It’s true! It’s true! The Broadway stagehands’ strike has been tentatively settled. Some shows are expected to reopen immediately, but few specific details were available as of late Wednesday night, though it’s generally expected that virtually all shows will be up and running by the weekend.
One show, Chicago, is offering a one-time cut-rate ticket price of $26.50 for Thursday night’s performance, available only at the box office. I’ll update this posting throughout the day with news of any similar offers. (As of noon today, no other shows have announced discounts for tonight’s performances.)
In the meantime, 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 in The Wall Street Journal when they opened. (I like Chicago, too, but I haven’t seen the Broadway production since 2005 and can’t tell you what shape it’s in now.)
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)
• The Drowsy Chaperone (musical, G/PG-13, mild sexual content and a profusion of double entendres, reviewed here)
• Grease (musical, PG-13, some sexual content, reviewed here)
• Rock ‘n’ Roll (drama, PG-13, way too complicated for kids, 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, closes Jan. 20, reviewed here)
• The Fantasticks (musical, G, suitable for children old enough to enjoy a love story, reviewed here)
• The Glorious Ones (musical, R, extremely bawdy, closes Jan. 6, reviewed here)
• Things We Want (drama, R, adult subject matter, closes Dec. 30, reviewed here)