What Is The Evolution Of New York Theatre

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Theatre started having a significant presence in New York beginning in 1750 when a resident theatre company was founded at the Theatre in Nassau Street. New York theatre slowly moved from downtown to midtown beginning around 1850. In 1870 theater was centralized in Union Square and by the end of the 20th century many theatre were centralized in Madison Square. Theatre did not arrive in Times Square until the 1900s, but did not begin to grow there until the 1920s-1930s. By the end of the 1920s Broadway had to begin to compete with movies. Many theatres went broke and were demolished or converted to movie theatres. In 1943 with the opening of Oklahoma! Broadway entered a golden age. In recent years Broadway has continued to boom causing tourist
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