Monday, December 1, 2008

My World Tuesday #5




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This is Manhattan, Broadway to be exact, the part of My World I want to show you today. The crowds are waiting for the doors to open for the play Equus which we attended several weeks ago. As you can see it's a daytime matinee which we prefer to an evening performance. The streets are crowded with automobile traffic, taxis and buses. People cross in the middle of the street without fear. Along with London's West End theatre, Broadway theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the English-speaking world.

The Broadway theatre district is a popular tourist attraction in New York City. According to The Broadway League, Broadway shows sold approximately $937 million worth of tickets in the 2007-08 season. Despite being located in a bigger area, Broadway theatre audience figures were lower than those for West End Theatre for 2007.

The Broadway poster above was found at the side of the Broadhurst Theatre. Posters are created by talented artists who strive to bring you a sense of the shows without giving away too much. Posters can be bought in shops around the area or on the Internet.

The Equus poster looks just like the one on top of the Broadhurst theatre. And it costs $20.00.

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So that's My World for today.

Thanks so much to the My World Tuesday team for this meme :
Klaus, Ivar, Wren, Fishing Guy & Louise

Don't forget to go over and visit!


maryt/theteach

7 comments:

Jan said...

Very cool. I love NYC and am looking forward to my next visit.

fishing guy said...

Mary: Neat look at the NYC play center.

Sorry that Mr. Linky was goofy this week. Thanks for sharing your world. FG MW Team

maryt/theteach said...

Thanks guys for your comments! :)

Dianne said...

these photos feel as though I can step right into them!!

Denise said...

Hi Mary, great post. I have always wanted to see a play or a show up in New York. One of these days. Found this really interesting and enjoyed your wonderful photos.

Dirk said...

I've never been at Broadway (to far away:-) but have been at East End London. I love theatre.

Pearl Maple said...

Fun photos you are posting for My World, not everyone gets to see these places and all the more fun when another blogger shares their views of the city.

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