-- Avital Binshtock
"A Chorus Line": This lively exploration of what it takes for performers to make it to Broadway has won Tonys and a Pulitzer. Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 W. 45th St.
"A Tale of Two Cities": Charles Dickens' engaging plot plays out in Paris and London and tells of a love triangle during the French Revolution. Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 W. 45th St.
"August: Osage County":A family drama that has won five Tonys, including best play, as well as a Pulitzer. Music Box Theatre, 239 W. 45th St.
"Avenue Q": This well-reviewed production is about young adults trying to get started in their lives; it's performed by people and puppets. John Golden Theatre, 252 W. 45th St.
"Boeing-Boeing": A Tony winner about a womanizing architect and his bevy of stewardess mistresses. Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48th St.
"Chicago": Sinfulness in 1920s Chicago takes center stage in a production that has won six Tonys, two Laurence Olivier awards and a Grammy. Ambassador Theatre, 219 W. 49th St.
"Cirque Dreams: Jungle Fantasy": Impressive acrobats and other circus-type entertainers come together in a family-friendly, jungle-themed explosion of sight and sound. Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway.
"Grease": This rock-'n'-roll-inspired production stars the winners of NBC's reality show about casting the leads. Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 256 W. 47th St.
"Gypsy": Patti LuPone won a Tony for her role as a stage mother whose overbearing presence turns her daughter into a stripper. St. James Theater, 246 W. 44th St.
"Hairspray": The chronicle of an overweight girl's dream of becoming a dancer in 1962 Baltimore. "Hairspray" has won eight Tonys, including one for best musical. Neil Simon Theatre, 250 W. 52nd St.
"In the Heights": A vibrant, Tony-winning musical about life in Washington Heights, a Latin-infused community in Upper Manhattan. Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th St.
"Jersey Boys": The compellingly told, Tony-winning story of how four troublemaking kids from New Jersey became Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. August Wilson Theatre, 245 W. 52nd St.
"Legally Blonde": A seemingly ditsy blond waltzes her way through Harvard Law School. Palace Theatre, 1564 Broadway.
"The Lion King": With African beats and elaborate costumes, Disney's tale of a lion with a royal destiny evokes a jungle dreamscape. Minskoff Theatre, 200 W. 45th.
"The Little Mermaid": Disney's musical version of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale starts with a mermaid's desire to be more than she is. Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 W. 46th St.
"Mamma Mia!": ABBA's music pervades this upbeat story of a bride trying to figure out who her father is. Cadillac Winter Garden Theatre, 1634 Broadway.
"Mary Poppins": Disney songs bring to life the whimsical adventures of two London children and their magical nanny. New Amsterdam Theatre, 214 W. 42nd St.