Synopsis

The City and the Theater -

The City and the Theater - $29.99

Mary C Henderson - HARDBACK

Published by Backstage Books

A 250 Year Journey from Bowling Green to Times Square

This documents the rich cultural legacy of New York City and its playhouses

Complete with illustrations and biographies of more than 75 Broadway theatres, here is a vivid, thorough history of Manhattan and the rise of the theatre district from 1699, when a petiton was first made for a perfomance license, to the 20C and the birth of Time Square, and to the recent revitalisation of 42nd Street in the mid-1960s

The book also includes an A to Z listing of every Broadway theatre ever to exist, complete with photograph or illustration, address, architect, opening production, historical info, and - if applicable - when the theatre was demolished

A celebration of the people and places that have given America and the world the unique gift of Broadway

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