professional drama produced in New York City in small theaters often away from the Broadway area and characterized by experimental productions.
- off-Broadway, adjective, adverb
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How to use off Broadway in a sentence
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 | Marlow Stern | November 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Tom Teodorczuk | September 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Result: searing performance art to rival anything off-off-Broadway.
Now a new off-Broadway play seeks to humanize Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.
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 | Janice Kaplan | December 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for off-Broadway
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
- Compare off-off-Broadway
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Cultural definitions for off-Broadway
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