Now as we all all know when most people hear the term "theatre in New York" the first that comes to mind is Broadway. Makes sense right? After all Broadway is one of the things that New York is most famous for after all. Well that and the Statue of Liberty. Now while I'm sure most people have heard of Off-Broadway most people think of it as small but obscure theatres downtown or just off Broadway.
I guess that's where the term comes from. Now for those of you who want want a definition wikipedia defines "Off-Broadway as a professional venue in New York City with a seating capacity between 100 and 499, and for a specific production of a play, musical or revue that appears in such a venue, and which adheres to related trade union and other contracts.These theatres are smaller than Broadway theatres."
Sounds about right to me.As I write this there are currently one hundred and eighty-seven shows scheduled to play at different theatres this month alone and that does not include ones deemed as Off-Off Broadway. Don't even get me started on that list. That would take all day. That's what makes New York great. There truly is something for everybody. So whether you are here for just a visit or if you are like me and live here full time do yourself a favor. Go see a an Off-Broadway show. Who knows? You might even enjoy yourself. Until next time theatre fans.
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