Not surprisingly, people in and out of town are always asking me what plays they should see. For this reason, I’ve decided to start running on Thursdays a regularly updated list of recommended Broadway and off-Broadway shows. In all cases, I either gave these shows strongly favorable reviews in The Wall Street Journal when they opened or saw and liked them some time in the past year (or both). For more information, click on the title.
Warning: Broadway shows marked with an asterisk were sold out, or nearly so, last week.
– Avenue Q* (musical)
– Chicago (musical)
– Doubt (drama)
– Fiddler on the Roof (musical, family-friendly)
– The Light in the Piazza (musical)
– Sweet Charity (musical)
– The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee* (musical, family-friendly)
– Sides: The Fear Is Real… (sketch comedy, off Broadway, previews start 8/18)