West End vs. Broadway

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West End vs. Broadway

The two largest cities in the world are home to the biggest stages in theatre performance. Often running the same shows simultaneously, one always wonders what the difference is between London’s West End, and New York’s Broadway, and which one is better?             Let’s start with London. The West End of London, commonly known as the West End, is an area of London containing the city’s most popular theatre, entertainment, food, shops and tourist attractions. Theatre in London dates all the way back to the 1500s, with Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre, however it was not until the 1800s when the West End became known as London’s theatre district. Opening many small halls and theatres, from the south bank to the Piccadilly area, the West End is an established and growing theatre industry.             The main difference between the West End and Broadway is that they are in two different countries but a more significant difference is that Broadway was not established until the 1800s and theatre was not prominent in New York until 1750. Despite blooming behind the West End, some believe that Broadway is the world’s theatre Mecca. Nevertheless both became overwhelming popular in the states after the American Civil War, and nationally after World War II. Both London and New York have similar but yet different theatre industries, however now in the 21st century they are both becoming quite similar. With playbill defining the image of Broadway and tradition shining through West End performances, which city wears the theatre crown?             The answer to that question is up to you to define. With both cities running the same shows, now is your time to take the opportunity, this spring or summer, to find out for yourself which one is your favorite. Whether it’s the lights likes in Times Square or authenticity in Leicester Square, the decision is up to you. 

The Multi-Saver Theatre Break

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The Multi-Saver Theatre Break

If you have been waiting for or are hatching a multi-saver theatre break plan, the wait is over! With the London Summer Olympics 2012 soon to come, this is the perfect time for that perfect family-time in the city of London. [More]

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Update: The Results

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Update: The Results

This is it: thank you al so much for voting and participating on our competition ( Broadway World, eat your heart out!) It's been a very exciting two weeks and here - for the final time- the results... [More]

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You guys!! You do know how to keep things exciting don't you! [More]

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Update Votes 6th of Oct - 5pm

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Here are the updates of the 5th of Oct and we'll give you a midweek Top 10... [More]

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No huge surprises today. [More]

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Update Votes 3rd of Oct - 5pm

Day 1 of the last full week of voting! [More]

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