Broadway Theater

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Broadway refers to a location found in the theater district located in Manhattan in New York City. The first Broadway theatre opened around 1903 at the New York City and was called the Lyceum theatre. However, at that time other theatres had been established along Nassau Street.For a performance to be considered Broadway it must be held in any of the 40 professional theaters that have 500 or more seats found in this area located in the Theater District and Lincoln Center along Broadway, in the Manhattan borough of New York City. 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. A performance to be held on Broadway is a mark of success that is considered to be the highest level attainable for commercial theater. Attending a production of Broadway theater is a popular tourist activity in New York. Over a billion dollars in Broadway theater tickets were sold in 2009 and 2010. Attending a Broadway show is a common tourist activity in New York. For a performance to be considered Broadway it must be held in any of the 40 professional theaters that have 500 or more seats found in this area. A performance to be held on Broadway is a mark of success that is considered to be the highest level attainable for commercial theater. Attending a production of Broadway theater is a popular tourist activity in New York. Over a billion dollars in Broadway theater tickets were sold in 2009 and 2010.

The origins of Broadway history in New York did not begin until 1750 when Thomas Kean and Walter Murray opened a theater company on Nassau Street. This theater was large enough to hold 280 patrons and typically put on Shakespearian plays and ballad operas. One of the most popular ballad operas of the time was The Beggar’s Opera, by John Gay. Theater stopped in the…...

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