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Broadway theatre[1] is the most well known form of professional theatre to the American general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. Along with London's West End theatre, Broadway theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the English speaking world. Broadway may refer to: Broadway theatre, theatrical productions produced in one of thirty-nine professional New York theatres The Broadway Theatre, a theatre located on Broadway in Manhattan A street: Broadway (Manhattan) Broadway (Los Angeles) Broadway Street (Chicago) Broadway (Seattle) Broadway, New South Wales, Australia Broadway Market, London Broadway (Vancouver... Download high resolution version (538x717, 238 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (538x717, 238 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Lion King is a Tony Award-winning Broadway stage musical based on the 1994 Disney animated film of the same name and is directed by Julie Taymor, portraying actors in animal costumes as well as giant, hollow puppets. ... The New Amsterdam Theatre is a playhouse located at 214 West 42nd Street in New York Citys Broadway district. ... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, England, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


Broadway theatre, or a Broadway show, refers to a performance, usually a play or musical presented in one of the thirty-nine large professional theatres with 500 seats or more located in the Theatre District of the New York City borough of Manhattan. [2] The shows that reach Broadway and thrive there have historically been perceived as more mainstream and less cutting edge than those produced Off- and Off-Off-Broadway or in regional non-profit theatres such as the Cleveland Playhouse in Cleveland, the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis and the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For other uses, see Play (disambiguation). ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... The Theatre District is an area in Midtown Manhattan in which are located the many Broadway theatres as well as many other theatres, movie theatres, restaurants, hotels and other places of entertainment. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ... A work similar to Marcel Duchamps Fountain Avant garde (written avant-garde) is a French phrase, one of many French phrases used by English speakers. ... Off-Broadway plays or musicals are performed in New York City in smaller theatres than Broadway, but larger than Off-Off-Broadway, productions. ... Off-Off-Broadway refers to theatrical productions including plays, musicals or performance art pieces performed in New York City in smaller theatres than Broadway productions or off-Broadway productions. ... Regional theatres (also called resident theatres) in the United States are professional theatre companies outside of New York City that produce their own seasons. ... Cleveland Play House is a theater complex in the Fairfax neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio. ... Nickname: Motto: Progress & Prosperity Location in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA Coordinates: , Country State County Cuyahoga Founded 1796 Incorporated 1814 (village)   1836 (city) Government  - Mayor Frank G. Jackson (D) Area [1]  - City  82. ... The Guthrie Theater is a venue for staging plays in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... This article is about the city in Minnesota. ... The American Repertory Theatre (or A.R.T.) is housed in the Loeb Drama Center at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Middlesex County Settled 1630 Incorporated 1636 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Kenneth Reeves (D) Area  - City  7. ...

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Runs

Most Broadway shows are commercial productions intended to make a profit for the producers and investors ("backers"), and therefore meant to have open-ended runs, meaning that they may be presented for a varying number of weeks depending on critical response, word of mouth, and the effectiveness of the show's advertising, all of which determine ticket sales. However, some Broadway shows are produced by non-commercial organizations as part of a regular subscription season — Lincoln Center Theater, Roundabout Theatre Company and Manhattan Theatre Club are the three non-profit theatre companies that currently have permanent Broadway venues. The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center. ... The Roundabout Theatre Company is a non-profit, subscription based theatre company, based in New York City. ... The Manhattan Theatre Club is a theatrical company which produces new plays and musicals at the Biltmore Theatre and the New York City Center. ...


Musicals on Broadway tend to have much longer runs than do "straight" (i.e. non-musical) plays. On January 9, 2006, The Phantom of the Opera at the Majestic Theatre became the longest running Broadway musical, with 7,486 performances, overtaking Cats.[3] is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Phantom of the Opera is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the novel by French novelist Gaston Leroux. ... The Majestic Theatre is a Broadway theatre at 245 West 44th Street in Manhattan, New York City. ... Cats is an award-winning musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on Old Possums Book of Practical Cats and other poems by T. S. Eliot. ...


Schedule

Generally speaking, shows with open-ended runs all operate on the same schedule, with evening performances Tuesday through Saturday with an 8PM "curtain". Shows will also have afternoon "matinée" performances on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday; typically at 2 PM on Wednesdays and Saturdays and 3 PM on Sundays to round out an 8 show per week schedule. Broadway performances rarely occur at any time on Monday, and shows are said to be "dark" on that day. Therefore, actors and crew tend to regard Sunday evening through Tuesday evening as their "weekend". The Tony Award presentation ceremony is usually held on a Sunday evening in June to fit into this schedule.


