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December 19, 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:
A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder (musical, PG-13, reviewed here)
Macbeth (Shakespeare, PG-13, closes Jan. 12, reviewed here)
Matilda (musical, G, nearly all shows sold out last week, reviewed here)
No Man's Land/Waiting for Godot (drama, PG-13, playing in rotating repertory through Mar. 2, most shows sold out last week, reviewed here)
Once (musical, G/PG-13, reviewed here)
Twelfth Night (Shakespeare, G/PG-13, closes Feb. 16, 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 Commons of Pensacola (drama, PG-13, closes Jan. 26, reviewed here)
The Fantasticks (musical, G, suitable for children capable of enjoying a love story, reviewed here)
Fun Home (musical, PG-13, closes Jan. 12, reviewed here)
Hamlet/Saint Joan (drama, G/PG-13, remounting of off-Broadway production, performed in rotating repertory, closes Feb. 2, original production reviewed here)
Juno and the Paycock (drama, G/PG-13, far too dark for children, closes Jan. 26, reviewed here)
The Night Alive (drama, PG-13, closes Jan. 26, reviewed here)

IN GLENCOE, ILL.:
Port Authority (drama, PG-13, closes Feb. 16, reviewed here)

CLOSING SOON IN SARASOTA, FLA.:
Show Boat (musical, G, remounting of Goodspeed Musicals production, suitable for bright children, closes Dec. 29, original production reviewed here)

CLOSING SOON ON BROADWAY:
Annie (musical, G, closing Jan. 5, nearly all shows sold out last week, reviewed here)

CLOSING NEXT WEEK OFF BROADWAY:
Family Furniture (drama, PG-13, closes Dec. 24, reviewed here)

Posted December 19, 2013 12:00 AM

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