off Broadway
noun Usage: often capitalized O Etymology: from its usually being produced in smaller theaters outside of the Broadway theatrical district Date: 1954 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

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  • off-Broadway — ☆ off Broadway [ôf′brôd′wā΄ ] adj. designating, of, or produced in any theater located outside the main theatrical district in New York City and presenting professional productions that are often unconventional, experimental, low cost, etc. adv.… …   Universalium

  • Off-Broadway — est un terme désignant les pièces de théâtre, les comédies musicales et les revues jouées à New York mais qui ne rentrent pas dans la définition du théâtre Broadway. Le terme est apparu durant la seconde moitié du XXe siècle pour désigner… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • off-Broadway — (adj.) 1953, experimental theater productions in New York City, from OFF (Cf. off) (adv.) + BROADWAY (Cf. Broadway). Even more experimental off off Broadway is attested from 1967 …   Etymology dictionary

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  • off-Broadway — prop. a. Of or pertaining to the professional theaters in Manhattan not in the Broadway area; performed in off Broadway[1]. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • off-Broadway — prop. n. 1. A group of low budget theaters located outside the Broadway area in Manhattan. [WordNet 1.5] 2. The professional drama presented in off Broadway theaters. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • off-Broadway — adj, adv an off Broadway play is one that is performed outside the Broadway entertainment area in New York City and does not involve as much money as the famous plays on Broadway …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • off Broadway — off Broadway, adj., adv. professional drama produced in New York City in small theaters often away from the Broadway area and characterized by experimental productions. Also, Off Broadway. [1950 55, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • off-Broadway — adjective, adverb in a small theater outside New York s main theater district on Broadway …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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