Yes, Broadway theater is back this fall, including many new productions, and that's something to celebrate. But the richness of New York City's theater scene extends far beyond the Great White Way. Much of the city's most dynamic, channeling and entertaining work happens in the realm of Off Broadway—and happily, that's also coming back this season. Along with long-running favorites like Blue Man Group and Jersey Boys and more recent gems including Little Shop of Horrors and What to Send Up When It Goes Down, the upcoming Off Broadway season includes dozens of new productions. We've sorted through the schedule to select 21 new shows that seem especially promising. (It was originally 20 but Assassins announced its return just after we published this, and we can't very well not include that on the list.) Here is our 2021 Off Broadway fall preview.
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