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Broadway Theatres: History and Architecture by William Morrison

William Morrison was a pen name used by Joseph Samachson (1906-1980). He earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from Yale at the age of 23. He was an assistant professor at the College of Medicine, University of Illinois. He also headed a laboratory in metabolic research dealing with diseases that affect the skeleton. Samachson worked as a research chemist until 1938, leaving to become a fulltime writer. He worked as a technical writer but also wrote science fiction for the pulp magazines. In the early 1940s he wrote primarily for the comics. From that period, he is best known as the co-creator of the Martian Manhunter at DC but also created other characters like Zatara, Tomahawk and Two-gun Percy. In the 1950s he produced science fiction novels and many short stories and was a frequent contributor to major magazines like GALAXY. With his wife, he wrote books about various subjects, including the theater, music and ballet. He returned to biochemistry in 1953, eventually retiring in 1973 after five years as Associate Clinical Professor of biochemistry at Loyola University, Chicago.
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The History of Broadway

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William Morrison

The History of Broadway

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The word "Broadway" is special because it denotes both a profession and a place: the theater industry and a major boulevard running the length of Manhattan. While this may seem obvious to a New Yorker, many non-natives don't associate the two until they've stood on the sidewalks of Broadway. To make things even more confusing, many Broadway shows aren't actually on Broadway itself, and some of the shows that are staged on this famous street are labeled "off-Broadway. Before "Broadway" became synonymous with the theater industry, it was simply a means of transportation. While the English theater industry was well established by the time colonists began venturing to the New World, building settlements was rigorous work with little time for entertainment of this scale. No record of an organized theater production in America is available until

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Broadway theatre , [nb 1] also known simply as Broadway , refers to the theatrical performances presented in the 41 professional theatres , each with or more seats located in the Theater District and Lincoln Center along Broadway , in Midtown Manhattan , New York City. The majority of Broadway shows are musicals. Historian Martin Shefter argues that "'Broadway musicals', culminating in the productions of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein , became enormously influential forms of American popular culture " and contributed to making New York City the cultural capital of the Western Hemisphere. New York did not have a significant theatre presence until about , when actor-managers Walter Murray and Thomas Kean established a resident theatre company at the Theatre on Nassau Street , which held about people. They presented Shakespeare plays and ballad operas such as The Beggar's Opera.

Broadway, or Broadway theatre, is theatre performances in New York in the 41 professional theatres that have or more seats located along Broadway. Broadway theatres are located in the Theater District and lincoln Center in New York and are popular tourist attractions. Most shows today on Broadway are musicals with some plays. Theatre first became popular and present in New York in and is still going on to this day. Walter Murray and Thomas Keane, actor-managers, established the first significant theatre in New York in They established a resident theatre company at a theatre on Nassau Street that held approximately people. William Hallam sent a company of twelve British actors to the colonies along with his brother Lewis, who was also his manager, two years later in

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