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February 19, 2009

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)
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:
Aristocrats (drama, G/PG-13, too complicated for children, reviewed here)
The Cripple of Inishmaan (black comedy, PG-13, extended through Mar. 15, reviewed here)
The Fantasticks (musical, G, suitable for children capable of enjoying a love story, reviewed here)
RUINED%20%28WSJ%29.jpgRuined (drama, PG-13/R, sexual content and suggestions of extreme violence, reviewed here)

CLOSING SOON OFF BROADWAY:
The Cherry Orchard (elegiac comedy, G, not suitable for children or immature adults, closes Mar. 8, reviewed here)
Enter Laughing (musical, PG-13, closes Mar. 8, reviewed here)

CLOSING SOON IN CHICAGO:
The Little Foxes (drama, PG-13, adult subject matter, closes Mar. 8, reviewed here)
Macbeth (tragedy, PG-13/R, nudity and graphic violence, closes Mar. 8, reviewed here)

CLOSING SOON IN LENOX, MASS:
Bad Dates (comedy, PG-13, closes Mar. 8, reviewed here)

CLOSING SUNDAY ON BROADWAY:
Speed-the-Plow (serious comedy, PG-13/R, reviewed here)

CLOSING SUNDAY IN CHICAGO:
The Seafarer (drama, PG-13, reviewed here)

Posted February 19, 2009 12:00 AM

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