Beyond Broadway shows under $50 (65)

Limited budget? Try these shows all around NYC.

Open run Judy Garland LIVE in Concert Midtown W
91 10 reviews

Iconic star of stage and screen Judy Garland comes alive when tribute artist Peter Mac steps into her ruby slippers.

91 41 reviews

A comedy of willpower between a well-to-do bachelor/playboy and a determined woman who wants a better life for her children. Performed in Spanish with English supertitles available in select rows.

Open run Jersey Boys (NYC) Midtown W
88 4,612 reviews

The hit musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, which won four Tony Awards including Best Musical, and ran for over 11 years on Broadway, is revived Off-Broadway.

Open run El Quijote Gramercy
87 12 reviews

Repertorio Espanol presents an adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes’ epic novel; presented in Spanish with English language subtitles.

Open run Distorted Diznee Midtown W
87 35 reviews

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 Gramercy
87 46 reviews

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 29 Cabaret (Gallery Players) Brooklyn
87 28 reviews

Gallery Players presents a staging of Kander and Ebb's musical classic, which centers around a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920s draw to a close.

86 125 reviews

Harlem Rep presents Lorraine Hansberry's classic play about a working-class African-American family that faces financial salvation or personal ruin after receiving a substantial insurance payment.

86 15 reviews

Repertorio Espanol presents a tragedy that unfolds in a cloistered world of women in 1930's Spain; presented in Spanish with English translation.

86 46 reviews

Repertorio Español presents this dramatization of a novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez about a retired colonel whose pension, delayed 15 years by an overwhelming bureaucracy, becomes an obsession.

Ends Dec 11 Bette Davis Ain't For Sissies Gramercy
86 24 reviews

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. 

Open run Golden Girls LIVE: On Stage! Midtown W
86 26 reviews

This loving parody of the beloved sitcom adds to the humor with an all-male cast portraying the silver-haired ladies live on stage as if they had never left their Miami home.  

Open run La Cancion: The Musical Gramercy
85 71 reviews

Repertorio Español presents an inspiring musical about the power of song and self-discovery.

Ends Oct 05 All the Rage Midtown W
85 24 reviews

Martin Moran's solo show for the Barrow Group attempts to solve an ancient human riddle: How is it that one moment we might reach out in compassion and the next…kill?

Ends Sep 28 Black Angels Over Tuskegee Midtown W
84 132 reviews

A docudrama about six heroes who became the first African-American aviators in the U.S. Air Force during an era of racial segregation.

Open run Sistas - The Musical Midtown W
84 155 reviews

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 La Gringa Gramercy
84 24 reviews

Repertorio Espanol presents Carmen Rivera’s iconic play about a woman visiting Puerto Rico, her family's homeland, for the first time performed in Spanish with English subtitles.

Open run La Celestina Gramercy
84 17 reviews

Repertorio Espanol presents this tale of a passionate love affair that ends in tragedy.

Ends Jan 12 Rock of Ages Midtown W
83 515 reviews

The original Broadway hit production is back to celebrate its 10th anniversary. This five-time Tony Award-nominated musical features an electric score full of classic ‘80s rock anthems.

Open run Blue Man Group East Village
83 1,371 reviews

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 Stomp East Village
83 1,056 reviews

This family-friendly percussion show has been a part of New York's theatre scene since 1994 and uses everyday objects to celebrate the power of rhythm and the sheer joy of banging on things.

Open run The Fifth Dentist Chelsea
83 28 reviews

A love letter to his late father, the owner of "Sid King's Crazy Horse Bar", Mike King reminisces about his life in dentistry, stand-up comedy, and growing up as the son of the infamous Sid King, "The Sultan of…

83 2,132 reviews

This long-running comedy offers a hybrid of Sherlock Holmes-style mystery and Monty Pythonesque antics.


Ends Sep 21 Decky Does a Bronco Midtown W
83 35 reviews

This U.S. premiere tragicomedy follows the lives of five nine-year-old boys spending their 1983 summer in Girvan, Scotland. One of the boys, David, reflects on their adventures and what it means to grow up.