Farah Diba Melani sadono• Why “Broadway”?• Broadway History• The Developers• Broadway 1920s and Now• The differences 1920s &Now• Broadway Theatres• Off-Broadway & US Tours• Musical Performances• Long-running showsPresented by
Located inTheatreDistrict, NewYork, and inLincoln Center,in Manhattan,New York City
The Highest professional form of theatre in the UnitedStates Broadway theatre refers to a performance (usually a playor musicals) staged in one of the thirty-nine largerprofessional theatres With 500 seats or more which appeal to the massaudience Broadway Productions and artists are honored everyJune. The Antoinette Perry Awards (Tony Award) areawarded by the American Theatre Wing and theBroadway League
Aronson, Rudolph(1856-1919), producerand composer. The NewYork-born entrepreneurconceived and built theCasino Theatre, whichopened in 1882 as thefirst playhouse designedspecifically forBroadway musicals.
(July 15, 1856 – May 7, 1915) (May 29, 1858 – June 14, 1936)
THE DIFFERENCES1920s Influenced by WorldWar I, “RoaringTwenties” decades. The introduction ofAfrican-American actors,“Black Theatre” toBroadway stage. Non-Profit Productionsand offered qualitytheater at pricesaffordable. Provided training groundfor new actors.NOW Has 39 officialBroadway theatres. Different number ofproductions that playdepending on productionset close and openwithin the same seasoneach year. Commercial productionsintended to make aprofit for the producersand investors.
Fox woods Theatre213 West 42nd Street1813 seatsMajestic Theatre247 West 44th Street1615 seatsWinter GardenTheatre1634 Broadway1513 seats
Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway Showsoften provide a more experimental,challenging and Intimate performancethan is possible in the larger Broadwaytheatres Successful runs in Broadway theatres,producers often remount their productionswith a new cast and crew for the BroadwayNational Tour (US Tours), which travels totheaters in major cities across the country
On January 9, 2006,The Phantom of the Operaat the Majestic Theatrebecame the longest runningmusicals with 7,486 performances. It overtook Cats.