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The Broadway Theatre (AM)

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A powerpoint presentation based on the Drama course offered by the School of Foreign Languages (STIBA IEC), Jakarta, Indonesia

A powerpoint presentation based on the Drama course offered by the School of Foreign Languages (STIBA IEC), Jakarta, Indonesia


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  • 1. 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
  • 2. Located inTheatreDistrict, NewYork, and inLincoln Center,in Manhattan,New York City
  • 3.  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
  • 4. Aronson, Rudolph(1856-1919), producerand composer. The NewYork-born entrepreneurconceived and built theCasino Theatre, whichopened in 1882 as thefirst playhouse designedspecifically forBroadway musicals.
  • 5. (July 15, 1856 – May 7, 1915) (May 29, 1858 – June 14, 1936)
  • 6. 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.
  • 7. Fox woods Theatre213 West 42nd Street1813 seatsMajestic Theatre247 West 44th Street1615 seatsWinter GardenTheatre1634 Broadway1513 seats
  • 8.  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
  • 9.  On January 9, 2006,The Phantom of the Operaat the Majestic Theatrebecame the longest runningmusicals with 7,486 performances. It overtook Cats.

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