As its name would suggest, Broadway is a wide street in New York City that runs the full length of Manhattan, from its southern tip at Bowling Green to its northern tip at Inwood and even on into the Bronx.
It’s the oldest north-south street in New York City, existing as a Native American path since before the city was first settled and called New Amsterdam.
Even though there are many famous sites along the several miles of Broadway, one small stretch comes to mind when most people hear the word “Broadway.” It’s the part of Broadway between 42nd and 53rd streets — including Times Square — that is considered the home of the American theater industry.
The Theater District is home to 40 large professional theaters. Each of these theaters seats 500 or more people. They host a constantly changing variety of productions, including plays and musicals.