Off-Broadway Reviews

Our enthusiastic team of critics also covers a great volume of Off-Broadway productions in New York City, so why not peruse through our Off-Broadway Reviews section and find out what theatrical delights are entertaining audiences beyond the Great White Way?
Of course, our reviews solely represent the views and opinions of the individual critic. Nevertheless, they are sure to provide helpful guidelines in an ever-growing and flourishing Off-Broadway scene. Or visit the reviews archive for closed shows.

  • Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical
    Playhouse 46 @ St. Luke's
    If Stranger Things Twitter, theatre Twitter, and '80s kids all created a show together, it would look something like Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical. Jonathan Hogue, who wrote the show's book,... Read more
  • This Beautiful Future
    Cherry Lane Theatre
    This Beautiful Future is a peculiar yet quietly compelling portrait of two teenagers, a French girl and a German soldier, chasing a connection — and a roll in the hay — amid wartime. Over its compact... Read more
  • Sesame Street: The Musical
    Theatre Row
    It seems inevitable that Sesame Street would eventually hit the New York stage — the beloved children's show is already musical, and the theme song is as iconic as any classic Broadway overture. This... Read more
  • Kate Berlant: Kate
    Connelly Theater
    As audiences file into the Connelly Theater for Kate, they might notice comedian Kate Berlant, of the title, sitting off to the side with a spotlight shining in her face — and on a sign taped to her... Read more
  • Kinky Boots
    Stage 42
    It’s not everyday a shoe gets an entrance applause. But at a recent performance of Kinky Boots off Broadway, that’s just what happened when the eponymous kinky boot was unveiled. Here she is, folks:... Read more
  • Titanique
    The new Off-Broadway musical Titanique has a cast and creative team of Broadway vets. But they, led by director/co-writer Tye Blue, also share a background doing pop parody musicals and dinner... Read more
  • Photo credit: Kimberly Akimbo cast (Photo courtesy of Kimberly Akimbo)
    Kimberly Akimbo
    Booth Theatre
    In the opening moment of Kimberly Akimbo, a misfit New Jersey teenager waiting for a ride home stretches her candy choker into her mouth and chomps down on it. Such a kid thing to do. It’s a perfect... Read more
  • Photo credit: Cody Sloan as 'Guru' and Bianca Norwood as 'Comments' in Wild Pride (inspired by Pride) from Seven Deadly Sins (Photo by Matthew Murphy)
    Seven Deadly Sins
    It’s strange to experience a show like Seven Deadly Sins in New York City right now. Performed in multiple storefronts to a guided audience using headsets, the production is a slick, seamlessly stage... Read more
  • Speakeasy Bond 45
    It’s a snap to embrace a show that knows itself. Speakeasy, a bawdy and boozy burlesque, goes down easy in the lower level lounge of the newly reopened Bond 45 restaurant in the Theatre District.... Read more
  • Brenock O’Connor & Jakeim Hart in Sing Street
    Sing Street
    Venue to be Confirmed
    PLEASE NOTE: This is a review of the Off-Broadway world premiere of Sing Street at New York Theatre Workshop. The moral of Sing Street, as taught by a group of moody teenagers and put-upon adults, is... Read more