Everybody loves Broadway that is the best place to see live theater performance in New York City. But, how far do you know the history of the theater on Broadway? Generally, Broadway is known as the simple of Broadway theater. It refers to 40 theaters and performances in New York City. Most of the theaters are located in the Theater District near the “Great White Way”. The performances here are considered as theatrical performances which are widely recognized around the world. This is the most reputable and prestigious theater which also has its own awards known the Tony Awards. This live theater has its own long history which reflects some huge changes and growth in the movie industry.
The Elves theater ran for 50 performances at that time. And, the Black Crook was the first live musicals performances in 1866. The Black Crook also ran for 474 performances. Next, the early theater in Broadway Theatre in 1899 was the Victoria Theater which was located on 42nd street. During this century, many performances were a definition of a true theatrical performance. In 1920 to 1939 the Broadway theater was spread away as far as Times Square. In addition, the Motion pictures are one of the biggest threats to the Broadway. In this time, most of the theaters were converted into movie houses. And the busiest seasons of production in Broadway is during the 1927 – 1928.
In 1960, the cultural changes which affected the theater at that time. And some of the areas in Time Square were declined which contributed to so some problems. Nowadays, there are historical and old theaters which can survive in this era. The Lyceum Theater is the oldest surviving theater on the Broadway which is built in 1903. Cohan Statue has three floors and 950 seats and has small halls. This is the first landmark theater which earns the designation. One of the historical and oldest theater on Broadway is The New Amsterdam Theater. The theater was opened with Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night Dream in 1903. You will also see The famous statue of Broadway legend George M. Cohan with the words “Give My Regards to Broadway”. This bronze legend statue is located at Duffy Square. So, that is the brief story of Broadway as the most famous live performance in the world. Seeing the fascinating performances on Broadway theater is all dreams of the players all around the world.