What's The Deal With Broadway? Lights Up On These 12 Facts

What's The Deal With Broadway? Lights Up On These 12 Facts

Broadway theaters have announced they're reopening in the fall. It's exciting news for awkward theater kids everywhere, but it's worth unpacking: Why can all Broadway theaters speak as a single group like they were the Borg Collective, and why is all of theater centered on a few theaters on one street in New York City anyway? We've found the answers, as well as some more interesting facts about Broadway you may not have seen live and in person…

THE SHOW MUST GO ON... OR IT DID, PRE-2020 K SIDE E FOO STORY WEST SIDE SIOU STORY 1-I TAI CRACKED Before the pandemic closed theaters for a year and a half, the only times Broadway had shut down for more than four days was for strikes and labor disputes.

Source: NY1

ONE BROADWAY THEATER IS A GIANT HAUNTED HOUSE GRACKED Actors are superstitious, but even then, it's hard to ignore decades of regular sightings of ghosts at the Palace Theater, including the ghost of Judy Garland.

Source: Curbed

OFF-BROADWAY IS A METAPHORICAL CATEGORY CRACKED Officially, an off-Broadway theater is one with fewer than 500 seats, since most Broadway theaters are a few blocks away from the actual street.

Source: Playbill

ONE RICH FAMILY CREATED ALL OF BROADWAY THEATER CRACKED The Shubert brothers bought most of the theaters on Broadway when they were cheap, SO the modern theater scene grew from their monopoly.

Source: PBS

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