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BROADWAY

Broadway is the most important theater area in New York. It's a street in Manhattan. In Broadway there are more than 40 theaters. We also call it "The Great White Way" because there are lots of lights used on the theater signs to show what's on at the theatre.Every year Broadway sell more than 1 billion dollars! The most popular shows are musicals.

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THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

At the moment the Phantom of the Opera is the show that has been on Broadway for the longest time. The first time was in 1988 and it's still going to. It's a musical from a French book. It tells the story of a musician who wears a mask to cover his face and who falls in love whit a beautiful opera singer.

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CATEGORIES OF THEATRES

BROADWAY

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TONY

Tony is a special award for Broadway Shows. It's similar to an Oscar (for films) or a Grammy (for music). The awards are given every year and there are 24 different categories! The event is at the Radio City Music Hall.

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In 2001 the show "The Producers" won 12 Tony awards!

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LIVE IN THEATRE

If you want to try to watch a differnt, unusual play or musical you can go to "Live in Theater" plays: they invite people to be part of their plays. There is always a crime and the audience become part of the show and play the part of a police officers and help the actors to solve the crimes.

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Broadway is a 34-kilometers-long street in New York. It crosses Manhattan. Broadway is different from others streets in New York, which are straight: it's curved and irregular. This street has been created before the founding of the city, it connected some Native American villages. It was an hunting road: in this area there were forests, scrublands and swamps.Then Dutch people used this road to connect the island with the continent interior. At the beginning they called it "Heere straat" (High street) and then "Breetweg" (Broad way). Today 27 km of Broadway are located in Manhattan and the others 7 are in the Bronx.

RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL

The Radio City Music Hall is a theatre in New York, it's in the style art déco.

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