Reviews of Off-Broadway Shows Running and Coming Soon in NYC (141)

Ends Aug 22 Permission to Speak with Paul ... 7 reviews
100 Overall Score

In his new Off-Broadwy show, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning comedian Paul Mecurio improvises with audience members by randomly bringing them on stage and talking with them about their beliefs.

Ends Aug 18 SCUM 10 reviews
98 Overall Score

Four Nerds. One Apocalypse. Game Over. Set five years in the future, this world premiere play asks: what are the games we play to survive? And in the midst of an apocalyptic war, what does it mean to win?

Open run Then She Fell 198 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 Aug 28 Addy & Uno 54 reviews
90 Overall Score

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

Ends Sep 28 Dickie in the House 6 reviews
90 Overall Score

The energetic, two-woman theater company Liv & Mags presents a new comedy, the possibly true, entirely fabricated, probably wrong story of Watergate as told by two girls who don’t know what happened.

Ends Aug 26 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber... 825 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.

Opens Aug 22 Lady With a Lapdog, With Jokes... 70 reviews
89 Overall Score

The Russian Arts Theater and Studio invites you to take a trip to the summer resort of Yalta in this new play based on the short stories of Anton Chekhov.

Ends Oct 25 Fiddler on the Roof (National ... 116 reviews
89 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 Jersey Boys (NYC) 4,276 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) 4,678 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 Sep 30 Say Something Bunny! 71 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 Dec 01 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.

Previews start Sep 12 What the Constitution Means to Me 6 reviews
87 Overall Score

New York Theatre Workshop presents a new play about a young woman whose personal speech about the Constitution goes to some very dark places.

Open run Desperate Measures 967 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.

Ends Aug 19 Carmen Jones 252 reviews
87 Overall Score

Using the score from Bizet’s opera 'Carmen,' this adaptation by Oscar Hammerstein II resets the story with an all African-American cast. CSC's presents the first major New York revival since its Broadway debut.

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 Aug 26 Mike Birbiglia: The New One 34 reviews
87 Overall Score

Acclaimed comedian and storyteller Mike Birbiglia ('Thank God For Jokes,' 'My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend') returns to Off Broadway with a brand new solo show.

Open run Sleep No More 849 reviews
86 Overall Score

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

Ends Sep 26 Van Gogh Find Yourself 16 reviews
86 Overall Score

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

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.

Opens Aug 24 Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin 10 reviews
86 Overall Score

Hershey Felder ('Maestro') returns to 59E59 for another solo show exploring the life of a legendary composer.

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.