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History of Broadway

In 1811, the city planners of New York City began a massive building execution of the grid, which is now a major characteristic of Manhattan. Broadway, as we know it, was born. All existing roads were redesigned according to this concept; only Broadway was spared. The theater district sits between the 41st and 53rd Street and between the Sixth and Ninth Avenues.

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Nathan Lane

To borrow a lyric from his Tony-winning character Max Bialystock, Nathan Lane reigns as “the king of old Broadway.” After his triumph in The Producers (2001), Lane could have coasted through his pick of musical revivals, but he's insisted on stretching his outsize talent in an impressive series of shows with nothing in common beyond his desire to bring them to Broadway. He put his own adaptation in every performance, and that is the memory he left behind!


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