Definitions for off-broadway
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(or Off′ ) Broad′way
professional drama produced in New York City in small theaters usu. outside the Broadway area.
Origin of off Broadway:
low-budget theaters located outside the Broadway area in Manhattan
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.
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.
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