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.Broadway theatre, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 40 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located in the Theatre District, New York (plus one theatre in Lincoln Center) in Manhattan, New York City.^ Broadway theatre, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 40 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located in the Theatre District, New York (plus one theatre in Lincoln Center) in Manhattan, New York City.
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^ The Minskoff Theatre is located at 1515 Broadway in midtown Manhattan.
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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 New York City, with 500 seats or more, that appeal to the mass audience.

[1][2] .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.^ No wonder it represents the highest form of commercial theatre in the English speaking world at least.
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^ The Tony is Broadway's highest theatre award.

^ 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.
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.The Broadway Theatre district is a popular tourist attraction in New York City, New York.^ Broadway Theater New York City- Manhattan sightseeing attractions-Must See New York .
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^ About Broadway Theatre Broadway theatre are theatre productions that are performed in the Theater District of New York City.
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^ The New York Off-Broadway Theatres are some popular theaters in the state of New York.
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.According to The Broadway League, Broadway shows sold approximately $943.3 million worth of tickets in the 2008-09 season, compared to $937 million in the 2007-08 season.^ Broadway tickets, show dates, calendar.
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^ We'll even find tickets to sold-out Broadway shows !
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18th and 19th centuries

Interior of the Park Theatre, built in 1798

Early theatre in New York

.New York did not have a significant theatre presence until about 1750, when actor-managers Walter Murray and Thomas Kean established a resident theater company at the Theatre on Nassau Street, which held about 280 people.^ Find out about what New York has to offer in the Arts and Theater.
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^ New York City is synonymous with theatre.
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They presented Shakespeare plays and ballad operas such as The Beggar's Opera.[4] .In 1752, William Hallam sent a company of twelve actors from Britain to the colonies with his brother Lewis as their manager.^ The Mallorys, who had built the theater, had employed a young actor-manager from San Francisco along with two brothers from the lower Eastside to help manage the theater.
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.They established a theater in Williamsburg, Virginia and opened with The Merchant of Venice and The Anatomist. The company moved to New York in the summer of 1753, performing ballad operas and ballad-farces like Damon and Phillida.^ Producers Tom Hulce and Ira Pittelman said Tuesday a stage adaptation of the group8217;s Grammywinning album will open April … Latest Theater News Updates .
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^ Many people will travel to New York simply because they have come across Broadway show tickets.
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^ Wicked New York tickets are available for a show that has been setting records almost since the day it opened in late 2003.
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.The Revolutionary War suspended theatre in New York, but thereafter theatre resumed, and in 1798, the 2,000-seat Park Theatre was built on Chatham Street (now called Park Row).^ New York City is synonymous with theatre.
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^ Broadway New York theatre news .

^ Broadway theatre, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 40 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located in the Theatre District, New York (plus one theatre in Lincoln Center) in Manhattan, New York City.
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[4] .The Bowery Theater opened in 1826, followed by others.^ On April 28, join the cast and crew of City Theater Company's As Thousands Cheer for a special opening night reception following the show.
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.Blackface minstrel shows, a distinctly American form of entertainment, became popular in the 1830s, and especially so with the arrival of the Virginia Minstrels in the 1840s.^ Today, theater is still a popular form of entertainment and people who live in or visit New York City often times make it a priority to see a Broadway show.
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^ Theater continues to be one of the most popular forms of entertainment in NYC , with 40 Broadway theaters currently in operation, attracting over 11 million theatergoers.
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^ Theater continues to be one of the most popular forms of entertainment in NYC, with 40 Broadway theaters currently in operation, attracting over 11 million theatergoers.
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By the 1840s, P.T. Barnum was operating an entertainment complex in lower Manhattan. .In 1829, at Broadway and Prince Street, Niblo's Garden opened and soon became one of New York's premiere nightspots.^ Broadway, New York, NY 10036 .
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^ BROADWAY STREET BUFFALO, NEW YORK 14204 .

^ Broadway New York, NY 10019 .
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.The 3,000-seat theater presented all sorts of musical and non-musical entertainments.^ The show has been on the air since September of 1985, always presenting “the best, the worst, and everything in-between” from Broadway musical shows, Hollywood movie musicals and London musical theater.
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^ All Chase Background on Broadway presentations are free and open to the public, but seating is limited.
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^ The members of the Association blog about all aspects and all varieties of both commercial and non-profit theater, from big Broadway musicals performed in Times Square, to the most unique forms of entertainment performed off-off Broadway on the Lower East Side, as well as productions all over the country and all over the world.
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The Astor Place Theatre opened in 1847. A riot broke out in 1849 when the lower-class patrons of the Bowery objected to what they perceived as snobbery by the upper class audiences at Astor Place:
"After the Astor Place Riot of 1849 entertainment in New York City was divided along class lines: opera was chiefly for the upper middle and upper classes, minstrel shows and melodramas for the middle class, variety shows in concert saloons for men of the working class and the slumming middle class.[5]
.The plays of William Shakespeare were frequently performed on the Broadway stage during the period, most notably by American actor Edwin Booth who was internationally known for his performance as Hamlet.^ Most of them are musical productions with spectacular staging extravagant costumes and top quality song and dance performances.
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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 New York City, with 500 seats or more, that appeal to the mass audience.

^ But back in the mid 20s, no one could have known that the sheer size of the stage along with the Broadway Theatre’s seating chart of 1,765 would help ensure its survival, especially during the Great Depression.
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Booth played the role for a famous 100 consecutive performances at the Winter Garden Theatre in 1865 (with the run ending just a few months before Booth's brother John Wilkes Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln), and would later revive the role at his own Booth's Theatre (which was managed for a time by his brother Junius Brutus Booth, Jr.). .Other renowned Shakespeareans who appeared in New York in this era were Henry Irving, Tommaso Salvini, Fanny Davenport, and Charles Fechter.^ This belief by the actors who appear in Broadway plays resonates in the relative demand for any Broadway show tickets, as millions of people travel to New York every year to see a Broadway show.
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^ Other plays have been produced around the country and in New York .

1868 programme for Ixion
.Lydia Thompson came to America in 1868 heading a small theatrical troupe, adapting popular English burlesques for middle-class New York audiences.^ Hugh Jackman was just the first in a long line of big celebrities to head over to Broadway during this tough time for the theater district in New York.
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^ An acclaimed fixture on New York television and in the theatre community for 30 years, the American Theatre Wing's Working in the Theatre offers an unprecedented forum for the meeting of theatrical minds.
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^ So it's a little surprising that "Sojourn at Ararat," the world stage's leading performance of Armenian poetry in English, has taken so long to reach New York.

.Thompson's troupe, called the "British Blondes", was the most popular entertainment in New York during the 1868–1869 theatrical season.^ New York is the city of endless entertainment.

^ Broadway tickets are generally the most sought after seats in the Big Apple because they are not only exciting and inspirational, but because they encompass an entire realm of entertainment that makes any trip to New York City more intimate and memorable.

