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off Broadway

noun, often capitalized O

Definition of off Broadway

  1. :  a part of the New York professional theater stressing fundamental and artistic values and formerly engaging in experimentation

off–Broadway

adjective or adverb often capitalized O


Origin and Etymology of off broadway

from its usually being produced in smaller theaters outside of the Broadway theatrical district


First Known Use: 1954


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