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What Makes A Broadway Show a Broadway Show

New York City – also known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. People come here to attend a Broadway show. In the instance of popular productions, such as Hamilton, they may wait several seasons before their name comes up in the lottery, and they have to pay a pretty penny for their tickets. Unfortunately, far too many tourists, and even some locals, sometimes end up with tickets to shows that are off-Broadway, or off-off-Broadway. Understanding the differences between the three levels of theater isn’t hard, but many people don’t even realize that there are differences. This can lead to counterfeit tickets and disappointment.

Off-off-Broadway productions are small, held in theaters that can’t seat more than 98 audience members. They can take place anywhere in New York (There are some great quotes about New York). They’re usually staged somewhere in the city but even that isn’t a requirement. Productions that take place off-Broadway occur in theaters with larger capacities. They can hold between 98 and 499 people. Those plays and musicals are somewhere in NYC, but not on Broadway. To qualify as an official Broadway show, it must take place in a theater that holds at least 500 people. Walk from West 41st Street to West 5th and stay on 7th Avenue.

Knowing the difference helps you enjoy an authentic Broadway experience at a legitimate theater on the Miracle Mile. It also means that you know how to save money by seeing an off-Broadway or off-off-Broadway show. Keep reading to find out more about the theater, and how to figure out what kind of production is right up your alley. EIther way its one of the best places to visit in the United States.

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