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December 27, 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:
Annie (musical, G, most performances sold out last week, reviewed here)
Dead Accounts (serious comedy, PG-13, closes Feb. 24, most performances sold out last week, reviewed here)
Evita (musical, PG-13, closes Jan. 26, reviewed here)
Glengarry Glen Ross (drama, R, closes Jan. 20, all performances sold out last week, reviewed here)
Golden Boy (drama, PG-13, closes Jan. 20, reviewed here)
The Mystery of Edwin Drood (musical, PG-13, most performances sold out last week, closes Mar. 10, reviewed here)
Once (musical, G/PG-13, all performances sold out last week, reviewed here)
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (drama, PG-13/R, 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 Jan. 20, reviewed here)

IN BOSTON:
Our Town (drama, G, remounting of off-Broadway production, closes Jan. 25, original production reviewed here)

CLOSING SOON OFF BROADWAY:
The Piano Lesson (drama, PG-13, closes Jan. 13, reviewed here)
Golden Age (comedy, PG-13, closes Jan. 13, reviewed here)
The Great God Pan (drama, PG-13, closes Jan. 13, reviewed here)
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (comedy, PG-13, closes Jan. 13, reviewed here)

CLOSING SUNDAY IN MADISON, N.J.:
Trelawny of the "Wells" (comedy, G, not well suited to young children, reviewed here)

CLOSING SUNDAY ON BROADWAY:
Bring It On (musical, G, reviewed here)
A Christmas Story (musical, G, nearly all performances sold out last week, reviewed here)

Posted December 27, 2012 12:00 AM

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