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July 5, 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)

IN CHICAGO:
Freud's Last Session (drama, PG-13, restaging of off-Broadway production, closes Sept. 2, reviewed here)

CLOSING NEXT WEEK IN CHICAGO:
Floyd Collins (musical, G, very problematic for children, closes July 15, reviewed here)

CLOSING NEXT WEEK IN PASADENA, CALIF.:
Jitney (drama, PG-13, transfer of South Coast Repertory revival, closes July 15, original run reviewed here)

CLOSING NEXT WEEK IN PITTSFIELD, MASS.:
Fiddler on the Roof (musical, G, closes July 14, reviewed here)

Posted July 5, 2012 12:00 AM

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