Broadway is a street in New York City. It runs all the way through Manhattan, but its appeal lies in the collection of theaters around the Times Square area. In the early 20th century, it became the preeminent theater district in America. This was reinforced by a string of successful dramas and musicals that helped establish the area's reputation as one of the two best places for acting in the world. Today the theater district draws some of the best acting talent from Hollywood, proving that making it on Broadway is still the pinnacle of achievement.
In the physical sense, Broadway is a street that runs the length of Manhattan and into the Bronx area of New York City. It is the oldest north/south main street in the country. When talking about Broadway, most people are referring to the section of the street located in Midtown Manhattan between 42nd and 53rd Streets that includes Times Square. This area contains 40 large professional theaters.
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- Damn Yankees is a 1955 musical comedy with a book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop, music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross.The story is a modern retelling of the Faust legend set during the 1950s in Washington, D.C., during a time when the New York Yankees dominated Major League Baseball.
- Broadway is one of New York’s most famous avenues, known as the heart of the American theatre industry since it is the only oblique street that crosses the city center.It runs from the City Hall to the Bronx. Broadway’s most important attraction is Times Square, which cuts 7th Avenue.Times Square’s surroundings provide the most important leisure and cultural offerings, with nearly 40.
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Broadway is now really taken to mean the theater district. In the 1800s, most of New York City’s theaters were downtown. In 1880, the part of the street running through the theater district became one of the first electrically lighted streets in the United States. By the early 1900s, the theaters were starting to move out to Times Square.
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By 1920, many theaters populated the area that is today the theater district. All the marquees for the theaters used white bulbs because the colored ones would burn out too quickly. This gave rise to one of Broadway’s nicknames, the Great White Way.
The first part of the 20th century saw a boom of theater on the Great White Way. The 1920s and 1930s ushered great dramas from playwrights like Eugene O’Neil. The 1940s kicked off the golden age of musicals with shows by Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, and Rodgers and Hammerstein. The district further distinguished itself as an island of theater when it created the Tony Awards in 1947 to recognize achievement in American theater.
Musical theater continues to be the main attraction of the Great White Way. In recent years, however, other plays have garnered interest from the general public due to a number of film and television stars appearing on the stage. Actors like Denzel Washington and Julia Roberts have have trod the boards in New York City, drawing new audiences to the theater, people who may have previously thought the theater was for snobs.
The district is widely known, drawing tourists from all over the world. The chance to see a Broadway production is viewed very highly by many people. Broadway and London’s West End theater district are generally considered the highest level of acting in English-speaking countries. Among actors, playing a part on Broadway is an almost universal dream.
'Whatever Lola Wants' is a popular song, sometimes rendered as 'Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets'. The music and words were written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross for the 1955 musical play Damn Yankees. The song is sung by Lola, the Devil's assistant, a part originated by Gwen Verdon, who reprised the role in the film. The saying was inspired by Lola Montez, an Irish-born 'Spanish dancer' and mistress of King Ludwig I of Bavaria, who later became a San FranciscoGold Rush vamp.
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- Bria Skonberg (2017)
- Tony Bennett (1955)
- Alma Cogan (1957)
- Annie Cordy - French version Tout ce que veut Lola (1957)
- Ella Fitzgerald (1963)
- The Hi-Lo's - A Musical Thrill (2006)
- Stan Kenton - The Stage Door Swings (1958)
- Eartha Kitt (1962)
- Abbe Lane (with Tito Puente and His Orchestra (1957)
- Carmen McRae (1955)
- Amanda Lear: On album With Love (2006)
- Sophie Milman (2007, Live at Winter Garden Theatre)
- Patti Page (1960)
- Perez Prado and His Orchestra (1955)
- Julius Pringles (2001)
- Della Reese (1960)
- Dinah Shore (1955)
- Mel Tormé (1960)
- Sarah Vaughan (1955)
- Marinella (1992, album I Marinella Tragouda Megales Kyries)
- Reeve Carney Live at Molly Malone’s (2006)
- Dee Snider for the Dee Does Broadway album (2012)
- John Williams (Johnny Williams And His Orchestra, Rhythm In Motion, 1961)
- Johanna Allen (Calling Card, 2012)
'Whatever Lola Wants' is the title of an episode of the 2005 television seriesHot Properties and the title of an episode of ABC-TV's 1965 crime drama Honey West.
A film entitled Whatever Lola Wants, directed by Nabil Ayouch and starring Laura Ramsey as Lola, premiered on 11 December 2007 at the Dubai International Film Festival and was scheduled for release in France on 16 April 2008.
The Lola Car company is reportedly named after this song when company founder Eric Broadley heard the line 'What Lola wants, Lola gets' in 1959.
Norman Bailey played the song as a trumpet solo on the first live television broadcast of The Lawrence Welk Show on July 2, 1955.
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Chiwetel Ejiofor sang the song for the 2005 film Kinky Boots.
The song was also used by Mario Lopez and his partner Karina Smirnoff in Season 3 of Dancing with the Stars. Their tango to it was voted the best celebrity dance ever by the judges of DWTS on their 100th Episode show. Several seasons later, Joanna Krupa and her temporary partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy performed an Argentine tango to the song, in Season 9.
A Universal Time is a Adventure Game based on Araki's JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (「ジョジョの奇妙な冒険」) Manga Sequence/Series, and many other Manga Series/Fandoms'. The game implies fighting other players, farming for items, etc. A Universal Time is based on JJBA, written by Hirohiko Araki. Universal time. 10:00 PM (22:00) UTC =. 3:00 PM (15:00) Pacific Daylight. 10:30 PM (22:30) UTC =. 3:30 PM (15:30) Pacific Daylight. 11:00 PM (23:00) UTC =. 4:00 PM (16:00) Pacific Daylight. 11:30 PM (23:30) UTC =. 4:30 PM (16:30) Pacific Daylight. ↗ Show Pacific Daylight Time (Local) to UTC Conversion Chart Instead. Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) +0000 UTC UTC/GMT is 12:52 on Sunday, April 18, 2021. 🔮A Universal Time is a Roblox game based off of multiple different shows, games, and other sources of media. This includes (but is not limited to) Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Touhou, Dragon Ball Z/Super, Camellia, Naruto, Undertale, My Hero Academia, League of Legends, Death-Note, Soul Eater and many more fan-made things. The game is constantly changing with thousands of players each day. What time do you have? Your watch tells more about you than just telling someone the time.
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The song was featured in an episode of Nip/Tuck.
The song was featured in the 2006 French film Hors de Prix (English title, Priceless) starring Gad Elmaleh and Audrey Tatou.
The song can also be found in a 2011 Diet Pepsi commercial featuring Sofia Vergara and David Beckham.
The song can also be found in a 2014 Magnum Italian commercial, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the ice cream brand owned by the British/Dutch Unilever.
- ^McCormack, Mike. 'A Rose by Any Other Name'(PDF). Ancient Order of Hibernians. New York State Board - Ancient Order of Hibernians. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
- ^'Lola Montez'. San Francisco History Index.
- ^'Honey West: Whatever Lola Wants'. YouTube.
- ^'Whatever Lola Wants (2007)'. IMDb.
- ^Classic Cars magazine, August 2010
- ^'Hors de Prix (2006)'. IMDb.
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