Broadway is the heart of the American commercial theatrical industry and an essential metonym for it. There are are 41 professional theaters in the Broadway theatre sphere, each with more than 500 seats. Total attendance per year to Broadway shows is in excess of 15 million, grossing as much as $1.83 billion per year. Broadway is part of what turned New York into a thriving cultural center of the world.
|Summary||Broadway is a street that runs through the heart of Manhattan, and while it's over 30 miles long, people generally associate it with the stretch that runs through the Theater District of Manhattan.|