Featured Member Reviews: Beyond Broadway

Show-Score | By Ryan McCarthy | Dec 27, 2016

Every Tuesday 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 "Sweet Charity," "Puffs," and "The Wolves."

With the madness of the holidays soon to be coming to a close, it might be the perfect time to unwind and check out a show that's a little more low-key (and let's face it, low-price tag) than the average Broadway spectacle. Here are our favorite member reviews for some of the most exciting and highest rated shows that are found off the Great White Way!

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Angela Mansberry gave Sweet Charity a 95

Absorbing, Great staging, Great singing, Must see, Relevant
December 20th, 2016

See it if you want to see a wonderful score performed by a superb cast in a way that makes you feel for this classic musical in an entirely new way.

Don't see it if don't like musicals that have a darker side that makes you feel something or if you don't like choreography-heavy musicals.

C1986 gave Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic (NYC) a 88

Delightful, Hilarious, Inventive, Energetic, Great acting
December 21st, 2016

See it if You love the Harry Potter books and films; you're up for an evening of pure silliness and laughter; you appreciate brisk, creative direction

Don't see it if You're unfamiliar with the Harry Potter universe - you won't get it! or if you're looking for serious drama

Jeff S gave The Wolves a 83

Absorbing, Refreshing, Great writing, Ambitious, Cliched
December 20th, 2016

See it if you like plays that really put you in an unfamiliar world and let you sit with really well-drawn characters.

Don't see it if you want a satisfying whole and have no patience for emotional manipulation.

Mia Q gave Gorey: The Secret Lives of Edward Gorey a 84

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Quirky
December 25th, 2016

See it if you like Edward Gorey's work, are interested in a show about an eccentric artist/author's life, are interested in the life of a gay man

Don't see it if you don't like biopics or intimate venues. It's a charming show, well acted by 3 actors, in a nice, small theater.

Theatre Cat gave The Band's Visit (Broadway) a 83

Delightful, Great acting, Must see, Masterful, Refreshing
December 21st, 2016

See it if you like smaller musicals about human beings with complicated, if undramatic, lives. You like ensemble shows and great music.

Don't see it if you dislike ensemble shows and small stories. You need all the story lines to be wrapped up at the end. You don't like seeing the musicians.

Marcy gave Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes a 79

Everyone should see this show at least once in their life!, Goofy and silly, but still lots of fun., Entertaining and happy-making, The rockettes are better than ever, The 3-d videos, new sets and projections add a lot.
December 20th, 2016

See it if You've never seen the show, Radio City or the Rockettes live before, and just want to be thrilled by a talented cast and lots of spectacle.

Don't see it if Too cool for this type show, aren't impressed with precision dancing, want something serious. This is a VERY New York Xmas experience. Go 1X