While it may be the aspiration of every actor and actress, Broadway doesn't have a monopoly on the best live performances in New York City. The metropolitan area is home to an innovative theater scene housed in more intimate Off-Broadway venues that puts on thrilling productions every season.
Whether you're visiting the area for a few days or call New York home, be sure you don't miss these three must-see shows running Off-Broadway:
The Marvelous Wonderettes
Return to the idyllic year 1958, where four young girls are called on at the last minute to perform at their senior prom. The group croons popular songs for their classmates as they compete for both attention and the prom queen crown. A decade later, the girls reunite for their 10 year reunion and it seems that little has changed – except their whole new catalog of songs.
Featuring favorite musical numbers from the '50s and '60s, like "Dream Lover," "Son of a Preacher Man," "Leader of the Pack," "RESPECT" and "It's My Party," The Marvelous Wonderettes will have audiences dancing in their seats. The show, which plays at the Kirk Theatre, officially opened nearly a year ago, on April 28, 2016.
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NEWSical the Musical
What can make current events even better? Why, turning the headlines into show tunes, of course! Performed like a live newscast, NEWSical the Musical is a constantly evolving comedy that's new every night. The 90 minute show opened in 2011 and has been delighting Off-Broadway fans ever since with its irreverent comedy and catchy musical numbers.
Note: This show may not be suitable for children under the age of 13.
When It's You
When her ex-boyfriend commits a mass shooting, Ginnifer is shocked. Having recently moved back to her hometown after losing her mother to an illness, she is forced to face her connection to the horrible crime while grieving her own loss and navigating life as a nearly 40-year-old single woman.
When it's You officially opens March 19 at the Clurman Theatre. The touching production stars Obie Award-winning actress Ana Reeder.