Today, at the outset of one of the busiest theater seasons in recent memory, we are relaunching the Thursday Theater Roundup after a short hiatus.
The theater roundup features shows that received three stars or more from our critics. Skip to the end of the post for a list of current and future productions in the 2016-17 season.
Here is a reminder of how our star rating system works:
Now for this week's picks:
"American Idiot," through Oct. 1 in an American Repertory Theatre of Western New York Production in Sportsmen's Tavern: ★★★
"Urinetown: The Musical," through Oct. 16 in a Subversive Theatre Collective production in the Manny Fried Playhouse: ★★★
"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," through Sept. 25 in the Lancaster Opera House: ★★★
"Dinner With Friends," through Oct. 2 in the Road Less Traveled Theatre: ★★★½
And here's our complete theater listing (click here for a full-page view) to help you plan your weekend or the rest of your season: