Reviews of Off-Broadway Shows Running and Coming Soon in NYC (193)

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 Jul 30 Julius Caesar (Gallery Players) 6 reviews
95 Overall Score

The Gallery Players present a streamlined staging of Shakespeare's story of ambition, duty, and political intrigue, which plays out in 16 scenes that use every corner of the troupe's Park Slope venue.

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.

Opens Jul 29 Ragtag Theatre’s Cinderella 70 reviews
89 Overall Score

Ragtag Theatre Company presents an encore run of this musical romp inspired by 'Cinderella,' done in the style of commedia dell'arte. Formerly known as 'The Commedia Cinderella.'

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.

Opens Sep 28 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show 58 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.

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.

Previews start Nov 01 The Wolves 184 reviews
86 Overall Score

After two hit runs at Playwrights Realm, Lincoln Center Theater presents an encore engagement of Sarah DeLappe's drama about a suburban girls soccer team.

Ends Oct 29 Red (First Person Xperience) 7 reviews
86 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 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.

Opens Jul 23 Endangered! The Musical 9 reviews
86 Overall Score

This new family musical follows the adventures of a social media-savvy kid reporter and a group of endangered animals from around the globe who must survive a superstorm.

Opens Jul 27 The Power Over POTUS 5 reviews
86 Overall Score

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

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.