Broadway

Musicals, Broadway and New York City . . . they are forever linked, helping to define each other. How did a rough Dutch frontier trading post (where stage performances were forbidden) develop into the theatrical capital of the world? At the beginning of the 20th century, the theatre district was so brilliantly illuminated by white lights that it was referred to as the “great white way.” In 1904, New York City Mayor George B. McClellan officially re-named Longacre Square as Times Square, in recognition of the arrival of the offices of The New York Times. Come let your students explore New York City’s theatrical community and its rich and storied past.