Short on time? Squeeze in one of these swift shows.

Ends Aug 18 SCUM 15 reviews
98 Overall Score

Four Nerds. One Apocalypse. Game Over. Set five years in the future, this world premiere play asks: what are the games we play to survive? And in the midst of an apocalyptic war, what does it mean to win?

Ends Aug 28 Addy & Uno 54 reviews
90 Overall Score

Through puppets and soaring music, this heartfelt and comic musical for families explores disability, kindness, and resilience.

Opens Aug 22 Lady With a Lapdog, With Jokes... 70 reviews
89 Overall Score

The Russian Arts Theater and Studio invites you to take a trip to the summer resort of Yalta in this new play based on the short stories of Anton Chekhov.

Open run Once On This Island (NYC) 1,109 reviews
88 Overall Score

The joyous Tony-nominated musical returns to Broadway with its story of a fearless young dreamer in post-storm Haiti.

Open run Distorted Diznee 23 reviews
87 Overall Score

This long-running late night spectacle is an outrageous Las Vegas-style drag revue parody of some of America's most beloved animated classics. 

Open run El Credito 44 reviews
87 Overall Score

Repertorio Espanol presents this comic drama about an ordinary man and his attempts to secure a small bank loan that is absolutely necessary for him to continue on with his life. 

Ends Sep 26 Van Gogh Find Yourself 16 reviews
86 Overall Score

Walter DeForest's interactive solo show about legendary artist Vincent van Gogh includes art-making experiences for the audience.

Previews start Oct 16 School Girls; or, The African ... 148 reviews
85 Overall Score

MCC Theater's buoyant and biting hit comedy returns to New York. An exploration of the universal similarities (and glaring differences) facing teenage girls across the globe. How far would you go to be queen bee?

Open run The Band's Visit (Broadway) 1,565 reviews
84 Overall Score

Based on the film of the same name, Atlantic Theater Company's critically acclaimed musical by songwriter David Yazbek was the winner of ten 2018 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

84 Overall Score

For years a certain boy wizard went to Wizard School. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs...who just happened to be there too. A play for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.

Ends Aug 19 Twelfth Night (The Public Thea... 121 reviews
84 Overall Score

The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park presents a re-imagining of Public Works’ 2016 musical adaptation of 'Twelfth Night.'

Ends Sep 02 My Life on a Diet 77 reviews
84 Overall Score

Academy Award Nominee and Emmy Award Winner Renée Taylor looks back on a life full of memorable roles in Hollywood and on Broadway, and just as many fad diets in her autobiographical one-woman comedy.

Open run Blue Man Group 1,189 reviews
83 Overall Score

The "blue men's" nonverbal performance explores themes of alienation, depersonalization, and paint. Comedy, music, and paint collide in a circus of imagination.

Open run Sistas - The Musical 130 reviews
83 Overall Score

A new musical that tells the story of African-American women through Top-40 music from the '30s through the '90s, including hits like "Oh, Happy Day," "Mama Said" and "I Will Survive."

Open run The Infinite Wrench 46 reviews
83 Overall Score

The New York Neo-Futurists present an ever-changing lineup of short plays, each written by a performer, honed by the ensemble, and randomly collaged with high-energy audience participation.

Open run Drunk Shakespeare 435 reviews
82 Overall Score

An actor drinks heavily (in the vein of Comedy Central's 'Drunk History') and then tries to corral others into enacting a story by the Bard.

Ends Nov 24 The Wizard of Oz (Harlem Rep) 89 reviews
82 Overall Score

Harlem Repertory Theatre mounts a one-hour, family-friendly adaptation of the iconic 1939 MGM movie musical about a little girl from Kansas who journeys to the Land of Oz.

Previews start Sep 24 Black Light 39 reviews
81 Overall Score

After a successful run at Joe’s Pub, Daniel Alexander Jones returns to the stage as Jomama Jones, his critically-acclaimed alter-ego, in this revival for turbulent times.

Ends Sep 02 Symphonie Fantastique 71 reviews
81 Overall Score
Renowned puppet artist Basil Twist returns to HERE with a revival of his 1998 boundary-breaking response to Berlioz’s 1830 'Symphonie Fantastique,' which takes place in the most unlikely of places - a 1,000-gallon water…
Open run That Physics Show 119 reviews
80 Overall Score

Longtime professional physics demonstrator David Maiullo shares his amazing "magic tricks" from the world of science.

Ends May 08 Valor, Agravio y Mujer 29 reviews
80 Overall Score

Repertorio Español's 50th season kicks off with the U.S. premiere of this 17th-century Spanish comedy, a parody of the erotic myth of Don Juan.

Ends Aug 25 Trainspotting Live 181 reviews
80 Overall Score

This punchy, 75 minute production strives to recapture the passion and the controversy of the famous novel, then globally successful film, and repackage it into an immersive production.

Open run Rule of 7x7 22 reviews
79 Overall Score

The Tank presents an ongoing series that premieres 7 brand-new 10 minute plays by 7 different writers; includes a free beer with admission.

Ends Sep 02 Wicked Frozen 32 reviews
79 Overall Score

'Wicked Frozen' is a musical parody mash-up of 'Wicked' and 'Frozen,' both celebrating and skewering these two wildly successful pop culture phenomenons.