Beyond Broadway shows under $50 (97)

Limited budget? Try these shows all around NYC.

Open run Broadway Sip N' Paint 14 reviews
96 Overall Score

Wine and showtunes? Yes, please! Come unwind with us as we un-cork our inner theater geek at Broadway Sip N' Paint.

Ends Mar 24 Much Ado About Nothing (Hamlet... 14 reviews
94 Overall Score

Hamlet Isn't Dead presents Shakespeare's timeless romantic comedy, which follows the ups and downs of love in the Italian countryside.

92 Overall Score

Join the NYPL's theater curator for a behind-the-scenes tour of the fabulous collection at Lincoln Center. A must-do for theater fans!

Ends Apr 08 Addy & Uno 48 reviews
91 Overall Score

Realabilities' puppet musical for families about disabilities, bullying, and friendship returns for an encore presentation.

Ends Apr 01 The Wiz 74 reviews
89 Overall Score

New York Black Arts presents a family-friendly revival of the Tony-winning musical, an all-African-American re-imagining of 'The Wizard of Oz.'

Ends Aug 26 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber... 716 reviews
89 Overall Score

Tooting Arts Club's immersive staging of Sondheim and Wheeler’s iconic musical thriller transfers from London to NYC's Barrow Street Theatre. Now starring Tony nominee Carolee Carmello.

Ends Sep 23 Say Something Bunny! 50 reviews
89 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 Mar 25 Black Beauty 13 reviews
89 Overall Score

The New Victory Theater presents the classic tale as you've never seen it before. So saddle up and jump headlong into a tale where loneliness gives way to hope, friends become heroes, and courage saves the day.

Ends Apr 08 Lysistrata Jones 16 reviews
89 Overall Score

Ophelia Theatre Group presents an immersive take on this fun, feminist musical about a determined cheerleader who leads the students around her in a battle of the sexes.

Open run Avenue Q 4,529 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.

Ends May 18 En El Nombre de Salome 55 reviews
88 Overall Score

Repertorio Español presents a new play inspired by Julia Álvarez's epic novel about 19th-century Dominican poet Salomé Ureña de Henríquez. 

88 Overall Score

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 Jul 14 A Raisin in the Sun (Harlem Rep) 103 reviews
87 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 May 29 La Gringa 15 reviews
87 Overall Score

Repetorio 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 The Business of Broadway 14 reviews
87 Overall Score

How do Broadway shows make money? Get the answers and the inside scoop from Jessica Genick, a well-known producer of ten Broadway shows.

Ends Apr 28 A Brooklyn Boy 67 reviews
87 Overall Score

Co-writer and performer Steven Prescod plays 32 different characters in this solo performance which tells the story of his coming of age in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. 

Ends May 20 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show 73 reviews
86 Overall Score

This page-to-stage hit returns to NYC for an encore run featuring puppet adaptations of four stories by children's author/illustrator Eric Carle.

Ends May 20 La Cancion: The Musical 59 reviews
86 Overall Score

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

Ends May 11 Blind Spot 16 reviews
86 Overall Score

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

Ends Mar 25 The Fall (St Ann's Warehouse) 19 reviews
86 Overall Score

St. Ann's Warehouse presents this hit from this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, where a cast of seven actors recount their experiences as student leaders of a protest movement on the University of Cape Town campus.

Open run Distorted Diznee 15 reviews
86 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. 

Ends Apr 29 Rap Guide to Consciousness 45 reviews
85 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.

Open run Sistas - The Musical 121 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."

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.