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Broadway theatre is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. Broadway theatre, or a Broadway show, refers to a performance (usually a play or musical) staged in one of the thirty-nine larger professional theatres located in the New York City borough of Manhattan, with 500 seats or more, that appeal to the mass audience. Along with London's West End theatre, Broadway theatre is usually considered of the highest level of English language theatre. It has been suggested that Drama (art form) be merged into this article or section. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Big Apple, The Capital of the World[1], Gotham [2], Metropolis Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,214. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... For other uses, see London (disambiguation). ... // West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, 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 theatre in the... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...

While the term "Broadway" comes from the street, Broadway, it is best described as a theatre district as not all Broadway theatres are located on this street. With roots in 1882, and expansions and new construction, by 1900 Broadway was the centerpiece of American musical theater and fast becoming the most important commercially in the world, enticing European stars such as Sarah Bernhardt. Some of the important early investors and developers of the Broadway theater district include Henry Abbey, A.L. Erlanger, Marcus Klaw, Florenz Ziegfeld, Rudolf Aronson, David Belasco, Charles Frohman, Daniel Frohman, Oscar Hammerstein, and the Shubert family. Broadway theatre played an important role in 20th century American cultural history, as it featured the work of some of the most influential American composers of classical music, such as George Gershwin, Kurt Weill, Marc Blitzstein and Leonard Bernstein, as well as many of the famous American playwrights like Edward Albee, George S. Kaufman, Eugene O'Neill and Neil Simon. Broadway plays and musicals have their roots in 19th century American dramatic forms such as vaudeville and burlesque in interaction with the influences of European grand opera, operetta, and Realist drama. In addition, the development of Broadway theatre owes a great deal to the theatrical traditions and contributions of four immigrant or minority groups: Irish-Americans, Italian-Americans, Jewish-Americans and African-Americans. 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. ... For the theatrical musical, see The Lion King (musical). ... The New Amsterdam Theatre is a playhouse located at 214 West 42nd Street in New York Citys Broadway district. ... 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Marcus Alonzo Klaw (May 29, 1858 – June 14, 1936) was an American lawyer, theatrical producer, theatre owner, and a leading figure of the Theatrical Syndicate. ... 1928 Time cover featuring Ziegfeld Florenz Ziegfeld (March 21, 1869–July 22, 1932) was a Jewish-American Broadway impresario who achieved fame by perfecting the United States revue. ... David Belasco, between 1898 and 1916. ... Charles Frohman (1860 - 1915) was a U.S. theatre manager. ... Daniel Frohman ( August 22, 1851 - December 26, 1940) American theatrical producer and manager. ... There were two notable Oscar Hammersteins: Oscar Hammerstein I, cigar manufacturer, opera impresario, and theatre builder Oscar Hammerstein II, Broadway lyricist, songwriting partner of Jerome Kern and Richard Rodgers This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... 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Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day. ... George Gershwin photograph by Edward Steichen in 1927. ... Kurt Weill, a photo taken in Salzburg, Austria, 1934 Kurt Julian Weill (March 2, 1900 – April 3, 1950), born in Dessau, Germany and died in New York, was a German composer active from the 1920s until his death. ... Marc Blitzstein (March 2, 1905 – January 22, 1964) was an American composer. ... Leonard Bernstein in 1971 Leonard Bernstein (August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American composer, pianist and conductor. ... A playwright, also known as a dramatist, is someone who writes dramatic literature or drama. ... 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Today, the majority of Broadway theatres are located in the area called Midtown, in and around Times Square. Broadway theatres are usually run by a producing organization (e.g. Nederlander Organization, The Walt Disney Company, The Shubert Organization, etc.), or another theatre group (e.g., Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center Theater, et cetera). View of Midtown from Empire State Building. ... Times Square, named after the one-time headquarters of The New York Times, is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan, New York City, which centers on 42nd Street and Broadway. ... The Walt Disney Company (most commonly known as Disney) (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... 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 Manhattan Theatre Club is a theatrical company which produces new plays and musicals at the Biltmore Theatre and the New York City Center. ...


All Broadway shows are professionally produced and adhere to strict contracts for all artists involved (e.g., performers, directors, musicians, playwrights, stage managers, et cetera). Artistic trades unions such as Actors' Equity, commonly known simply as "Equity," and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers bargain for contracts guaranteeing minimum wages and other rights involved with the rehearsal and production process. On rare occasions, disputes over contracts can result in a group of artists going on strike. In March 2003, musicians in the orchestra pits of Broadway musicals went on strike because producers wanted to reduce the minimum number of orchestra members required. More than a dozen Broadway musicals went dark for four days after the musicians' union walked out, and theaters lost millions of dollars in revenue. The Actors Equity Association (commonly simply Equity) is the trade union of American theatrical performers and stage managers. ... A union (labor union in American English; trade union, sometimes trades union, in British English; either labour union or trade union in Canadian English) is a legal entity consisting of employees or workers having a common interest, such as all the assembly workers for one employer, or all the workers...


Broadway shows may run for a varying number of weeks, depending on ticket sales. Musicals tend to have longer runs than do stage plays. On January 9, 2006, The Phantom of the Opera at the Majestic Theatre became the longest running musical with 7,486 performances when it overtook Cats[1]. January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Phantom mask logo. ... The Majestic Theatre is a Broadway theatre on 247 West 44th Street in Manhattan, New York City. ... Veerle Casteleyn as Jemima CATS is a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber (ALW) in 1978/1979 based on Old Possums Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. ...


In addition to long runs in Broadway theatres, producers often copy the production with a new cast and crew for the Broadway national tour, which travels to theatres across the country. Both musicals and stage plays on Broadway and in their respective tours 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 premieres of Broadway shows or are used to replace actors leaving a cast. Many performers, however, are still primarily "stage" actors, who spend more time on the stages of New York and will appear in television and screen roles as a secondary venue. (Stage actors generally once looked down on other venues, notably film and television, and it was common to hear stagecraft referred to as "legitimate theatre" - the implication being that film and television were not legitimate.)


Broadway shows and artists are honored every June when the Antoinette Perry Awards (Tony Awards) are given by the American Theatre Wing. The Tony is Broadway's highest theatre award. The importance of these awards has increased since their 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. 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 and stage actor, probably most famous for playing Wolverine in X-Men and its sequels. ... Rosie ODonnell (on right) and life-partner Kelli Carpenter-ODonnell speaking after their legal union on February 26, 2004 in San Francisco. ... Image:Frank Rich. ... Off-Broadway plays or musicals are performed in New York City in smaller theatres than Broadway, but larger than Off-Off-Broadway, productions. ...


Seeing a Broadway show is a common tourist activity in New York and a business that generates billions of dollars annually. The Tkts booth in Duffy Square, at Broadway and 47th Street, sells same-day tickets for many Broadway and Off-Broadway shows at half price. This service helps sell empty seats 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 more people have the opportunity to see Broadway shows. El Nido, Philippines Tourism is the act of travel for the purpose of recreation and business, and the provision of services for this act. ... The TKTS ticket booths in New York and London sell Broadway and West End theatre tickets, respectively, at discounts of 25-50%. New Yorks TKTS first opened in 1973, and is operated by the Theatre Development Fund. ... 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). 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, which pretty much defines the Broadway Theatre. Some theatres (by adding or subtracting seats) can convert from Off-Broadway to Broadway and vice versa. 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 plays or musicals performed in New York City in smaller theatres than Broadway or still professional 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. [2]. This was approximately the same as London's West End theatre. [3]


List of Broadway theaters

  • If no show is currently running, the play listed is the next show planned (marked with a *).
  • If the next show planned is not announced, the play listed is the last one that closed (marked with a #).
Theatre Show Address Opened
Ambassador Theatre Chicago 219 West 49th Street Nov. 14, 1996
American Airlines Theatre The Pajama Game 227 West 42nd Street Feb. 23, 2006
Brooks Atkinson Theatre The Times they are a Changin' 256 West 47th Street Oct. 27, 2005
Ethel Barrymore Theatre Company* 243 West 47th Street Oct. 2006 *
Belasco Theatre Awake and Sing! 111 West 44th Street Apr. 17, 2006
Vivian Beaumont Theatre (at Lincoln Center) The Light in the Piazza 150 West 65th Street Apr. 18, 2005
Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (formerly the Royale Theatre) Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me 242 West 45th Street Apr. 19, 2006
Biltmore Theater Shining City 261 West 47th Street May 9, 2006
Booth Theatre Faith Healer 222 West 45th Street May 4, 2006
Broadhurst Theatre The History Boys 235 West 44th Street Apr. 23, 2006
Broadway Theatre The Color Purple 1681 Broadway Dec. 1, 2005
Cadillac Winter Garden Theatre Mamma Mia! 1634 Broadway Oct. 18, 2001
Circle in the Square Theatre The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee 1633 Broadway May 2, 2005
Cort Theatre Barefoot in the Park 138 West 48th Street Feb. 16, 2006
Gershwin Theatre Wicked 222 West 51st Street Oct. 30, 2003
John Golden Theatre Avenue Q 252 West 45th Street Jul. 31, 2003
Helen Hayes Theatre Bridge & Tunnel 240 West 44th Street Jan. 26, 2006
Hilton Theatre Hot Feet 213 West 42nd Street Apr. 30, 2006
Al Hirschfeld Theatre (formerly the Martin Beck Theatre) The Wedding Singer 302 West 45th Street Apr. 27, 2006
Imperial Theatre Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 249 West 45th Street Mar. 3, 2005
Walter Kerr Theatre Doubt 218 West 48th Street Mar. 31, 2005
Longacre Theatre Well 220 West 48th Street Mar. 30, 2006
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre Beauty and the Beast 205 West 46th Street Apr. 18, 1994
Lyceum Theatre The Lieutenant of Inishmore 149 West 45th Street May 3, 2006
Majestic Theatre The Phantom of the Opera 247 West 44th Street Jan. 26, 1988
Marquis Theatre The Drowsy Chaperone 1535 Broadway May 1, 2006
Minskoff Theatre The Lion King 1515 Broadway * transferring from the New Amsterdam Theatre on Jun. 13, 2006
Music Box Theatre - 239 West 45th Street Apr. 9, 2006
Nederlander Theatre Rent 208 West 41st Street Apr. 29, 1996
New Amsterdam Theatre Mary Poppins 214 West 42nd Street Oct. 2006*
Eugene O'Neill Theatre Sweeney Todd 230 West 49th Street Nov. 3, 2005
Palace Theatre - 1564 Broadway Apr. 25, 2006 #
Richard Rodgers Theatre Tarzan 226 West 46th Street May 10, 2006
Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (formerly the Plymouth Theatre) A Chorus Line 236 West 45th Street Oct. 5, 2006 *
Sam S. Shubert Theatre Spamalot 225 West 44th Street Mar. 17, 2005
Neil Simon Theatre Hairspray 250 West 52nd Street Aug. 15, 2002
St. James Theatre The Producers 246 West 44th Street Apr. 19, 2001
Studio 54 The Threepenny Opera 254 West 54th Street Apr. 20, 2006
August Wilson Theatre (formerly the Virginia Theatre) Jersey Boys 245 West 52nd Street Nov. 6, 2005

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Jacobs Theatre (formerly the Royale Theatre) is located in New York City, New York on 45th Street in Manhattans Theatre District. ... The Biltmore Theater is a Broadway theatre. ... Shining City is a play by Conor McPherson, set in Dublin. ... The Edwin Booth Theatre, 2006. ... Faith healing is the use of solely spiritual means in treating disease, which, in some cases, is accompanied with the refusal of modern medical techniques. ... The Broadhurst Theatre is a Broadway theatre. ... The History Boys is a play by Alan Bennett. ... The Broadway Theatre is located in New York City, on 1681 Broadway (Broadway and 53rd Street). ... The Color Purple book cover The Color Purple is a 1982 novel by Alice Walker which received the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. ... The Winter Garden Theatre is located at Broadway and 50th Street in New York City. ... The Prince Edward Theatre on Old Compton Street Mamma Mia! on Broadway (Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, February 2003) Mamma Mia!, a musical written by British playwright Catherine Johnson, is based on the songs of ABBA. The title of the musical is taken from the groups 1975 chart... 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 by William Finn centering around a fictional spelling bee in Putnam County, New York. ... The Cort Theatre is a Broadway theatre. ... Barefoot in the Park is a comedy play by Neil Simon, about a young couple and their odd neighbors in their small apartment building in Greenwich Village, New York. ... Opened in 1972, the Gershwin Theatre, formerly known as the Uris, it was the first large Broadway theatre to be built since 1931. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The John Golden Theatre is a Broadway theatre. ... Avenue Q is a Broadway musical. ... The Helen Hayes Theatre (originally the Little Theatre) is a Broadway theatre at 240 West 44th Street in New York City. ... Sarah Jones at UC Santa Barbara in the spring of 2004. ... The Hilton Theatre is a Broadway theatre, located at 213 West 42nd Street. ... Hot Feet is a musical featuring the music of Earth, Wind & Fire. ... The Al Hirchfeld Theatre, 2006. ... The Wedding Singer is a 1998 romantic comedy film by Frank Coraci starring Adam Sandler as Robbie Hart, a wedding singer, and Drew Barrymore as Julia Sullivan, the object of his affections. ... 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. ... Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a Broadway musical, with music and lyrics by David Yazbek and a book by Jeffrey Lane; it is based on the film of the same name. ... The Walter Kerr Theatre is a Broadway theatre. ... Doubt: A Parable is a 2004 play by John Patrick Shanley (ISBN 1559362766). ... The Longacre Theatre is a Broadway theatre. ... Well is a play about illness by Lisa Kron. ... The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre is a Broadway theatre, located at 205 West 46th Street. ... Premiering on April 18, 1994, Beauty and the Beast is currently one of Broadways longest running productions, devised and produced by Disney Theatrical, a fully owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. ... The Lyceum Theatre is a theatre on Wellington Street near Covent Garden in the West End of London. ... The Lieutenant of Inishmore is a black comedy by playwright Martin McDonagh, who wrote the Tony award winning play, The Pillowman, which played at the Booth Theatre from April to September of 2005. ... The Majestic Theatre is a Broadway theatre on 247 West 44th Street in Manhattan, New York City. ... The Phantom mask logo. ... The Marquis Theatre is a Broadway theatre. ... The Drowsy Chaperone is a musical written by alumni of the Second City theatre. ... The Minskoff Theatre is a Broadway theatre. ... The Lion King is an award-winning Broadway stage musical based on the movie and is directed by Julie Taymor, featuring actors in animal costumes as well as giant, hollow puppets. ... The Music Box Theatre is a Broadway theatre. ... The requested page title was invalid, empty, or an incorrectly linked inter-language or inter-wiki title. ... The Nederlander Theatre is a Broadway theatre. ... Rent is a Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical. ... The New Amsterdam Theatre is a playhouse located at 214 West 42nd Street in New York Citys Broadway district. ... Mary Poppins is the central character in a series of childrens books written by P. L. Travers and illustrated by Mary Shepard, which were subsequently adapted for film and for the stage. ... The Eugene ONeill Theater is a Broadway theatre. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Palace Theatre, circa 1920. ... The requested page title was invalid, empty, or an incorrectly linked inter-language or inter-wiki title. ... The Richard Rodgers Theatre was built by Irwin Chanin in 1925. ... Tarzan is a musical based upon the Tarzan stories of Edgar Rice Burroughs. ... The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre is a Broadway theatre. ... A Chorus Line is a Broadway musical that opened at the Shubert Theatre July 25, 1975 and closed there April 28, 1990 after 6,137 performances. ... 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 based on the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1974). ... , The Neil Simon Theater, formerly known as the Alvin Theater, is a Broadway theatre located at 250 West 52nd Street in Manhattan, New York City which has produced many notable musicals and plays. ... Hairspray is a Tony-winning musical, based on the 1988 movie Hairspray. ... The St. ... The 1968 film, The Producers, was adapted as a critically acclaimed Broadway musical by Mel Brooks in 2001. ... The original Studio 54 logo. ... The Threepenny Opera (Die Dreigroschenoper) was a revolutionary piece of musical theatre written (in German) by the German dramatist Bertolt Brecht in collaboration with the composer Kurt Weill in 1928. ... 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. ...

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Broadway theatre, or a Broadway show, refers to a performance (usually a play or musical) staged in one of the thirty-nine larger professional theatres located in the New York City borough of Manhattan, with 500 seats or more, that appeal to the mass audience.
Broadway plays and musicals have their roots in 19th century American dramatic forms such as vaudeville and burlesque in interaction with the influences of European grand opera, operetta, and Realist drama.
Broadway theatres are usually run by a producing organization (e.g.
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