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May 22, 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:
Bullets Over Broadway (musical, PG-13, reviewed here)
Cabaret (musical, PG-13/R, nearly all performances sold out last week, closes Jan. 4, reviewed here)
Casa 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, nearly all 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:
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)

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

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

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

Posted May 22, 2014 4:57 PM

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