Show-Score members highly recommend these lower-profile gems.

Open run Broadway Sip N' Paint 24 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.

91 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!

Open run Then She Fell 196 reviews
90 Overall Score

An immersive theater experience that involves a hospital ward, the writings of Lewis Carroll, and just 15 audience members per show out in Brooklyn. Ages 21 and over only.

Ends Sep 26 Van Gogh Find Yourself 13 reviews
90 Overall Score

Walter DeForest's interactive solo show about legendary artist Vincent van Gogh includes art-making experiences for the audience.

Ends Jul 07 Addy & Uno 53 reviews
90 Overall Score

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

Ends Aug 26 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber... 801 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 Dec 31 Desperate Measures 836 reviews
89 Overall Score

After a hit run at the York Theatre, this madcap, wild musical, set in the Old West and inspired by Shakespeare's 'Measure for Measure,' re-opens at New World Stages for an open-ended run.

89 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.

Open run El Credito 22 reviews
89 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. 

Open run Jersey Boys 4,251 reviews
88 Overall Score

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 Avenue Q 4,644 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 Sep 23 Say Something Bunny! 69 reviews
88 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) 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.

In Previews: Opens Jun 27 Carmen Jones 72 reviews
87 Overall Score

Using the score from Bizet’s opera 'Carmen,' this adaptation by Oscar Hammerstein II resets the story with an all African-American cast. CSC's presents the first major New York revival since its Broadway debut.

Open run Sleep No More 840 reviews
86 Overall Score

A unique award-winning theatrical event: a site-specific Macbeth-meets-Hitchcock performance piece by Britain's Punchdrunk.

Open run Distorted Diznee 22 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 Jul 21 Conflict 88 reviews
86 Overall Score

The Mint Theater Company presents this 1925 love story set against the backdrop of a hotly contested election in London. A provocative romance that sizzles with both wit and ideas.

Open run The Business of Broadway 27 reviews
85 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.

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.

Open run Blue Man Group 1,172 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.

Open run Sistas - The Musical 126 reviews
83 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 953 reviews
83 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.

Open run The Infinite Wrench 46 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 19 In & Of Itself 181 reviews
83 Overall Score

The Daryl Roth Theatre presents the New York premiere of this performance piece by magician Derek DelGaudio, directed by Emmy winner Frank Oz.