6 Facts About Broadway Theatres


Broadway theatre, commonly known as Broadway, refers to the theatrical performances presented in the 41 professional theatres with 500 or more seats located in the Theater District and Lincoln Center along Broadway, in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.

The Vivian Beaumont Theater is a theater located in the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts complex at 150 West 65th Street on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is a 16.3-acre complex of buildings in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan in New York City.

Manhattan is the most densely populated borough of New York City, its economic and administrative center, and the city's historical birthplace.

ALADDIN on Broadway by Disney On Broadway


Along with London's West End theatres, Broadway theatres are widely considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the English-speaking world.

West End theatre is a common term for mainstream professional theatre staged in the large theatres of "Theatreland" in and near the West End of London.

Approximately 330 to 360 million people speak English as their first language.

Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents THE SOUND OF MUSIC! by Pia Haas


The Theater District is a popular tourist attraction in New York City.


According to The Broadway League, for the 2015–2016 season, total attendance was 13,317,980 and Broadway shows had US$1,373,253,725 in grosses, with attendance up 1.6%, grosses up 0.6%, and playing weeks up 1.4%.

The Broadway League, formerly the League of American Theatres and Producers and League of New York Theatres and Producers, is the national trade association for the Broadway theatre industry based in New York, New York.


The great majority of Broadway shows are musicals.


Historian Martin Shefter argues, "'Broadway musicals,' culminating in the productions of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, became enormously influential forms of American popular culture" and helped make New York City the cultural capital of the nation.

Martin Allen Shefter is an American political scientist and author, noted for his research on New York City politics and on how changes in the international system shape political institutions and the conduct of politics in the United States.

Richard Charles Rodgers was an American composer of music for more than 900 songs and for 43 Broadway musicals.

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