Definition of off-off-Broadway in English:


adjective & adverb

  • (in New York City) of, in, or denoting avant-garde, nonunion, or amateur theatrical productions that take place in small or informal venues and are typically more experimental and less commercial than those staged in off-Broadway theaters.

    as adjective ‘my New York stage debut was in an off-off-Broadway play’
    adverb ‘as a performer, she appeared off-off-Broadway’
    • ‘Moving to Los Angeles when he was 24, Freeman soon after found his spiritual home in New York, treading the boards in off-off-Broadway productions for the next three decades.’
    • ‘Her show, an off-off-Broadway musical about four women in a rock band, is such a novel idea, it instantly arouses curiosity.’
    • ‘Starting as an off-off-Broadway play at New York's Access Theatre in 1999, the play eventually found its way onto the big screen in a 2001 adaptation.’
    • ‘The college student has continued to refine her manic, restless creativity, crafting off-off-Broadway spectaculars as often near-transcendent as they are insanely irritating.’
    • ‘My New York stage debut was in an off-off-Broadway play where during the final scene I had to stand in a jockstrap while the entire cast looked at me as the lights faded to black.’


  • Off-off-Broadway theatrical productions collectively.

    ‘the difficult financial conditions of off-off-Broadway’