Featured Member Reviews: Beyond Broadway

Show-Score | By Ryan McCarthy | Jul 22, 2016

Every Tuesday and Friday, we're turning the spotlight on some of our favorite member reviews. Here are our picks for the week for some of the top Off and Off-Off Broadway shows, shows like "Sleep No More," "Oslo," and "Hadestown!"

With very few Broadway shows opening over the summer it's a great time to check out something a little more off the beaten path. So here are some of our favorite member reviews of the week for shows that are winning fans beyond Broadway!

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Ninwall gave The Golden Bride a 89

Enchanting, Delightful, Original, Funny, Great singing
July 15th, 2016

See it if Captivating, energetic revival of a classic Yiddish theater operetta from 1923. Vocals were out of this world; cast exuded joy & delight.

Don't see it if There are English and Russian subtitles projected above; personally, this enhanced my enjoyment. Plot was pure silliness; a fun evening!

Kathleen W. gave David Carl’s Celebrity One-Man Hamlet a 85

Clever, Funny, Great acting, Original, Entertaining
July 18th, 2016

See it if You like truly original work, really good solo performers, and a little improv.

Don't see it if You don't think people should mess around with Shakespeare.

BrdwyBear gave Hadestown (Off-Broadway) a 95

Absorbing, Great staging, Must see, Original, Great singing
July 18th, 2016

See it if you LOVE great theatre. It's a very old story but told in such a fresh, original way. I knew how it was going to end, but it still held me!

Don't see it if you are looking for big sets and large production values. This one is all about the story, the music and the performances. Small - intimate!

TT gave Small Mouth Sounds a 95

Original, Delightful, Funny, Clever
July 21st, 2016

See it if You like clever original shows and be right there with the actors as tho you're in the room with them. All done without talking!

Don't see it if You're looking for a classic play on a classic stage. If you don't like theatre in the round, seeing the audience opposite you.

David Andrew Laws gave Sleep No More a 85

Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Must see, Epic
July 17th, 2016

See it if you don't want to miss one of the most original pieces of theatre around. Truly, truly an immersive, inventive, and beautiful evening.

Don't see it if you crave too much structure. I sometimes found myself making up a story, then chastising myself for not being fully present.

Ashowgoer gave Oslo (Broadway) a 85

Absorbing, Great staging, Intelligent, Resonant, Ambitious
July 20th, 2016

See it if You enjoy political/historical dramas/thrillers and are the type to read more about the suggested events after the play.

Don't see it if You dislike anything having to do with politics/war, or aren't drawn to historical works.