New York City Theater District Things to Do - Dining
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If non-stop, around-the-clock action and excitement are on your list of "Things to Do in NYC," the Theater District may be just the place for you to explore! The Theater Disctict of NYC is home to numerous Broadway shows, Off Broadway productions and Off Off Broadway theaters, restaurants, hotels, retailers, recording studios, theatrical agencies, costumed characters... And just about anything else that could possibly make it onto your list of "Theater District Things to Do."
The Theater Disrict of NYC neighborhood has been called various things over the years, including “The Great White Way” (because the area was so brilliantly illuminated by white lights), and of course there's “Broadway,” as well as “The Rialto,” “The Street” and “The Main Stem,” all since 1883.
Today, the Theater District of New York City extends from approximately West 40th Street to West 54th Street, and also from west of Sixth Avenue to east of Eighth Avenue, which includes Times Square. An area known as Theatre Row is another interesting spot, found on 42nd Street, from Ninth Avenue to Eleventh Avenue, and is where you will find many Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway theaters.
Many an aspiring star has come to the Theater District of New York City from all over the world, striving for an opportunity to perform on one of the many stages here. Among them, at 1500 Broadway, between 43rd and 44th Streets, the Good Morning America news show is performed live each weekday. Passersby can view the show live in progress from the studio's street level windows.
The theaters and performers who have been a part of the many world-famous productions here have also served as incredible philanthropists during some of the city's (and the country’s) hardest times, including both World Wars, the Great Depression and 9/11, by organizing food and fund drives, entertaining and assisting members of our military, and helping less fortunate members of the performing arts community.
The title and lyrics to the song "Bright Lights, Big City," by bluesman Jimmy Reed certainy applies to New York City's Theater District!