Reviews of Off-Broadway Shows Running and Coming Soon in NYC (246)

Ends Nov 05 The Tooth-Puller 5 reviews
92 Overall Score

The Department of Fools returns with its latest commedia dell'arte-style production: a fast-paced farce of masked mayhem.

Ends Oct 26 Snow 22 reviews
91 Overall Score

A.N.O.N. Productions brings back this drama featuring three separate story lines revolving around the famous 'Snow White' fairy tale.

Opens Oct 29 The Bench 5 reviews
91 Overall Score

Based on true stories, Robert Galinsky's solo piece explores the emotional heartbreak of five homeless characters and the catastrophic hysteria surrounding AIDS in the 1980s.

Open run Then She Fell 175 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 Jan 13 In The Heights (Harlem Rep) 626 reviews
90 Overall Score

Harlem Repertory Theatre revives Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning musical in an intimate and expressionistic new production.

Ends Nov 06 The Box Show 69 reviews
89 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.

Ends Feb 25 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber... 565 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.

Ends Oct 29 Say Something Bunny! 16 reviews
89 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 Oct 29 Desperate Measures 251 reviews
89 Overall Score

The York Theatre Company presents a foot-stompin’, knee-slappin’ new musical set in the Old West that's inspired by Shakespeare's 'Measure for Measure.'

Open run Avenue Q 4,337 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.

Previews start Feb 27 Anything Goes (Musicals Tonight!) 20 reviews
88 Overall Score

Musicals Tonight! brings back its revival of Cole Porter's madcap musical comedy set upon an ocean liner heading from New York to London. 

Opens Jan 13 X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Na... 15 reviews
88 Overall Score

The Acting Company brings back this play dramatizing Malcolm X’s life and death.

Opens Oct 19 Torch Song 141 reviews
88 Overall Score

Second Stage Theater revives Harvey Fierstein's Tony Award-winning play about the life of a Jewish drag queen in 1979 New York City. Starring Michael Urie ('Ugly Betty') and Oscar winner Mercedes Ruehl.

Opens Oct 21 Freight: The Five Incarnations... 5 reviews
87 Overall Score

New Federal Theatre and Castillo Theatre bring back this solo show about a black man who exists in five dimensions of the same universe at different points in American history.

Ends Feb 04 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show 64 reviews
87 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 Nov 05 Red (First Person Xperience) 10 reviews
87 Overall Score

In this psychological thriller, the audience is immersed in an apocalyptic world. A live-action, interactive experience where you control how the story ends!

Opens Oct 23 Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train 40 reviews
87 Overall Score

Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Adly Guirgis ('Between Riverside and Crazy') begins his Residency at Signature with a revival of his darkly comic meditation on redemption and faith.

Previews start Nov 07 Pride and Prejudice (Primary S... 23 reviews
87 Overall Score

Primary Stages and Hudson Valley Shakespeare present a new stage incarnation of Jane Austen's classic novel, adapted by and starring Kate Hamill ('Vanity Fair,' 'Sense and Sensibility'). 

Ends Nov 05 Ghost Quartet 27 reviews
87 Overall Score

New York Theatre Workshop presents this surreal chamber musical from Dave Malloy ('Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812') in which murder ballads, doo-wop, jazz noise, and raucous campfire drinking songs collide.

Open run Sleep No More 764 reviews
86 Overall Score

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

Ends Jul 14 A Raisin in the Sun (Harlem Rep) 96 reviews
86 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 Nov 01 The Wolves 185 reviews
86 Overall Score

After two hit runs at Playwrights Realm, Lincoln Center Theater presents an encore engagement of Sarah DeLappe's drama about a suburban girls soccer team.

Opens Nov 30 A Christmas Carol (Summoners E... 19 reviews
86 Overall Score

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

Ends Dec 08 Blind Spot 16 reviews
86 Overall Score

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