Along Broadway street in Manhattan, NY there sits the Theatre District from which most of the Broadway theaters are located.
The Theatre District is situated from West 40th street to West 54th Street and extending from 6th Avenue to 8th Avenue; Times Square is also included in the Theatre’s District boundaries.
Throughout 2016 to 2017 theatre season, which finished in May 21st, a total of about 13,270,343 people attended Broadway shows, in which the revenue grossed about $1,449,399,149; an astounding number. Although attendance was down less than 1 percent, the gross money earned for those Broadway shows were up more than 5 percent.
In the Theatre District there are various theatres to choose from, but there are some theatres that stand out from the rest because of their iconic status. The Lyceum Theatre and the New Amsterdam Theatre are the oldest operating Broadway Theaters having been both established in 1903.
The Lyceum Theatre, located on 149 West 45th Street, was the theatre that the Tony Award-winning production Venus in Furs and was the first theatre to be awarded landmark status. The New Amsterdam Theatre, located on 214 West 42nd street, has been on famous production such as The Lion King, Mary Poppins, and Aladdin.
Another iconic theatre that is physically located on Broadway, specifically on 1564 Broadway, is the Palace Theatre that opened its doors in 1913. The Palace theatre turned into a premier location for Broadway shows soon after it opened, which is no surprise that this theatre hosted multiple well-known productions such as An American in Paris, Beauty and the Beast, and La Cage Aux Folles.
In recent times, the most sought after play is Hamilton that can be seen at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on 226 West 46th Street. Since Times Square is in the Theatre District, transportation to see plays in the Theatre District is extremely accessible through the 42nd Times Square subway station and also Port Authority; located on 625 8th Avenue.
Start at the Palace Theater, a classic Broadway establishment.
Head south for a block and a half, then bear left onto Broadway.
Drive south on Broadway for about five blocks, then turn left at Fortieth Street.
We are located in the middle of the block at Sixteen East Fortieth Street.
Look out for the grey granite façade and silver building number.
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