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"Musical theatre works with their typical show tunes, usually referred to as "musicals", are performed around the world. They may be presented in large venues, such as big budget West End and Broadway theatre productions in London and New York City." --Sholem Stein

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Broadway may refer to:

  1. A street name found in a number of cities, but particularly in the Borough of Manhattan, in New York City, cutting a lazy diagonal through the otherwise rigid grid.
  2. The theater district of Manhattan; specifically, those theaters featuring musical theatre.
  3. A synonym for the "American theater", much as "the West End' is for the British theater.

Theatrical types and locations

  • Broadway theatre, theatrical productions produced in one of 40 professional theatres located around Broadway in Manhattan
  • Off-Broadway, a theatre, or production produced in a smaller professional venue in New York City
  • Off-Off-Broadway, a theatrical production using a non-union cast, or produced in a very small venue in New York City

New York City

  • Broadway (Manhattan), goes through Manhattan, the Bronx, and Westchester County, concurrent with U.S. Route 9 in New York (see below), above upper Manhattan


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