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)
The Cripple of Inishmaan (serious comedy, PG-13, reviewed here)
jefferson-mays-450A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder (musical, PG-13, all performances sold out last week, reviewed here)
Matilda (musical, G, most performances sold out last week, reviewed here)
Les Misérables (musical, G, too long and complicated for young children, many 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 CHICAGO:
Juno (musical, PG-13, closes July 27, reviewed here)

IN GLENCOE, ILL.:
The Dance of Death (drama, PG-13, closes Aug. 3, reviewed here)
Days Like Today (musical, PG-13, closes July 13, reviewed here)

CLOSING SOON OFF BROADWAY:
Casa Valentina (drama, PG-13, closes June 29, reviewed here)

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

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

CLOSING SUNDAY ON BROADWAY:
Act One (drama, G, too long for children, reviewed here)

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