The Great White Way – Manhattan, New York, NY
New York is world reknown for its entertainment, and the most prominent form is the Musical. The beginnings of the musical are diverse as the genre is a melding of dance, dialogue and music which together generate a one-of-a-kind, medium. The first English theater production to characterize this art form is considered to be “The Black Crook” which premiered in New York on September 12, 1866.
In the borough of Manhattan, New York City, "Broadway" is a major street. A portion of Broadway contains what is known as the “Theater District” where many lavish theaters were built, especially in the first decades of the 20th Century. Broadway was one of the first streets in America to be electrified with the use of white light bulbs, giving rise to the descriptive phrase, “The Great White Way.”
Along “The Great White Way,” 41 theaters are located that provide high-level professional theater.