What was the first broadway show in history?

Answer There is much debate as to what show can be considered the first Broadway production, as the location of the most fashionable New York City theaters has meandered a bit throughout the years. Even i... Read More »

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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 »

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 »

What was the first talk show in history?

While there is evidence of efforts at call-in talk shows on radio as early as 1929 (I'm finishing up a book about the history of talk shows), the first radio talk show was probably "America's Town ... Read More »

Which show holds the record as the longest playing show on broadway?

The longest running Broadway show opened on January 9, 1988. "Phantom of the Opera" opened at the Majestic Theatre in 1988 and in the same year won seven Tony Awards including best Musical.Source:... Read More »