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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
upto 45% off
from
$49
15% Cashback
Off-Broadway
Drunk Shakespeare
upto 16% off
from
$65 $55
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
Jersey Boys
upto 42% off
from
$79 $49
Broadway Show Tickets
Fiddler on the Roof (A Fidler Afn Dakh)
upto 25% off
from
$69
10% Cashback
Off-Broadway
Sistas - The Musical
upto 40% off
from
$74.5 $44.5
10% Cashback
Off-Broadway
The Gazillion Bubble Show
upto 37% off
from
$79 $49
10% Cashback
Off-Broadway
Blue Man Group
from
$64.5
Broadway Show Tickets
Perfect Crime
from
$60

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 - Jan 12, 2020

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

The Office! A Musical Parody

Run Time

Oct 8, 2018 - Jan 19, 2020

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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9

DaVinci and Michelangelo: The Titans Experience

Run Time

Aug 15, 2019 - Jan 05, 2020

Price

$39.5 onwards

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DaVinci and Michelangelo: The Titans Experience is a multimedia production, highlighting the works of these two Renaissance-era geniuses in a contemporary light. The show explores the Italian Renaissance, taking the audience through a journey of the renowned artists’ inventions, machines, sketches, paintings and sculptures, including the Mona Lisa, Statue of David, and the Sistine Chapel. Created by and starring Mark Rodgers, the show is directed by Bill Stine, with lighting and projection design by Shari Debandt. The show encourages the audience to find their inner DaVinci and Michelangelo and is definitely worth a watch.

Duration: 2 hours, one intermission

10

Little Shop of Horrors

Run Time

Sept 17, 2019 - Mar 8, 2020

Price

$99 onwards

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Little Shop of Horrors is a thrilling new production starring Emmy Award winner Tammy Blanchard, Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff, and two-time Tony winner Christian Borle. The story revolves around Seymour, a down-on-his-luck florist with a crush on his co-worker Audrey. He discovers a mysterious and voracious plant, that he and Audrey have to fight to save the human race. The show is the perfect blend of comedy and horror set to the tune of rock music, bringing the stage alive with stellar performances.

Duration: 2 hours, one intermission

Location

Westside Theatre Downstairs
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11

Scotland PA

Run Time

Sept 14, 2019 - Dec 8, 2019

Price

$99 onwards

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Adapted from Billy Morrissette's indie film of the same name, Scotland, PA is a dark musical comedy set in a small and sleepy Pennsylvania town. The plot is centered around a burger-joint manager and his wife, who come up with a plan to super-size their lives. As their ambitions grow and the bodies fall, the couple finds out just how far they’ll go for a taste of the oh-so-tempting American dream.

Duration: TBC

12

Perfect Crime

Run Time

Running Till Mar 8, 2020

Price

$31 onwards

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If you’re a fan of Law and Order, then you will enjoy watching the Perfect Crime. Written by Warren Manzi in 1987, the plot involves Margaret Thorne Brent, a Connecticut psychiatrist and potential cold-blooded killer who may or may not have murdered her husband. The handsome detective thinks he has it all figured out, but her husband's murder is only the beginning of what may just be a perfect crime. With an intriguing storyline, this play is a must-watch if you love solving mysteries.

Duration: 1 hour 55 minutes, one intermission

13

MsTRIAL

Run Time

Dec 4, 2019 - Mar 1, 2020

Price

$49 onwards

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Originally written by Dep Kirkland in 2002, the significance of the show has reached pulsating heights owing to the recent #MeToo movement. Writer Dep, along with Christine Evangelista, play key roles in the show, and are joined by Janie Brookshire, Alan Trinca, and Gayle Samuels. Rick Andosca, a theatre and cinema veteran, directs the show. MsTRIAL is about a the getting to the bottom of a rape allegation raised against famous lawyer John Paris by his assistant Karen Lukoff. It allegedly took place during the night when the two were celebrating the victory of a high-profile case. Did it really happen? Will Paris be acquitted? Find out by watching MsTRIAL.

Duration: 2 hours including 1 intermission

Broadway Show Tickets
Rock of Ages
upto 45% off
from
$49
15% Cashback
Off-Broadway
Drunk Shakespeare
upto 16% off
from
$65 $55
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
Jersey Boys
upto 42% off
from
$79 $49
Broadway Show Tickets
Fiddler on the Roof (A Fidler Afn Dakh)
upto 25% off
from
$69
10% Cashback
Off-Broadway
Sistas - The Musical
upto 40% off
from
$74.5 $44.5
10% Cashback
Off-Broadway
The Gazillion Bubble Show
upto 37% off
from
$79 $49
10% Cashback
Off-Broadway
Blue Man Group
from
$64.5
Broadway Show Tickets
Perfect Crime
from
$60

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 23 to October 6, 2019

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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