^ Hugh Jackman was just the first in a long line of big celebrities to head over to Broadway during this tough time for the theater district in New York.
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."The eccentricities of pantomime and burlesque – with their curious combination of comedy, parody, satire, improvisation, song and dance, variety acts, cross-dressing, extravagant stage effects, risqué jokes and saucy costumes – while familiar enough to British audiences, took New York by storm."^ Pacino set for New York stage .
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^ Most of them are musical productions with spectacular staging extravagant costumes and top quality song and dance performances.
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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 New York City, with 500 seats or more, that appeal to the mass audience.

[6] The six-month tour ran for almost six extremely profitable years.[7]

Birth of the musical and post-Civil War

.Theater in New York moved from downtown gradually to midtown beginning around 1850, seeking less expensive real estate prices.^ Be the toast of Broadway at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City, located in the heart of Times Square with a calming, upscale ambiance and access to Broadway theaters, Fifth Avenue shopping, midtown business and fine dining.  .
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^ Hugh Jackman was just the first in a long line of big celebrities to head over to Broadway during this tough time for the theater district in New York.
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^ Broadway theater, one of the great features of New York City, continues its tradition of one spectacular season followed by another.
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.In 1870, the heart of Broadway was in Union Square, and by the end of the century, many theaters were near Madison Square.^ By the 1870s, Union Square at 14th Street was the heart of the theater district.
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^ There are many discount ticket brokers, clubs you can join on the Internet, school discount programs, a booth in Times Square and numerous other ways of getting Broadway Theater Tickets.

^ Be the toast of Broadway at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City, located in the heart of Times Square with a calming, upscale ambiance and access to Broadway theaters, Fifth Avenue shopping, midtown business and fine dining.  .
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.Theaters did not arrive in the Times Square area until the early 1900s, and the Broadway theaters did not consolidate there until a large number of theaters were built around the square in the 1920s and 1930s.^ Times Square is the heart of the Theater District .
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^ The majority of Broadway theatres are located in the area called Midtown, in and around Times Square.

^ Facts About Broadway Broadway is the term given to a number of large, professional theaters located in the theater district of … More .
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.Broadway's first "long-run" musical was a 50-performance hit called The Elves in 1857. New York runs continued to lag far behind those in London,[8] but Laura Keene's "musical burletta" Seven Sisters (1860) shattered previous New York records with a run of 253 performances.^ Broadway, New York, NY 10036 .
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^ Tags: broadway , new york .
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It was at a performance by Keene's troupe of Our American Cousin in Washington, D.C. that Abraham Lincoln was shot.
The Black Crook (1866), considered by some historians to be the first musical[9]
.The first theater piece that conforms to the modern conception of a musical, adding dance and original music that helped to tell the story, is considered to be The Black Crook, which premiered in New York on September 12, 1866. The production was a staggering five-and-a-half hours long, but despite its length, it ran for a record-breaking 474 performances.^ The first half of January has become a time for a bountiful array of theater, music and dance festivals in New York City.

^ About Broadway Theatre Broadway theatre are theatre productions that are performed in the Theater District of New York City.
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^ History of Broadway Musicals Since the first Broadway musical, "The Black Crook," was staged in 1866, running over five hours long and … More .
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.The same year, The Black Domino/Between You, Me and the Post was the first show to call itself a "musical comedy."^ This glamorous show takes you on a fast pace musical journey to New York City to experience Broadways most famous musicals of all time.

^ The show has been on the air since September of 1985, always presenting “the best, the worst, and everything in-between” from Broadway musical shows, Hollywood movie musicals and London musical theater.
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^ William Wheatley staged the first show, called The Black Crook during which the audience saw a drama, listened to the orchestra, and were entertained by a hundred dancing gypsies visiting from Paris.
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.Tony Pastor opened the first vaudeville theater one block east of Union Square in 1881, where Lillian Russell performed.^ The Mahalia Jackson Theatre opened earlier this year, but Tuesday night, the first Broadway touring production returned and theater lovers in this area couldnt be happier.
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^ Follow along as the company prepares for The Rant, starting in February Goodman Theatre -Become a fan of one of Chicago's Tony-winning theaters Oh Coward!
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^ It is one of the few Broadway theaters that was not only still open, but was also currently showing modern movies in English (although theater employees often outnumbered the customers).
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.Comedians Edward Harrigan and Tony Hart produced and starred in musicals on Broadway between 1878 (The Mulligan Guard Picnic) and 1885, with book and lyrics by Harrigan and music by his father-in-law David Braham.^ David Foster music & lyrics .
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^ The show has been on the air since September of 1985, always presenting “the best, the worst, and everything in-between” from Broadway musical shows, Hollywood movie musicals and London musical theater.
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^ Chicago: Michelle Williams to return as Roxie Grammy Award-winning recording artist Michelle Williams returns to Broadway as Roxie Hart in the Tony Award-winning hit musical Chicago for a seven-week limited engagement from 8 Feb - 28 Mar 2010.

.These musical comedies featured characters and situations taken from the everyday life of New York's lower classes and represented a significant step forward from vaudeville and burlesque, towards a more literate form.^ 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 New York City, with 500 seats or more, that appeal to the mass audience.

^ Broadway Theatre League is known in the industry as a presenter, which simply means we have purchased a professional touring production from a New York agent representing a particular show.
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^ Theatre is a kick-start to the imagination, and nowhere do the jolts come faster and with more range of possibility than in New York City.
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.They starred high quality singers (Lillian Russell, Vivienne Segal, and Fay Templeton) instead of the women of questionable repute who had starred in earlier musical forms.^ Lillian Russell and Marie Dressler, were among the stars who appeared for Aronson.
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^ Paper Mill Playhouse 2009 Rising Star Best Actress award recipient and National High School Musical Theater Award nominee.
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^ Heights: Corbin Bleu to make Broadway debut High School Musical star Corbin Bleu will make his Broadway debut when he joins the cast of the musical In The Heights on 25 Jan 2010 playing the role of Usnavi.

.As transportation improved, poverty in New York diminished, and street lighting made for safer travel at night, the number of potential patrons for the growing number of theaters increased enormously.^ Broadway Theater is on 1681 Broadway and 53rd street in New York City.
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^ Hugh Jackman was just the first in a long line of big celebrities to head over to Broadway during this tough time for the theater district in New York.
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^ South Pacific on Broadway Vivian Beaumont Theatre (150 West 65th Street , New York, NY ) Lincoln Center Theater presents the iconic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, which is returning to the New York scene in its first-ever Broadway revival.
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.Plays could run longer and still draw in the audiences, leading to better profits and improved production values.^ 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.

