One of the most read places in the itineraries of vacationers visiting the New York City is also the world’s most illustrious stop for commercial drama theater, called The New York Broadway Theater, or simply The Broadway. It is one of the 40 large professional theatres in the Theatre District in Manhattan, New York City. Be it on the scale of drama, imagination or even sales of tickets, Broadway Theatre NYC could only be compared to London’s West End Theater (in English speaking categories).
Every year Broadway audiences are attracted towards the revivals of Broadway shows performed in the past, with actors from movies and television used to replace actors from the original cast from the past, drawing major audience attraction. There are still, performers who are primarily stage actors, spending most of their time “on the boards”, and appearing in television and in screen roles only secondarily. Broadway also makes one of the most important assets of travel industry in the city of New York.
In the season 2009-10, Broadway sold tickets above 1 billion dollars making its sales one of the highest sales ever. The TKTS booths sell same-day tickets (and in certain cases next-day matinee tickets) for many Broadway and Off-Broadway shows at a discount of 25%, 35%, or 50%. (The TKTS booths are located in Duffy Square, which is in Times Square, in Lower Manhattan.)
This season as well, the Broadway shows are expecting to entice a major audience, with shows like The Adam’s Family, The Lion King, The Fela!, La Cage aux Folles, In The Heights etc. being mentored by world renowned, experienced directors. Broadway productions and artists are honored every year at the Annual Antoinette Perry Awards (Tony Awards). The Tony awards are awarded by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League every year in the month of June, The Tony being Broadway’s most prestigious award, even compared to the Academy Awards for Hollywood productions.
So while you take a trip in New York City, make sure that you watch some Broadway show with your family. The closest place where one could get cheap accommodations or a luxury apartment for a short stay lies on the 3rd street of New York City called the East Village Apartments. With apartments called Garden Apartment, Penthouse Apartment and Apartment Royale, one is delighted with the thought of never leaving the apartment at all. Make sure you plan your show and accommodation in advance to make the most of your trip.