Discovering the vibrant landscape of Off and 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 and Off-Off Broadway Shows

  1. Mary Jane (Drama): Captivating story of a single mother facing challenges with humor and the support of the women around her. Opens April 21st at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Broadway (261 West 47th Street, New York, NY). Stars Rachel McAdams.–Michelle Farabaugh
  2. Fat Ham (Comic Tragedy): A modern, award-winning, hilarious take on Shakespeare’s Hamlet, with a Black protagonist. Runs April 17th to May 12th at TheatreSquared’s West Theatre (477 W. Spring Street, Fayetteville, Arkansas)Andrea Newby
  3. Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis/ Phoenix Theater ensemble (Immersive, Absurdist): An interactive and strange experience based on Kafka’s novella, combining physical theatre and audio tech. Plays May 7th-12th at STUDIO EXHIBIT | 62 ORCHARD ST (62 Orchard St, New York, NY).—Elise Stone, Craig Smith
  4. The Bread And Roses Gala (Staged Reading, Drama): A staged reading of a play about a wrongly accused rape victim, followed by a tribute to legendary lawyer Martin Garbus, the iconic folk singer and songwriter Judy Collins, and former NYPD Deputy Chief Special Victim’s Unit Mike Osgood. Held on April 21st at Adler Hall at The New York Society for Ethical Culture (64th Street and CPW, New York, NY).–Gary Springer
  5. GRENFELL at St. Ann’s Warehouse (Drama): A powerful story based on verbatim interviews and public inquiries, following the Grenfell community in London before, during, and after a deadly fire. Presented by St. Ann’s Warehouse. Special offer: Use code GFPUBLIC at checkout for $39 tickets to all performances through April 20th.—Blake Zidell
  6. Rosie’s Theater Kids: Passing It On Gala (Musical Theater): An evening celebrating 21 years of mentorship, honoring writer, director, and producer Charles Randolph-Wright. Featuring performances by Rosie’s Theater Kids and professional artists and mentors. Held on Monday, April 15th, at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, with a dinner to follow hosted by Judy Gold.–Shane Marshall Brown
  7. Constellations (Romantic Drama): The Company We Keep (TCWK) Theater Company presents a Latinx take on Nick Payne’s play exploring love, destiny, and infinite possibilities. Performances are April 18-28 at Chain Theatre (312 W. 36th Street, 3rd Floor).—Jonathan Slaff
  8. In Scena! Award Ceremony (Award Ceremony): IndieSpace’s Executive Director Randi Berry is awarded the 2024 In Scena! Award for her dedication to supporting indie theater. Playwright Rossella Fava receives the 2024 Hystrio Scritture di Scena Mentorship with her play M(o)thers. www.inscenany.com –Emily Owens

Be part of Off and Off-off’s vibrant landscape!

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

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