Theater in New York City


New York City is one of the most important centers for theatrical activity in the world. The famous Broadway is a street in New York City and an area with many theaters, in Manhattan, crossed by that street. The name is also used as a metonym for the theatrical activity in New York City. The theater district shifted north to Times Square in the late 19th century. In the first two decades of the 20th century more than 43 theaters were built around Broadway in Midtown Manhattan (see a map in 1906). There are also Off-Broadway options, usually produced on low budgets.


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Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, in Upper West Side, Manhattan (credit: Kate Glicksberg / NYC & Company).


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Kings Theater, in Flatbush, Brooklyn (credit: Julienne Schaer / NYC & Company).


The Apollo in Harlem, Manhattan (credit: Kate Glicksberg / NYC & Company). It opened its doors in 1914.


St George Theatre, in Staten Island (photo: Julienne Schaer).


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