Discovering the vibrant landscape of Off-Off Broadway reveals a tapestry of diverse narratives and artistic innovations that defy conventional norms. Here’s a glimpse into the upcoming performances that promise to captivate audiences with their unique storytelling and creative prowess.

Off-Off Broadway Shows

  1. Orlando: A Rhapsody

Discover the enchanting narrative woven by Vinora Epp and Steven Epp in “Orlando: A Rhapsody.” This captivating drama, infused with elements of autobiography, feminist philosophy, movement, and music, draws inspiration from Virginia Woolf’s timeless novel “Orlando: A Biography.” Witness the transformative journey of a character spanning centuries and genders, portrayed by the talented father-daughter duo.

Experience “Orlando: A Rhapsody” from April 17 to 24 at The Tank (312 West 36th Street, New York, NY 10018). Tickets ranging from $20 to $40 are available at The Tank.  —Andrea Alton

  1. Stalker

Prepare to be spellbound by “Stalker,” an immersive blend of street magic, illusions, and mentalism crafted by Swedish magic duo Peter Brynolf and Jonas Ljung. Produced under the guidance of Penn & Teller and Lifeline Entertainment, this mesmerizing show promises an unforgettable journey culminating in a jaw-dropping finale.

Catch the magic starting April 1 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, New York, NY), with previews beginning March 18.  —Shane Marshall Brown, Jim Byk, Christian Heino

  1. Epidermis Circus

Step into the whimsical world of “Epidermis Circus,” a delightful adult puppetry cabaret created by Ingrid Hansen and Britt Small. Featuring mind-bending illusions, spicy humor, and creative vignettes crafted from household objects, this limited engagement promises a hilarious and unforgettable experience.

Don’t miss “Epidermis Circus” from March 20 to 24 at SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam St, New York, NY). –David Gibbs

  1. Five: The Parody Musical

Indulge in laughter with “Five: The Parody Musical,” a musical comedy revue poking fun at the eccentricities of Donald Trump’s life. With witty book and lyrics by Shimmy Braun, Moshiel Newman Daphna, and catchy tunes by Billy Recce, this irreverent production at Theater 555 (555 W 42nd St, NYC) promises a satirical take on Trump’s world.

Experience the hilarity through April 21, with tickets ranging from $49 to $89 and a VIP “Mar-a-lago Package” option available. –Logan Metzler

  1. Experiments in Opera: The Lives and Dreams of Nikola Tesla as summoned by the Honorable Spirits of the Grand Gotham Hotel

Join the artistic exploration of Nikola Tesla’s life and dreams in a work-in-progress opera by Phil Kline and Jim Jarmusch. Delve into this unique experience on April 15 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10128), where history and artistry converge in a captivating narrative.  —Alexandra Shapiro

  1. Bettye and the Jockettes Spinning Records at the Holiday Inn

Transport yourself to 1956 with “Bettye and the Jockettes Spinning Records at the Holiday Inn,” a comedic escapade set against the backdrop of America’s first all-girl radio station. Witness the chaos and hilarity unfold from May 3 to 18 at the Gene Frankel Theatre (24 Bond Street, New York, NY 10012).  —Andrea Alton

  1. Rubber

Delve into the challenges faced by educators in “Rubber,” a gripping drama by Vinnie Nardiello. Set in a “rubber room” where teachers await uncertain futures, this production at Theater for the New City (151 First Ave., New York, NY) explores themes of resilience and the complexities of the education system.

Experience “Rubber” from April 4 to 21, with special discounted rates available for educators. —Vinnie Nardiello


Be part of Off-off’s vibrant landscape!

(Gemini, Perplexity, and Chat GPT provided writing  for this article.)


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