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, many 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, many performances sold out last week, reviewed here)
Once (musical, G/PG-13, reviewed here)
Rocky (musical, G/PG-13, closes Aug. 17, reviewed here)

OFF BROADWAY:
The Fantasticks (musical, G, suitable for children capable of enjoying a love story, reviewed here)
061814-f-whenwewereyng-40pWhen We Were Young and Unafraid (drama, PG-13, closes Aug. 10, reviewed here)

IN GARRISON, N.Y.:
Othello (Shakespeare, PG-13, closes Aug. 30, reviewed here)

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

CLOSING NEXT WEEK ON BROADWAY:
Of Mice and Men (drama, PG-13, virtually all performances sold out last week, closes July 27, reviewed here)

CLOSING NEXT WEEK IN CHICAGO:
Juno (musical, PG-13, closes July 27, reviewed here)

CLOSING NEXT WEEK IN GLENCOE, ILL.:
Days Like Today (musical, PG-13, closes July 27, reviewed here)

CLOSING NEXT WEEK IN MADISON, N.J.:
The Devil’s Disciple (serious comedy, G/PG-13, closes July 27, reviewed here)

CLOSING SUNDAY IN PETERBOROUGH, N.H.:
Last of the Red Hot Lovers (comedy, PG-13, reviewed here)

CLOSING SUNDAY ON BROADWAY:
The Cripple of Inishmaan (serious comedy, PG-13, many performances sold out last week, reviewed here)

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