^ Today, the longest running show in Broadway history is still in production.
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^ American Place Theatre, The   -  http://www.americanplacetheatre.org Not-for-profit, off-Broadway theatre committed to producing new plays by American playwrights and bringing theatre to a diverse audience.
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As in England, during the latter half of the century the theater began to be cleaned up, with less prostitution hindering the attendance of the theater by women. .Gilbert and Sullivan's family-friendly comic opera hits, beginning with H.M.S. Pinafore in 1878, were imported to New York (by the authors and also in numerous pirated productions).^ Broadway Theatre League is known in the industry as a presenter, which simply means we have purchased a professional touring production from a New York agent representing a particular show.
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^ Performances are scheduled to begin March 13, 2010 at New York’s Nederlander Theater.
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^ Metropolitan Opera New York, United States Thu, 1st Apr 2010 - Thu, 15th Apr 2010 $106.00 - $218.00* .
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.They were imitated in New York by American productions such as Reginald Dekoven's Robin Hood (1891) and John Philip Sousa's El Capitan (1896), along with operas, ballets and other British and European hits.^ Broadway Theatre League is known in the industry as a presenter, which simply means we have purchased a professional touring production from a New York agent representing a particular show.
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^ Our members include theatre owners and operators, producers, presenters, and general managers in New York and more than 250 other North American cities, as well as suppliers of goods and services to the theatre industry.
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^ "They had a lot of slow-motion scenes, so we did a whole slapstick slow-motion thing where people were hitting each other in the head," he said.
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1890s and later

Sheet music to "Give My Regards"
.Charles Hoyt's A Trip to Chinatown (1891) became Broadway's long-run champion, holding the stage for 657 performances.^ History of Broadway Musicals Since the first Broadway musical, "The Black Crook," was staged in 1866, running over five hours long and … More .
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^ Rodgers and Harts Too Many Girls transferred here from the Imperial in 1940, the first of many long-running shows to move to the Broadway from other theatres.

^ 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).

.This would not be surpassed until Irene in 1919. In 1896, theatre owners Marc Klaw and A. L. Erlanger formed the Theatrical Syndicate, which controlled almost every legitimate theatre in the U.S. for the next sixteen years.^ Though Erlanger controlled the Syndicate, Frohman's influence was such that he controlled the open time for hundreds of theaters throughout the country.
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^ We have had the same chairs in the Black Box Theatre for almost 20 years,” says Donna Kimberlin, Villagers Theatre Trustee and Executive Producer of Theatre Arts.
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^ But patrons expected them as part of the package, and the policy continued until December, 1930, when Moss changed the Colony's name to Broadway and turned the theatre "legitimate."
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[10] .However, smaller vaudeville and variety houses proliferated, and Off-Broadway was well established by the end of the 19th century.^ But, by 1930, Moss converted his house to a legitimate theatre called the Broadway, realizing that the talkies were killing vaudeville.
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^ Some smaller Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway productions use Ticket Central or Smarttix.
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^ Her students include cast members from Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, National tours, the Rockettes, Broadway choreographers, as well as people who “just love to tap”.
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.A Trip to Coontown (1898) was the first musical comedy entirely produced and performed by African Americans in a Broadway theatre (largely inspired by the routines of the minstrel shows), followed by the ragtime-tinged Clorindy the Origin of the Cakewalk (1898), and the highly successful In Dahomey (1902).^ As well, The Vineyard has produced the musical [title of show] on Broadway.

^ 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 New York City, with 500 seats or more, that appeal to the mass audience.

^ Broadway theatres are usually run by a producing organization (e.g., Nederlander, Disney, et cetera), or another theatre group (e.g., Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center Theater, et cetera).

.Hundreds of musical comedies were staged on Broadway in the 1890s and early 1900s made up of songs written in New York's Tin Pan Alley involving composers such as Gus Edwards, John Walter Bratton, and George M. Cohan (Little Johnny Jones (1904), 45 Minutes From Broadway (1906), and George Washington Jr. (1906)).^ Broadway, New York, NY 10036 .
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^ Comedy hits the new age at Broadway .
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^ Tags: broadway , new york .
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.Still, New York runs continued to be relatively short, with a few exceptions, compared with London runs, until World War I.^ Though there are a few exceptions, most Broadway theaters run on a set schedule of eight shows per week.
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^ So it's a little surprising that "Sojourn at Ararat," the world stage's leading performance of Armenian poetry in English, has taken so long to reach New York.

^ Theater tickets: Broadway, Off-Broadway New York and London Theatre ticket broker .
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[11] A few very successful British musicals continued to achieve great success in New York, including Florodora in 1900-01.
.In the early years of the 20th century, translations of popular late-19th century continental operettas were joined by the "Princess Theatre" shows of the 1910s by writers such as P. G. Wodehouse, Guy Bolton and Harry B. Smith.^ They have written something very different from the operetta of the early 20th century.
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^ By the 19th Century, the development of American theatre was in full swing.
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^ The story truly begins as Jean Valjean crosses the landscape of early 19th century France, always pursued by the righteous police inspector Javert.
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Victor Herbert, whose work included some intimate musical plays with modern settings as well as his string of famous operettas (The Fortune Teller (1898), Babes in Toyland (1903), Mlle. Modiste (1905), The Red Mill (1906), and Naughty Marietta (1910)).[12] .Beginning with The Red Mill, Broadway shows installed electric signs outside the theatres.^ If you tell us what your budget is and what Broadway Show dates you would like to attend, we will figure out which Theatre tickets are the best option for you.

^ Like to keep track of what show is booked into which Broadway theatre?
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^ Called " The Electric Theatre ," it was a converted arcade which began showing short films in April of 1902, for ten cents per customer.
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.Since colored bulbs burned out too quickly, white lights were used, and Broadway was nicknamed "The Great White Way."^ The "Great White Way" is a nickname for the Midtown section of Broadway that encompasses the Theatre District, between 42nd and 53rd Streets.
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^ At a time when potential investors are balking and theatergoers are shunning the Great White Way--and despite his Lower Manhattan office building havi...
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^ The headline "Found on the Great White Way" appeared in the February 3, 1902, edition of the New York Evening Telegram inspired by the millions of lights on theater marquees and billboard advertisements that illuminate the area.
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.In August 1919, the Actors Equity Association demanded a standard contract for all professional productions.^ 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).

^ The actors' union and Broadway theater producers have reached a tentative agreement for a new 39-month contract that covers Broadway shows and touring productions .
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^ The new tiered Equity contracts also allow for reduced production expenses, so I do agree that the real deal is generally found on Broadway.
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After a strike shut down all the theatres, the producers were forced to agree. .By the 1920s, the Shubert Brothers had risen to take over the majority of the theatres from the Erlanger syndicate.^ This so shocked and offended the Shubert brothers, that they were, from that moment, determined to remain in New York and destroy the Syndicate.
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[13]
The motion picture mounted a challenge to the stage. .At first, films were silent and presented only limited competition.^ Steamboat Willie was actually Mickey's third film, but the first two were silent ("Plane Crazy" and "The Gallopin' Gaucho") and were swept aside in the rush to talkies.
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.Nevertheless, by the end of the 1920s, films like The Jazz Singer could be presented with synchronized sound, and critics wondered if the cinema would replace live theatre altogether.^ Browse Broadway Theatre tickets below and select the "View Tickets" button next to the date of the event you would like to attend.
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^ Overwhelming amounts of talent, excellent staging, and no tinned music could ever replace the sound of a live orchestra.
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^ If you tell us what your budget is and what Broadway Show dates you would like to attend, we will figure out which Theatre tickets are the best option for you.

