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February 23, 2012

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 Sept. 9, most performances sold out last week, reviewed here)
Godspell (musical, G, suitable for children, 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)
Other Desert Cities (drama, PG-13, adult subject matter, most performances sold out last week, closes June 17, reviewed here)
Venus in Fur (serious comedy, R, adult subject matter, closes June 17, reviewed here)

OFF BROADWAY:
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs (monologue, PG-13, extended throug Mar. 18, reviewed here)
Avenue Q (musical, R, adult subject matter and one show-stopping scene of puppet-on-puppet sex, reviewed here)
Blood Knot (drama, G/PG-13, possible for unusually mature children, closes Mar. 11, reviewed here)
The Fantasticks (musical, G, suitable for children capable of enjoying a love story, reviewed here)
Look Back in Anger (drama, PG-13, closes Apr. 8, reviewed here)
Million Dollar Quartet (jukebox musical, G, off-Broadway remounting of Broadway production, original run reviewed here)

CLOSING SOON ON BROADWAY:
Seminar (serious comedy, PG-13, closes Mar. 4, reviewed here)

CLOSING NEXT WEEK IN SARASOTA, FLA.:
Once in a Lifetime (comedy, G/PG-13, too complicated for children, closes Feb. 29, reviewed here)

CLOSING SUNDAY ON BROADWAY:
Stick Fly (serious comedy, PG-13, reviewed here)

Posted February 23, 2012 12:00 AM

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