The Internet Off-Broadway Database, also known as the IOBDB, provides a catalogue of all shows ever produced Off-Broadway.
For the purposes of the IOBDB, Off-Broadway refers to any
production that has satisfied the following requirements:
- Played at a Manhattan theatre with a seating capacity of 100-499
- Intended to run a closed-ended or open-ended schedule of performances
of more than one week
- Offered itself to critics and general audiences alike
The IOBDB reserves the right to include exceptions, which may
include, but are not limited to, prolific not-for-profit theatre companies
with a history of transfers to Off-Broadway venues, or productions that are
categorized as Off-Broadway in other first class sources. Festivals, readings,
concerts, and one-night special events are not included.
Errors and Omissions
The IOBDB is a constant work in progress. If you have any additional
information or corrections regarding any of the production entries please
contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If available, please send verifying information (for example a scanned
Playbill in PDF format). Please note we cannot
add a show to the database without knowing the theatre it played and its
The Lucille Lortel Foundation
The IOBDB was developed and funded solely by the Lucille Lortel
Foundation, a non-profit foundation established to continue the largess of
its founder, Lucille Lortel, in the field of Off-Broadway. For more
information about the Lucille Lortel Foundation please visit