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October 6, 2011

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.

BROADWAY:
Anything Goes (musical, G/PG-13, mildly adult subject matter that will be unintelligible to children, closes Apr. 29, most performances sold out last week, reviewed here)
Follies (musical, PG-13, adult subject matter, closes Jan. 22, most performances sold out last week, reviewed here)
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (musical, G/PG-13, perfectly fine for children whose parents aren't actively prudish, reviewed here)

OFF BROADWAY:
Avenue Q (musical, R, adult subject matter and one show-stopping scene of puppet-on-puppet sex, reviewed here)
The Fantasticks (musical, G, suitable for children capable of enjoying a love story, reviewed here)
Million Dollar Quartet (jukebox musical, G, off-Broadway remounting of Broadway production, original run reviewed here)

IN ASHLAND, OREGON:
August: Osage County (drama, PG-13/R, closes Nov. 5, reviewed here)
Julius Caesar (Shakespeare, PG-13, closes Nov. 6, reviewed here)
Measure for Measure (Shakespeare, PG-13, closes Nov. 6, reviewed here)

CLOSING SOON OFF BROADWAY:
Lemon Sky (drama, PG-13/R, adult subject matter, closes Oct. 22, reviewed here)

CLOSING NEXT WEEK IN NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT:
Molly Sweeney (drama, G, too serious for children, New Haven remounting of off-Broadway production, closes Oct. 16, original run reviewed here)

CLOSING NEXT WEEK IN WASHINGTON, D.C.:
The Habit of Art (serious comedy, R, adult subject matter, closes Oct. 16, reviewed here)

CLOSING TODAY IN HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT:
The Crucible (drama, PG-13, partial nudity, reviewed here)

CLOSING SATURDAY IN ASHLAND, OREGON:
The Pirates of Penzance (operetta, G, suitable for children, reviewed here)

Posted October 6, 2011 12:00 AM

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