Beyond Broadway shows under $50 (59)

Ends Aug 26 The Amazing Max 16 reviews
92 Overall Score

A return engagement of Max Darwin's popular magic and comedy show for kids and adults alike.

Ends Jan 13 In The Heights (Harlem Rep) 613 reviews
90 Overall Score

Harlem Repertory Theatre revives Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning musical in an intimate and expressionistic new production.

Ends Sep 30 Trump Lear 18 reviews
90 Overall Score

From the team behind 'David Carl's Celebrity One-Man Hamlet' comes this new Shakespeare-inspired solo show, with Carl forced to play Trump as King Lear—for Trump himself!

Ends Aug 27 Ragtag Theatre’s Cinderella 74 reviews
89 Overall Score

Ragtag Theatre Company presents an encore run of this musical romp inspired by 'Cinderella,' done in the style of commedia dell'arte. Formerly known as 'The Commedia Cinderella.'

Ends Aug 27 Gruff! 11 reviews
89 Overall Score

Doppelskope presents an interactive musical for young audiences that reinvents 'Three Billy Goats Gruff' as a puppet parable about climate change.

Open run Avenue Q 4,236 reviews
88 Overall Score

Broadway's 2004 Tony Award winner for Best Musical continues its hilarious, puppet-filled run Off-Broadway at New World Stages.

Already closed Flight School The Musical 13 reviews
88 Overall Score

Based on the children's book of the same name, Vital Theatre's new musical is about a penguin who goes to flight school to learn how to fly.

Ends Oct 17 The Power Over POTUS 22 reviews
88 Overall Score

Erica Vlahinos' raunchy comedy-cabaret explores the history of sexploits at the White House.

Ends Oct 29 Say Something Bunny! 10 reviews
87 Overall Score

UnionDocs presents Alison S.M. Kobayashi's multi-media solo piece inspired by an amateur audio recording made over 60 years ago.

Ends Jul 14 A RAISIN IN THE SUN (Harlem Rep) 94 reviews
86 Overall Score

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.

Ends Dec 08 Blind Spot 15 reviews
86 Overall Score

Repertorio Español presents a drama about an undocumented immigrant fighting for his version of the American Dream.

Open run Sistas - The Musical 107 reviews
85 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 Jan 14 Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly ... 316 reviews
85 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 Oct 01 Spamilton 355 reviews
85 Overall Score

A satirical musical about the biggest hit on Broadway, written and directed by Gerard Alessandrini, the funnyman behind 'Forbidden Broadway.' 

Ends Sep 10 Woody Sez: The Life & Music of... 95 reviews
85 Overall Score

Irish Repertory Theatre presents a toe-tapping musical exploration of the fascinating, beautiful, and sometimes tragic life of American folk legend Woody Guthrie.

Open run Black Angels Over Tuskegee 117 reviews
84 Overall Score

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 Stomp 849 reviews
84 Overall Score

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.

Ends Dec 16 The Wizard of Oz (Harlem Rep) 79 reviews
84 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 Blue Man Group 1,034 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.

83 Overall Score

A re-telling of C.S. Lewis' classic tale of Narnia, featuring just two performers who play all the characters that populate the epic story.

Open run The Infinite Wrench 41 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 Aug 27 Pipeline 172 reviews
83 Overall Score

Lincoln Center Theater presents the world premiere of Dominique Morisseau's drama about how a mother’s hopes for her son clash with an educational system rigged against him.

Ends Sep 09 Growing Up Gonzales 40 reviews
83 Overall Score

Writer/director Felix Rojas brings back his one-man play about brotherly love and the healing power of saying goodbye. 

Ends Oct 01 J&K: 1965 28 reviews
83 Overall Score

Live in Theater presents an immersive, outdoor theater piece inspired by 'Life' magazine's 1965 photo essay about two New York City junkies: John and Karen.