off Broadway

or Off Broadway


noun

professional drama produced in New York City in small theaters often away from the Broadway area and characterized by experimental productions.

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Origin of off Broadway

An Americanism dating back to 1950–55

OTHER WORDS FROM off Broadway

off-Broadway, adjective, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for off Broadway

off-Broadway

adjective

designating the kind of experimental, low-budget, or noncommercial productions associated with theatre outside the Broadway area in New York
(of theatres) not located on Broadway
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Cultural definitions for off Broadway

off-Broadway

A descriptive term for part of the theatrical community of New York City that presents small-scale, often experimental dramas. The costs of off-Broadway productions are generally much lower than those of Broadway (see also Broadway) plays.

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