Broadway Zone

The Bright Lights Of Broadway – New York City’s Tourism Jewel
There’s nothing like opening night of a new drama or musical on Broadway. There’s nothing like the bright lights of Broadway at night to tempt theater-resistant tourists. The world’s most famous musicals debuted on Broadway. Musicals like “42nd Street”, “Annie Get Your Gun”, “Gypsy” and “Hair” have already had two reproductions. Others are “West Side Story”, the long-running “Fantasticks”, “Cats”, the beloved “Fiddler On The Roof”, “Annie” and dramas Read the rest of this entry »

Broadway! The “Great White Way”! Many startling facts turn up among the glamour and glitz of this Street of Dreams.

The oldest known performer in a Broadway show was a 100-year-old parrot. “Senor Car” appeared in the show The Rope Dancers in 1958.

Longest-running is the romantic musical, The Phantom of the Opera, which celebrated its 10,000th performance on February 11, 2012. It’s also the top-grossing show, having earned 845 million.

Shortest-running was a “mystery farce” titled Moose Murders. It opened and closed on the same Read the rest of this entry »

Theatre performances in New York can be traced back nearly to the time of the first colonists in the late 1600s. Record keeping at that time was pretty much nonexistent of course. The first actual stage shows could have taken place starting in 1696 at a coffee shop just south of Trinity Church called The King’s Arms. The first real documentation of theatrics on Broadway occurred in 1732. A group of London actors took over the second Read the rest of this entry »

In the next year, families will find a variety of new and classic family-friendly musicals coming to Broadway.
Newsies
Based off of the 1980s movie, this musical follows the story of Jack Kelly, a charming newsboy and the leader of the rest of the “newsies.” The boys only long for happier life, without struggle or hardship, but when publishing gurus Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph raise distribution prices, it hurts the newsies. Fueled with fire, they rally every newsboy in the area to join their Read the rest of this entry »