.The musicals of the Roaring Twenties, borrowing from vaudeville, music hall and other light entertainments, tended to ignore plot in favor of emphasizing star actors and actresses, big dance routines, and popular songs.^ Paper Mill Playhouse 2009 Rising Star Best Actress award recipient and National High School Musical Theater Award nominee.
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^ Some of the big musicals also have concession stands to sell T-shirts, mugs, keychains, and other remembrances of the show you just enjoyed.
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^ The action is played out over 21 scenes on a grand scale of precision dancing, dramatic music, colorful costumes and state-of-the-art staging and lighting.
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.Florenz Ziegfeld produced annual spectacular song-and-dance revues on Broadway featuring extravagant sets and elaborate costumes, but there was little to tie the various numbers together.^ Burn the Floor A thrilling Latin and Ballroom dance spectacular featuring many of the top dancers in the world.
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^ The Broadway production will feature set design by Mark Wendland, costume design by Jeff Mahshie, lighting design by Kevin Adams and sound design by Brian Ronan.
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^ Meanwhile, "Dumbo" continued at the Broadway as a solo feature, and remained there for some time into 1942 in an exclusive engagement.
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Typical of the 1920s were lighthearted productions like Sally; Lady Be Good; Sunny; No, No, Nanette; Oh, Kay!; and Funny Face. .Their books may have been forgettable, but they produced enduring standards from George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Vincent Youmans, and Rodgers and Hart, among others, and Noel Coward, Sigmund Romberg and Rudolf Friml continued in the vein of Victor Herbert.^ "The New Yorker" was a musical written by Herbert Fields and Cole Porter involving a New York woman from Park Avenue played by Hope Williams.
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^ Previews “PRESENT LAUGHTER”: Victor Garber plays a British matinee idol in this revival of Noel Coward’s 1942 comedy.
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^ PRESENT LAUGHTER”: Victor Garber plays a British matinee idol in this revival of Noel Coward’s 1942 comedy.
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Clearly, the live theatre survived the invention of cinema.
.Leaving these comparatively frivolous entertainments behind, and taking the drama a giant step forward, Show Boat, premiered on December 27, 1927 at the Ziegfeld Theatre, representing a complete integration of book and score, with dramatic themes, as told through the music, dialogue, setting and movement, woven together more seamlessly than in previous musicals.^ Wicked tickets are a chance to see a show that has won three Tony Awards, and the musical is directed more than ably by Joe Mantello, who helps to tell the story of how the witches in The Wizard of Oz came to be.
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^ Having premiered in 1988, it is currently the longest running show in Broadway history, surpassing another Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Cats .
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^ E-MAIL THIS LINK Enter recipient's e-mail: Please Note: Theatre tickets may be sold for more than the price listed on the ticket.
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It ran for 572 performances. After the lean years of the Great Depression, Broadway theatre entered a golden age with the blockbuster hit Oklahoma!, in 1943, which ran for 2,212 performances. .Hit after hit followed on Broadway, and the Broadway theatre attained the highest level of international prestige in theatre.^ The Tony is Broadway's highest theatre award.

^ 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.
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^ Along with London's West End Theatre, Broadway theatre is usually considered of the highest quality.

.The 1920s also spawned a new age of American playwright with the emergence of Eugene O'Neill, whose plays Beyond the Horizon, Anna Christie, The Hairy Ape, Strange Interlude and Mourning Becomes Electra proved that there was an audience for serious drama on Broadway, and O'Neill's success paved the way for major dramatists like Elmer Rice, Maxwell Anderson, Robert E. Sherwood, Tennessee Williams, and Arthur Miller, as well as writers of comedy like George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart.^ Eugene O'Neill play 33 VARIATIONS .
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^ Given annually to honor individuals and organizations who have achieved artistic excellence in Off-Off-Broadway theatre, the New York IT Awards recognize the unique and essential role Off-Off-Broadway plays in contributing to American and global culture, and believes that publicly recognizing excellence in Off-Off-Broadway theatre will expand audience awareness and appreciation of the full New York theatre experience.
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^ The Royal Family plays final performance The Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway production of The Royal Family by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber, and directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, plays its final performance on 13 Dec 2009.

Classical revivals also proved popular with Broadway theatre-goers, notably John Barrymore and John Gielgud in Hamlet, Walter Hampden and Jose Ferrer in Cyrano de Bergerac, Maurice Evans in Richard II, and Paul Robeson in Othello.
.The Tony Awards were established in 1947 to recognize achievement in live American theatre, especially Broadway theatre.^ The Tony is Broadway's highest theatre award.

^ Broadway shows and artists are honored every June when the Antoinette Perry Awards (Tony Awards) are given by the American Theatre Wing.

^ Broadway Bound Children’s Theatre transforms the lives of children through active participation in theatre arts, combining a fun and supportive atmosphere with professional standards.
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Broadway today

Schedule

.Although there are now more exceptions than there once were, generally shows with open-ended runs operate on the same schedule, with evening performances Tuesday through Saturday with an 8 p.m.^ But there are a lot more shows up than down.
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^ Performance schedule: Tuesday at 7:30; Wednesday – Saturday at 8PM; Saturday & Sunday at 8PM .

^ Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00PM with a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00PM. .
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."curtain" and afternoon "matinée" performances on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday; typically at 2 p.m.^ The star of the pre-Broadway musical was sick and missed both Saturday performances, along with the Sunday matinee.

^ Wednesday matinees traditionally start at 2 p.m., and matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m., or in some cases 3 p.m.
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^ Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday at 2pm & 8pm, Thursday Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, Sunday at 3pm (Sunday, January 10 at 2pm) Our Review .
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on Wednesdays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays, making a standard eight performance week. .On this schedule, shows do not play on Monday, and the shows and theatres are said to be "dark" on that day.^ The show, playing at the Minskoff Theatre, is now selling tickets through to 11 Jul 2010.

^ Most Broadway shows operate on six-day-a-week schedules.
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^ The show, playing at the Ambassador Theatre, is now selling tickets through to 5 Sep 2010.

.Actors and crew in these shows 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.^ Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00PM with a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00PM. .
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^ The designation is a crucial one, for only the shows in these theatres are eligible for the Tony Awards, the coveted prizes awarded each June to the new shows of the previous 12 months.
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^ Jersey Boys selling tickets through to 22 Aug The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Jersey Boys has extended its booking period.

