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, 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, nearly all 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)
1297569336942_ORIGINALWhen We Are Married (comedy, PG-13, closes Oct. 26, reviewed here)

CLOSING NEXT WEEK IN MADISON, N.J..:
The Alchemist (verse comedy, PG-13, closes Aug. 31, reviewed here)

CLOSING NEXT WEEK 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 SATURDAY OFF BROADWAY:
Between Riverside and Crazy (serious comedy, PG-13, reviewed here)

CLOSING SUNDAY ON BROADWAY:
Bullets Over Broadway (musical, PG-13, reviewed here)

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