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May 31, 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, reviewed here)
The Best Man (drama, PG-13, closes Sept. 9, most performances sold out last week, reviewed here)
The Columnist (drama, PG-13/R, closes July 1, most performances sold out last week, reviewed here)
Evita (musical, PG-13, all performances sold out last week, reviewed here)
Godspell (musical, G, suitable for children, reviewed here)
Once (musical, G/PG-13, all 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)
4000 Miles (drama, PG-13, closes July 1, reviewed here)
Man and Superman (serious comedy, G, far too long and complex for children of any age, extended through July 1, reviewed here)
Million Dollar Quartet (jukebox musical, G, off-Broadway remounting of Broadway production, closes June 24, original run reviewed here)
Tribes (drama, PG-13, closes Sept. 2, reviewed here)

CLOSING SOON ON BROADWAY:
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)

CLOSING SOON IN CHICAGO:
The Iceman Cometh (drama, PG-13, closes June 17, reviewed here)

CLOSING NEXT WEEK IN CHICAGO:
Timon of Athens (Shakespeare, PG-13, closes June 10, reviewed here)

CLOSING NEXT WEEK IN LOS ANGELES:
Follies (musical, PG-13, adult subject matter, transfer of Kennedy Center/Broadway revival, closes June 9, original run reviewed here)

CLOSING SATURDAY ON BROADWAY:
Death of a Salesman (drama, PG-13, unsuitable for children, all performances sold out last week, reviewed here)

CLOSING SUNDAY IN CHICAGO:
Angels in America (drama, PG-13/R, reviewed here)

CLOSING SUNDAY IN SAN FRANCISCO:
Endgame/Play (drama, PG-13, reviewed here)

Posted May 31, 2012 12:00 AM

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