NYC & Company has just announced the 30-plus shows taking part in Off-Broadway Week, the companion program to Broadway Week in NYC (which ends Thursday btw). Two-for-one tickets are on sale here for Off Broadway performances taking place September 26 through October 9. We whittled the list down to shows that we either reviewed positively or ones that are worth attending (notable writer or star, venue with a proven track record, etc.) Here are our picks, alphabetically:
All The Ways to Say I Love You – stage diva Judith Light shines in Neil LaBute’s one-person show
Avenue Q – the long-running rated-R puppet musical still stuffs 'em in
Blue Man Group – go and get your mind blown at this tourist favorite
Cagney – Robert Creighton has won raves for his tour-de-force turn
Drunk Shakespeare – ‘zounds! Tis a potent concoction of Bard and Booze
Gazillion Bubble Show – great for stoned parents or kids. But not stoned kids.
Love, Love, Love – Mike Bartlett, canny British playwright behind King Charles III, returns
Marie and Rosetta – Kecia Lewis and Rebecca Naomi Jones (pictured) bring the house down as gospel singers
Public Enemy – Scottish scribe David Harrower (Blackbird) adapts Ibsen
Small Mouth Sounds – funny, sad, quirky, brilliant. Just go.
Stomp – still banging garbage can lids (remember those?)
The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking – thou shalt chug, chug, chug!
The Roads to Home – quiet, revelatory Texas drama via Horton Foote
Verso – you won’t believe your eyes at Helder Guimarães’s close-up magic show
Vietgone – Vietnamese-American playwright Qui Nguyen on the immigrant experience
White Rabbit Red Rabbit – a new actor performs the script, sight unseen, each night