off Broadway

noun, often capitalized O

Definition of off Broadway

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

Other Words from off Broadway

off-Broadway \ ˈȯf-​ˈbrȯd-​ˌwā How to pronounce off-Broadway (audio) \ adjective or adverb, often capitalized O

First Known Use of off Broadway

1953, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for off Broadway

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

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“Off Broadway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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