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Off-Broadway Plays in January 2023

Get tickets to Off-Broadway plays, from classic plays to shows by new writers, at theatres across the city. See popular non-musical plays in New York like The Play That Goes Wrong, plus the latest plays off Broadway at The Public Theater, Signature Theatre, and Second Stage Theater, among many others. Check out Broadway plays or Off-Broadway musicals for even more options.

Feb 11, 2019 - Jan 1, 2026

Part Monty Python, part Sherlock Holmes, this British comedy is one of New York’s funniest shows. Props go missing, sets fall down, and actors forget their lines on an amateur troupe’s opening night, and that’s not even the half of it. Get tickets to the show where catastrophe is all part of the plan.

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[Poster] Perfect Crime 1299
Apr 18, 1987 - Mar 12, 2026

Perfect Crime is a record-holding New York staple, as the longest-running play in New York history and still featuring the same actress who opened the show in 1987. A woman is suspected of murdering her husband, but did she really do it, or did someone else commit the perfect crime? Stay guessing until the end when you get Perfect Crime tickets.

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[Poster] Drunk Shakespeare 152
Nov 1, 2014 - Oct 3, 2026

The Bard meets booze at Drunk Shakespeare, in which five actors, one of whom is drunk, attempt to perform a Shakespeare play. Even tragedies become comedies as the actors follow the drunk person's whims, and audiences can even join the fun by drinking along. Get tickets to Drunk Shakespeare today.

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Nov 21, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023

A Sherlock Carol is bringing the Christmas spirit — and some famous Christmas spirits of literature — to New World Stages this holiday season. Mark Shanahan's new play takes Arthur Conan Doyle's and Charles Dickens' classic characters and mashes them up in one mysterious tale. A Sherlock Carol tickets are available on New York Theatre Guide now.A Sherlock Carol is a play that takes place following the death of Ebenezer Scrooge, a changed and benevolent man since the events of A Christmas Carol. But Tiny Tim, now an adult and not so tiny, believes Scrooge died under mysterious circumstances. So he enlists the best of the best detectives to investigate: Sherlock Holmes, who's seeking a new purpose now that his longtime nemesis, Moriarty, is dead. Already a haunted man after all he's seen, Holmes gets literally haunted as he's investigating Scrooge's death. Like Scrooge before him, the ghosts of past, present, and future pay Holmes a visit.Shanahan's play has previously been performed as a reading at Mile Square Theatre in New Jersey in 2019; as part of Florida Repertory Theatre's virtual Festival of New Works in 2020; and as a virtual reading through Connecticut's Westport County Playhouse in early 2021. The 2021 production of A Sherlock Carol Off-Broadway in New York marks the show's Off-Broadway debut, just in time for the holidays. A Sherlock Carol is suitable for all ages.Tickets to A Sherlock Carol are available now. Get A Sherlock Carol tickets on New York Theatre Guide today.

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Jan 26, 2023 - Mar 26, 2023

Katie Holmes stars in the New York premiere of The Wanderers, written by Anna Ziegler and directed by Barry Edelstein, at Roundabout Theatre Company's Laura Pels Theatre. Get The Wanderers tickets on New York Theatre Guide. The Wanderers is a play about two couples: Orthodox Jewish newlwyeds Schmuli and Esther, and secular Jew Abe and a movie star (Holmes). The newlyweds' future is all spelled out for them; their marriage is arranged, and they don't know each other well. Abe's future is in his own hands — or so he thinks. When the movie star emails Abe unexpectedly, she puts that belief, and both their marriages, to the test. Both couples wrestle with the question of whether they can be happy with what they have, or if they'll always be looking for something more. The premiere of The Wanderers off Broadway was initially scheduled for 2020; its world premiere was at The Old Globe in San Diego. Playwright Ziegler has had three other shows off Broadway since 2015: A Delicate Ship, The Last Match (which also played the Laura Pels Theatre), and Actually. Across the pond, Nicole Kidman won an Evening Standard Award for her performance in Ziegler's play Photograph 51, about scientist Rosalind Franklin's role in discovering DNA. Director Barry Edelstein has more than 20 Off-Broadway directing credits, which include multiple works at The Public Theater and Classic Stage Company. One of these was Race, a play he also adapted, in 2001. The Wanderers marks his first major Off-Broadway production in more than 10 years; his last was The Twenty-Seventh Man at the Public. Get tickets to The Wanderers in New York now.

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