While Broadway show tickets take you to mainstream productions, Off-Broadway tickets are all about edginess, the essence of drama; the risque and the different, the spicy new productions that pull in the crowds eager for a glimpse of scandal or a taste of authenticity. Off-Broadway's star show for the past couple of years has been Avenue Q, the outrageously funny and inappropriate puppet show for adults. After a successful Broadway run, it still proves to be an enormously popular show.
Off-Broadway also offers shows that are perfect for the whole family, like Gazillion Bubble Show, the amazing spectacle that defies the laws of physics with incredible feats of bubble magic. The magic of Cirque du Soleil has also graced New York City with the new production Zarkana, a show that uses multimedia effects and incredible acrobatics to tell the story of a magician trying to reclaim his powers.
New additions to the Off-Broadway scene include Bare, a musical with a cult following that examines faith, friendship, and coming of age, and a new edition of Forbidden Broadway, the hilarious musical revue that spoofs the popular shows and performers of the current theatre scene.