Broadway

noun

Broad·​way ˈbrȯd-ˌwā How to pronounce Broadway (audio)
-ˈwā
: the New York commercial theater and amusement world
specifically : playhouses located in the area between the Avenue of the Americas and Ninth Avenue and from W. 41st Street to W. 53rd Street
Broadway adjective
Broadwayite noun

Examples of Broadway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The setup was installed by the same team that has toured around the world with Brooks and will feature the largest LED screens on Nashville’s Lower Broadway. Jessica Nicholson, Billboard, 20 Feb. 2024 The person who knows everything that is happening behind the scenes on Broadway will not be spotted sipping on a spirit at Sardi’s or munching on a meal at Joe Allen. Marc Hershberg, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024 In addition, Ashley Park — who was Tony-nominated for originating the role of Gretchen Wieners on Broadway — appears as a new character, French teacher Madame Park. Jack Smart, Peoplemag, 20 Feb. 2024 And 40 years ago, Cynthia Nixon, while still a teenager, spent three months performing in two Broadway plays at the same time (dashing from one theater to another and back again). Michael Paulson, New York Times, 19 Feb. 2024 The lead in a new play destined for Broadway and already on edge, Myrtle starts to seriously spiral. Olivia Marks, Vogue, 19 Feb. 2024 Rita McKenzie, the actress and singer best known for her boisterous performances in the one-woman show Ethel Merman’s Broadway, died Saturday in Los Angeles after a long illness, her husband, talent agent Scott Stander, announced. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Feb. 2024 But there is so much more to the latest presentation in Performing Arts Fort Worth’s Broadway at the Bass series, which runs through Feb. 11, at Bass Performance Hall. Rick Mauch, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 8 Feb. 2024 Schmidt, a Tony Award-winning producer, recently became the first woman of color orchestrator in Broadway history. Thania Garcia, Variety, 8 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Broadway, street in New York City

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Broadway was in 1835

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“Broadway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Broadway. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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Broadway

noun
Broad·​way ˈbrȯd-ˌwā How to pronounce Broadway (audio)
-ˈwā
: the world of the theater in New York City : the New York stage
a big star on Broadway
Broadway adjective

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