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December 29, 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, reviewed here)
Chinglish (comedy, PG-13, adult subject matter, closes Apr. 29, reviewed here)
Godspell (musical, G, suitable for children, 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, most performances sold out last week, reviewed here)
Other Desert Cities (drama, PG-13, adult subject matter, reviewed here)
Seminar (serious comedy, PG-13, closes Mar. 4, reviewed here)
Stick Fly (serious comedy, PG-13, reviewed here)

OFF BROADWAY:
Avenue Q (musical, R, adult subject matter and one show-stopping scene of puppet-on-puppet sex, reviewed here)
Dancing at Lughnasa (drama, G/PG-13, closes Jan. 29, 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)

CLOSING SOON ON BROADWAY:
Follies (musical, PG-13, adult subject matter, closes Jan. 22, reviewed here)

CLOSING NEXT WEEK OFF BROADWAY:
The Cherry Orchard (drama, G, too serious for children, closes Jan. 8, reviewed here)

CLOSING SUNDAY OFF BROADWAY:
Neighbourhood Watch (serious comedy, PG-13, reviewed here)

Posted December 29, 2011 12:00 AM

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