In recent years, many shows have moved their Tuesday showtime an hour earlier to 7PM. The rationale for the move was that fewer tourists took in shows midweek, so the Tuesday crowd in particular depends on local audience members. The earlier curtain therefore allows suburban patrons time after a show to get home by a reasonable hour.


Personnel

Both musicals and stage plays on Broadway often rely on casting well-known performers in leading roles to draw larger audiences or bring in new audience members to the theatre. Actors from movies and television are frequently cast for the revivals of Broadway shows or are used to replace actors leaving a cast. There are still, however, performers who are primarily stage actors, spending most of their time "on the boards", and appearing in television and in screen roles only secondarily.


In the past, stage actors had a somewhat superior attitude towards other kinds of live performances, such as vaudeville and burlesque, which were felt to be tawdry, commercial and low-brow — they considered their own craft to be a higher and more artistic calling. This attitude is reflected in the term used to describe their form of stage performance: "legitimate theatre". (The abbreviated form "legit" is still used for live theatre by the entertainment industry newspaper Variety as part of its unique "slanguage.") [4] This rather condescending attitude also carried over to performers who worked in radio, film and television instead of in "the theatre", but this attitude is much less prevalent now, especially since film and television work pay so much better than almost all theatrical acting, even Broadway. The split between "legit" theatre and "variety" performances still exists, however, in the structure of the actors' unions: Actors' Equity represents actors in the legitimate theatre, and the American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA) represents them in performances without a "book" or through-storyline — although it's very rare for Broadway actors not to work under an Equity contract, since most plays and musicals come under that union's jurisdiction. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Photograph of Sally Rand, 1934. ... Variety is a daily newspaper for the entertainment industry. ... “Moving picture” redirects here. ... The Actors Equity Association (commonly simply Equity) is the trade union of American theatrical performers and stage managers. ... American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA) is a U.S. entertainment union that represents live performers. ...


Almost all of the people involved with a Broadway show at every level are represented by unions or other protective, professional or trade organization. The actors, dancers, singers, chorus members and stage managers are members of Actors' Equity Association (AEA), musicians are represented by the American Federation of Musicians (AFM), and stagehands, dressers, hairdressers, designers, box office personnel and ushers all belong to various locals of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employes, also known as "the IA" or "IATSE" (pronounced "eye-ot-zee"). Directors and choreographers belong to the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (SSD&C), playwrights to the Dramatists Guild, and house managers, company managers and press agents belong to the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers (ATPAM). Casting directors (who tried in 2002-2004 to become part of ATPAM) is the last major components of Broadway's human infrastructure who are not unionized. (General managers, who run the business affairs of a show, and are frequently producers as well, are management and not labor.) The Actors Equity Association (commonly simply Equity) is the trade union of American theatrical performers and stage managers. ... The American Federation of Musicians (AFM) is a labor union of professional musicians in the United States and Canada. ... The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employes, or I.A.T.S.E., (Full name: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employes, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada) is a labor union. ... The Dramatists Guild of America is a professional organization for playwrights, composers, and lyricists working in the U.S. theatre market. ...


Producers and theatre owners

Most Broadway producers and theatre owners are members of the League of American Theatres and Producers, a trade organization that promotes Broadway theatre as a whole, negotiates contracts with the various theatrical unions and agreements with the guilds, and co-administers the Tony Awards with the American Theatre Wing, a service organization. While the League and the theatrical unions are sometimes at loggerheads during those periods when new contracts are being negotiated, they also cooperate on many projects and events designed to promote professional theatre in New York. The League of American Theatres and Producers, Inc. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award® but is formally the Antoinette Perry Award is an annual American award celebrating achievements in theater, including musical theater. ... The American Theatre Wing (ATF) is a New York City-based organization dedicated to supporting excellence and education in theatre, according to its mission statement. ...


The three non-profit theatre companies with Broadway theatres ("houses") belong to the League of Resident Theatres and have contracts with the theatrical unions which are negotiated separately from the other Broadway theatre and producers. (Disney also negotiates apart from the League, as did LiveEnt before it closed down its operations.) However, generally, shows that play in any of the Broadway houses are eligibile for Tony Awards (see below). Regional theatres (also called resident theatres) in the United States are professional theatre companies outside of New York City that produce their own seasons. ... Disney may refer to: The Walt Disney Company and its divisions, including Walt Disney Pictures. ...


