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March 8, 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, 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, closes June 17, most performances sold out last week, reviewed here)
Venus in Fur (serious comedy, R, adult subject matter, closes June 17, most performances sold out last week, reviewed here)

OFF BROADWAY:
Avenue Q (musical, R, adult subject matter and one show-stopping scene of puppet-on-puppet sex, reviewed here)
Beyond the Horizon (drama, PG-13, closes Apr. 8, 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 NEXT WEEK OFF BROADWAY:
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs (monologue, PG-13, closes Mar. 18, reviewed here)
Galileo (drama, G, too complicated for children, closes Mar. 18, reviewed here)

CLOSING SUNDAY OFF BROADWAY:
Blood Knot (drama, G/PG-13, possible for unusually mature children, reviewed here)

Posted March 8, 2012 12:00 AM

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