Spotlight on Broadway is a project of the City of New York’s Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment designed to celebrate the history of Broadway by highlighting the theatres and people who contribute to Broadway’s unique cultural legacy. Spotlight on Broadway is supported by the Broadway League and labor union partners. Spotlight on Broadway was unveiled to the public on September 9 th, 2012 in the center of Times Square at Broadway on Broadway. The entire project will be launched in the Fall of 2013.
Spotlight on Broadway aims to educate and inform the broadest possible audience about the rich history of the Broadway Theater in New York City from the early 20th century to the present. The project will create an unprecedented archive of multimedia Broadway storytelling. A series of 40 short documentaries –each one a portrait of a Broadway theater—available on this website, a mobile website and broadcast on the City’s media assets including Channel 25 and Taxi TV will tell the story of Broadway. Designs are also in the works for a permanent installation in Times Square. The City would like to thank the Museum of the City of New York, New York Public Library, Shubert Archive and Sony Broadway Masterwork.