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How would you describe Broadway....?

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How would you describe Broadway....?#1
Posted: 7/14/08 at 6:09am
...to a tourist who doesn't know anything about it?

Oh...the tourist speaks English How would you describe Broadway....?
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re: How would you describe Broadway....?#2
Posted: 7/14/08 at 6:15am
A big wiggly road that goes right downtown and throws off the otherwise tremendously organised block system. re: How would you describe Broadway....?
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re: How would you describe Broadway....?#2
Posted: 7/14/08 at 7:17am
Too broad of a question, but I'll try. It's not only a geographical area... but a state of mind. It means singing, dancing, acting. Broadway is a wish of actors, actresses, singers and dancers. Broadway is to plays and musicals as Hollywood is to television and film. Broadway is NYC... NYC if Broadway. from RC in Austin, Texas.... (p.s. I finally think I've got my avatar back... it's Carol Burnett... imitating Norma Desmond in her television show.)
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re: How would you describe Broadway....?#3
Posted: 7/14/08 at 7:46am
Sorry RC, I have to disagree with your last statement. NYC is so much more than *just* Broadway. Ad as much as I love Broadway, it's kind of insulting to brush over everything else that New York is by saying "NYC is Broadway". It's an integral part of New York, but it's not all there is to the city.
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re: How would you describe Broadway....?#4
Posted: 7/14/08 at 8:40am
thats true, jordan girl. NYC is so much more than Broadway. Nor is Broadway the defining aspect of NYC theatre. Dont forget off BW and off off BW productions as well.

"it's not only a geographical area... but a state of mind"
-man, that is so something I wld say.
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re: How would you describe Broadway....?#5
Posted: 7/14/08 at 9:29am
Pure fun and entertainment!
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re: How would you describe Broadway....?#6
Posted: 7/14/08 at 9:44am
The term "state of mind" works.

It's also my escape and my little piece of heaven....unless someone makes me sit through "The Lion King" or "La Cage" again.
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re: How would you describe Broadway....?#7
Posted: 7/14/08 at 9:49am
A place where dreams come true for $120 a night.

Or I could be confusing it with that "massage parlor" on 8th Ave and 42nd.
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re: How would you describe Broadway....?#8
Posted: 7/14/08 at 10:21am
Musical Theatre at its best!
"Everytime you step on that stage it is somebody's first Broadway show and somebody's last Broadway show. Make it count."
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re: How would you describe Broadway....?#9
Posted: 7/14/08 at 10:28am
..where you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy
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re: How would you describe Broadway....?#10
Posted: 7/14/08 at 11:03am
Oh for goodness sakes... Broadway and NYC complement each other in many ways..hence my comment. Broadway is one large piece of the NYC puzzle. Nowhere in my comment did I suggest it was the only one or the primary one. I think most people can understand that. Well...most people. from RC in Austin, Texas
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re: How would you describe Broadway....?#11
Posted: 7/14/08 at 11:53am
Nowhere in my comment did I suggest it was the only one or the primary one

Well, let's see.

Broadway is NYC... NYC if Broadway.

Sorry, but yes you did. Well, if you had typed the s rather than the f you would have. There's a big difference between what you said initially and saying it's a large piece of the NYC puzzle.
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