New York City’s Theater District in Manhattan is one of the most popular, lucrative, and timeless tourist attractions. It became a vibrant hub for performance arts at the turn of the twentieth century, when mayor Cornelius Lawrence opened up 42nd Street in an attempt to expand New York City up north to “enjoy the pure, clean air”. It was illuminated by Brush arc lamps, making it one of the first electrically lighted streets in the United States. Before long, it became so brightly illuminated by electrical advertising signs that it earned the nickname
“The Great White Way”. Despite today’s digital dominance, Broadway continues to earn astonishing success. The 2017-2018 season was the most successful of all time, with a total attendance of 13,792,614 and grossing $1,697,458,795 in profit. This infographic celebrates the highest-grossing Broadway shows of all time. It also highlights the Broadway shows with the longest runs, the most expensive top tickets, and the most expensive overall tickets.
infographic by: www.topviewnyc.com