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The Best Off-Broadway Shows You Can’t Afford To Miss Right Now

Broadway and Off-Broadway. Two sides of the same coin. Sure, Broadway shows have bigger budgets, name performers, and thus an effectively bigger audience, but from a purely arts point of view, the best Off-Broadway shows can rival and sometimes even better Broadway shows.

Broadway Show Tickets
Rock of Ages
New Arrival
upto 25% off
from
$59 $49
15% Cashback
Off-Broadway
Drunk Shakespeare
upto 16% off
from
$49 $41.11
Broadway Show Tickets
#DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment
New Arrival
upto 30% off
from
$99 $69
10% Cashback
Off-Broadway
Sistas - The Musical
upto 40% off
from
$74.5 $44.5
Broadway Show Tickets
The Office! A Musical Parody
from
$35
10% Cashback
Plays
The Play That Goes Wrong
upto 18% off
from
$97 $79
10% Cashback
Off-Broadway
The Gazillion Bubble Show
upto 37% off
from
$79 $49
Broadway Show Tickets
Fiddler on the Roof (A Fidler Afn Dakh)
upto 33% off
from
$59
10% Cashback
Off-Broadway
Blue Man Group
from
$64.5
10% Cashback
Off-Broadway
The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking
from
$85

In this list, we will take a look at some of the best Off-Broadway shows in NYC right now that are also a part of NYC Off Broadway Week 2018. What does Off-Broadway mean, you ask? Off-Broadway is simply a collection of slightly smaller theatres, with a seating capacity of 100-499 folks, as opposed to Broadway theatres, most of which seat more than 1000 people. If you’re planning a New York City theater experience, why not give Off-Broadway shows a chance?

Here's our roundup of the top Off-Broadway shows of this season:

1

Blue Man Group

Run Time

Open Run

The Blue Man Group Off Broadway Shows NYC

$50 - $100

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A show about reconnecting with your inner child, Blue Man Group is hilarious and heartwarming in equal measures. With a pronounced emphasis on being comfortable in your own skin and the power of being different, the show is not the funniest of our list, but humorous and poignant it most certainly is. Backed by a live rock band, the Blue Men Group unifies the audience for the show’s climax - an unforgettable, euphoric dance party, marking a departure from how regular shows ends.

Duration: 1 hour 40 mins

2

Rock of Ages

Run Time

Jul 2, 2019 - Oct 6, 2019

Avenue Q Off Broadway Shows NYC

$59 - $82

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One of the longest running shows on Broadway, the latest edition of Rock of Ages is set to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its original production. Directed by Kristin Haggi, the cast of the show includes Kirsten Scott, CJ Eldred, PJ Griffith, Mitchell Jarvis and Matt Ban playing lead roles. The story of 'Rock of Ages' is set in L.A on the Strip and mostly takes place in/around a bar named 'Bourbon Room'. There are multiple characters, each on their individual quests for glory.

Duration: 2 hours 15 mins

Location

New World Stages - Stage 3
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3

Drunk Shakespeare

Run Time

Open Run

Drunk Shakespeare Off Broadway Shows

under $50

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Set in a hidden library with over fifteen thousand books, join the ‘Drunk Shakespeare Society’ - a troupe of five professional actors - as they come together to perform one of history’s most well-known plays. A handful of shots later, let the good times roll! As the four sober actors try to keep the story on course, mayhem is sure to unravel, which is why Drunk Shakespeare is one Off-Broadway comedy show you just cannot miss. Get ready to laugh, drink, and have a down right good time at this show!

Duration: 1 hour 30 mins

4

The Gazillion Bubble Show

Run Time

Open Run

The Gazillion Bubble Show Off Broadway Shows NYC

under $50

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The Gazillion Bubble Show will take you and your family into the world of blow bubble magic! With spellbinding lasers, spectacular lighting effects, and jaw-dropping pieces of bubble art, you will be transferred to an interactive bubble world. An experience that is suitable for all the members of your family, this is one of the best Off-Broadway shows for kids !

Duration: 1 hour 10 mins

Location

New World Stages - Stage 2
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5

The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking

Run Time

Open Run

The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking Off Broadway Shows NYC

$50 - $100

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The Imbible is an extraordinary Off Broadway musical comedy that will take you on a 10,000-year journey across the globe while you learn about alcohol, its history, its impact on our society, the art of brew making and much more.

Duration: 1 hour 45 mins

6

Sistas - The Musical

Run Time

Open Run

Sistas - The Musical Off Broadway Shows NYC

under $50

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Sistas is the story of a multi-generational African-American family that reflects on society, particularly the history of black women and is a told by a musical playlist that consists of songs from artists such as Billie Holiday, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Beyoncé and others.

