Visitors to New York often think that off-Broadway shows are what you do when you can’t afford a “real” Broadway production. Or that they are all bizarre, strange works and a total crapshoot when it comes to quality. There’s a bit of truth to this stereotype but I’ll let you in on NYC’s dirty little theater secret, there’s a bunch of garbage on Broadway too. By all means, take in a well-chosen big show while you are here, but then get a ticket to one of our small spaces too. Chances are you will be delighted, challenged and highly entertained. This list consists of just a few of my favorites but there are at least dozens more (not even Alexa could tell me how many!) off and off-off Broadway theaters worthy of your attention.