Reviews of Off-Broadway Shows Running and Coming Soon in NYC (222)

Ends May 10 Chronicle of a Death Foretold ... 25 reviews
93 Overall Score

Repetorio Espanol presents a journey to the Colombia of Gabriel García Márquez that explores the grisly murder of an innocent man and the guilt of a village.

Opens Apr 30 The Box Show 41 reviews
93 Overall Score

One woman. 25 characters. All inside a cupboard! In Dominique Salerno's solo show, the space is limited, but the comedic possibilities are endless. A hit at the 2016 NYC Fringe Festival.

Ends May 10 Show Up 18 reviews
93 Overall Score

The Peoples Improv Theater presents Peter Michael Marino's bold new adventure: a fully improvised solo show.

Ends May 20 In The Heights (Harlem Rep) 556 reviews
91 Overall Score

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

Ends May 31 El Quijote 9 reviews
91 Overall Score

Repertorio Espanol presents an adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes’ epic novel; presented in Spanish with English language subtitles.

Open run Then She Fell 150 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 Jun 23 En El Nombre de Salome 38 reviews
90 Overall Score

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

Ends Jun 30 Curtain Up: A Special Event 92 reviews
90 Overall Score

Curtain Up is an exhibition created in partnership between the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and London's V&A celebrating 40 Years of theater in both cities.

Ends Apr 23 Vanya and Sonia and Masha and ... 5 reviews
90 Overall Score

The Heights Players presents Christopher Durang's Tony-winning comic riff on the plays of Anton Chekhov and his enduring themes of heartbreak and hope.

Ends Jun 13 Olga Pericet: Mosaico (Olga Pe... 7 reviews
89 Overall Score

A powerhouse performance by the rising international star of Flamenco dance, Olga Pericet.

Ends Apr 28 Aunt Julia and the Scriptwrite... 29 reviews
89 Overall Score

Repertorio Español presents the story of Aunt Julia, who falls into an affair with her nephew, shocking her family and community. Performed in Spanish with English subtitles.

Open run Avenue Q 3,788 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.

Opens Sep 28 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show 56 reviews
88 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 Aug 12 The Space Pirate Puppy Musical! 7 reviews
88 Overall Score

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade and Tasty Monster Productions present an intergalactic rock and roll puppy pirate extravaganza for families. Best for ages 7 and up.

Ends Dec 31 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber... 255 reviews
88 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.

Open run Sleep No More 678 reviews
87 Overall Score

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

Ends May 28 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 Jun 25 La Canción: The Musical 55 reviews
87 Overall Score

Repertorio Español presents an inspiring musical about the power of song and self-discovery.

Ends Apr 23 Cry Havoc! 93 reviews
87 Overall Score

Bedlam presents Stephan Wolfert's solo show in which he weaves personal stories of his military service with some of Shakespeare’s most famous speeches.

Ends Jun 08 La Gringa 13 reviews
86 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 Jul 30 Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly ... 219 reviews
86 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.

Ends May 07 Angel & Echoes 62 reviews
86 Overall Score

These two timely one acts tell stories of women devastated by war who find ways to triumph on their own terms. Part of 59E59's annual Brits Off Broadway festival.

Opens Apr 26 Her Opponent 40 reviews
86 Overall Score

Prismal Productions presents a gender-bending recreation of excerpts from three of 2016’s deeply contentious presidential debates.

Ends Apr 23 ¡Figaro! (90210) 147 reviews
86 Overall Score

The Duke on 42nd Street presents an encore run of this modern riff on Mozart's 'The Marriage of Figaro,' which recasts the opera as a madcap comedy about citizenship in today's America.