Reviews of Off-Broadway Shows Running and Coming Soon in NYC (170)

Ends Aug 26 In The Heights (Harlem Rep) 574 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.

Ends Jun 11 The Box Show 53 reviews
91 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.

Open run Then She Fell 163 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 41 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 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 Dec 31 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber... 335 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 nominees Norm Lewis and Carolee Carmello.

Ends Jun 30 Curtain Up: A Special Event 103 reviews
89 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.

Open run Avenue Q 3,920 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! 8 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.

Open run Sleep No More 702 reviews
87 Overall Score

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

Ends Jun 08 La Gringa 14 reviews
87 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 Jun 25 La Canción: The Musical 57 reviews
86 Overall Score

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

Ends Jun 04 Iphigenia in Splott 114 reviews
86 Overall Score

Sherman Theatre presents a contemporary drama inspired by the Greek myth, which drives home the high price people pay for society's shortcomings. Part of 59E59's annual Brits Off Broadway festival.

Ends Jun 25 Derren Brown: Secret 105 reviews
86 Overall Score

Atlantic Theater Company presents British mentalist and illusionist Derren Brown's new show featuring mind reading and other psychological feats.

Open run Sistas - The Musical 96 reviews
85 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."

Ends Jul 30 Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly ... 235 reviews
85 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 Sep 03 Spamilton 288 reviews
85 Overall Score

A satirical musical about the biggest hit on Broadway, written and directed by Gerard Alessandrini, the funnyman behind 'Forbidden Broadway.' 

Opens Jun 01 Invincible 6 reviews
85 Overall Score

The Original Theatre Company and Ghost Light Theatre Productions present this madcap comedy of manners in which class and culture collide in small-town England. Part of the annual Brits Off Broadway festival.

Ends Jun 03 Lou 5 reviews
85 Overall Score

Theatre 4the People presents the world premiere of this drama about one of the first female psychoanalysts, Lou Salome.

Open run Black Angels Over Tuskegee 110 reviews
84 Overall Score

A docudrama about six heroes who became the first African-American aviators in the U.S. Air Force during an era of racial segregation.

Open run Stomp 793 reviews
84 Overall Score

This family-friendly percussion show has been a part of New York's theatre scene since 1994 and uses everyday objects to celebrate the power of rhythm and the sheer joy of banging on things.

84 Overall Score

A re-telling of C.S. Lewis' classic tale of Narnia, featuring just two performers who play all the characters that populate the epic story.