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May 9, 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)
The Nance (play with music, PG-13, extended through Aug. 11, reviewed here)
Once (musical, G/PG-13, most performances sold out last week, reviewed here)
The Trip to Bountiful (drama, G, extended through Sept. 1, 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)

CLOSING SOON OFF BROADWAY:
Women of Will (Shakespearean lecture-recital, G/PG-13, closes May 26, reviewed here)

CLOSING SOON IN CHICAGO:
Pal Joey (musical, PG-13, closing May 26, reviewed here)

CLOSING NEXT WEEK IN CHICAGO:
Woman in Mind (serious comedy, PG-13, closing May 19, reviewed here)

CLOSING NEXT WEEK OFF BROADWAY:
Orphans (drama, PG-13, closing May 19, reviewed here)

CLOSING SUNDAY OFF BROADWAY:
Talley's Folly (drama, PG-13, reviewed here)

Posted May 9, 2013 12:00 AM

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