Not every show starts out intended for Broadway. While some of the biggest Broadway shows begin with out-of-town tryouts in cities like Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles—including this season's Pretty Woman, The Cher Show, and Tootsie—many begin as smaller, Off-Broadway productions that find such popularity that a Broadway transfer becomes inevitable.
There are currently seven shows running on Broadway that began as successful downtown shows. Can you name them all? Check out the gallery below to find out!