewed here)
August: Osage County (drama, R, adult subject matter, reviewed here)
Avenue Q (musical, R, adult subject matter and one show-stopping scene of puppet-on-puppet sex, reviewed here)
Boeing-Boeing (comedy, PG-13, cartoonishly sexy, reviewed here)
radcliffePA_243x332.jpgEquus (drama, R, nudity and adult subject matter, reviewed here)
Gypsy (musical, PG-13, adult subject matter, reviewed here)
The Little Mermaid * (musical, G, entirely suitable for children, reviewed here)
South Pacific * (musical, G/PG-13, some sexual content, brilliantly staged but unsuitable for viewers acutely allergic to preachiness, reviewed here)

OFF BROADWAY:
Enter Laughing (musical, PG-13, extended through Oct. 26, reviewed here)
The Fantasticks (musical, G, suitable for children capable of enjoying a love story, reviewed here)

CLOSING SOON IN CAPE MAY, N.J.:
To the Ladies (comedy, G, closes Oct. 18, reviewed here)

CLOSING SUNDAY IN HARTFORD, CONN.:
A Midsummer Night's Dream (comedy, G, surprisingly child-friendly, closes Oct. 5, reviewed here)

CLOSING SUNDAY IN MADISON, N.J..:
A Streetcar Named Desire (drama, PG-13, adult subject matter, closes Oct. 5, reviewed here)

CLOSING SUNDAY IN SPRING GREEN, WISC.:
A Midsummer Night's Dream/Widowers' Houses (comedies, G, playing in repertory through Oct. 5, reviewed here)

Posted October 2, 2008 12:00 AM

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