Broadway may be known for its musicals, but the Off-Broadway scene is known for its plays. Off-Broadway theatre companies collectively premiere dozens of plays each season, many of which are debuting in New York, and even to the world, for the first time. These plays range from the latest work from an award-winning writer to the first Off-Broadway play of a fresh new voice in theatre. In both these cases and more, you can be there to witness the milestone of an Off-Broadway debut. See the latest plays off Broadway at The Public Theater, Signature Theatre, and Second Stage Theater, among many others, and get tickets to Off-Broadway plays on New York Theatre Guide.
Classic plays are also abundant off Broadway alongside new works. Audiences looking for time-honored plays, ranging from Shakespeares to Ibsens to Hansberrys and more, will find them off Broadway, often with an inventive update or twist. The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park, the annual summer series of Shakespeare plays in Central Park, is a famous example of a program bringing older plays to new audiences in New York City. In addition to classic plays and shows by new writers, you can check out recent non-musical hits in New York, like The Play That Goes Wrong.
Discover plays in NYC at Off-Broadway theatres in every neighborhood, and get tickets to Off-Broadway plays on New York Theatre Guide. Plus, check out our listings of Broadway plays or Off-Broadway musicals for even more options for exciting theatre to see.