.In recent years, many shows have moved their Tuesday show time an hour earlier to 7 p.m.^ I live in the Midwest and have seen many amazing productions by touring companies of recent Broadway shows for $25 a ticket, but I have never been to Broadway.
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^ As the casting director of a great many of the shows in the book, I feel it is beautifully illustrated and written and certainly is a superb summary of the golden years on Broadway.
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^ We chose Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, a show I have seen many times before.
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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.^ Most of the time theatres open their doors about 30 minutes before the "curtain" (even if there is no curtain--"curtain" is showbiz jargon for "start of the show").
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^ Our guess is that the reason for this is that a lot of the shows that were flailing at that time have since closed their productions.
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^ Next to Normal A bleak but powerful musical drama about a troubled suburban family....the New York Times calls it a "brave, breathtaking" show.
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.Some shows, especially those produced by Disney, change their performance schedules fairly frequently, depending on the season, in order to maximize access to their targeted audience.^ Every show is the performance of that night and some of the best occurs in places like Denver, etc.
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^ (Monday is frequently a "dark" night, but some productions, taking advantage of a less competitive evening, choose to perform on Mondays.
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^ Get some Playhouse Disney Live tickets and you will get the opportunity to see one of the best family shows around right now.
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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.^ Musicals both old and new can be seen at the Broadway theater.
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^ Great cast, great music, great sets and staging.
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^ The Broadway Theater often staged plays that paralleled the times.
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.Actors from movies and television are frequently cast for the revivals of Broadway shows or are used to replace actors leaving a cast.^ Actors from movies and television are frequently cast for the premieres of Broadway shows or are used to replace actors leaving a cast.

^ They auditioned for talent agents and for casting directors for television shows and movie projects, and for broadway musical touring companies: Mary Poppins, Avenue Q, and The Little Mermaid.
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^ The actors' union and Broadway theater producers have reached a tentative agreement for a new 39-month contract that covers Broadway shows and touring productions .
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.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.^ 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.

^ At the time, 75% of all televisions in America were tuned to Mary Martin’s performance.
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^ However, in early 2008, the theatre reopened as a venue for live stage performances, with an emphasis on multicultural productions.
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.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 lowbrow—they considered their own craft to be a higher and more artistic calling.^ Artistic trade 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.

^ 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.

^ However, in early 2008, the theatre reopened as a venue for live stage performances, with an emphasis on multicultural productions.
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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.")[14] 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 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 is very rare for Broadway actors not to work under an Equity contract, since most plays and musicals come under that union's jurisdiction.^ The classification of theatres is governed by language in Actors' Equity contracts.

^ Most of the plays have been musicals, due to the Broadway's large seating capacity.
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^ Artistic trade 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.

.Almost all of the people involved with a Broadway show at every level are represented by unions or other protective, professional or trade organization.^ Artistic trade 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.

^ Broadway shows and artists are honored every June when the Antoinette Perry Awards (Tony Awards) are given by the American Theatre Wing.

^ Each year millions of people from around the world attend Broadway Shows, and more than $1 Billion in Broadway Tickets are sold annually.
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.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").^ Artistic trade 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.

^ The tiny Mint Theater , ensconced on the third floor of an office building in a 96 seat black box with stadium seating, should win all the prizes for impeccable productions of little known gems from the past.
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^ A company of 15 performers musicians, actors, acrobats and dancers will fill the stage with a trance dance celebration of culture unique to the Southern Italian experience.

.Directors and choreographers belong to the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), playwrights to the Dramatists Guild, and house managers, company managers and press agents belong to the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers (ATPAM).^ Artistic trade 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.

^ 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).

^ TNC's Artistic Director, Crystal Field, recruited him to work as TNC's press agent in 1988 and it was at her theater that he snapped his first theatrical photos ("Three Poets" by Romulus Linney, 1989).

.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.^ This has subsequently become the most successful play in London in the last 25 years as well as winning every major Award.
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^ Major Off Broadway companies for the most part mirror Broadway performance schedules.
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^ For the last month, the girls have practiced their parts on a floor at North Charleston's South of Broadway marked with tape to approximate the size of the stage at the Performing Arts Center.
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.(General managers, who run the business affairs of a show, and are frequently producers as well, are management and not labor.^ Seeing a Broadway show is a common tourist activity in New York and a business that generates billions of dollars annually.

^ This is a very expensive show to produce by current touring standards and it certainly won't make any money here unless it does good business for a year or so.

^ As well, The Vineyard has produced the musical [title of show] on Broadway.

)
.The minimum size of the Broadway orchestra is governed by an agreement with the musicians union (Local 802, American Federation of Musicians) and the League of American Theatres and Producers.^ Broadway theatres are usually run by a producing organization (e.g., Nederlander, Disney, et cetera), or another theatre group (e.g., Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center Theater, et cetera).

^ Broadway shows and artists are honored every June when the Antoinette Perry Awards (Tony Awards) are given by the American Theatre Wing.

^ The actors' union and Broadway theater producers have reached a tentative agreement for a new 39-month contract that covers Broadway shows and touring productions .
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For example, the agreement specifies the minimum size of the orchestra at the Minskoff Theatre to be 18, at the Music Box Theatre to be 9.[15]

Producers and theatre owners

.Most Broadway producers and theatre owners are members of the The Broadway League (formerly "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.^ America’s most significant producers of theatre.
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^ The Tony is Broadway's highest theatre award.

^ Broadway theatres are usually run by a producing organization (e.g., Nederlander, Disney, et cetera), or another theatre group (e.g., Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center Theater, et cetera).

.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.^ Broadway New York theatre news .

^ Broadway theatre, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 40 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located in the Theatre District, New York (plus one theatre in Lincoln Center) in Manhattan, New York City.
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^ Additionally, many of New York's subscription theatres--Roundabout Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, and Lincoln Center Theater, to name just a few--maintain their own Websites, as do most major individual productions.
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.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.^ Broadway theatres are usually run by a producing organization (e.g., Nederlander, Disney, et cetera), or another theatre group (e.g., Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center Theater, et cetera).

^ Broadway Across America is a premiere promoter and producer of live theatrical events in the United States and Canada with twenty-five years of experience in the entertainment industry.

^ The actors' union and Broadway theater producers have reached a tentative agreement for a new 39-month contract that covers Broadway shows and touring productions .
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(Disney also negotiates apart from the League, as did Livent before it closed down its operations.) .However, generally, shows that play in any of the Broadway houses are eligible for Tony Awards (see below).^ The Tony is Broadway's highest theatre award.

^ Broadway Show Tickets NY broadway play tickets .
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^ Seeing a Broadway show is a common tourist activity in New York and a business that generates billions of dollars annually.

.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 seventeen theatres (it recently retained full ownership of the Music Box from the Irving Berlin Estate); The Nederlander Organization, which controls nine theatres; and Jujamcyn, which owns five Broadway houses.^ This piece has neither the formative ambition nor the acerbic core of “August: Osage County,” which preceded “Donuts” at the Music Box Theatre.
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^ Broadway theatres are usually run by a producing organization (e.g., Nederlander, Disney, et cetera), or another theatre group (e.g., Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center Theater, et cetera).

^ The Shubert Organization's activities include the revitalization of the American theatre, participation in civic and community affairs, the introduction of phone and charge ticket sales and a computerized ticketing system.
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Runs

.Most Broadway shows are commercial productions intended to make a profit for the producers and investors ("backers" or "angels"), and therefore have open-ended runs (duration that the production plays), meaning that the length of their presentation is not set beforehand, but depends on critical response, word of mouth, and the effectiveness of the show's advertising, all of which determine ticket sales.^ Strike intermission ends; Broadway shows open .
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^ A Follies ticket was $2.50, making it the most expensive show in town.
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^ Broadway shows may run for a varying number of weeks, depending on ticket sales.

