Spotlight on Broadway

Celebrating Broadway’s vibrant history, Spotlight on Broadway is multimedia project featuring intimate profiles of the theatres and productions that make up the City’s theatre district, featuring videos chronicling the history of the theatres themselves as well as moments from some of the most celebrated productions that took place on their stages.
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Theatre History

New York City’s theatrical community has a rich and storied past. At the beginning of the 20th century, the theatre district was so brilliantly illuminated by white lights that O.J. Gude would refer to it as the “great white way.” In 1904, New York City Mayor George B. McClellan officially re-named Longacre Square as Times Square, in recognition of the arrival of the offices of The New York Times.
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Theatre Incentives

Information on the “Made in NY” Discount Card program, rent tax exemptions and sales tax exemptions for qualified productions.
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Rehearsal Spaces

NYC Performing Arts Spaces maintains a comprehensive database of spaces throughout the City suitable for rehearsals and performances. To find a space, visit
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NYC Employee Theatre Discounts

The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, in association with the Department of Cultural Affairs and the Theatre Development Fund, has negotiated a special discounted membership rate for NYC employees.
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