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October 29, 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, closes Jan. 10, reviewed here)
God of Carnage * (serious comedy, PG-13, adult subject matter, closes Jan. 3, reviewed here)
Oleanna (drama, PG-13/R, adult subject matter, violence, reviewed here)
South Pacific * (musical, G/PG-13, some sexual content, brilliantly staged but unsuitable for viewers acutely allergic to preachiness, reviewed here)
A Steady Rain * (drama, R, totally unsuitable for children, closes Dec. 6, reviewed here)
Superior Donuts (dark comedy, PG-13, violence, reviewed here)

OFF BROADWAY:
Avenue Q (musical, R, adult subject matter and one show-stopping scene of puppet-on-puppet sex, reviewed here)
The Emperor Jones (drama, PG-13, contains racially sensitive language, extended through Dec. 6, reviewed here)
The Fantasticks (musical, G, suitable for children capable of enjoying a love story, reviewed here)
Our Town (drama, G, suitable for mature children, reviewed here)

CLOSING FRIDAY IN STRATFORD, ONTARIO:
The Importance of Being Earnest (comedy, G, reviewed here)

CLOSING SUNDAY IN ASHLAND, OREGON:
The Music Man (musical, G, very child-friendly, reviewed here)

Posted October 29, 2009 12:00 AM

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