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June 14, 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 Aug. 5, reviewed here)
The Best Man (drama, PG-13, closes Sept. 9, most performances sold out last week, reviewed here)
Evita (musical, PG-13, most performances sold out last week, 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)
Tribes (drama, PG-13, closes Sept. 2, reviewed here)

CLOSING SOON ON BROADWAY:
The Columnist (drama, PG-13/R, closes July 1, most performances sold out last week, reviewed here)

CLOSING SOON OFF BROADWAY:
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, closes July 1, reviewed here)

CLOSING NEXT WEEK ON BROADWAY:
Godspell (musical, G, suitable for children, closes June 24, reviewed here)

CLOSING NEXT WEEK OFF BROADWAY:
Million Dollar Quartet (jukebox musical, G, off-Broadway remounting of Broadway production, closes June 24, original run reviewed here)

CLOSING SUNDAY ON BROADWAY:
Other Desert Cities (drama, PG-13, adult subject matter, reviewed here)
Venus in Fur (serious comedy, R, adult subject matter, reviewed here)

CLOSING SUNDAY IN CHICAGO:
The Iceman Cometh (drama, PG-13, reviewed here)

CLOSING SUNDAY IN LA JOLLA:
Hands on a Hardbody (musical, PG-13, reviewed here)

CLOSING SUNDAY IN SAN DIEGO:
Nobody Loves You (musical, PG-13, reviewed here)

Posted June 14, 2012 12:00 AM

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