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

Ends Sep 26 Van Gogh Find Yourself 12 reviews
91 Overall Score

Walter DeForest's interactive solo show about legendary artist Vincent van Gogh includes art-making experiences for the audience.

Ends May 05 Addy & Uno 49 reviews
91 Overall Score

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

Previews start May 30 Desperate Measures 720 reviews
91 Overall Score

After a hit run at the York Theatre, this foot-stompin’, knee-slappin’ new musical set in the Old West and based on Shakespeare's 'Measure for Measure' re-opens at New World Stages for an open-ended run.

Open run Then She Fell 192 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.

Open run El Credito 18 reviews
90 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 26 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber... 759 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.

89 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 Apr 29 The Confession of Lily Dare 34 reviews
89 Overall Score

The latest comic melodrama written by and starring Charles Busch tells the story of one woman’s tumultuous passage from convent girl to glittering cabaret chanteuse to infamous madame of a string of brothels.

Open run Jersey Boys 4,211 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 4,583 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 May 06 Sancho: An Act of Remembrance 12 reviews
88 Overall Score

National Black Theatre and Classical Theatre of Harlem present RSC actor Paterson Joseph's solo play about Charles “Sancho” Ignatius—composer, social satirist, general man of refinement.

Ends May 18 En El Nombre de Salome 56 reviews
88 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 Sep 23 Say Something Bunny! 56 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.

Ends Apr 28 A Brooklyn Boy 83 reviews
88 Overall Score

Co-writer and performer Steven Prescod plays 32 different characters in this solo performance which tells the story of his coming of age in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. 

Ends Apr 29 Bone White 8 reviews
88 Overall Score

In this dark drama, a depressed man hires an apartment painter and begins an encounter that will change both of their lives irrevocably.

Ends Jul 14 A Raisin in the Sun (Harlem Rep) 103 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 May 02 El Quijote 12 reviews
87 Overall Score

Repertorio Espanol presents an adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes’ epic novel; presented in Spanish with English language subtitles.

Ends May 29 La Gringa 15 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 May 20 La Cancion: The Musical 60 reviews
87 Overall Score

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

Ends Jul 24 It Came From Beyond 5 reviews
87 Overall Score

'Grease' meets 'War of the Worlds' with comic books, aliens, and 1950’s dancing in this family friendly musical comedy. 

Open run Sleep No More 826 reviews
86 Overall Score

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

Ends May 20 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show 76 reviews
86 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 May 11 Blind Spot 16 reviews
86 Overall Score

Repertorio Español presents a drama about an undocumented immigrant fighting for his version of the American Dream.

Open run Distorted Diznee 21 reviews
86 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.