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April 12, 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)
The Best Man (drama, PG-13, closes July 1, most performances sold out last week, reviewed here)
Death of a Salesman (drama, PG-13, unsuitable for children, all performances sold out last week, closes June 2, reviewed here)
Evita (musical, PG-13, all 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, most performances sold out last week, reviewed here)
Once (musical, G/PG-13, most performances sold out last week, reviewed here)
Other Desert Cities (drama, PG-13, adult subject matter, closes June 17, reviewed here)
Venus in Fur (serious comedy, R, adult subject matter, closes June 17, 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, closes Sept. 2, reviewed here)

CLOSING THIS WEEKEND OFF BROADWAY:
Beyond the Horizon (drama, PG-13, closes Sunday, reviewed here)
The Lady from Dubuque (drama, PG-13, closes Sunday, reviewed here)
Lost in Yonkers (serious comedy, PG-13, closes Saturday, reviewed here)

Posted April 12, 2012 12:00 AM

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