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Q: When and why did the Broadway Theaters "happen"? ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: When and why did the Broadway Theaters "happen"?
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Performing Arts
Asked by: aeisaman44-ga
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Posted: 26 Oct 2006 12:01 PDT
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Question ID: 777181
When and why did a set of NY theaters become "Broadway Theaters?" I've
found, between Wikipedia and the site, some sense of
what these theaters are now, but not the history of when they became a
distinct entity and what led to that.
Subject: Re: When and why did the Broadway Theaters "happen"?
Answered By: nenna-ga on 26 Oct 2006 13:05 PDT
Hello aeisaman44-ga,

I found a wonderful website that tells
exactly what you want to know.

It says between during the 1900-1910 was the transition from "a area
of theater" to Broadway.

"In the 1900-1901 season there were seventy plays or musicals being
produced on Broadway. It was the beginning of the boom, and the
decades that followed saw that number quadruple. In addition, there
were seven Vaudeville houses and six Burlesque theaters presenting
their shows to a theater thirsty population of just over three and a
half-million inhabitants."

if you read the page on the 1900-1910 decade you can see many famous
actors, plays, and musicals were produced during that area and it GREW
in size. The addition of "Times Square" as well made it more than just
a district. It also had a transition from more Victorian and European
based acting styles to the more American realism style associated with

Google Searches Used:
History of Broadway

If this answer requires further explanation, please request
clarification before rating it, and I'll be happy to look into this

Subject: Re: When and why did the Broadway Theaters "happen"?
From: pinkfreud-ga on 26 Oct 2006 12:47 PDT
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