Reviews of Off-Broadway Shows Running and Coming Soon in NYC (165)

Ends May 20 In The Heights (Harlem Rep) 506 reviews
91 Overall Score

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

Open run Then She Fell 127 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 Feb 12 Off the Top 5 reviews
90 Overall Score

Intellectual rapper Baba Brinkman and neuroscientist Dr. Heather Berlin explore the brain basis of improvisation and humor in this live comedy show featuring cutting-edge research and freestyle rhymes.

Open run Avenue Q 3,377 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.

Open run Sleep No More 579 reviews
87 Overall Score

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

87 Overall Score

In the third chapter of the 'Big Gay Italian' trilogy, Anthony is approaching his 40's and is faced with the challenges of balancing his successful weight loss company with past and present relationships.

Ends Mar 26 Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly ... 120 reviews
87 Overall Score

Potter changed the world forever. The Puffs were also there. 'Puffs" gives you a front-row seat to the sidelines of the world’s most famous magical journey.

Opens Feb 10 Water on Mars 10 reviews
87 Overall Score

The New Victory presents this riotous performance of hypnotic juggling tricks for children and adults.

Previews start Feb 08 Life According to Saki 15 reviews
87 Overall Score

Inspired by the life of early-20th-century British satirist Hector Hugh Munro, this debut play from children's author Katherine Rundell makes its US premiere after winning the Top Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Ends Mar 31 Spamilton 202 reviews
86 Overall Score

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

Previews start Feb 14 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber... 15 reviews
86 Overall Score

Tooting Arts Club's hit immersive staging of Sondheim and Wheeler’s iconic musical thriller comes from Harrington’s, London’s oldest working pie and mash shop, to the Barrow Street Theatre.

Ends Feb 05 The Beauty Queen of Leenane 70 reviews
86 Overall Score

Irish theater company Druid makes its BAM debut with a 20th-anniversary revival of Martin McDonagh’s Tony-nominated pitch-black comedy about a very dysfunctional mother-daughter relationship.

Ends Jan 29 The Dork Knight 81 reviews
86 Overall Score

Abingdon Theatre Company presents Jason O’Connell’s solo show tracing the ups and downs of his life through the prism of his love/hate relationship with the 'Batman' movies.

Previews start Jan 25 Georgie: My Adventures with Ge... 6 reviews
86 Overall Score

The NYC premiere of Ed Dixon's solo show about his 20-year friendship with two-time Tony-winning character actor George Rose.

Opens Jan 25 1599 Project 53 reviews
85 Overall Score

Irondale presents an encore run of '1599 Project,' named for the year when Shakespeare penned 'Henry V,' 'Julius Caesar,' 'As You Like It,' and 'Hamlet'. The four (truncated) plays are mounted as one searing evening.

Opens Jan 26 The Liar 80 reviews
85 Overall Score

Classic Stage Company presents David Ives' adaptation of Pierre Corneille’s 'Le Menteur,' a 17th-century farce filled with misunderstandings and mistaken identities.

Open run Blue Man Group 775 reviews
84 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 76 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 661 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.

Open run Cagney 375 reviews
84 Overall Score

'Cagney' follows the actor from his humble beginnings through his rise as a vaudeville song-and-dance man, to his superstardom in Hollywood.

84 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 acapella group.

Ends Jan 29 I Like It Like That - A Musical 136 reviews
84 Overall Score

Puerto Rican Traveling Theater presents a new tuner about family and music in '70s New York, starring salsa sensation Tito Nieves. Part of Teatro Fest NYC 2016.

Ends May 27 The Wizard of Oz (Harlem Rep) 40 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.

Ends Aug 12 CHALK 5 reviews
84 Overall Score

FRIGID new york @ Horse Trade presents a playful and poignant one-man homage to silent film-era comedians, created and performed by Alex Curtis.