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November 30, 2016 12:44 pm

Few basics to Know on Broadway Plays

Broadway Plays are loved and their popularity is known to all. These plays are a great source of entertainment for the lovers of theater from around the world. People from all ages and gender enjoy these incredible theater performances. There are about 41 professional Broadway theaters and people from around the globe visit these theaters to enjoy the performances there. Tourists from all over the world head to New York City to watch Broadway shows which they will cherish all their lives.

Broadway Plays have their particular significance. The shows played in the theatrical locations around Manhattan are referred to as Broadway which is the main attraction and are located mainly in the Broadway Street. All the top-notch productions and theatre performances take place here. The other theatrical plays played in smaller professional venues around the New York City are called Off-Broadway and the plays and productions which are non-union cast and made in a very small venue are referred to as Off-off Broadway. The main Broadway theatres are present in the heart of Manhattan’s Broadway Street which stretches from the borough of Manhattan and runs through Bronx and exits the city from the north and further runs through the municipalities of Hastings-On- Hudson, Yonkers, Dobbs Ferry, Tarrytown, Irvington and terminates at Sleepy Hollow at north in the Westchester County.

The range of theaters is spread over multiple places which include West Broadway which stretches from Houston Street in the north end of Vesey Street in the south end and Wooster Street and Church Street in the east and Thompson street, Hudson street, Varick street, and Greenwich street in the west. Then there is East Broadway which begins from Chatham Square in the east and runs under the Manhattan bridge and continues to Seward Park and the eastern end of the Canal Street ending at Grand Street.

The great thing about these plays is that there is a great variety available. The variation in plays will be in the storyline, theme, and plot. The majority of plays are basically drama based. A direct interaction is tried to be attained between the performers and the audience in these plays. Some plays also contain silent actors and the acting and costume of the actors make up the whole theme of the show. In some plays, the actors only play their personal thoughts without getting involved with other actors.

Broadway Plays allow a great chance for you to witness raw acting and live performance. The plays are short yet the storyline is made up in such a way that the whole tale comes to life just before your eyes.

An average Broadway play can have a ticket of up to $100 maximum but you can also find some tickets at reasonable prices and enjoy it at a cheaper rate. The Broadway performances take place from Tuesday afternoons to Sunday evenings and the day Monday is off.

The Broadway League is an organization which promotes Broadway theater as a whole and most producers, actors and theatre owners are members of this organization. Most Broadway shows are commercial productions and are envisioned to be profitable for the producers and investors.

The Broadway performers are mainly hired as per their popularity among the audience to get more people to buy tickets. New faces are introduced but gradually and usually as side actors in supporting roles first. The main roles are generally played by the actors which are popular among the audience.

The most popular Broadway plays include Hamilton, Wicked, The Lion King, Matilda, The Phantom of Opera, Aladdin, Chicago and much more. People buy their tickets online or make reservations and attend these magnificent displays of art.

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November 30, 2016 10:23 am

The Broadway Life

The Broadway life is much more than the life of people who work in the 41 professional theaters of Broadway in Manhattan where the theatrical magic happens throughout the year. Let’s take a look at both the apparent life of sparkling lights and fairy dust on stage but behind the scenes, the Broadway star lives a busy life obeying a rough work schedule. And the lifestyle that follows around Broadway.

The life at Broadway usually revolves around the weekend first routine. Generally, there are eight performances per week but most shows don’t happen on Mondays which is considered a taboo. Tuesday evening to Sunday evening is the working week and Monday is an off day or weekend holiday for the people at Broadway. Suits the partying lifestyle that many associates with Broadway. Yet some shows, however, change their performance timings as per target audience preferences, Yup! That also happens here.

So to follow the tough life we should tell you that health comes first even to the Broadway elite. The people living the Broadway life spend their mornings in exercise and workouts to keep themselves healthy and fit. The first show is in the afternoon so the morning could be dedicated to personal fitness.

For a Broadway performer after the workout hours, come the prep hours for their afternoon show. The actors, performers, directors, and staff start their preparations for the first performance of the day. The stage is set and the actors get ready, dress up and do makeup for the performance. The first show of the day is presented roughly around 2pm in the afternoon. The critics mostly prefer opening shows so you hardly see them on a 2pm show.

Grabbing lunch or mainly feeding off on fruit during the intermission, the actors spend the day either preparing for their next performance, rehearsing scenes or memorizing dialogues. It all comes to end at a different hour in the early morning hours at different theaters. The after party happens with stars only if the show is hit. Else everyone has their own party to attend, in their own way.

All in all, no matter who you are, the life is like living a fairy tale dream. Although there are a lot of backstage politics involved and crazy competition between the rivals to secure the major spotlight in the eyes of the audience. But who cares if you a Broadway heartthrob?

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