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.

  • Deirdre O'Connell in Dana H.
    Dana H.
    Vineyard Theatre
    Dana H., the harrowing docudrama currently unspooling at the Vineyard Theatre, is a one-woman show performed by two women. As adapted by playwright Lucas Hnath, an audiotape featuring the writer’s... Read more
  • Brenock O’Connor & Jakeim Hart in Sing Street
    Sing Street
    Lyceum Theatre
    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
  • Jonathan Groff in Little Shop of Horrors
    Little Shop of Horrors
    Westside Theatre
    The plant at the centre of Little Shop of Horrors that feeds on human blood may have had its sights on world domination, but the musical that was based on the low-budget 1960 comedy sci-fi film of... Read more
  • Kirsten Scott & CJ Eldred in Rock of Ages
    Rock of Ages
    New World Stages
    The ferocity of hard rock is eroded by a stream of easy laughs in Rock of Ages, a hot mess of a musical that is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Broadway run with a 16-week Off-Broadway... Read more
  • Brent Bateman in The Play That Goes Wrong
    The Play That Goes Wrong
    New World Stages
    Halfway through the first act of the hilarious off-Broadway staging of The Play That Goes Wrong, an actor who has grown wildly frustrated because of a missing prop turns to the audience and says, “... Read more
  • Kimber Sprawl & Sydney James Harcourt in Girl From the North Country
    Girl from the North Country
    Belasco Theatre
    NOTE: THIS IS A REVIEW OF THE 2018 PUBLIC THEATER PRODUCTION OF GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY... May I just say that I take back every negative thing I have ever said about Bob Dylan. Including the... Read more
  • Gazillion Bubble Show
    New World Stages
    A gazillion is a really big number, bigger than a google for sure. No one can count up to a gazillion though one may try. But when a gazillion bubbles are showered upon an audience filled with adults... Read more
  • Jersey Boys
    New World Stages
    NOTE: This is a review of the Broadway production of Jersey Boys. Sometimes a commercial artistic impulse and demography seem to merge in a way that guarantees success. I think we’ll be seeing an... Read more