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August 22, 2013

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:
Annie (musical, G, reviewed here)
Matilda (musical, G, all performances sold out last week, reviewed here)
Once (musical, G/PG-13, nearly all performances sold out last week, reviewed here)
The Trip to Bountiful (drama, G, closes Oct. 9, 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)

IN NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ONTARIO:
Faith Healer (drama, PG-13, closes Oct. 6, reviewed here)
Major Barbara (drama, PG-13, closes Oct. 19, reviewed here)
Our Betters (comedy, PG-13, closes Oct. 27, reviewed here)

IN ASHLAND, OREGON:
My Fair Lady (musical, G, closes Nov. 3, reviewed here)

CLOSING SOON OFF BROADWAY:
The Weir (drama, PG-13, extended through Sept. 15, reviewed here)

CLOSING NEXT WEEK IN GARRISON, N.Y.:
All's Well That Ends Well (Shakespeare, PG-13, closes Aug. 30, reviewed here)
King Lear (Shakespeare, PG-13, closes Aug. 31, reviewed here)

CLOSING SUNDAY IN CHICAGO:
Big Lake Big City (comedy, PG-13/R, completely unsuitable for children, reviewed here)

CLOSING SUNDAY ON BROADWAY:
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (comedy, PG-13, remounting of off-Broadway production, nearly all performances sold out last week, original production reviewed here)

Posted August 22, 2013 12:00 AM

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