Reviews of Off-Broadway Shows Running and Coming Soon in NYC (132)

In Previews: Opens Feb 25 Good Friday 5 reviews
96 Overall Score

The Flea Theater presents this New York premiere addressing #metoo feminism at the intersection of gun and sexual violence.

Open run Then She Fell 212 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 Mar 31 Addy & Uno 63 reviews
90 Overall Score

Through puppets and soaring music, this heartfelt and comic musical for families explores disability, kindness, and resilience.

In Previews: Opens Feb 21 Fiddler on the Roof (National ... 250 reviews
90 Overall Score

Experience 'Fiddler on the Roof' in a new way – in Yiddish, the language of Tevye and his family. Oscar and Tony Award-winner Joel Grey directs this production, presented with English and Russian supertitles.

Open run Golden Girls LIVE: On Stage! 7 reviews
90 Overall Score

This loving parody of the beloved sitcom adds to the humor with an all-male cast portraying the silver-haired ladies live on stage as if they had never left their Miami home.  

Open run Jersey Boys (NYC) 4,408 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.

Ends Apr 28 Avenue Q (NYC) 4,840 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.

88 Overall Score

Repertorio Español presents this dramatization of a novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez about a retired colonel whose pension, delayed 15 years by an overwhelming bureaucracy, becomes an obsession.

Ends Mar 02 Freestyle Love Supreme 26 reviews
88 Overall Score

Conceived by Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Anthony Veneziale, this high-energy show is a blend of hip-hop, improvisational theater, music, and vocal stylings, all backed by live music from keyboards and beats.

Ends Jun 08 A Raisin in the Sun (Harlem Rep) 110 reviews
87 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 Jul 22 Say Something Bunny! 90 reviews
87 Overall Score

UnionDocs presents Alison S.M. Kobayashi's multimedia solo piece inspired by an amateur audio recording made over 60 years ago.

Open run Distorted Diznee 27 reviews
87 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 El Credito 45 reviews
87 Overall Score

Repertorio Espanol presents this comic drama about an ordinary man and his attempts to secure a small bank loan that is absolutely necessary for him to continue on with his life. 

Ends Aug 18 Bette Davis Ain't For Sissies 18 reviews
87 Overall Score

This 90-minute one-woman show, performed monthly at the Episcopal Actors' Guild, tells the story 1930s icon Bette Davis, on the night of the 1939 Academy Awards. 

Open run Sleep No More 914 reviews
86 Overall Score

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

Opens Mar 01 The B-Side: “Negro Folklore fr... 7 reviews
86 Overall Score

The Wooster Group presents this piece based on performer Eric Berryman’s interest in the LP, 'Negro Folklore from Texas State Prisons,' recorded in 1964 by folklorist Bruce Jackson.

Ends Feb 17 Beep Boop 69 reviews
86 Overall Score

Crowded Outlet's encore production is a dark and whimsical multimedia clown show created by physical comedian Richard Saudek.

Ends Apr 09 Rap Guide to Evolution 17 reviews
86 Overall Score

Baba Brinkman presents a hip-hop tour of modern evolutionary biology, winner of the Scotsman Fringe First Award in Edinburgh and nominated for a Drama Desk Award off-Broadway.

Opens Feb 28 #serials@theflea 11 reviews
85 Overall Score

The Flea's raucous late-night play competition returns featuring resident acting company The Bats along with some of NYC’s hottest young playwrights and directors.

Open run Sistas - The Musical 148 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."

84 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.

In Previews: Opens Feb 20 The Play That Goes Wrong (NYC) 1,905 reviews
84 Overall Score

After a 2-year run on Broadway, the 2015 Olivier Award winner for Best New Comedy moves Off-Broadway. Welcome to the absolutely disastrous opening night of 'The Murder at Haversham Manor.'

Ends Mar 17 The Light 95 reviews
84 Overall Score

MCC's new drama introduces us to Rashad and Genesis on what should be one of the happiest days of their lives, but their joy quickly unravels when ground-shifting accusations from the past resurface.

Ends Mar 10 Behind the Sheet 60 reviews
84 Overall Score

EST's new drama confronts the history of a great medical breakthrough by telling the forgotten story of a community of enslaved black women who involuntarily enabled the discovery.