Beyond Broadway shows under $50 (88)

Open run Show-Score Sip N' Paint 10 reviews
98 Overall Score

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

93 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 Jan 28 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 14 Addy & Uno 40 reviews
91 Overall Score

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

Ends Dec 31 Desperate Measures 637 reviews
91 Overall Score

The York Theatre Company presents a foot-stompin’, knee-slappin’ new musical set in the Old West that's inspired by Shakespeare's 'Measure for Measure.'

Ends Dec 20 Hold These Truths 27 reviews
91 Overall Score

Hang A Tale Theater Company presents this solo play inspired by the life of a real Japanese American, who fought against US government's efforts to set up internment camps during World War II. 

91 Overall Score

If you are a theater fan, and are curious about Jewish influences on NYC theater, then join us for a tour of the historic Actors' Temple!  

Ends Jan 13 In The Heights (Harlem Rep) 642 reviews
90 Overall Score

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

Ends Jan 28 Say Something Bunny! 30 reviews
90 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 May 27 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber... 630 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.

Open run Avenue Q 4,438 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 Jul 14 A Raisin in the Sun (Harlem Rep) 96 reviews
88 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 30 Kevin!!!!! 15 reviews
87 Overall Score

Both spoof and tribute, Recent Cutbacks' highly theatrical parody of 'Home Alone' is intensely physical, imaginative, and silly, using only rudimentary props and costumes to recreate iconic moments from the film.

87 Overall Score

Broadway Producer Jessica Genick leads this Salon about "Come From Away". Learn all about the development of the hit Broadway musical and its thrilling journey to Broadway.

Ends Feb 04 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show 71 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 Jan 01 Christmas Spectacular Starring... 243 reviews
86 Overall Score

Radio City Music Hall presents its annual holiday extravaganza featuring the legendary Rockettes.

Ends Dec 31 School Girls; or, The African ... 112 reviews
86 Overall Score

MCC Theater's buoyant and biting world-premiere comedy explores the universal similarities (and glaring differences) facing teenage girls across the globe. How far would you go to be queen bee?

Ends Dec 17 Counting Sheep 71 reviews
85 Overall Score

After a successful international festival run, this Ukrainian guerrilla folk-opera comes to New York. An immersive theatrical experience that brings audiences inside the heart of the 2013-2014 Ukrainian revolution.

Open run Sistas - The Musical 117 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."

Open run Stomp 894 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.

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 Dec 30 A Christmas Carol - The Musica... 167 reviews
84 Overall Score

For the ninth year in a row, Be Bold! Productions brings back its family-friendly musicalization of Charles Dickens' iconic Christmas tale.

Ends Jan 07 Spamilton 444 reviews
84 Overall Score

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

Ends Feb 10 Trump Lear 23 reviews
84 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 Drumpf as King Lear—for Drumpf himself!