The majority of Broadway theatres are owned or managed by three organizations: the Shubert Organization, a for-profit arm of the non-profit Shubert Foundation, which owns 17 theatres (it recently retained full ownership of the Music Box from the Irving Berlin Estate); The Nederlander Organization, which controls 9 theatres; and Jujamcyn which owns five. Shubert Theatre, Boston The Shubert Organization was founded by the Shubert brothers, Sam Shubert, Lee Shubert, and Jacob J. Shubert of Syracuse, New York in the late 19th century in upstate New York, entering into New York City productions in 1900. ... Nederlander haha ... The Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 2006. ...


Touring

In addition to long runs in Broadway theatres, producers often remount their productions with a new cast and crew for the Broadway national tour, which travels to theatres in major cities across the country — the bigger and more successful shows may have several of these touring companies out at a time, some of them "sitting down" in other cities for their own long runs. Smaller cities are eventually serviced by "bus & truck" tours, so-called because the cast generally travels by bus (instead of by air) and the sets and equipment by truck. Tours of this type, which frequently feature a reduced physical production to accommodate smaller venues and tighter schedules, often play "split weeks" (half a week in one town and the second half in another) or "one-nighters", whereas the larger tours will generally play for one or two weeks per city at a minimum. The Touring Broadway Awards, presented by The League of American Theatres and Producers, honor excellence in touring Broadway. The Touring Broadway Awards (TBAs) recognize outstanding achievement in Broadway plays and musicals that tour North America. ... The League of American Theatres and Producers, Inc. ...


Audience

Seeing a Broadway show is a common tourist activity in New York, and Broadway theatres generates billions of dollars annually. The TKTS booths — one in Duffy Square (47th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue) and one in Lower Manhattan (199 Water Street — Corner of Front & John Streets) — sell same-day tickets for many Broadway and Off-Broadway shows at a discount ranging from 10% to 50%. This service helps sell seats that would otherwise go empty, and makes seeing a show in New York more affordable. Many Broadway theatres also offer special student rates, same-day "rush" tickets, or standing-room tickets to help ensure that their theatres are as full, and their "grosses" as high, as possible. “Tourist” redirects here. ... The TKTS ticket booths in New York and London sell Broadway and West End theatre tickets, respectively, at discounts of 25-50% off the face value. ... Monument in Times Square (click for obverse text) Duffy Square is the northern triangle of Times Square in New York City. ... Off-Broadway plays or musicals are performed in New York City in smaller theatres than Broadway, but larger than Off-Off-Broadway, productions. ...


Some theatregoers prefer the more experimental, challenging, and intimate performances possible in smaller theatres, which are referred to as Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway (though some may be physically located on or near Broadway). An example of this would be the hit musical Spring Awakening, which began its run Off-Broadway in a small, intimate environment, and continued onto Broadway, where it still gives the similar, intimate experience. The classification of theatres is governed by language in Actors' Equity Association contracts. To be eligible for a Tony, a production must be in a house with 500 seats or more and in the Theatre District, which criteria defines Broadway theatre. Off-Broadway plays or musicals are performed in New York City in smaller theatres than Broadway, but larger than Off-Off-Broadway, productions. ... Off-Off-Broadway refers to theatrical productions including plays, musicals or performance art pieces performed in New York City in smaller theatres than Broadway productions or off-Broadway productions. ... Spring Awakening is a Tony Award-winning musical which premiered Off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theatre Company on May 19, 2006 and closed August 17, 2006. ... Off-Broadway plays or musicals are performed in New York City in smaller theatres than Broadway, but larger than Off-Off-Broadway, productions. ... The Actors Equity Association (commonly simply Equity) is the trade union of American theatrical performers and stage managers. ...


Total Broadway attendance in 2005 was just under 12 million. [5] This was approximately the same as London's West End theatre. [6] The attendance rose 4.1 percent from the previous year and it also marked the first time ever that attendance approached the 12 million mark. West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, England, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre...


