Top Scoring - Beyond Broadway (80)

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

Open run Broadway Sip N' Paint 13 reviews
97 Overall Score

Wine and showtunes? Yes, please! Come unwind with us as we un-cork our inner theater geek at Broadway 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 Apr 08 Addy & Uno 48 reviews
91 Overall Score

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

Open run Then She Fell 188 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 23 Say Something Bunny! 47 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 Mar 11 The Amazing Max 18 reviews
89 Overall Score

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

Ends May 27 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber... 696 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 May 18 En El Nombre de Salome 48 reviews
89 Overall Score

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

Open run Jersey Boys 4,158 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 4,506 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) 101 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 Apr 28 A Brooklyn Boy 32 reviews
88 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 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.

Ends Apr 08 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show 72 reviews
87 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.

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 Feb 24 America is Hard to See 21 reviews
87 Overall Score

Using a blend of interviews, archival research, Methodist hymns, and original songs, this new play investigates the lives in and around a rural community for sex offenders, buried deep in Florida's sugarcane fields.

Open run Sleep No More 806 reviews
86 Overall Score

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

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 Feb 25 X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Na... 184 reviews
86 Overall Score

The Acting Company brings back this play dramatizing Malcolm X’s life and death.

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 04 A Soldier's Play 12 reviews
86 Overall Score

Negro Ensemble Company remounts their production of  Charles Fuller's 1981 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama set at a segregated Louisiana Army base during World War II.

Ends Mar 04 Harriet's Return 34 reviews
85 Overall Score

Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre presents a 20th anniversary restaging of this bioplay on Harriet Tubman, written and performed by Karen Jones Meadows.

Open run Distorted Diznee 11 reviews
85 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. 

Open run Sistas - The Musical 120 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."