Information Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 3-8pm Location: Located “under the red Steps” in Father Duffy Square On Broadway and 47th Street
History• Theatre in New York moved from downtown gradually to midtown beginning around 1850• In 1870, the heart of Broadway was in Union Square, and by the end of the century, many theatres were near Madison Square• Theatres did not arrive in the Times Square area until the early 1900s, and the Broadway theatres did not consolidate there until a large number of theatres were built around the square in the 1920s and 1930s
Jersey Boys• The story dramatizes the forming, rise and eventual break-up of the original four members of The Four Seasons. The musical is separated into four "seasons", each narrated by a different member of the band.
The Lion King• Good lion (Mufassa) vs. bad lion (Scar)• Mufassa dies• Simba, Mufassa’s son will become the king• Mufassa is jealous• Okay, you guys know this story so I wont explain it anymore….
Mama Mia• The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 70s group ABBA.
Wicked• Wicked explores the concept that the Wicked Witch of the West, here known as Elphaba, is a misunderstood, victimized person whose behavior is merely a reaction against the Wizard’s corrupt government• It also displays her relationship with the beautiful and ambitious Galinda Upland, who ultimately becomes Glinda the Good Witch of the North
Broadway Idioms• Break A Leg: A superstitious way to say good luck without saying good luck, but rather the opposite• Cut to the Chase: Leave out all the unnecessary details and just get to the point.• Knock On Wood: Knuckle tapping on wood in order to avoid some bad luck.
Yuri’s Favorite Broadway Song • RENT- Seasons of Love