Some illustrative cases

New York: Broadway

The term Broadway is applied to about 38 theatres in Manhattan, New York, which are either on the street Broadway itself or in the surrounding streets. Broadway refers more to commercial orientation and to the size of theatre than to location. Broadway theatres usually have over 1000 seats and operate for profit. Most Broadway theatres are not on the street but in the Times Square area. The Broadway area including Times Square has had a reputation in the past as being rather seedy though Mayor Giuliani’s clean-up campaigns have changed that. Broadway is commercial, for-profit, theatre whereas the not-for-profit theatre is off-Broadway. There is commercial theatre off-Broadway but it is small compared ...

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