Top Scoring - Beyond Broadway (69)

Ends Aug 12 Trump Lear 11 reviews
95 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 19 15 Villainous Fools 25 reviews
92 Overall Score

Following a run at FringeNYC 2016, this farcical, two-woman adaptation of Shakespeare's 'The Comedy of Errors' returns to New York City. 

Ends Aug 26 The Amazing Max 15 reviews
91 Overall Score

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

Open run Then She Fell 169 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 Aug 26 In The Heights (Harlem Rep) 598 reviews
90 Overall Score

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

Ends Dec 31 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber... 430 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 nominees Norm Lewis and Carolee Carmello.

Ends Jul 29 Alligator Pie 20 reviews
89 Overall Score

Canada's Soulpepper Theatre Company presents a family musical inspired by the poems of Dennis Lee, best known to U.S. audiences as the lyricist for 'Fraggle Rock.' 

Open run Avenue Q 4,149 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 Aug 27 Flight School The Musical 12 reviews
87 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 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.

Open run Sleep No More 731 reviews
86 Overall Score

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

Ends Oct 14 A RAISIN IN THE SUN (Harlem Rep) 90 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 Jul 26 Of Human Bondage 141 reviews
86 Overall Score

Canada's Soulpepper Theatre Company presents the first-ever theatrical adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham's 1915 epic of lustful obsession and the pursuit of happiness.

Open run Sistas - The Musical 102 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 ... 292 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 337 reviews
85 Overall Score

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

Opens Jul 31 A Midsummer Night's Dream (The... 73 reviews
85 Overall Score

The Delacorte Theater transforms into an enchanted forest for Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, in a production starring Tony winners Phylicia Rashad, Annaleigh Ashford, and Danny Burstein.

Open run Black Angels Over Tuskegee 116 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 835 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 Sep 10 Woody Sez: The Life & Music of... 60 reviews
84 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 Blue Man Group 1,006 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.

83 Overall Score

Playing in an authentic New York speakeasy, 'The Imbible' sweeps audiences along a 10,000-year journey through history accompanied by craft cocktails and the vocal stylings of The Backwaiters a cappella group.

Ends Aug 20 The Wizard of Oz (Harlem Rep) 76 reviews
83 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.