Can't get Hamilton tickets? Amherst’s resident playwright offers five recommendations on what to see on and off Broadway.

Best Shows of the Season The Book of Mormon. Yes, it’s still running. Go see it at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre.

Best Shows of the Season The Servant of Two Masters, at Theatre for a New Audience in Brooklyn. As crazy, funny and beautifully produced as a Broadway musical, the plot was adapted (by me) and then made ever more crazy and funny by the lead actor, Steven Epp, and the director, Chris Bayes, with a company of actors and musicians. First preview on Nov. 7.

Best Shows of the Season Black Angels Over Tuskegee. Closes too soon: Dec. 7. Theatrical and realistic—about the Tuskegee Airmen. At St. Luke’s Theatre.

Best Shows of the Season The Humans won four Tonys and deserved them. “Family comic tragedy” doesn’t begin to describe it. At the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

The Best Shows of the Season The Front Page, starring Nathan Lane and John Goodman, opened Oct. 20 at the Broadhurst Theatre. One of the greatest American classics with two of the greatest American comic actors of our time. When people talk about this play, you’ll be able to say, “Well, I saw it with Nathan Lane and John Goodman,” and you will have had an amazing time in the theater.