Most shows currently playing on Broadway have been closed until further notice by the stagehands’ strike. Off-Broadway shows remain open. Here’s my list of recommended New York shows that are unaffected by the strike. In all cases, I gave them 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.
• Pygmalion * (comedy, G, suitable for mature and intelligent young people, closes Dec. 16, 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)
Here is a list of out-of-town shows to which I have given favorable reviews in the Journal: