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Broadway commonly refers to:

  • Broadway theatre, theatrical productions produced in one of forty professional New York theatres located on or near Broadway in Manhattan, New York

Broadway may also refer to:

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Streets

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In the British Isles:

Elsewhere:

Theatres

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Places

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Elsewhere:

Music

  • "Broadway" (Sébastien Tellier song), a song by Sébastien Tellier from his 2004 album Politics
  • "Broadway", an oft-recorded 1940 song by Billy Byrd, Teddy McRae and William Henri Woode (Henry Woode)
  • "Broadway", a song by Johnny Rzeznik of the American alternative rock band Goo Goo Dolls, from the 1998 album Dizzy Up the Girl
  • "Broadway", a song by Sidney Cox and Suzanne Cox - performed by Alison Krauss on the 1995 album Now That I've Found You: A Collection
  • Broadway Records, a record label

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Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Broadway is a particularly common street name. However, there are a number of places in the world called Broadway that are not just streets. You could be looking for:

  1. Broadway, a village in the Cotswolds in Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom.
  2. Broadway is part of the Theater District in Midtown Manhattan, a borough of New York City in the United States of America.
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Source material

Up to date as of January 22, 2010

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Broadway
by Sara Teasdale
From Rivers to the Sea (1915) Part I

THIS is the quiet hour; the theaters
      Have gathered in their crowds, and steadily
      The million lights blaze on for few to see,
Robbing the sky of stars that should be hers.
A woman waits with bag and shabby furs,
      A somber man drifts by, and only we
      Pass up the street unwearied, warm and free,
For over us the olden magic stirs.
Beneath the liquid splendor of the lights
      We live a little ere the charm is spent;
This night is ours, of all the golden nights,
      The pavement an enchanted palace floor,
      And Youth the player on the viol, who sent
      A strain of music thru an open door.

PD-icon.svg This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1933, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 75 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.


Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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Etymology

The Old English words "broad way" have been used to name wide roads and associated settlements for over a thousand years. Documented examples include Broadway, Somerset and Broadway, Worcestershire, England, which are listed in the Domesday Book census of 1086AD as "Bradewie" and "Bradeweia" respectively.

Proper noun

Singular
Broadway

Plural
uncountable

Broadway (uncountable)

  1. A street name found in a number of anglophone settlements, typically referring to a wide road; a broad way.
  2. A settlement which grew up around such a road, eg. Broadway, Worcestershire, Broadway, Somerset.
  3. Notably, in the Borough of Manhattan, in New York City, a wide road cutting a lazy diagonal through the otherwise rigid grid-system.
  4. The theater district of Manhattan; specifically, those theaters (most of which are actually not fronting on Broadway) covered by contracts between the theater owners and the theatrical unions.
  5. The American theater industry.
  6. (poker slang) The highest straight in poker, Ace-King-Queen-Jack-Ten

Adjective

Broadway

  1. Of or pertaining to Broadway theaters, to the shows performed there, or to persons associated with them, as with "Broadway star" or "Broadway producer".

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Simple English

Broadway is a main street in New York City, USA. It is a center of entertainment and is famous for its many stage plays. This street leads through many boroughs until it comes to Albany the capital of New York. Broadway also has many theatres and cinemas with many good shows like the Harlem Gospel Singers. Broadway is 20.6 miles long.

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