Asked in Entertainment & Arts
What makes a theater a Broadway theater?
How many seats it has. Broadway theater, commonly called simply Broadway, is any theatrical performance presented in one of the 40 professional theaters with 500 or more seats located in the Theater District centered along Broadway, and in Lincoln Center, in Manhattan in New York City. ...
Asked in Drama and Acting, New York City, Theater
What is the size or capacity of the average theatre on Broadway?
The term Broadway literally refers to the seating capacity of the theater. I believe On-Broadway theaters can hold 500+, Off-Broadway theaters can hold between 250 and 500, while Off-Off Broadway theaters hold less than 250. ...
Asked in Drama and Acting, Theater
Why is Broadway named Broadway?
Broadway is the street that all of the theaters are on. it was originally New York's main street, which made it a great place to open businesses such as theaters ** In reply to the above post: Most Broadway theaters are not actually on Broadway, but located in the Theatre District surrounding Broadway and crossroads between the 40's and 50's streets. ...
Asked in Los Angeles
How many theaters are in Los Angeles?
Not even close to the amount as in New York City. On Broadway alone there are 61 Theaters, 29 just off Broadway.Then others off off Broadway and theaters nowhere near Broadway . LA I don't think has even close to the 61 that NYC has just on the one street of Broadway alone. Its sickening how people want to try to compare LA to NYC, there is no comparison at all,none. ...
Asked in New York City, Theater
What are the best seats in Broadway theaters?
Seats vary immensely from theater to theater, but generally, the order of best to worst seats goes as such: the first half of the orchestra, the first few rows of first mezzanine (I like F or above), the rest of orchestra, the rest of first mezzanine, second mezzanine. ...
When was the Broadway theatre in New York built?
The Broadway Theatre in New York was built in 1924 and opened on Christmas Day. It was originally called B.S. Moss's Colony Theatre. It operated under many different names before becoming the Broadway. The theater actually sits on Broadway Street, unlike many Broadway theaters. ...
Asked in Drama and Acting, Theater, The Lion King
What was the first Broadway musical?
The real answer to this question is actually unknown and cannot be verified. According to experts, theaters began on Broadway in the early 1800's, but many have started and have received much fame from Broadway. The official first musical is not known. ...
Asked in New York City
How many Broadway shows are there in New York City?
There are about 40 Broadway theaters in New York City. The number of shows currently showing depends on the time of year and popularity of certain shows. ...
What year did Broadway open?
Broadway did not open, Broadway is a street in New York City that many professional theaters opened up on. Broadway's first theater opened up in 1924. Acters were imported from Europe. Broadway as the form of art was dating back to the 18th and 19th centurys. ...