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An award for excellence in the creation and production of off-Broadway theater.

[From O.B., abbr. for off-Broadway.]


(ˈoʊ bi)

one of a group of awards given annually for achievement in the off-Broadway theater.
[1965–70; pronoun of OB, abbr. of off Broadway]
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Obie Development Partners has hired Chambers Construction and Arbor South Architecture to work on the before-construction phase of its proposed residential and commercial complex near the Fifth Street Public Market in downtown Eugene.
Paula Vogel: Though the stars of her 1992 Obie winner, The Baltimore Waltz--Joe Mantello and Cherry Jones (The Heiress)--are better known than its writer, Desdemona reestablished her as a playwright to watch.
Obie and HACSA are planning separate housing and retail projects on two parcels west of the Fifth Street Public Market between Pearl and Willamette streets.
But Obie also indicated in his October letter to the county that he planned to move forward with his development project, regardless of the county's decision.
In 2013 Obie and his partners teamed up with the county Housing and Community Services Agency of Lane County to propose building 170 market-rate apartments, 64 subsidized apartments, a movie theater, a grocery store, restaurants and retail space in downtown Eugene.
19, Obie wrote to the county that "similarly we have found some market resistance to owner-occupied condominiums" on a property that is leased rather than owned by the developer.
Obie has said that he is looking at other potential sites to put up inns in Western states.