the Great White Way


US, informal + old-fashioned
: a street in New York City where there are many theaters : Broadway
Her show debuted on the Great White Way.

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Recent Examples on the Web All the can't-miss looks on your favorite stars at this week's most major events — including Broadway opening nights and more This week started with a Broadway-style bang — with more than one show hosting their opening night on the Great White Way in New York City! Hedy Phillips, Peoplemag, 22 Apr. 2024 But then again, in a season that has three book-to-film-to-stage adaptations (The Notebook, The Outsiders, Water for Elephants) playing within a roughly 50-foot radius, perhaps complaints regarding a lack of fresh thinking should not be contained to any one particular corner of the Great White Way. Dalton Ross,, 21 Apr. 2024 Linking to Broadway is a productive idea for hotels since the shows of the Great White Way have traditionally been one of the prime draws for New York City tourism and seem to be again after a gradual recovery from the pandemic shutdown. Laurie Werner, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 Matt Dillon is staying gold on the Great White Way. Jen Juneau, Peoplemag, 4 Apr. 2024 Bradley Cooper and Gigi Hadid hit the Great White Way together! Brenton Blanchet, Peoplemag, 24 Mar. 2024 Meryl Streep and Martin Short hit the Great White Way together! Julia Moore, Peoplemag, 17 Mar. 2024 Wicked is beloved among the theater community and one of the most successful musicals ever to hit the Great White Way, so any changes are sure to inspire conversation. Moises Mendez Ii, TIME, 12 Feb. 2024 For its 47th season kicking off in October, Broadway San Diego is bringing six of the Great White Way’s newest and most-acclaimed musicals here. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Mar. 2024

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“The Great White Way.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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