Reviews of Off-Broadway Shows Running and Coming Soon in NYC (167)

Ends Oct 28 Show Up, Kids! 12 reviews
96 Overall Score

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

Open run Then She Fell 201 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 Nov 18 Fiddler on the Roof (National ... 165 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.

Ends Oct 07 Beep Boop 37 reviews
89 Overall Score

Crowded Outlet's new production is a dark and whimsical multimedia clown show created by physical comedian Richard Saudek.

Open run Jersey Boys (NYC) 4,288 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) 4,703 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! 76 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 Sep 26 Van Gogh Find Yourself 17 reviews
88 Overall Score

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

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 Sep 30 Hamlet (What Dreams May Come) 13 reviews
88 Overall Score

Four performers embody all of the characters in The Secret Theatre and Ript Theater Company's fast-paced, non-stop whirlwind production of Shakespeare's classic tragedy. 

Ends Dec 01 A Raisin in the Sun (Harlem Rep) 104 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.

Open run Desperate Measures 1,027 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 Oct 20 The Man In the Woman’s Shoes 13 reviews
87 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.

Open run Sleep No More 862 reviews
86 Overall Score

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

Ends Dec 13 The House of Bernarda Alba (La... 15 reviews
86 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 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.

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 38 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. 

Ends Sep 30 A Chorus Line (Gallery Players) 37 reviews
86 Overall Score

This musical classic is a celebration of those unsung heroes of the Broadway musical: the chorus dancers–those valiant, underpaid, highly trained performers who live in the background of the limelight.

Previews start Oct 16 School Girls; or, The African ... 148 reviews
85 Overall Score

MCC Theater's buoyant and biting hit comedy returns to New York. An exploration of the universal similarities (and glaring differences) facing teenage girls across the globe. How far would you go to be queen bee?

Opens Sep 23 Pluto Is Missing! A Not-So Pla... 9 reviews
85 Overall Score

The Peoples Improv Theater presents a family-friendly musical comedy that blends music, puppets, and fantasy with real science and space exploration history, in its story of the demoted planet Pluto's quest of…