Broadway Pictures!

Posted on May 11th, 2010 by Shuchi in Theatre Trivia

broadway-pictures I was in New York this month. By lucky chance, I happened to be living just a stone’s throw away from Broadway, the avenue in Manhattan from which Broadway Theatre takes its name.

Saw Stomp, an extraordinary show of choreographed percussion and mime.

There wasn’t time for more but I did manage a "photo shoot" of the Broadway Theatre District, exclusively for DramaDose!

At the TKTS booth

The TKTS booth on 47th Street sells tickets for Broadway and off-Broadway shows, at discounts of 25-50%. It is a weekday, but the queue is long and ticket counters are buzzing with activity.

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That’s me looking at the show listings…

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Manhattan Theatre Club

Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) is one of America’s most reputed theatre organizations. MTC produces plays and musicals on and off-Broadway, and has won several theatre awards over the years.

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A Poster of Hair

One the most popular musicals on Broadway, Hair made its debut in 1967 and has been performed thousands of times since.

You can see a number of posters of Hair on their Wikipedia page, right from the original 1960s poster to the one 2009 one. But not the latest one (yet!) that we found pasted on a metal gate near the Manhattan Theatre Club.

Striking a pose with the 2010 poster of Hair:

Hair

View from Times Square

All over New York’s Theatre District are mega-sized illuminated billboards of Broadway shows.

Four such in the next picture: Hair, Jersey Boys, Phantom of the Opera and Wicked (a 2003 production which uses The Wizard of Oz as a back-story).

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Below: [1] a signboard of Mamma Mia! glows bright above the New York traffic; [2] signboards of South Pacific, West Side Story, Chicago.

MammaMia

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The Lion King @ Minskoff Theatre

The Lion King, a musical based on the 1994 Disney film of the same name, is performed daily at Minskoff Theatre, Broadway.

Picture of people walking out of the theatre after the evening show.

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Thanks to Gaurav and Deep for clicking these awesome photographs. All images are copyrighted and may not be used elsewhere without permission.

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11 Comments to “Broadway Pictures!”

  1. Thanks for the credit! The credit should have been proportioned 95% to me..hee hee 😉

    May 11th, 2010 2:21 am

  2. Will we see here a repeat of the 3 Idiots credit controversy? 😉

    May 12th, 2010 2:43 pm

  3. Awesome pics…and I can vouch for Deep’s photography skills!

    May 13th, 2010 1:03 pm

  4. Amazing Shuchi..DD goes international 🙂

    May 18th, 2010 10:45 am

  5. Thanks Supriya and Ateet!

    May 18th, 2010 11:32 am

  6. really really nice…. 🙂

    December 1st, 2010 7:30 pm

  7. Thank you shini!

    December 16th, 2010 11:44 am

  8. Amazing!!! How did I miss seeing this!!!

    I would’ve loved to watch the musicals esp Lion King

    February 1st, 2011 3:20 pm

  9. Thanks Shruthi. I’d love to watch The Lion King too! I’ve seen Les Miserables before – the singing and the sets were spectacular.

    February 1st, 2011 3:24 pm

  10. Just saw this..nice!Just curious, what is “Hair” all about? I’m sure you know why I am asking 🙂

    February 25th, 2011 7:37 pm

  11. Hi, Liked your site and the information you have shared. I was looking for the play LionKing and gate crashed into your site. I understand that some troupe enacted the play in Bangalore. where can I get info on this play and similar on a regular basis?

    April 19th, 2011 7:29 pm

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