Reviews of Off-Broadway Shows Running and Coming Soon in NYC (249)

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. 

Opens Oct 17 Snow 20 reviews
92 Overall Score

A.N.O.N. Productions brings back this drama featuring three separate story lines revolving around the famous 'Snow White' fairy tale.

Opens Oct 02 The Box Show 56 reviews
92 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 Oct 01 Beckett in the City: The Women... 6 reviews
91 Overall Score

Irish Arts Center invites you to experience the women who inhabit some of Beckett’s best-known short works in this site-specific performance.

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.

Opens Sep 27 Breeders 12 reviews
90 Overall Score

New Light Theater Project presents a comedy about the cozy cage of mainstreamed queerness, the surprising variety of things that can fit in one's mouth, and the tender savagery of ordinary devotion.

Previews start Nov 07 Pride and Prejudice (Primary S... 19 reviews
90 Overall Score

Primary Stages and Hudson Valley Shakespeare present a new stage incarnation of Jane Austen's classic novel, adapted by and starring Kate Hamill ('Vanity Fair,' 'Sense and Sensibility'). 

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.

Previews start Feb 27 Anything Goes (Musicals Tonight!) 18 reviews
88 Overall Score

Musicals Tonight! brings back its revival of Cole Porter's madcap musical comedy set upon an ocean liner heading from New York to London. 

Opens Jan 13 X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Na... 15 reviews
88 Overall Score

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

Opens Oct 19 Freight: The Five Incarnations... 5 reviews
87 Overall Score

New Federal Theatre and Castillo Theatre bring back this solo show about an African-American man who exists in five dimensions at different points in US history.

Opens Sep 28 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show 59 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 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.