Theatre in New York City:
A Brief History
by John Kenrick
The Bowery, the first US theatre to remain in use for more than a century.
Musicals, Broadway and New York City . . . they are forever linked, helping
to define each other. How did a rough Dutch frontier trading post (where stage
performances were forbidden) develop into the theatrical capital of the world?
These essays offer a basic outline of the events that made theatre an
ongoing part of life in New York City, and tell the story of how an avenue
called Broadway became
"The Great White Way."