TT: So you want to see a show?

Here’s my list of recommended Broadway and off-Broadway shows, updated weekly. In all cases, I gave these shows favorable reviews in The Wall Street Journal when they opened. For more information, click on the title.

Warning: Broadway shows marked with an asterisk were sold out, or nearly so, last week.


Avenue Q* (musical, R, adult subject matter and one show-stopping scene of puppet-on-puppet sex, reviewed here)

A Chorus Line* (musical, PG-13/R, adult subject matter, reviewed here)

Company* (musical, PG-13/R, adult subject matter and situations, reviewed here)

The Drowsy Chaperone* (musical, G/PG-13, mild sexual content and a profusion of double entendres, reviewed here)

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee* (musical, PG-13, mostly family-friendly but contains a smattering of strong language and a production number about an unwanted erection, reviewed here)

The Vertical Hour* (drama, PG-13, adult subject matter, reviewed here, closes Apr. 1)

Voyage (The Coast of Utopia, part 1)* (drama, G, too intellectually complex to be suitable for children of any age, reviewed here, closes May 12)


The Fantasticks (musical, G, suitable for children old enough to enjoy a love story, reviewed here)

Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living In Paris (musical revue, R, adult subject matter and sexual content, reviewed here)

The Voysey Inheritance (drama, G, adult subject matter, reviewed here, closes Feb. 10)


Two Trains Running (drama, PG-13, adult subject matter, reviewed here, closes Jan. 28)


Slava’s Snowshow (performance art, G, child-friendly, reviewed here, closes Jan. 14)

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