Duration: 1 hour 15 mins

7

Jersey Boys

Run Time

Open Run

Jersey Boys Off Broadway Shows

Under $50

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Jersey Boys chronicles the life of Four Seasons, a group of four rookies from Jersey who smashed records in the 1960s. This musical tribute explores not only the songs that made them famous, but also the lives of the band members and how fame changed their lives. While the spotlight remains on Frankie Valli, the lead singer of Four Seasons it also brings the audience closer to immortalized songs like ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’ and ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’.

Duration: 2 hour 30 mins, 1 intermission

8

#DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment

Run Time

From June 20, 2019

Price

$59 - $69 onwards

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Hailed as the ultimate social experiment of the present generation, #DateMe An OkCupid Experiment where swiping on dating apps determines your future. What started off as a social experiment by Robyn Lynn Noris led to the live show 'Undateable', which eventually led to this Broadway production. The show details the experiment undertaken by Robyn and her friend Bob Ladewig wherein they created 38 fake online personas on Ok Cupid, a dating app. These profiles, which were supposedly deemed undateable, and details on their interesting interactions with other members of the app is what makes the show worth a watch!

Duration: 2 hours

Location

West Side Theatre Downstairs
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9

The Office! A Musical Parody

Run Time

Oct 8, 2018 - Sept 28, 2019

Price

$35 onwards

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If you're someone who has enjoyed The Office! for all its seasons and are still watching re-runs of it, this musical parody version of it would be something you'd want to take a look at. Written by parody experts Bob and Toby McSmith whose previous outings include FRIENDS! The Parody, ShowGirl! The Musical, and Full House! The Parody. The cast of The Office! A Musical Parody includes Sarah Mackenzie Baron, Andrew Wade, Michael Santora, and Taylor Coriell playing key roles. The parody takes a deeper look at statements made by characters in the show and lets viewers know how a good part of the original show's content has not aged well, owing to the new-age culture that shuns racist, sexist, and homophobic material.

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes, one intermission

Location

Orbach Theater at the Theatre Center
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Broadway Show Tickets
Rock of Ages
New Arrival
upto 25% off
from
$59 $49
15% Cashback
Off-Broadway
Drunk Shakespeare
upto 16% off
from
$49 $41.11
Broadway Show Tickets
#DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment
New Arrival
upto 30% off
from
$99 $69
10% Cashback
Off-Broadway
Sistas - The Musical
upto 40% off
from
$74.5 $44.5
Broadway Show Tickets
The Office! A Musical Parody
from
$35
10% Cashback
Plays
The Play That Goes Wrong
upto 18% off
from
$97 $79
10% Cashback
Off-Broadway
The Gazillion Bubble Show
upto 37% off
from
$79 $49
Broadway Show Tickets
Fiddler on the Roof (A Fidler Afn Dakh)
upto 33% off
from
$59
10% Cashback
Off-Broadway
Blue Man Group
from
$64.5
10% Cashback
Off-Broadway
The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking
from
$85

To discover other shows on Broadway, check out our guide on the Best Broadway shows in New York. Check out our exclusive deals & offers and get cheap Off-Broadway show tickets! The choice is all yours!

NYC Off Broadway Week Offers


Dates

September 24 to October 7, 2018

As part of Off Broadway Week, there are two offers that you can avail:

Buy 2 for 1 Off Broadway Tickets

This offer allows you to purchase two Off Broadway Show tickets for the price of 1, both in the Orchestra and the Mezzanine sections. However, note that the offer is not valid for every seat in the theatre during the Off Broadway Week period, and is valid only for certain seats only.
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Upgrade Offer

The Upgrade Offer is different from the standard Off Broadway Week offer. Instead of 2 for 1 seats, the Upgrade Offer helps you save money on certain premium seats in the theater.

You can purchase premium seats at a 50% discount + $20. As with the Off Broadway Week Offer, this offer is not valid for every seat in the theatre during the Off Broadway Week period, but for certain seats only.
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How to Purchase Off NYC Broadway Week Tickets


When purchasing Off Broadway Week tickets from Headout, all you need to do is simply select a minimum of 2 seats when booking the show, as prices of the participating shows have already been reduced to reflect the Broadway week rates.


Headout is one of the few platforms that gives you the ability to select specific seats, and lets you check real-time availability. Our customer service team is on-hand 24/7 in case you need any help.

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  1. I am trying to see a show called The best is yet to come a musical review with three women singing and dancing in NYC. Natascia Diaz is in that show currently.

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