Broadway Musical Theatre History?

Answer In 1866, "The Black Crook" was the first staged Broadway musical. The show ran for over an astounding five hours and for 474 performers. For decades, audiences made up of all nationalities, races a... Read More »

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When did the musical"Cats"become the longest-running show in the history of Broadway?

"Cats" became the longest-running Broadway show in history on June 19, 1997, when it passed "A Chorus Line." It reached that mark with 6,138 performances, and eventually closed after 7,485 performa... Read More »

The History of Musical Theatre Dance?

Modern dance used in musicals has its roots in the beginnings of theatre itself. The use of dance is often to help tell a story, to heighten emotion or to achieve aesthetic value. Musical theatre d... Read More »

What is a broadway theatre?

Throughout history, the style of theatre stages have been adapted to house the many requirements of the play to be performed. The main objects on stage are the set pieces and actors, which must be... Read More »

When did broadway theatre start?

Broadway theater, or theatrical productions that take place in an area of Manhattan between 41st and 53rd streets known as the "Great White Way," has its origins in theaters that appeared in New Yo... Read More »