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March 22, 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)
Death of a Salesman (drama, PG-13, unsuitable for children, most performances sold out last week, closes June 2, 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)
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)
Tribes (drama, PG-13, extended through Sept. 2, reviewed here)

CLOSING SOON OFF BROADWAY:
Beyond the Horizon (drama, PG-13, extended through Apr. 15, reviewed here)
The Lady from Dubuque (drama, PG-13, closes Apr. 15, reviewed here)
Look Back in Anger (drama, PG-13, closes Apr. 8, reviewed here)

CLOSING NEXT WEEK OFF BROADWAY:
Saint Joan (drama, G/PG-13, unsuitable for children, closes Apr. 1, reviewed here)

Posted March 22, 2012 12:00 AM

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