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:
Cabaret (musical, PG-13/R, some 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 NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ONTARIO:
Arms and the Man (comedy, G/PG-13, closes Oct. 18, reviewed here)
The Sea (black comedy, PG-13, closes Oct. 26, closes Oct. 12, reviewed here)
When We Are Married (comedy, PG-13, closes Oct. 26, reviewed here)

CLOSING SOON 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 NEXT WEEK OFF BROADWAY:
riverside-and-crazyBetween Riverside and Crazy (serious comedy, PG-13, closes Aug. 23, reviewed here)

CLOSING NEXT WEEK ON BROADWAY:
Bullets Over Broadway (musical, PG-13, closes Aug. 24, reviewed here)

CLOSING SATURDAY IN STOCKBRIDGE, MASS.:
Design for Living (comedy, PG-13, reviewed here)

CLOSING SUNDAY OFF BROADWAY:
King Lear (Shakespeare, PG-13, far too demanding for children, reviewed here)

CLOSING SUNDAY ON BROADWAY:
Rocky (musical, G/PG-13, reviewed here)

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