Investing in a commercial production carries a varied degree of financial risk. Shows do not necessarily have to make a profit immediately. .If they are making their "nut" (weekly operating expenses), or are losing money at a rate which the producers consider acceptable, they may continue to run in the expectation that, eventually, they will pay back their initial costs and become profitable.^ Our tiny markup pays for the support, the cost of running the website and the toll free number that we provide.
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^ This is a very expensive show to produce by current touring standards and it certainly won't make any money here unless it does good business for a year or so.

.In some borderline situations, producers may ask that royalties be temporarily reduced or waived, or even that performers — with the permission of their unions — take reduced salaries, in order to prevent a show from closing.^ As is the tradition on Broadway, the producers of the show offered no explanation for the closing Shrek.
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^ The longest running show in Broadway history was Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats, which closed in 2000 after running for 7,485 performances at the Winter Garden Theater.

^ When singers and performers set out to sharpen their skills, some attend music conservatories, some go to a university with a strong performing arts program, and some take private lessons.
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.Theatre owners, who are not generally profit participants in most productions, may waive or reduce rents, or even lend a show money in order to keep it running.^ In the City, Broadway shows sell about a billion dollars worth of tickets each year, contributing to generate large amount of money in restaurant and hotel revenues.
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^ Motorcoaches may drop off and pickup passengers in the midtown Manhattan, but are generally not permitted to layover in the theatre district.
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^ Ortlieb, who will play George in the show, is a member of the American Blues Theatre ensemble.

.(In one case, a theatre owner lent a floundering show money to stay open, even though the production had to move to another owner's theatre because of a previous booking at the original house.^ Update: When the show moves to the Helen Hayes Theatre on West 44th Street on Jan.
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^ At the top of the list are Broadway tickets for shows like Elton John’s Billy Elliot which is one of the most celebrated shows of the moment for Broadway Theatre lovers.

^ No word on the production for about six months or so, though Dodger Theatricals still lists the show as an "upcoming production" .
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)
.Some Broadway shows are produced by non-commercial organizations as part of a regular subscription season—Lincoln Center Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company, and Manhattan Theatre Club are the three non-profit theatre companies that currently have permanent Broadway venues.^ Broadway theatres are usually run by a producing organization (e.g., Nederlander, Disney, et cetera), or another theatre group (e.g., Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center Theater, et cetera).

^ Broadway theatre - Catch some theater!
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^ Broadway theatre, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 40 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located in the Theatre District, New York (plus one theatre in Lincoln Center) in Manhattan, New York City.
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.Some other productions are produced on Broadway with "limited engagement runs" for a number of reasons, including financial issues, prior engagements of the performers or temporary availability of a theatre between the end of one production and the beginning of another.^ Broadway theatres are usually run by a producing organization (e.g., Nederlander, Disney, et cetera), or another theatre group (e.g., Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center Theater, et cetera).

^ The reason given by lead producer Sue Frost: " the production is being rescheduled for later this season out of responsibility to the investors at this complicated economic time, which makes it very hard to support a new musical on Broadway."
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^ Broadway shows may run for a varying number of weeks, depending on ticket sales.

.However, some shows with planned limited engagement runs may, after critical acclaim or box office success, extend their engagements or convert to open-ended runs.^ Broadway shows may run for a varying number of weeks, depending on ticket sales.

^ From 2/28/09; opening 3/22/09;closing 7/05/09 extended -- with a 6 week summer hiatus beginning 7/2709 and then re-opening and running until a 11/15/09 closing.
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^ Millions of people flock here each year to see Broadway shows, some of which have had such long successful runs that they almost seem like part of the architecture of the city itself!
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.This was the case with 2007's August: Osage County and 2009's God of Carnage.^ December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 September 2006 August 2006 Site Information .
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^ She most recently appeared on stage in the Broadway production of August: Osage County .

^ A Chorus Line A Little Night Music All My Sons August: Osage County Avenue Q All Theater Tickets - A .
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Historically, musicals on Broadway tend to have 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.[16]

Audience

.Seeing a Broadway show is a common tourist activity in New York, and Broadway shows sell close to a billion dollars worth of tickets annually,[3] helping the tourist industry to generate billions more in restaurant and hotel revenues.^ We are here to help...whether it is Broadway Theatre New York Tickets .
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^ In the City, Broadway shows sell about a billion dollars worth of tickets each year, contributing to generate large amount of money in restaurant and hotel revenues.
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^ Tags: broadway , new york .
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.The TKTS booths sell same-day tickets (and in certain cases next-day matinee tickets) for many Broadway and Off-Broadway shows at a discount of 25%, 35%, or 50%.^ Wicked Tickets - Broadway 3/25 .
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^ Wicked Tickets - Broadway 9/25 .
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^ Wicked Tickets - Broadway 4/25 .
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.(The TKTS booths are located in Duffy Square, which is in Times Square, in Lower Manhattan (199 Water Street—Corner of Front & John Streets), and in Brooklyn(1 MetroTech Center at the corner of Jay Street and Myrtle Avenue ).^ It boasts a 14,500-square-foot Mandarin Oriental Spa, the largest of its kind in Manhattan, and a state-of-the-art fitness center with a 75-foot lap pool.
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^ Stay on FDR Drive to 42nd Street, go straight for about 6 to 8 blocks until you reach Times Square.
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^ At the time, theater was concentrated between Union Square and 24th Street.
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) .This service run by Theatre Development Fund helps sell seats that would otherwise go empty and makes seeing a show in New York more affordable.^ This service helps sell empty seats and makes seeing a show in New York more affordable.

^ Show had two recent runs by York Theatre Company.
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^ Broadway New York theatre news .

.Many Broadway theatres also offer special student rates, same-day "rush" or "lottery" tickets, or standing-room tickets to help ensure that their theatres are as full, and their "grosses" as high as possible.^ We are here to help...whether it is Broadway Theatre New York Tickets .
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^ We are here to help...whether it is Westchester Broadway Theatre Tickets .
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^ 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 Broadways shows.

[17]
.Total Broadway attendance in the 2008-09 season was 12.15 million, compared to 12.27 million in the 2007-2008 season.^ More than 180 major buildings totaling $12.5 billion in value — from Columbus Tower at 1775 Broadway to the...
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^ With 15 nods, the British musical is the one to beat in this season's Broadway race .
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^ XANADU Opens National Tour in Orange County, 12/15 - 12/27 by Michael L. Quintos - December 09, 2009 COSTA MESA, CA—The national tour of the musical adventure XANADU opens at the Orange County Performing Arts Center on December 15 and runs through December 27.
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[18] By way of comparison, London's West End theatre reported total attendance of 13.6 million for major commercial and grant-aided theatres in Central London for 2007.[19]

Off-Broadway and US tours

.The classification of theatres is governed by language in Actors' Equity Association contracts.^ The classification of theatres is governed by language in Actors' Equity contracts.

