Broadway

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

Last Updated On

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.

10% Cashback
Off-Broadway
The Gazillion Bubble Show
upto 37% off
from
$79 $49
10% Cashback
Off-Broadway
Jersey Boys
upto 44% off
from
$89 $49
10% Cashback
Off-Broadway
The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking
from
$85
10% Cashback
Plays
The Play That Goes Wrong
upto 18% off
from
$97 $79
5% Cashback
Shows
Carmen at the Sydney Opera House
from
AUD 79
10% Cashback
Off-Broadway
Blue Man Group
from
$89.5
10% Cashback
Off-Broadway
Sistas - The Musical
upto 40% off
from
$74.5 $44.5
15% Cashback
Off-Broadway
Drunk Shakespeare
upto 16% off
from
$55 $46.15
Broadway Show Tickets
MsTRIAL
from
$49
Off-Broadway
72 Miles To Go
New Arrival
from
$79
Broadway Show Tickets
Hangmen
New Arrival
upto 30% off
from
$49
5% Cashback
Off-Broadway
Little Shop of Horrors
from
$69
5% Cashback
Broadway Show Tickets
Emojiland
New Arrival
from
$196
5% Cashback
Broadway Show Tickets
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
New Arrival
from
$133
5% Cashback
Broadway Show Tickets
Cambodian Rock Band
New Arrival
from
$35
5% Cashback
Broadway Show Tickets
We're Gonna Die
New Arrival
from
$89
5% Cashback
Broadway Show Tickets
The Perplexed
New Arrival
from
$108
5% Cashback
Broadway Show Tickets
Blues for an Alabama Sky
New Arrival
upto 24% off
from
$28

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

blue man group 1
blue man group 2
blue man group 3

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

Drunk Shakespeare

Run Time

Open Run

Drunk Shakespeare Off Broadway Shows

under $50

Drunk Shakespeare 1
Drunk Shakespeare 2
Drunk Shakespeare 3

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

3

The Gazillion Bubble Show

Run Time

Open Run

The Gazillion Bubble Show Off Broadway Shows NYC

under $50

gazillion bubble show 1
gazillion bubble show 2
gazillion bubble show 3

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
Get Directions ›

4

The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking

Run Time

Open Run

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

$50 - $100

The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking 1
The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking 2
The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking 3

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

5

Sistas - The Musical

Run Time

Open Run

Sistas - The Musical Off Broadway Shows NYC

under $50

Sistas 1
Sistas 2
Sistas 3

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

6

Jersey Boys

Run Time

Open Run

Jersey Boys Off Broadway Shows

Under $50

Jersey Boys - Best Off Broadway Shows 1
Jersey Boys - Best Off Broadway Shows 2
Jersey Boys - Best Off Broadway Shows 3

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

7

Little Shop of Horrors

Run Time

Sept 17, 2019 - Mar 8, 2020

Price

$99 onwards

Little Shop of Horrors 1
Little Shop of Horrors 2
Little Shop of Horrors 3

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
Get Directions ›

8

Perfect Crime

Run Time

Running Till Mar 8, 2020

Price

$31 onwards

Perfect Crime 1
Perfect Crime 2
Perfect Crime 3

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

9

MsTRIAL

Run Time

Dec 4, 2019 - Mar 1, 2020

Price

$49 onwards

MsTRIAL 1
MsTRIAL 2
MsTRIAL 3

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

10

The Play That Goes Wrong

Run Time

20 Feb 2019 - 24 May 2020

Price

$79 onwards

The Play that Goes Wrong 1
The Play that Goes Wrong 2
The Play that Goes Wrong 3

Matt DiCarlo follows the drama and trouble that unfolds when the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society plans to put on a stage production of a 1920s murder mystery. But, don’t forget to look closely! The title of this show is a strong hint into what antics might hinder the CPDS production. Watch as the actors struggle to make it to the final curtain through all the chaos.

Duration: 2 hours

11

72 Miles to Go

Run Time

13 Feb 2020 - 03 May 2020

Price

$79 Onwards

72 Miles to Go 1
72 Miles to Go 2
72 Miles to Go 3

Jo Boney shows the struggles of a family separated due to immigration. As the days pass and the miles between them increase, happy memories aren’t created, family pictures aren’t hung and Christmas cards aren’t posted. This stunning production shows the family’s struggle of over 10 years as they stand strong in the face of the personal drama that follows immigration. There is love, struggle and strength present at each step, and there are 72 miles of it for you to savor!

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

12

Cambodian Rock Band

Run Time

24 Feb 2020 - 08 March 2020

Price

$35 Onwards

Cambodian Rock Band 1
Cambodian Rock Band 2
Cambodian Rock Band 3

Cambodian Rock Band tells the story of a father-daughter reunion haunted by the ghosts from their past. The father, a Khmer Rouge survivor, returns to Cambodia after 30 years while his daughter prepares to prosecute one of Cambodia’s most infamous war criminals. Their past catches up to them when the music is turned up and we travel back and forth in time as they narrate their story. The New York premiere of this rock epic, unearthing stowed away family secrets is set against a dark chapter of Cambodian history.

Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes

Location

The Pershing Square Signature Center
Get Directions ›

13

We’re Gonna Die

Run Time

25 Feb 2020 - 22 Mar 2020

Price

$89 Onwards

We’re Gonna Die 1
We’re Gonna Die 2

Raja Feather Kelly’s new and improved We're Gonna Die (originally by Young Jean Lee) is music therapy for lost souls. Throughout the play, numerous hilarious and heartbreaking stories unfold in story and song, teaching us not just to keep going, but to actually live. We’re Gonna Die follows encourages its audience to create and carry our unique stories. It features original music by Lee with Tim Simmonds, additional music by John-Michael Lyles and lyrics by Lee.

Duration: 65 minutes

10% Cashback
Off-Broadway
The Gazillion Bubble Show
upto 37% off
from
$79 $49
10% Cashback
Off-Broadway
Jersey Boys
upto 44% off
from
$89 $49
10% Cashback
Off-Broadway
The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking
from
$85
10% Cashback
Plays
The Play That Goes Wrong
upto 18% off
from
$97 $79
5% Cashback
Shows
Carmen at the Sydney Opera House
from
AUD 79
10% Cashback
Off-Broadway
Blue Man Group
from
$89.5
10% Cashback
Off-Broadway
Sistas - The Musical
upto 40% off
from
$74.5 $44.5
15% Cashback
Off-Broadway
Drunk Shakespeare
upto 16% off
from
$55 $46.15
Broadway Show Tickets
MsTRIAL
from
$49
Off-Broadway
72 Miles To Go
New Arrival
from
$79
Broadway Show Tickets
Hangmen
New Arrival
upto 30% off
from
$49
5% Cashback
Off-Broadway
Little Shop of Horrors
from
$69
5% Cashback
Broadway Show Tickets
Emojiland
New Arrival
from
$196
5% Cashback
Broadway Show Tickets
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
New Arrival
from
$133
5% Cashback
Broadway Show Tickets
Cambodian Rock Band
New Arrival
from
$35
5% Cashback
Broadway Show Tickets
We're Gonna Die
New Arrival
from
$89
5% Cashback
Broadway Show Tickets
The Perplexed
New Arrival
from
$108
5% Cashback
Broadway Show Tickets
Blues for an Alabama Sky
New Arrival
upto 24% off
from
$28

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!

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.

More Broadway Guides


Know more about Broadway New York - Where to get the Best Deals, How to Win Lottery Tickets, Best Broadway Shows that are currently running, Detailed Theatre Seating Charts and More!

Comments (1)
  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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *