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)
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder (musical, PG-13, all performances sold out last week, reviewed here)
MatildaMain_0Matilda (musical, G, 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, closes July 27, reviewed here)
Once (musical, G/PG-13, 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 27, reviewed here)

CLOSING SOON ON BROADWAY:
The Cripple of Inishmaan (serious comedy, PG-13, closes July 20, reviewed here)

CLOSING SUNDAY OFF BROADWAY:
Ayckbourn Ensemble (three serious comedies playing in rotating repertory, PG-13, reviewed here)

CLOSING SUNDAY ON BROADWAY:
Casa Valentina (drama, PG-13, reviewed here)

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