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Broadway Shines Bright

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How did Broadway start?
The Tonys
Broadway Shines Bright
Broadways Location
Broadway is located in New York City, in the burrough of Manhattan. Broadway is located between 41st street and 53rd street. It is one of the main hotspots with all of the other New York, hotspots. Tourists come from all over the world to see Broadway shows.
What is Broadway?
Broadway is a set of theaters, that are used for entertainment. In the Broadway district, there are more than 500 theaters. In the theaters, actors and actresses practice and perform the shows, that every one loves. Broadway is also known for its bright lights that shine on the marques.
Broadway's History
Broadway's first play showed on April 24, 1899. The first actual Broadway theater, Park Theater, was built on 42nd street in 1893, if you wandered up Broadway, north from Battery park, towards the villages of Greenwich or Harlem farther to the north of the common pasture, Sheep's Meadow; past Wall St. and Maiden Lane, at City Hall Park you would pass the original beautiful theater on Park Row. In Broadway's History and even to this day, people walk from the beginning to the end of Broadway.
Shows a huge part in Broadway, because, that is what the tourists and New Yorkers come to see. There is many types such as plays, comedies, musicals, operas, and dramas. There also can be revivals, where they change the script and set, and then run it again in the theaters at a later date. Even with all of the successful shows, there are still some shows, that do not do well and close early.
Broadway originated in London, England. In London, the theater district is known as West End. Broadway started when immigrants moved to America. When people migrated their styles migrated to, especially the arts. Actors and actresses are mostly what makes a show a show. Immigrants who were actors or actresses wanted to share their talent in their new country.
By: Rebecca Frangie
Inside the beautiful theaters the audiences watch the show. You can not have any food or drinks in the auditorium
~ Broadway has showed a wide variety of shows throughout the years
All the hard work that the cast and crew puts into a show, gets awarded through different award ceremonies. One of the most famous for Broadway shows, is the Tony Awards. They give awards performers and to the people you don't see on stage, but would noticed if they weren't there or they missed a que, these people are called the crew.
The Tony's debut was on April 6, 1947 on that day 11 Tony's were given out in 7 different categories and 4 special awards.
~During the revolutionary war, Broadway's attendance decreased, but went up once the war was over, mostly due to people not having to work as much or go fight in the war.
One of the most famous, biggest money making and longest running show is
The Phantom of the Opera
West End, London
The Great Depression's Effect on Broadway
Broadway was majorly affected by the stock market crash in the Great Depression at its beginning. This fall in new shows and productions set a trend (with the exception of the 1931-32 season) that would continue for quite some time. This led to an all time low attendance and financial difficulties.
Broadway was one of the many main tourist sites that were hit hard during the Great Depression.
Broadway during Great Depression
What is involved in a Broadway show?
To make a Broadway show you have to have many different types people. Some of them are choreographers, which choreograph and create movement, light designers, who control and design the pattern of lights, writers, that write the script, music director, who makes the music for the show, set designer, which designs the set that you see on stage, an finally the director, a director is in charge of every thing ,and make sure every thing and one does the right thing.
If there are kids in a show, then there are child wranglers who watch over, help with homework and keep a specific child occupied
New York, New York
Broadway in the 1900's
A Tony
Has Broadway had any strikes and riots?
Actually, Broadway has and many of them, from both actors and the audience. One of the famous riots, is the Astor riot which held place in 1949 at the Astor Place Theater. This riot separated theater in New York as the upper class attended the Operas, the middle class attended Melodramas and Minstrel shows, and the working class attended a different variety of shows. A famous strike happened when actors were got getting paid for extra rehearsals, that were unlimited. They went on strike at the end of Curtain Call. this ended when directors signed a contract 6 September 1991.
This is the Astor theater riot turnout.
Actors and Actresses on strike
Work Cited
-Website http://www.aact.org/people/setdesigner.html
- Books online Martha Lamb http://books.google.com/books?id=ax9R9rW6OgIC&pg=PA435&lpg=PA435&dq=broadway+history+origin+-ancestry+-tickets+-dictionary+-dance&source=bl&ots=wf7Pd_lF2N&sig=jcoiGHXCneOJdEOce1KJGe-uSyY&hl=en&sa=X&ei=D62oUuqXFtOpkAeP-4HADg&ved=0CDgQ6AEwAzgK#v=onepage&q=broadway%20history%20origin%20-ancestry%20-tickets%20-dictionary%20-dance&f=false
- Website Robert Rusie http://www.talkinbroadway.com/bway101/1.html
- Website Robert Rusie http://www.talkinbroadway.com/bway101/1.html
- Website http://www.tonyawards.com/en_US/history/index.html
- Website Amy Clamor http://www.cla.calpoly.edu/-~
- Website amclamor/324Theater/Vocabulary/vocabsz.html

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