Presented by:Maryati Patria MulyaniRatna WidianantiAmri Karim
o “Broadway” comes from the street, Broadway, which is the longeststreet in New York. It begins from downtown Manhattan to the Bronx.o Broadway theatre is often considered as the highest professional formof theatre in the United States.o Broadway Theatre, refers to a theatrical performance staged (usuallya play or musical).o The performance presented in one of the 40 large professionaltheatres with 500 seats or more.
• It was designed by architect Eugene De Rosa for BenjaminS.Moss, it opened as B.S. Mosss Colony Theatre on ChristmasDay 1924.• On November 18, 1928 the first Mickey Mouse cartoon fromWalt Disney was released to the public.• It became a legitimate theater house simply called BroadwayTheatre on December 8, 1930 .• It was renovated extensively in 1956 and 1986.• The large stage (nearly sixty feet deep) and seating capacity(1,761) has made it a popular theatre for musicals throughoutthe years.
o There are 40 Broadway theatres in use in New York City.o The full price show tickets generally range fromapproximately $20 to $145.o Many Broadway theatres also offer special studentrates, same-day “rush” tickets and standing-room tickets tohelp ensure people to have the opportunity to seeBroadway shows.o Nowadays some theatergoers prefer the moreexperimental, challenging and intimate performancespossible in smaller theatres, which are referred to as Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway (some of the theatreslocated on or near Broadway).