Reviews of Off-Broadway Shows Running and Coming Soon in NYC (188)

Ends Dec 23 Show Up, Kids! 21 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 Oct 27 Relentlessly Pleasant 16 reviews
94 Overall Score

Tongue In Cheek presents this world premiere comedy about women, work, and knowing when to lean in. 


Open run Then She Fell 202 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 Dec 30 Fiddler on the Roof (National ... 185 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.

Opens Nov 17 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.

Opens Nov 27 A Christmas Carol (Summoners E... 19 reviews
89 Overall Score

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

In Previews: Opens Oct 25 Lewiston & Clarkston 9 reviews
89 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.

Open run Jersey Boys (NYC) 4,301 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.

Open run Avenue Q (NYC) 4,725 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! 82 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 Oct 20 The Man In the Woman’s Shoes 20 reviews
88 Overall Score

In this solo show, writer and performer Mikel Murfi creates a tender and comic portrait of an Irish community, focusing on its bashful, solitary cobbler.

Ends Dec 01 A Raisin in the Sun (Harlem Rep) 106 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 Oct 28 Desperate Measures 1,080 reviews
87 Overall Score

After a hit run at the York Theatre, this madcap, wild musical, set in the Old West and inspired by Shakespeare's 'Measure for Measure,' re-opens at New World Stages for an open-ended run.

Open run Distorted Diznee 23 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 44 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 Nov 04 On Beckett 59 reviews
87 Overall Score

Tony Award-winner, and MacArthur Fellow Bill Irwin explores his relationship with the work of Samuel Beckett in this New York premiere solo show presented by Irish Repertory Theatre.

Open run Sleep No More 867 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 Nov 04 Smokey Joe’s Cafe: The Songs o... 379 reviews
86 Overall Score

An all-new incarnation of the record-breaking Broadway hit revue celebrates the best songs of the legendary song writing duo, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.

Ends Oct 28 Ferdinand: Boylesque Bullfight 81 reviews
86 Overall Score

Company XIV re-imagines the 1936 classic children’s tale by Munro Leaf as an erotic all-male baroque-burlesque spectacle. 

In Previews: Opens Nov 06 Usual Girls 5 reviews
86 Overall Score

The first production of Roundabout Underground's new season is a new work that asks: How do girls grow up? 

Ends Dec 13 The House of Bernarda Alba (La... 15 reviews
85 Overall Score

Repertorio Espanol presents a tragedy that unfolds in a cloistered world of women in 1930's Spain; presented in Spanish with English translation.

Opens Nov 09 Nutcracker Rouge 129 reviews
85 Overall Score

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