^ Proud Member of Actors Equity Association.
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.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 define Broadway theatre.^ 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.

^ More about Broadway theatre .
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^ The Tony is Broadway's highest theatre award.

.Off Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway shows often provide a more experimental, challenging and intimate performance than is possible in the larger Broadway theatres.^ 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).

^ During the 1930s, the Broadway Theatre was probably shuttered more often than open.
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^ More about Broadway theatre .
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.Some Broadway shows, however, such as the musicals Hair, Little Shop of Horrors, Spring Awakening, Next to Normal, Rent, Avenue Q, and In the Heights, began their runs Off Broadway and later transferred onto Broadway, seeking to replicate their intimate experience in a larger theatre.^ Next to Normal Next to Normal is a musical.
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^ Search for Off Broadway shows here.
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^ Broadway theatre - Catch some theater!
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.After (or even during) successful runs in Broadway theatres, producers often remount their productions with a new cast and crew for the Broadway national tour, which travels to theaters 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.^ Broadway theatre - Have Fun Watching theater!
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^ These people love Broadway Theatre .
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^ The touring cast was far superior to the broadway cast that was running at the same time.
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.Smaller cities are eventually serviced by "bus and truck" tours, so-called because the cast generally travels by bus (instead of by air) and the sets and equipment by truck.^ Since then it has toured four continents and more than 25 cities worldwide, receiving accolades and awards, with both its original cast and subsequent casts directed by its authors.

^ In addition to long runs in Broadway theatres, producers often copy the production with a new cast and crew for the Broadway Tour, which travels to theatres across the country.

.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.^ Broadway theater, one of the great features of New York City, continues its tradition of one spectacular season followed by another.
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^ 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.

^ 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 New York City, with 500 seats or more, that appeal to the mass audience.

.The Touring Broadway Awards, presented by The Broadway League, honor excellence in touring Broadway.^ Broadway shows and artists are honored every June when the Antoinette Perry Awards (Tony Awards) are given by the American Theatre Wing.

^ Broadway shows, been honored with eight Tony Award nominations and received the 1997 Tony Award for his work on Chicago .
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^ TIME's Richard Zoglin gives his appraisal of all the nominees for the four top awards and gauges their chances on this Sunday's awards show as Broadway honors its best .
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Tony Awards

.Broadway productions and artists are honored every June when the Antoinette Perry Awards (Tony Awards) are awarded by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League.^ The Tony is Broadway's highest theatre award.

^ Broadway shows and artists are honored every June when the Antoinette Perry Awards (Tony Awards) are given by the American Theatre Wing.

^ For Broadway, he directed The Play’s the Thing (1973) and produced A Taste of Honey (1981) and the Tony Award­winning revival of Joe Egg (1984).
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.The Tony is Broadway's most prestigious award, the importance of which has increased since the annual broadcast on television began.^ The importance of these awards has increased since their annual broadcast on television began.

^ The Tony is Broadway's highest theatre award.

^ Broadway shows and artists are honored every June when the Antoinette Perry Awards (Tony Awards) are given by the American Theatre Wing.

.In a strategy to improve the television ratings, celebrities are often chosen to host the show, like Hugh Jackman and Rosie O'Donnell, some with little or no connection to the theatre.^ Celebrities are often chosen to host the show, like Hugh Jackman and Rosie O'Donnell, in addition to celebrity presenters.

^ Every show is the performance of that night and some of the best occurs in places like Denver, etc.
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^ Broadway theater patrons often like to come here after the show to feast on their Country Style Rigatoni, Fried Calamari, Shrimp Scampi, and Chicken Scarpariello.
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[20]

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 applicable columns are left blank.
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Theatre Current show Address Capacity Opening
date
Closing
date
Ambassador Theatre Chicago West 49th Street (#219) 1125 1996-11-14November 14, 1996 Open-ended
American Airlines Theatre Present Laughter West 42nd Street (#229) 740 2010-01-21January 21, 2010 2010-03-21March 21, 2010
Brooks Atkinson Theatre Rock of Ages West 47th Street (#256) 1044 2009-04-07April 7, 2009 Open-ended
Ethel Barrymore Theatre Race West 47th Street (#243) 1096 2009-12-06December 6, 2009 Open-ended
Vivian Beaumont Theater (at Lincoln Center) South Pacific West 65th Street (#150) 1080 2008-04-03April 3, 2008 August 22, 2010
Belasco Theatre West 44th Street (#111) 1018
Booth Theatre Next to Normal West 45th Street (#222) 785 2009-04-15April 15, 2009 Open-ended
Broadhurst Theatre ENRON West 44th Street (#235) 1186 2010-04-27April 27, 2010 * Open-ended
The Broadway Theatre Promises, Promises Broadway (#1681-@52nd) 1752 2010-04-25April 25, 2010 * Open-ended
Circle in the Square Theatre The Miracle Worker West 50th Street (#235) 623 2010-03-03March 3, 2010 Open-ended
Cort Theatre A View from the Bridge West 48th Street (#138) 1084 2010-01-24January 24, 2010 2010-04-04April 4, 2010
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre Time Stands Still[21] West 47th Street (#261) 650 2010-01-28January 28, 2010 2010-03-21March 21, 2010
George Gershwin Theatre Wicked West 51st Street (#222) 1933 2003-10-30October 30, 2003 Open-ended
John Golden Theatre Red West 45th Street #252) 805 2010-04-01April 1, 2010 Open-ended
Helen Hayes Theatre Next Fall [22] West 44th Street (#240) 597 2010-03-11March 11, 2010 Open-Ended
Hilton Theatre Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark West 42nd Street (#213) 1813 2010-13-00 Undetermined [23]* Open-ended
Al Hirschfeld Theatre Hair West 45th Street (#302) 1437 2009-03-31 March 31, 2009 Open-ended
Imperial Theatre Billy Elliot the Musical West 45th Street (#249) 1421 2008-11-13November 13, 2008 Open-ended
Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre God of Carnage West 45th Street (#242) 1078 2009-03-22March 22, 2009 Open-ended
Walter Kerr Theatre A Little Night Music West 48th Street (#219) 947 2009-12-13December 13, 2009 Open-ended
Longacre Theatre La Cage aux Folles West 48th Street (#220) 1096 2010-04-18 April 18, 2010 * Open-ended[24]
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre The Addams Family West 46th Street (#205) 1475 2010-04-08April 8, 2010 *[25] Open-ended
Lyceum Theatre Looped[26] West 45th Street (#149) 924 2010-03-14March 14, 2010 Open-Ended
Majestic Theatre The Phantom of the Opera West 44th Street (#247) 1655 1988-01-26January 26, 1988 Open-Ended
Marquis Theatre Come Fly Away [27] Broadway (#1535-@45th) 1604 2010-03-25March 25, 2010 * Open-Ended
Henry Miller's Theatre All About Me West 43rd Street (#124) 1055 2010-03-18March 18, 2010 * July 18, 2010
Minskoff Theatre The Lion King West 45th Street (#200) 1710 1997-11-13November 13, 1997 Open-ended
Music Box Theatre Lend Me A Tenor West 45th Street (#239) 1010 2010-04-04April 4, 2010 * Open-ended
Nederlander Theatre Million Dollar Quartet West 41st Street (#208) 1217 2010-04-11April 11, 2010 * Open-ended
New Amsterdam Theatre Mary Poppins West 42nd Street (#214) 1801 2006-11-16November 16, 2006 Open-ended
Eugene O'Neill Theatre Fela! West 49th Street (#230) 1108 2009-11-23November 23, 2009 Open-ended
Palace Theatre West Side Story Broadway (#1564-@46th) 1784 2009-03-19March 19, 2009 Open-ended
Richard Rodgers Theatre In the Heights West 46th Street (#226) 1368 2008-03-09March 9, 2008 Open-ended
Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre A Behanding in Spokane West 45th Street (#236) 1079 2010-03-04March 4, 2010 2010-06-06June 6, 2010
Shubert Theatre Memphis West 44th Street (#225) 1521 2009-10-19October 19, 2009 Open-ended
Neil Simon Theatre Love Never Dies West 52nd Street (#250) 1297 November 11, 2010 * Open-Ended
St. James Theatre American Idiot [28] West 44th Street (#246) 1623 2010-04-20 April 20, 2010 * Open-ended
Studio 54 Sondheim on Sondheim[29] West 54th Street #254) 920 2010-04-22April 22, 2010 * 2010-06-13June 13, 2010
August Wilson Theatre Jersey Boys West 52nd Street (#245) 1275 2005-11-06November 6, 2005 Open-ended
Winter Garden Theatre Mamma Mia! Broadway (#1634-@50th) 1513 2001-10-18October 18, 2001 Open-ended

