Here's what's playing on Broadway through the end of August. Note that although some of these shows' official opening dates aren't until September or later, preview performances are offered.
-- 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.
"The Phantom of the Opera": Broadway's longest-running production, with unforgettable music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, is about a masked recluse who trains and tries to seduce an ingénue soprano. Majestic Theatre, 247 W. 44th St.
"Rent": After 12 years on Broadway, this Pulitzer-winning rock version of "La Bohème" gets evicted Sept. 7; see it while you can. Nederlander Theatre, 208 W. 41st St.
"South Pacific": The Broadway revival of this tropical-themed Rodgers and Hammerstein musical set in World War II has won seven Tonys. Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 150 W. 65th St.
"Spamalot": Monty Python aficionados cheer at this King Arthur tale chock-full of idiots, bumblers and quintessentially British humor. Shubert Theatre, 225 W. 44th St.
"Spring Awakening": An explor- ation of the beginnings of sexual awareness through rock music and a setting that recalls 1800s Germany. Eugene O'Neill Theatre, 230 W. 49th St.
"The 39 Steps": Four actors play 139 parts in this comedic retelling of Hitchcock's spy thriller. Cort Theatre, 138 W. 48th St.
"Thurgood": Laurence Fishburne's one-man show about how U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall overcame the odds to achieve greatness. Booth Theatre, 222 W. 45th St.
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"Wicked": A poignant musical story of the two witches of Oz. Gershwin Theatre, 222 W. 51st St.
"Xanadu": This spoof of a 1980 Olivia Newton-John movie of the same name tells of a painter and his muse, whom he met at a roller rink. Helen Hayes Theatre, 240 W. 44th St.
"Young Frankenstein": Three-time Tony winner Mel Brooks adapted his film to stage, adding a few new numbers to his comedic rendition of Mary Shelley's classic in which Dr. Frankenstein attempts to reanimate the dead. Hilton Theatre, 214 W. 42nd St.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times