What was the first Broadway play?

Answer No one knows what the first play ever to be performed in the area was, but the first long-running play on Broadway was a musical called "The Elves" in 1857. However, "The Black Crook" from 1866 is ... Read More »

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Who was the first black woman to star in a broadway play?

Ethel Waters was the first African-American woman to receive equal billing with her white co-stars on Broadway when she starred in Irving Berlin's 1933 musical, "As Thousands Cheer". Her hit tunes... Read More »

Who was the first black woman to write a Broadway play?

Lorraine Hansberry was the first African American woman to write a broadway play: "Raisin in the Sun," in 1959. The play was awarded the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. She was the first and t... Read More »

What is the definition of a Broadway play?

A Broadway play is defined as any type of musical or play that has been performed in Manhattan, New York City on Broadway--home of many major theaters. Having a performance on Broadway is often con... Read More »

What year was the first Broadway show?

Considered the first Broadway show consistent with the concept of today's musical, "The Black Crook" premiered at Niblo's Garden on September 12, 1866 and ran for 474 performances. The running time... Read More »