Photo credit: Cast of Little Shop of Horrors and Jersey Boys (Photos by Emilio Madrid-Kuser and Joan Marcus)

Here's when all off-Broadway shows are opening

Discover when all upcoming off-Broadway shows are opening and reopening.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Theatres are opening again. From September 14, all theatres in New York City will be allowed to reopen once more, allowing full capacity audiences to return again. So far, a couple of off-Broadway shows have announced their return date. Here's a rundown of all off-Broadway shows either coming back or reopening in 2021, listed by show name in alphabetical order.

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Blue Man Group 

The iconic entertainment company Blue Man Group return to NYC's Astor Place Theatre from September 3. Blue Man Group will mark their 30th anniversary in New York this year. 

Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood

The off-Broadway premiere of Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood from York Theatre Company was initially scheduled for 2020, but will finally be performed in winter 2021. Performances begin on November 23 and run through to Jan. 2, 2022.

Drunk Shakespeare

Drunk Shakespeare will return to the stage from July 2. Drunk Shakespeare tickets are on sale now.

Gazillion Bubble Show

The family bubble entertainment show Gazillion Bubble Show will reopen at New World Stages this fall. Performances resume from October 9, and are currently booking to May 2022. 

Golden Shield

Golden Shield by Anchuli Felicia King will begin previews at New York City Center on Apr. 26, 2022, with an opening night on May 17, 2022.

Jersey Boys

The off-Broadway production of Jersey Boys will continue its New World Stages run at Stage I from November 15. Jersey Boys transferred after 12 years at the August Wilson Theatre to its off-Broadway home, where it's been since 2017. Find out more about Jersey Boys in New York here

Letters of Suresh

Rajiv Joseph's Letters of Suresh will begin previews at the Kiser Theater from September 14, ahead of an opening night on October 4.

Little Shop of Horrors

The award-winning revival of Little Shop of Horrors will reopen at the Westside Theatre from September 17. Jeremy Jordan will finally get to play the role of Seymour, joined by Christian Borle and Tammy Blanchard who reprise the roles of Orin Scrivello DDS and Audrey respectively. Find out more about Little Shop of Horrors in New York here.

Nollywood Dreams

Jocelyn Bioh's Nollywood Dreams will finally receive its world premiere at the Newman Mills Theater. Set in 1990s Nigeria, a budding actress lands a coveted role in a feature film, attracting the attention of a nationwide heartthrob. Nollywood Dreams runs from October 21 - November 28. Find out more about Nollywood Dreams in New York here.

Prayers for a French Republic

Joshua Harmon's Prayers for a French Republic will begin performances at New York City Center this upcoming season. Previews begin on Jan. 11, 2022, ahead of an opening night on Feb. 1, 2022.

Selling Kabul 

The New York premiere of Selling Kabul, written by Sylvia Khoury and directed by Tyne Rafaeli is at Playwrights Horizons from November 17 - December 23.


Speakeasy is at Bond 45 now. Tipsy temptation awaits in one of Broadway's most exciting shows. Speakeasy tickets are on sale now. 


The percussion production is back! Stomp will resume performances at the Orpheum Theatre from July 20, and is currently the first off-Broadway show to reopen at full capacity. Find out more about Stomp in New York here.

Stranger Sings! The Musical Parody

A new musical, inspired by the Netflix phenomenon Stranger Things, is at the Players Theatre in 2021. Stranger Sings! The Musical Parody runs from August 5 - September 5, and tickets are on sale now.

The Last Boy in the Second Republic of SHKID

The world premiere of The Last Boy in the Second Republic of SHKID is at Theatre at St Clements from July 10 - 25. The history play is inspired by events at Terezín concentration camp during the Holocaust. The musical is currently planning a Broadway transfer. 

The Play That Goes Wrong

The off-Broadway engagement of The Play That Goes Wrong will reopen at New World Stages from October 15. Find out more about The Play That Goes Wrong in New York here.

To My Girls

The world premiere of JC Lee's To My Girls will begin previews at the Kiser Theater on Mar. 22, 2022, ahead of an opening night on Apr. 14, 2022.


The New York premiere of Trevor the Musical will receive its opening this fall. Performances begin at Stage 42 from October 25. Find out more about Trevor in New York here.

What to Send Up When it Goes Down 

Playwrights Horizons kick off their reopening season with Aleshea Harris' What to Send Up When it Goes Down. Performances are from September 24 - October 17. 

Winnie The Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation

We all know who Winnie the Pooh is. Now see Winnie the Pooh on stage. Theatre Row is transformed into the Hundred Acre Wood this fall, as Disney's iconic bear is now at the centre of a new production. Winnie the Pooh will be joined Christopher Robin, and their best friends Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, Owl and Tigger. Book Winnie The Pooh tickets here.

Find out more about what's playing off-Broadway and how to get theatre tickets in New York.

Photo credit: Cast of Little Shop of Horrors and Jersey Boys (Photos by Emilio Madrid-Kuser and Joan Marcus)

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