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April 24, 2014

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:
Act One (drama, G, too long for children, reviewed here)
Bullets Over Broadway (musical, PG-13, most performances sold out last week, reviewed here)
The Cripple of Inishmaan (serious comedy, PG-13, most performances sold out last week, reviewed here)
A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder (musical, PG-13, reviewed here)
Matilda (musical, G, all performances sold out last week, reviewed here)
Les Misérables (musical, G, too long and complicated for young children, all performances sold out last week, reviewed here)
Of Mice and Men (drama, PG-13, all performances sold out last week, reviewed here)
Once (musical, G/PG-13, most performances sold out last week, reviewed here)
A Raisin in the Sun (drama, G/PG-13, all performances sold out last week, reviewed here)
Rocky (musical, G/PG-13, many 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 Fantasticks (musical, G, suitable for children capable of enjoying a love story, reviewed here)

CLOSING SOON OFF BROADWAY:
The Heir Apparent (verse comedy, PG-13, extended through May 11, reviewed here)

CLOSING NEXT WEEK OFF BROADWAY:
London Wall (serious comedy, PG-13, newly extended through Apr. 26, reviewed here)

Posted April 24, 2014 10:00 AM

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