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Ends Mar 31 Addy & Uno 63 reviews
90 Overall Score

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

Ends Mar 02 Freestyle Love Supreme 28 reviews
88 Overall Score

Conceived by Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Anthony Veneziale, this high-energy show is a blend of hip-hop, improvisational theater, music, and vocal stylings, all backed by live music from keyboards and beats.

Open run Distorted Diznee 27 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 45 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 Aug 18 Bette Davis Ain't For Sissies 18 reviews
87 Overall Score

This 90-minute one-woman show, performed monthly at the Episcopal Actors' Guild, tells the story 1930s icon Bette Davis, on the night of the 1939 Academy Awards. 

Ends Feb 17 Beep Boop 69 reviews
86 Overall Score

Crowded Outlet's encore production is a dark and whimsical multimedia clown show created by physical comedian Richard Saudek.

Ends Apr 09 Rap Guide to Evolution 17 reviews
86 Overall Score

Baba Brinkman presents a hip-hop tour of modern evolutionary biology, winner of the Scotsman Fringe First Award in Edinburgh and nominated for a Drama Desk Award off-Broadway.

Opens Feb 28 #serials@theflea 11 reviews
85 Overall Score

The Flea's raucous late-night play competition returns featuring resident acting company The Bats along with some of NYC’s hottest young playwrights and directors.

Open run Sistas - The Musical 148 reviews
84 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."

Ends Apr 07 The Band's Visit (Broadway) 1,902 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 Mar 17 The Light 96 reviews
84 Overall Score

MCC's new drama introduces us to Rashad and Genesis on what should be one of the happiest days of their lives, but their joy quickly unravels when ground-shifting accusations from the past resurface.

Ends Mar 10 Behind the Sheet 60 reviews
84 Overall Score

EST's new drama confronts the history of a great medical breakthrough by telling the forgotten story of a community of enslaved black women who involuntarily enabled the discovery. 

Open run Blue Man Group 1,279 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.

Ends Jun 08 The Wizard of Oz (Harlem Rep) 93 reviews
83 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.

Open run The Infinite Wrench 49 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.

Ends Feb 24 Exposed 33 reviews
83 Overall Score

A devised theater piece inspired by true events, "Exposed" tells the story of Lauren, a college freshman who chooses to do adult films to pay for her tuition. 

Ends Apr 28 The Other Josh Cohen 228 reviews
83 Overall Score

David Rossmer and Steve Rosen play the hapless-yet-warmhearted title character – one eventful year apart – in their musical romantic comedy about courageously owning the hand life deals you, and making your own luck.

Open run Drunk Shakespeare 479 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 Mar 31 Rap Guide to Climate Chaos 77 reviews
82 Overall Score

In his latest theatrical hip-hop manifesto, 'peer-reviewed rapper' Baba Brinkman breaks down the politics, economics, and science of global warming.

Ends Apr 07 Rap Guide to Consciousness 143 reviews
82 Overall Score

After a successful run at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Baba Brinkman brings his latest hip-hop comedy to the SoHo Playhouse. In it, he shines a light on free will, brain cells, and the science of consciousness.

Ends Feb 17 Rakugo 43 reviews
81 Overall Score

Celebrated master Katsura Sunshine brings the 400-year-old Japanese art of comic storytelling to NYC, in a presentation that offers different stories according to the day.

Ends May 25 That Physics Show 128 reviews
80 Overall Score

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

Open run Rule of 7x7 23 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.