Union Square Theatre1
Why locals love it
This off-Broadway theatre was once the site for Tammany Hall, the corrupt political society that dominated New York politics from the late 1700s through the 1950s. Today, the venue hosts all kinds of productions, ranging from family friendly entertainment to serious dramas, off-beat musicals and sexy adult circuses.
Why you should visit it
Some of the most compelling plays have been staged here, such as "Wit" and "The Laramie Project." The theater, which seats 499, has an in-the-round presentation with ringside seating, a mezzanine level, and "posh" table seating.
They stage one production at a time, so be sure to check online for current production info and ticket purchase options.