Definitions for off-broadway

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


(or Off′ ) Broad′way

  1. professional drama produced in New York City in small theaters usu. outside the Broadway area.

    Category: Showbiz

Origin of off Broadway:

1950–55, Amer.

off′-Broad′way(adj.; adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. off-Broadway(noun)

    low-budget theaters located outside the Broadway area in Manhattan


  1. off-Broadway(Noun)

    In the New York City area, a small theater with fewer than 300 seats, or a production in such a theater, usually away from the "Broadway" theater district, which operates under special rules from the theatrical unions, which permits mounting productions at a much lower cost.

    Costs what they are, even Neil Simon premiered a play off-Broadway.

  2. off-Broadway(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to an off-Broadway theater, or a production mounted in one.

    Little Shop of Horrors is probaby the most famous of the off-Broadway productions.


  1. Off-Broadway

    An Off-Broadway theatre is a professional venue in New York City with a seating capacity between 100 and 499. These theatres are smaller than Broadway theatres. An "Off-Broadway production" is a production of a play, musical or revue that appears in such a venue, and which adheres to related trade union and other contracts.


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