Here’s my list of recommended Broadway and off-Broadway shows, updated weekly. In all cases, I gave these shows favorable reviews in The Wall Street Journal when they opened. 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, R, adult subject matter and one show-stopping scene of puppet-on-puppet sex, reviewed here)
– A Chorus Line* (musical, PG-13/R, adult subject matter, reviewed here)
– Company (musical, PG-13/R, adult subject matter and situations, reviewed here)
– The Drowsy Chaperone* (musical, G/PG-13, mild sexual content and a profusion of double entendres, reviewed here)
– The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (musical, PG-13, mostly family-friendly but contains a smattering of strong language and a production number about an unwanted erection, reviewed here)
– The Vertical Hour (drama, PG-13, adult subject matter, reviewed here, closes Apr. 1)
– Voyage (The Coast of Utopia, part 1)* (drama, G, too intellectually complex to be suitable for children of any age, reviewed here, closes May 12)
– The Fantasticks (musical, G, suitable for children old enough to enjoy a love story, reviewed here)
– Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living In Paris (musical revue, R, adult subject matter and sexual content, reviewed here)
– Meet Me in St. Louis (musical, G, very family-friendly, reviewed here, extended through Feb. 18)
– The Voysey Inheritance (drama, G, adult subject matter, reviewed here, closes Feb. 10)
– Room Service (comedy, G, reasonably family-friendly but a bit complicated for youngsters, reviewed here, closes Jan. 29)
– Two Trains Running (drama, PG-13, adult subject matter, reviewed here, closes Jan. 28)