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Right now, all of the current shows are really fresh such as the Broadway hit Hamilton, and they are getting amazing reviews from the guests, and that is why, I thought I would take up a little bit and share some amazing facts about the history of the theatre district which is also known as Broadway.

Broadway theatre is also famously known as Broadway, and it refers to the theatre and theatrical performances which are presented in more than 40 professional theatres, each of which have more than 500 seats. They are all located in midtown Manhattan in New York City. Broadway and London’s west end, represent one of the highest levels of commercial life theatre in the world.

Let me get started with some cool facts.

  • The Phantom Of The Opera happens to be the longest-running Broadway show of all time. It has actually surpassed more than 10,000 performances, and it is an iconic piece. It is an incredible feat, and it has also been re-elected in millions of schools. Students even learn it in drama theatre classes. The song pieces are extraordinary, and they give you goosebumps.
  • Since the year 1975, the list of the shows which have been running on Broadway includes Les Miserables, Rent, Chicago, Mamma Mia, The Beauty And The Beast, The Lion King And Cats. You can catch all the shows in New York City. When I was walking down in London, I even saw advertisements for The Lion King and Cats.
  • There are more than 40 Broadway theatres. Only four theatres are actually located on Broadway, the rest are located elsewhere in New York City, but in the same area.

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  • In order to qualify for the status of Broadway theatre, the theatre must have more than 500 seats and must be located between 40th St. to 54th St., and from west of Sixth Avenue to east of Eighth Avenue, including Times Square. I am sure you know where Times Square is, and you definitely know why it is famous.
  • More than 12.5 million tickets were sold for Broadway shows in the year 2012. It was a record-breaking number.
  • Did you know that the Jersey Boys have won four Tony awards?
  • It is very surprising, but the average Broadway ticket is almost $100.
  • Broadway theatre grossed almost $1.2 billion in the year 2012. $11.2 billion is the estimated amount of money which was added to the economy of New York City, front Broadway theatre in the years 2010 and 2011.

There are 40 parking lots and garages in the theatre district alone. It includes three locations where it is very easy to park. Some of these locations don’t even charge that much money for parking.