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:
Bullets Over Broadway (musical, PG-13, reviewed here)
Cabaret (musical, PG-13/R, all performances sold out last week, closes Jan. 4, reviewed here)
casa-valentina-photoCasa Valentina (drama, PG-13, closes June 29, reviewed here)
The Cripple of Inishmaan (serious comedy, PG-13, reviewed here)
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder (musical, PG-13, all performances sold out last week, reviewed here)
Matilda (musical, G, nearly all performances sold out last week, reviewed here)
Les Misérables (musical, G, too long and complicated for young children, most performances sold out last week, reviewed here)
Of Mice and Men (drama, PG-13, nearly all performances sold out last week, reviewed here)
Once (musical, G/PG-13, reviewed here)
A Raisin in the Sun (drama, G/PG-13, all performances sold out last week, reviewed here)
Rocky (musical, G/PG-13, reviewed here)

OFF BROADWAY:
The Fantasticks (musical, G, suitable for children capable of enjoying a love story, reviewed here)

IN EAST HADDAM, CONN.:
Damn Yankees (musical, G, closes June 21, reviewed here)

CLOSING SOON IN CAMBRIDGE, MASS.:
The Tempest (Shakespeare, G, closes June 15, reviewed here)

CLOSING SOON ON BROADWAY:
Act One (drama, G, too long for children, closes June 15, reviewed here)

CLOSING NEXT WEEK IN CHICAGO:
M. Butterfly (drama, PG-13, closes June 8, reviewed here)

CLOSING NEXT WEEK IN WASHINGTON, D.C.:
Henry IV, Parts One and Two (Shakespeare, PG-13, playing in rotating repertory, closes June 7 and 8, reviewed here)

CLOSING NEXT WEEK OFF BROADWAY:
A Loss of Roses (drama, PG-13, closes June 7, reviewed here)

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