off Broadway


often capitalized O
: 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

Examples of off Broadway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What surprised me was that even though the Four Seasons name is associated with luxury, the Nashville hotel embraces the let-loose nature of its location (a few blocks off Broadway in SoBro). Stefanie Waldek, Travel + Leisure, 19 Mar. 2024 Despite appreciation for the dancing, neither show proved a commercial or critical success — and Maurice Hines was forced to do much of his best work off Broadway and on tour. Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times, 2 Jan. 2024 And then came the rise of the gayborhood, and Nashville opened its first drag bar, The Saloon off Broadway. Daniel Scheffler, SPIN, 1 June 2023 Win Aaron Rodgers has emerged from his darkness retreat to finish his illustrious career off Broadway. David Moore, Dallas News, 31 Aug. 2023 And when the musical opened off Broadway in April 1978. Neil Genzlinger,, 21 July 2023 Many of these projects were cooked up and completed at the iconic RCA Studios A not too far off Broadway in Nashville. Corbin Reiff, SPIN, 28 June 2023 In Chinatown, just off Broadway, many stores were vandalized and robbed during the marches, including pharmacies where a large percentage of the community’s elderly residents get medicine. Washington Post, 7 Oct. 2020 On Wednesday, one lucky Powerball ticket was sold at a Safeway off Broadway Boulevard and Kino Parkway that matched 4/5 with the winning numbers 3, 5, 9, 42, 52 and Powerball number 11. Ellie Willard, The Arizona Republic, 7 Apr. 2023

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of off Broadway was in 1953

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“Off Broadway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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