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.

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  • The Nosebleed
    Lincoln Center Theater - Claire Tow Theater
    Grown kids coming to terms with failed relationships with their parents has always been fertile dramatic territory. As it covers this time-worn terrain, The Nosebleed, a compact and peculiar work... Read more
  •  Anastasia Hille and Luke Treadaway in Oresteia at Park Avenue Armory.
    Oresteia
    Park Avenue Armory
    Anastasia Hille is doing the most right now. She stars in the new adaptation of the Greek tragedy Oresteia at Park Avenue Armory as Klytemnestra. In the role, she plays a grieving mother, a wronged... Read more
  • Heart
    Minetta Lane Theatre
    It's a tale as old as time: An LGBT+ person realizes they're queer for the first time, and all the happiness that they feel toward finally discovering their true self (and perhaps toward an object of... Read more
  • Between the Lines
    Between the Lines
    Tony Kiser Theater
    We’ve all heard the time-worn remark about leaving a show humming the scenery. After the final note of Between the Lines, a new musical about 17-year-old Delilah who escapes into books (in more ways... Read more
  • Titanique
    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
  • Alison Leiby: Oh God, A Show About Abortion
    Alison Leiby: Oh God, A Show About Abortion
    Cherry Lane Theatre
    Alison Leiby’s comedy act Oh God, A Show About Abortion falls right in line with its stand-up predecessors at the Cherry Lane Theatre: It matches the political relevance of Alex Edelman’s Just For Us... Read more
  • Alex Edelman: Just For Us
    Alex Edelman: Just For Us
    Greenwich House Theater
    Logging onto social media these days is like opening a potentially poisonous box of chocolates: You never know what bad takes, misinformation, and hatred you're going to get amid the good stuff. But... 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
    Speakeasy
    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