Tony Awards

Broadway shows and artists are honored every June when the Antoinette Perry Awards (Tony Awards) are given by the American Theatre Wing and the League of American Theatres and Producers. The Tony is Broadway's most prestigious award, the importance of which has increased since the annual broadcast on television began. Celebrities are often chosen to host the show, like Hugh Jackman and Rosie O'Donnell, in addition to celebrity presenters. While some critics have felt that the show should focus on celebrating the stage, many others recognize the positive impact that famous faces lend to selling more tickets and bringing more people to the theatre. The performances from Broadway musicals on the telecast have also been cited as vital to the survival of many Broadway shows. Many theatre people, notably critic Frank Rich, dismiss the Tony awards as little more than a commercial for the limited world of Broadway, which after all can only support a maximum of two dozen shows a season, and constantly call for the awards to embrace off-Broadway theatre as well. (Other awards given to New York theatrical productions, such as the Drama Desk Award and the Outer Circle Critics Award, are not limited to Broadway productions, and honor shows that are presented throughout the city.) What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... The American Theatre Wing (ATF) is a New York City-based organization dedicated to supporting excellence and education in theatre, according to its mission statement. ... Hugh Michael Jackman (born 12 October 1968) is an Australian film producer, and film, television and stage actor, known for playing Wolverine in X-Men and its sequels, and for his Tony Award-winning performance on Broadway in The Boy from Oz. ... Rosie ODonnell (born March 21, 1962 in Bayside, Queens, New York) is an 11-time Emmy Award-winning American talk show host, television personality, comedienne, film, television, and stage actress. ... Frank Rich (born June 2, 1949 in Washington, D.C.) is a columnist for The New York Times who focuses on American politics and popular culture. ... Off-Broadway plays or musicals are performed in New York City in smaller theatres than Broadway, but larger than Off-Off-Broadway, productions. ... Created in 1955, the Drama Desk Award was created to recognize Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway shows in addition to Broadway shows. ... Begun during the 1949-1950 theater season, the Outer Critics Circle Awards are presented annually for theatrical achievements both on and Off-Broadway. ...


List of Broadway theatres

  • If no show is currently running, the play listed is the next show planned (dates marked with an *).
  • If the next show planned is not announced, the play listed is the last one that closed (shows marked with closing date)
Theatre Current show Address Capacity Opening date
Ambassador Theatre Chicago 219 West 49th Street 1088 1996-11-14
American Airlines Theatre Pygmalion 227 West 42nd Street 740 2007-10-18 *
Brooks Atkinson Theatre Grease 256 West 47th Street 1069 2007-08-19
Ethel Barrymore Theatre November 243 West 47th Street 1058 2008-01-17 *
Belasco Theatre Lone Star Love 111 West 44th Street 1016 2007-12-03 *
Vivian Beaumont Theatre (at Lincoln Center) Cymbeline 150 West 65th Street 1080 2007-12-02 *
Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre Rock 'n' Roll 242 West 45th Street 1078 2007-11-04 *
Biltmore Theater Mauritius 261 West 47th Street 650 2007-10-04 *
Booth Theatre The Seafarer 222 West 45th Street 766 2007-11-15 *
Broadhurst Theatre Les Misérables 235 West 44th Street 1156 2006-11-09
Broadway Theatre The Color Purple 1681 Broadway 1761 2005-12-01
Circle in the Square Theatre The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 235 West 50th Street 620 2005-05-02
Cort Theatre The Homecoming 138 West 48th Street 1082 2007-12-09 *
George Gershwin Theatre Wicked 222 West 51st Street 1933 2003-10-30
John Golden Theatre Avenue Q 252 West 45th Street 804 2003-07-31
Helen Hayes Theatre Xanadu 240 West 44th Street 595 2007-07-10
Hilton Theatre Young Frankenstein 213 West 42nd Street 1815 2007-11-08 *
Al Hirschfeld Theatre Curtains 302 West 45th Street 1292 2007-03-22
Imperial Theatre August: Osage County 249 West 45th Street 1443 2007-11-20 *
Walter Kerr Theatre A Bronx Tale 218 West 48th Street 945 2007-10-25 *
Longacre Theatre Talk Radio (closed 2007-06-24) 240 West 47th Street 1091 2007-03-11
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre The Little Mermaid 205 West 46th Street 1489 2007-12-06 *
Lyceum Theatre Is He Dead? 149 West 45th Street 922 2007-11-29 *
Majestic Theatre The Phantom of the Opera 247 West 44th Street 1645 1988-01-26
Marquis Theatre The Drowsy Chaperone 1535 Broadway 1611 2006-05-01
Minskoff Theatre The Lion King 1515 Broadway 1597 1997-11-13
Music Box Theatre The Farnsworth Invention 239 West 45th Street 1009 2007-11-14 *
Nederlander Theatre Rent 208 West 41st Street 1232 1996-04-29
New Amsterdam Theatre Mary Poppins 214 West 42nd Street 1745 2006-11-16
Eugene O'Neill Theatre Spring Awakening 230 West 49th Street 1110 2006-12-10
Palace Theatre Legally Blonde 1564 Broadway 1740 2007-04-29
Richard Rodgers Theatre Cyrano de Bergerac 226 West 46th Street 1319 2007-11-01 *
Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre A Chorus Line 236 West 45th Street 1079 2006-10-05
Sam S. Shubert Theatre Spamalot 225 West 44th Street 1460 2005-03-17
Neil Simon Theatre Hairspray 250 West 52nd Street 1445 2002-08-15
St. James Theatre Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 246 West 44th Street 1623 2007-11-01 *
Studio 54 The Ritz 254 West 54th Street 920 2007-10-11 *
August Wilson Theatre Jersey Boys 245 West 52nd Street 1263 2005-11-06
Winter Garden Theatre Mamma Mia! 1634 Broadway 1526 2001-10-18

