Top Scoring - Beyond Broadway (71)

Opens Oct 01 Desperate Measures 18 reviews
95 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 Oct 01 How to Succeed as an Ethnicall... 16 reviews
94 Overall Score

Hypokrit Theatre Company and the Castillo Theatre present Zenobia Shroff's autobiographical solo show about her life as an Indian-American actress.

Ends Sep 30 Show Up 41 reviews
93 Overall Score

After hit runs in NYC and Edinburgh, Peter Michael Marino's fully improvised solo show enjoys an encore run at Under St. Marks. 

Ends Oct 07 Petie 18 reviews
91 Overall Score

Theatre East's world premiere drama explores the often turbulent relationship between faith and mental health through the eyes of a mother and daughter.

Open run Then She Fell 175 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 Jan 13 In The Heights (Harlem Rep) 621 reviews
90 Overall Score

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

Ends Feb 25 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber... 526 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 Oct 29 Say Something Bunny! 13 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 Oct 28 Trump Lear 19 reviews
89 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 Sep 30 A Piece of My Heart 20 reviews
89 Overall Score

Little Spoon, Big Spoon Productions presents a drama inspired by the true stories of women who served in the Vietnam War.

Ends Sep 27 Macbeth Muet 22 reviews
89 Overall Score

Part of Soho Playhouse's Fringe Encore Series: This textless, two-actor adaptation of Shakespeare's classic draws on silent cinema and Grand Guignol traditions.

Open run Avenue Q 4,296 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 Oct 29 Red (First Person Xperience) 10 reviews
87 Overall Score

In this psychological thriller, the audience is immersed in an apocalyptic world. A live-action, interactive experience where you control how the story ends!

Ends Oct 17 Power Over POTUS 40 reviews
87 Overall Score

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

Ends Oct 01 The Peculiar Patriot 22 reviews
87 Overall Score

National Black Theatre and Hi-ARTS present the world premiere of Liza Jessie Peterson's solo piece about the prison industrial complex and the racial disparities that feed the draconian system.

Open run Sleep No More 759 reviews
86 Overall Score

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

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.

Ends Oct 01 Spamilton 386 reviews
85 Overall Score

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

Open run The Ryan Case 1873 11 reviews
85 Overall Score

Live In Theater presents an interactive murder mystery experience that plunges you into the dark underbelly of the Five Points neighborhood of 19th-century New York.

Open run Sistas - The Musical 112 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 862 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 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.