Many Broadway musicals started in a theatre off Broadway, including Sunday in the Park with George, RENT, and Godspell. It is magnificent theatre created year-round, all over Manhattan. From Pulitzer Prize-winning dramas to fun family fare, from laugh-till-you-cry comedies to foot-stomping extravaganzas, thereâ€™s something for everyone Off-Broadway. The Fantasticks, the longest-running musical in theatre history, spent its original 42-year run Off Broadway. Join Host Robert Hammond as he showcases Off Broadway musicals on this weekâ€™s Stage Notes. The music of Broadway (and Off Broadway) is on Stage Notes.