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Circle in the Square Theater The Circle in the Square Theater is a Broadway theatre in New York City. ... The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a musical comedy with music and lyrics by William Finn and a book by Rachel Sheinkin. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... The Cort Theatre is a Broadway theatre. ... The Homecoming is a play by Harold Pinter, first published in 1965. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The George Gershwin Theatre, located at 222 West 51st Street in New York City, was originally built as the Uris Theatre in 1972. ... Wicked is a Tony award-winning American musical produced by Universal Pictures with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The John Golden Theatre is a Broadway theatre. ... Avenue Q is a Tony award-winning musical that was conceived by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, who wrote the music and lyrics. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Helen Hayes Theatre (originally the Little Theatre) is a Broadway theatre at 240 West 44th Street in New York City. ... 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Curtains is a musical with a book by Rupert Holmes, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and music by John Kander, based on the original book and concept by Peter Stone. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Imperial Theater can also refer to the Imperial Garden Theater in Tokyo, Japan The Imperial Theater was the Schubert brothers fiftieth theater in New York City. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Walter Kerr Theatre is a Broadway theatre. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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December 6 is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Lyceum Theatre is a Broadway theatre, located at 149 West 45th Street. ... Is He Dead? is a play written by Mark Twain. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Majestic Theatre is a Broadway theatre at 245 West 44th Street in Manhattan, New York City. ... The Phantom of the Opera is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the novel by French novelist Gaston Leroux. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Marquis Theatre is a Broadway theatre. ... The Drowsy Chaperone is a musical with a book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar and music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morisson. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Minskoff Theatre is a Broadway theatre. ... The Lion King is a Tony Award-winning Broadway stage musical based on the 1994 Disney animated film of the same name and is directed by Julie Taymor, portraying actors in animal costumes as well as giant, hollow puppets. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Music Box Theatre is a Broadway theatre. ... The Farnsworth Invention is a screenplay (re-written as a stage play) by Aaron Sorkin. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Nederlander Theatre is a Broadway theatre. ... Rent is a rock musical, with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson[1] based on Giacomo Puccinis opera La bohème. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The New Amsterdam Theatre is a playhouse located at 214 West 42nd Street in New York Citys Broadway district. ... For the 1964 Academy Award winning motion picture, see Mary Poppins (film). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Eugene ONeill Theater is a Broadway theatre. ... Spring Awakening is a Tony Award-winning musical which premiered Off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theatre Company on May 19, 2006 and closed August 17, 2006. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 21 days before the next year. ... The Palace Theatre, circa 1920. ... Legally Blonde is a musical with a book by Heather Hach and music and lyrics by Laurence OKeefe and Nell Benjamin, based on the Amanda Brown novel and the 2001 film of the same name. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Richard Rodgers Theatre was built by Irwin Chanin in 1925. ... Cyrano de Bergerac is a play written in 1897 by Edmond Rostand based on the life of the real Cyrano de Bergerac. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre is a Broadway theatre. ... A Chorus Line is a musical with a book by James Kirkwood, Jr. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 278th day of the year (279th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Shubert Theatre, named after Sam S. Shubert, is a Broadway theatre built by Henry B. Herts in 1913 on West 44th Street in New York City between Broadway and Eighth Avenue. ... Monty Pythons Spamalot is a comedic musical lovingly ripped off from the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 76th day of the year (77th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Neil Simon Theatre is a Broadway theatre located at 250 West 52nd Street in midtown-Manhattan. ... Hairspray is a Tony-winning musical, based on the 1988 John Waters movie Hairspray. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... is the 227th day of the year (228th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The St. ... Dr Seuss How The Grinch Stole Christmas! is a limited-run Broadway musical adaptation of the Dr. Seuss book How The Grinch Stole Christmas and is heavily inspired by the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 1966 television special adaptation of the same name. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The original Studio 54 logo. ... The Ritz is a play by Terrence McNally. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The August Wilson Theatre at 245 W. 52nd Street in New York City was designed by architects C. Howard Crane and Kenneth Franzheim and opened in 1925 as the Guild Theatre. ... Jersey Boys is a documentary-style musical based on the lives of one of the most successful 60s rock n roll groups, the Four Seasons. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Winter Garden Theatre is a Broadway theatre. ... Mamma Mia! is a musical with a book by British playwright Catherine Johnson, based on the songs of ABBA. Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, who composed the original music for ABBA, have been involved in the development of the show from the beginning. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Notes and references

