the Lyceum Theatre
The Broadway Theatre (September 27, 1847 – April 2, 1859), called the Old Broadway Theatre since its demise, was at 326–30 Broadway , between Pearl and Anthony (now Worth) Streets in Manhattan. With over 4000 seats, it was the largest theater ever built in New York when it opened.
The Black Crook
The Phantom of the Opera
The Lion King
The Dutch called it the Heeren Wegh or Heeren Straat, meaning “Gentlemen’s Way” or “Gentlemen’s Street” – echoing the name of a similar street in Amsterdam – or “High Street” or “the Highway”; it was renamed ” Broadway ” after the British took over the city, because of its unusual width.
The ultimate Broadway musical comedy, 42nd Street is also one of the biggest shows on the Great White Way. And since it’s closing on January 2, 2005, time is running out to see this landmark show!
Top Ten Best Broadway Shows Ever Made Hamilton. The story of the man on the ten dollar bill has been Broadway’s number one smash hit since its release. The Producers. The Phantom of the Opera . The Book of Mormon . Les Miserables. West Side Story. Wicked. Kinky Boots.
The Longest-Running Broadway Shows of All-Time: The Phantom of the Opera . Total Shows: 13358 (and still running) Chicago (Revival) Total Shows: 9682 (and still running) The Lion King . Total Shows: 9291 (and still running) Cats. Total Shows: 7485. Wicked. Total Shows: 6825 (and still running) Les Miserables . A Chorus Line . Oh!
The Great White Way
Broadway performances of HAMILTON will now be suspended through May 30, 2021 due to COVID-19.
The Theater District is home to 40 large professional theaters. Many people believe the theatrical productions on Broadway are the best in the world. Each year, the best Broadway shows are awarded Tony Awards. Broadway shows are one of the most popular tourist attractions in New York City.
Off – Broadway (and Off – Off – Broadway ) theaters is simply the number of seats in the theater. Theaters with a house larger than 500 seats are considered Broadway theaters or On- Broadway theaters. Theaters with houses between 99 and 499 seats are Off – Broadway .