Upcoming productions

The following have been announced as future Broadway productions. .The theatre in which they will run is either not yet known or currently occupied by another show.^ Update: Another worthy show with a two short run.
  • CurtainUp, Online Theater Magazine's current and upcoming Broadway Show Listings 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.curtainup.com [Source type: General]

^ The show had its world premiere July 2009 at San Diego's's Old Globe Theatre and run was extended one week.
  • New York Broadway Theater Guide - On the Way...Maybe 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.jimsdeli.com [Source type: General]

^ Show had two recent runs by York Theatre Company.
  • New York Broadway Theater Guide - On the Way...Maybe 10 February 2010 12:42 UTC www.jimsdeli.com [Source type: General]

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ Although theater is the preferred spelling in the U.S.A. (see further at American and British English Spelling Differences), the majority of venues, performers, and trade groups for live dramatic presentations use the spelling theatre.
  2. ^ playbill.com article, Feb. 7, 2008, "ASK PLAYBILL.COM: Broadway or Off-Broadway—Part I", retrieved Feb. 8, 2008
  3. ^ a b "The Broadway League Releases End-Of-Season Statistics", livebroadway.com Press Release, May 26, 2009
  4. ^ a b John Kenrick article on the history of NY theatre
  5. ^ Snyder, Robert W. in The Encyclopedia of New York City (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995), Kenneth T. Jackson, editor, p. 1226.
  6. ^ Hoffos, Signe and Moulder, Bob. "Desperately Seeking Lydia" and "Appreciating Lydia", The Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery Magazine, Vol. 43, Autumn 2006, pp. 1–7
  7. ^ Gänzl, Kurt. "Lydia Thompson", Encyclopaedia of the Musical Theatre, Blackwell/Schirmer (1994)
  8. ^ Article on long runs in New York and London prior to 1920
  9. ^ a b Sheridan, Morley. Spread A Little Happiness, New York: Thames and Hudson, 1987, p.15
  10. ^ Kenrick's summary of New York theater from 1865-1900
  11. ^ Article on long-running musicals before 1920
  12. ^ Midkoff, Neil article
  13. ^ Kenrick's summary of the 20th century history of theatre in New York
  14. ^ Variety Magazine. "Variety slanguage Dictionary". http://www.variety.com/index.asp?layout=slanguage. Retrieved 2008-11-28. 
  15. ^ Local 802 Agreement, p. 10local802afm.org, retrieved December 25, 2009
  16. ^ List of longest runs on Broadway
  17. ^ Blank, Matthew. "Broadway Rush and Standing Room Only Policies", playbill.com, October 29, 2008
  18. ^ The Broadway League. ""Broadway Season Statistics"". http://www.broadwayleague.com/index.php?url_identifier=season-by-season-stats-1. Retrieved 2009-12-08. 
  19. ^ Society of London Theatre Annual Report, 2007
  20. ^ New York Times article, June 7, 2004, Tony Awards Finish Up With a Fuzzy Surprise; Puppet Musical Wins Big, as Does 'My Own Wife
  21. ^ Jones, Kenneth.[http://www.playbill.com/news/article/131819-James-Joins-Linney-and-Silverstone-in-Broadways-Time-Stands-Still
  22. ^ [1]The New York Times
  23. ^ [2]The New York Times
  24. ^ [3]playbill.com
  25. ^ [4]theaddamsfamilymusical.com
  26. ^ Jones, Kenneth."Harper, Hutchison and Mulheren Are Looped Trio for Broadway"playbill.com, January 5, 2010
  27. ^ Hetrick, Adam."Tharp's Come Fly Away to Land at Broadway's Marquis Theatre in March"playbill.com, January 4, 2010
  28. ^ [5]playbill.com
  29. ^ Jones, Kenneth."Sondheim on Sondheim Will Star Cook, Kritzer, Lewis, Morton, Scott, Williams and Wopat"playbill.com, December 9, 2009
  30. ^ [6]The New York Times
  31. ^ [7] The New York Times
  32. ^ http://www.playbill.com/news/article/135596-Only-Yesterday-A-Preview-of-the-2010-Broadway-Season-
  33. ^ Jones, Kenneth."Megan Mullally and Patton Oswalt Will Have Lips Together, Teeth Apart on Broadway"December 22, 2009
  34. ^ [8]The New York Times
  35. ^ http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/20/the-pitmen-painters-to-transfer-to-broadway/
  36. ^ http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/11/ray-charles-musical-will-open-in-november/
  37. ^ http://www.playbill.com/events/event_detail/18875-You-Cant-Take-It-With-You-at-TBA

Further reading

  • Green, Stanley; Green, Kay (1996) [1985]. .Broadway Musicals: Show By Show (fifth ed.^ As well, The Vineyard has produced the musical [title of show] on Broadway.

    ). Milwaukee: Hal-Leonard Corporation. ISBN 0-7935-3083-0.
     
  • Morrison, William (1999) (trade paperback). Broadway Theatres: History and Architecture. .Mineola, New York: Dover Publications.^ New York : The Black Suits (Public Theater), Things to Ruin: The Songs of Joe Iconis (Second Stage), Green Eyes (Fringe).

    ISBN 0-486-40244-4.
     
  • William Goldman, The Season: A Candid Look at Broadway, ISBN 978-0879100230

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