  1. ^ Although theater is the preferred spelling in the U.S. (see further at American and British English spelling differences#-re / -er), the majority of venues, performers, and trade groups for live dramatic presentations use the spelling theatre.
  2. ^ A2C2.org
  3. ^ News.BBC.co.uk
  4. ^ Variety.com
  5. ^ NYTimes.com
  6. ^ TimesOnline.co.uk

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External links

  • Actors' Equity Association
  • The Dramatists Guild of America
  • Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers
  • American Federation of Musicians
  • IATSE
  • Costume Designers Guild
  • The Broadway Musical Home
  • Broadway In Chicago

Coordinates: 40°45′21″N, 73°59′11″W Shubert Theatre, Boston The Shubert Organization was founded by the Shubert brothers, Sam S. Shubert, Lee Shubert, and Jacob J. Shubert of Syracuse, New York in the late 19th century in upstate New York, entering into New York City productions in 1900. ... The Ambassador Theatre is a Broadway theatre. ... The Ethel Barrymore Theatre is located in New York City, on 243 W. 47th St (between 8th Avenue and Broadway). ... The Belasco Theatre is a Broadway theatre. ... The Booth Theatre in 2006 The Booth Theatre on September 25, 2005 The Booth Theatre is a legitimate Broadway theatre located at 222 West 45th Street in midtown-Manhattan. ... The Broadhurst Theatre, 2006. ... The Broadway Theatre is located in New York City, on 1681 Broadway (Broadway and 53rd Street). ... The Cort Theatre is a Broadway theatre. ... The John Golden Theatre is a Broadway theatre. ... The Imperial Theater can also refer to the Imperial Garden Theater in Tokyo, Japan The Imperial Theater was the Schubert brothers fiftieth theater in New York City. ... The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (formerly the Royale Theatre) is located in New York City, New York on 45th Street in Manhattans Theatre District. ... The Longacre Theatre is a Broadway theatre. ... The Lyceum Theatre is a Broadway theatre, located at 149 West 45th Street. ... The Majestic Theatre is a Broadway theatre at 245 West 44th Street in Manhattan, New York City. ... The Music Box Theatre is a Broadway theatre. ... The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre is a Broadway theatre. ... The Shubert Theatre, 2006. ... The Winter Garden Theatre is a Broadway theatre. ... The Brooks Atkinson Theater is a Broadway theatre. ... The George Gershwin Theatre, located at 222 West 51st Street in New York City, was originally built as the Uris Theatre in 1972. ... The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre is a Broadway theatre, located at 205 West 46th Street. ... The Marquis Theatre is a Broadway theatre. ... The Minskoff Theatre is a Broadway theatre. ... The Nederlander Theatre is a Broadway theatre. ... The Neil Simon Theatre is a Broadway theatre located at 250 West 52nd Street in midtown-Manhattan. ... The Palace Theatre, circa 1920. ... The Richard Rodgers Theatre was built by Irwin Chanin in 1925. ... The Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 2006. ... The Al Hirchfeld Theatre, 2006. ... The Walter Kerr Theatre is a Broadway theatre. ... The Eugene ONeill Theater is a Broadway theatre. ... The St. ... The August Wilson Theatre at 245 W. 52nd Street in New York City was designed by architects C. Howard Crane and Kenneth Franzheim and opened in 1925 as the Guild Theatre. ... The Roundabout Theatre Company is a non-profit, subscription based theatre company, based in New York City. ... The American Airlines Theatre is a Broadway theatre, located at 227 West 42nd Street, New York City. ... The original Studio 54 logo. ... The Vivian Beaumont Theater is a Broadway theatre at the Lincoln Center. ... The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center. ... The Biltmore Theater is a Broadway theatre. ... The Manhattan Theatre Club is a theatrical company which produces new plays and musicals at the Biltmore Theatre and the New York City Center. ... Circle in the Square Theater The Circle in the Square Theater is a Broadway