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, closes Aug. 24, 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)
Matilda (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)
Once (musical, G/PG-13, reviewed here)

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

IN GARRISON, N.Y.:
The Liar (verse comedy, PG-13, closes Aug. 31, reviewed here)
Othello (Shakespearean tragedy, PG-13, closes Aug. 30, reviewed here)
Two Gentlemen of Verona (Shakespearean comedy, PG-13, closes Aug. 29, reviewed here)

CLOSING SOON ON BROADWAY:
Rocky (musical, G/PG-13, closes Aug, 17, reviewed here)

CLOSING SOON OFF BROADWAY:
When We Were Young and Unafraid (drama, PG-13, closes Aug. 10, reviewed here)

CLOSING NEXT WEEK IN GLENCOE, ILL.:
The Dance of Death (drama, PG-13, closes Aug. 3, reviewed here)

Marya-Grandy-and-Emily-Glick-in-Juno-at-TimeLine-Theatre-Chicago_thumbCLOSING SUNDAY IN CHICAGO:
Juno (musical, PG-13, reviewed here)

CLOSING SUNDAY IN GLENCOE, ILL.:
Days Like Today (musical, PG-13, reviewed here)

CLOSING SUNDAY IN MADISON, N.J.:
The Devil’s Disciple (serious comedy, G/PG-13, reviewed here)

CLOSING SUNDAY ON BROADWAY:
Of Mice and Men (drama, PG-13, virtually all performances sold out last week, reviewed here)

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