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“Mamma Mia”
Review of Broadway Theatre

Broadway Theatre
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Owner description: The Broadway Theatre is one of only five playhouses that front on the street named Broadway. It opened in 1924 as B. S. Moss's Colony, a premiere film house. The most notable film that played there in the early years was Walt Disney's Steamboat Willie which opened in 1928, and introduced American audiences to an adorable rodent named Mickey Mouse. The theatre went "legit" from 1930 to 1934, when it was re-christened the Broadway. From 1934 to 1940, the house was once again dedicated to motion picture exhibition, and offered the premiere of Disney's Fantasia in 1939. In 1940, however, it returned to legitimate stage production and, except for a brief stint as a Cinerama movie theatre in the 1950s, has remained in the business of showcasing live theatre ever since. B. S. Moss commissioned architect Eugene DeRosa to design the Colony as part of his chain of movie theatres, many of which also housed vaudeville. The large size of the theatre made it ideal for musical comedies.
Fullerton, California
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“Mamma Mia”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

Great time.
Very enjoyable play.
Lots of fun.
Walked from Ameritania Hotel to theater.
It was the experience that we were looking for.

Visited July 2012
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Ternopil, Ukraine
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“awesome!”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

very exciting place to visit./price of the ticket is from 40 to 100 $.That worth it./The Phantom of the Opera"is extremely bombastic.

Visited October 2012
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Queensland, Australia
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“Broadway is special”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

This place is everything you ever thought New York would be like.
Sensational neon lights, masses of people, noise, yellow taxis horn sirens
hustlers and fun. Just don't go to new york without seeing this beating heart of the greatest city on the planet.

Visited December 2012
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New York City, New York
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“A New York Experience”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

I gave it five stars because it is so much a part of the New York experience. I remember when I first saw a play there fifty years ago and how exciting it all felt, the crowds, the lights, the almost chaos as you find your theater. The area is so jammed with tourists that locals avoid it like the plague... but when going to see a play on Broadway, all that craziness seems to enhance the experience. I still get excited on entering a theater! I am feeling excited now just thinking about it.

Visited March 2012
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Highlands, New Jersey
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“Broadway is a part of the must see New York city experience”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

Broadway theatre is one of the major enjoyments I found during my five year stay in New York. At first, I went to at least one or two shows a month. Then every time an friend or family member came we went to a show. Broadway is a must see / do part of the New York city experience.

Visited July 2012
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