theatre in New York City. ... The Helen Hayes Theatre (originally the Little Theatre) is a Broadway theatre at 240 West 44th Street in New York City. ... The Hilton Theatre is a Broadway theatre, located at 213 West 42nd Street. ... Clear Channel Communications is a media company based in the United States of America. ... The New Amsterdam Theatre is a playhouse located at 214 West 42nd Street in New York Citys Broadway district. ... New Amsterdam Theater in New York City Advertisement for Beauty and the Beast Walt Disney Theatrical Productions, informally known as Walt Disney Theatrical, is the stageplay and musical production arm of The Walt Disney Company. ... New York City Center Logo New York City Center is a 2,750-seat performing arts venue located on West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in Manhattan, New York City. ... Ed Sullivan. ... The Hudson Theatre in 2003. ... The New Victory Theatre in 2006 The New Victory Theatre is a Broadway theatre located at 207 West 42nd Street in midtown-Manhattan. ... The Manhattan Center building, built in 1906 and located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, houses Manhattan Center Studios (home to two recording studios), its Grand Ballroom, and the Hammerstein Ballroom, one of New York Citys most renowned performance venues. ... The Astor Theatre was a New York City Broadway theatre from 1906 to 1925 in the United States of America. ... The Bijou Theatre was a Broadway theatre built by the Shubert family in 1917 at 209 W. 45th Street in New York, U.S.. It was one of three theatres which hosted the premiere season of the musical Fancy Free, and ‘stood in’ for the Mercury Theatre in the movie... The Casino Theatre was a New York City Broadway theatre from 1882 to 1930 in the United States of America. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Earl Carroll Theatre, New York City, 1922 The Earl Carroll Theatre was the name of two major theatres, one on Broadway in New York City and the other on Sunset Blvd in Hollywood, owned by Broadway impresario and showman Earl Carroll. ... The Edison Theatre was a legitimate Broadway theatre located in the Edison Hotel at 240 West 47th Street in midtown-Manhattan. ... The 5th Avenue Theatre, located in Seattle, Washington, USA, has hosted a variety of theatre productions and motion pictures since it opened in 1926. ... The New Amsterdam Theatre is a playhouse located at 214 West 42nd Street in New York Citys Broadway district. ... The Fulton Theatre was a Broadway Theatre located at 210 W. 46th Street in New York which was opened in 1911 and subsequently re-named the Helen Hayes Theatre in 1955. ... Henry Millers Theatre was a Broadway theatre at 124 W 43rd Street, between Broadway and 6th Avenue New York, NY. It was designed by architects Paul R. Allen, and Ingalls & Hoffman. ... The Hippodrome from an old postcard The Hippodrome Theatre stood in New York City from 1905 to 1939. ... The Knickerbocker Theatre was a Broadway theatre located at 1396 Broadway (West 38th Street), New York City History The 1500 seat theater was designed by J.B. McElfatrick & Co. ... The Mark Hellinger Theatre, at 1655 Broadway and 237 West 51st Street in New York City, was built in 1930 and operated as a theatre (under various names) until 1989. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Mercury Theatre was a theatre company founded in New York City by Orson Welles and John Houseman. ... The Morosco Theatre was a legitimate theatre located at 217 West 45th Street in the heart of the theater district in midtown-Manhattan. ... The New Century Theatre was a legitimate Broadway theatre located at 932 Seventh Avenue at West 58th Street in midtown Manhattan. ... The Times Square Theatre is a former Broadway theatre, located at 219 West 42nd Street, New York City. ... The Ziegfeld Theatre was a Broadway theatre formerly located at the intersection of Sixth Avenue and 54th Street in Manhattan, New York City. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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