Reviews of Off-Broadway Shows Running and Coming Soon in NYC (140)

Ends Dec 23 Show Up, Kids! 26 reviews
94 Overall Score

From Peter Michael Marino, the creator of the improvised comedy "Show Up," comes this interactive twist on the traditional kids show.

Ends Dec 13 The Public and Private Deaths ... 10 reviews
93 Overall Score

It's Christmas. Carol's been murdered. What's next? This darkly comic solo show explores what makes us tick - as friends, neighbors, partners, parents, and people.

Open run Then She Fell 206 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 06 Addy & Uno 56 reviews
90 Overall Score

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

Ends Dec 30 Fiddler on the Roof (National ... 222 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.

Ends Feb 04 The Amazing Max 19 reviews
89 Overall Score

A return engagement of Max Darwin's popular magic and comedy show for kids and adults alike.

Ends Dec 29 A Christmas Carol at the Merch... 20 reviews
89 Overall Score

Summoners Ensemble Theatre presents its sixth annual run of this one-man adaptation of Charles Dickens's beloved holiday classic. Performed at the landmarked Merchant's House Museum.

Ends Jan 27 The Jungle 38 reviews
89 Overall Score

St. Ann’s Warehouse presents the U.S. premiere of this acclaimed work from London which brings to life the powerful, short-lived, self-governing society of the jungle, a refugee camp in northern France.

Open run Jersey Boys (NYC) 4,342 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) 4,771 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 Jan 27 Say Something Bunny! 86 reviews
88 Overall Score

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

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 Dec 22 The Bohemians 9 reviews
88 Overall Score

This new play follows Becka and Scott as they arrive in an apartment that has seen better days, in the elegant-sounding Waldorf Towers. A comedy about love, trust, and letting go.

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 Dec 22 The Hello Girls 134 reviews
87 Overall Score

From New York to Paris, from ragtime to jazz, an ensemble of actor-musicians chronicles the story of America's first women soldiers in a new musical by Prospect Theater Company.

Ends Dec 16 The Tricky Part 65 reviews
87 Overall Score

Martin Moran’s reprises his OBIE Award-winning solo show, a comic and surprising journey through the complexities of Catholicism, desire, and human trespass.

Ends Dec 30 All is Calm: The Christmas Tru... 93 reviews
87 Overall Score

Through new arrangements of European carols and war-songs, "All Is Calm" recalls the remarkable World War I truce between Allied Forces and German soldiers in No Man's Land on Christmas, 1914.

Ends Dec 16 Lewiston/Clarkston 66 reviews
87 Overall Score

Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre presents an evening of two plays by Sam Hunter ("The Whale"), written to be in conversation with one another, now performed on a double bill for the first time.

Ends Dec 15 Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde 23 reviews
87 Overall Score

A bare bones, largely comic staging of Robert Louis Stevenson classic tale of dual identity.

Ends Dec 14 Consumption 5 reviews
87 Overall Score

Mason Holdings premieres their new site-specific production at the Beverly Social Club, where five disparate but intertwining couples fly through time, space, and planes of existence to ponder the nature of love.

Open run Sleep No More 891 reviews
86 Overall Score

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

Ends Feb 13 Nutcracker Rouge 189 reviews
86 Overall Score

Company XIV brings back its modern riff on the classic holiday tale that's a hedonistic fusion of nightlife and theater.

Ends Jan 13 The Dead, 1904 61 reviews
86 Overall Score

Irish Rep revives its immersive adaptation of James Joyce’s novella about a holiday gathering in 1904 Dublin, staged in a historic Victorian mansion.

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.