or Off Broadway
- professional drama produced in New York City in small theaters often away from the Broadway area and characterized by experimental productions.
Origin of off Broadway
An Americanism dating back to 1950–55
off off Broadway
or Off Off Broadway
- experimental or avant-garde drama produced in New York City, in small theaters, halls, churches, etc.
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Examples from the Web for off-broadway
She began performing in off-Broadway musicals and attended LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts.Azealia Banks Opens Up About Her Journey from Stripping to Rap Stardom
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This Is Our Youth received two off-Broadway productions in 1996 and 1998, both featuring Mark Ruffalo and Missy Yager.Michael Cera Brings ‘This Is Our Youth’ to Broadway After 18 Years
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Now a new off-Broadway play seeks to humanize Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.Searching Hard for Mugabe’s Conscience
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But this off-Broadway show reverberated with insights that felt painfully real.10 Best Plays of the Year: Richard III, No Man’s Land, and More
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Her first break came the following year, when she landed the role of Dulcie in The Boyfriend, an off-Broadway production.June Squibb, the Curse-Happy Elderly Mom In ‘Nebraska,’ Delivers the Year’s Funniest Turn
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- 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
Word Origin and History for off-broadway
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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