Theatre Director of Strategic Partnerships
Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment
Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting
Connie A. Ress
Associate Commissioner, Marketing & Communications
Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment
The Broadway League
729 Seventh Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Spotlight on Broadway is a multimedia project of the City of New York's Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment to celebrate the unique, indelible legacy of Broadway and its forty theaters. Thanks to the thousands of men and women working on Broadway today, audiences continue to be delighted and enthralled by the Great White Way.
Explore this site to learn about each of the 40 theaters and their unique histories through videos, photos and text. On this site you’ll also meet some of the men and women who work behind-the-scenes on Broadway. When in New York access the website on your mobile device for a special walking tour experience of the district. Visit the Spotlight on Broadway permanent installation in the heart of the district at Duffy Square (the triangle bound by Broadway and 7th Avenue between W. 46th and W. 47th Streets) for a unique perspective on the theaters.
Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment:
Mayor Bill de Blasio
Commissioner Julie Menin
Ileen Gallagher, ISG Productions
Video Content produced, directed and written by Bobbie Birleffi, Beverly Kopf, TVGals Media
Jeffrey Eric Jenkins, Theater Historian
Andrew Dolkart, Architectural Historian
Thomas Mellins, Urban Historian
Donald Albrecht, Curator, Museum of the City of New York
All Mobile Video
Charlotte St. Martin
Circle in the Square Theatre
Coalition Of Broadway Unions & Guilds
Disney Theatrical Group
IATSE Local One
IATSE Local 52
Jim Claffey Jr.
Jimmy Nederlander Jr.
Kate D. Levin
Lincoln Center Theater
Local 600 International Cinematographers Guild
Local 700 Motion Picture Editors Guild
Local 802 AFM
Local USA 829
Manhattan Theater Club
NYC & Co.
Roundabout Theatre Company
Second Stage Theatre
Susan Henshaw Jones
The Theatre on Film and Tape Archive at the New York Public Library
Theater Development Fund
Times Square Alliance
Spotlight on Broadway is a project of the City of New York's Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment with support from the Broadway League. Additional support has been provided by:
The Theater Subdistrict Council
Museum of the City of New York
New 42nd Street Studios
American Theater Wing
The Shubert Archive
Sony Masterworks Broadway
For more information on the music heard in the series of SPOTLIGHT ON BROADWAY videos and other new and classic Broadway cast recordings, visit:
Beginning December 2013 visit a permanent map of the theater district, overlooking the vista of Times Square.
The in-ground map will be made of granite and steel.
The map depicts the locations of all 40 theaters and will serve as a way-finder for visitors.
The map provides a visualization of the density of the most concentrated theater district in the world.
1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (“MOME”) welcomes you to the website SpotlightOnBroadway.com (the “Site”). The following Terms of Service (“Terms”) govern the use of the Site. By using or visiting the Site, you are expressly agreeing to be bound by these Terms and to follow these Terms and any applicable laws and regulations. MOME reserves the right to change the Terms, at any time, without notice. Your failure to follow these Terms may result in suspension or termination of your access to the Site without notice.
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Waiver and Severability of Terms: The failure of MOME to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect.
Collection of Information by SPOTLIGHTONBROADWAY.COM
In order to improve the content and usability of this website, the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (“MOME”) automatically collects several categories of information from Users. This information includes the following:
1. The apparent Internet Protocol ("IP") address of your Internet Service Provider ("ISP") and/or your computer, if your computer has an IP address assigned directly to it. 1
2. The apparent Fully Qualified Domain Name ("Domain Name") of your Internet Service Provider ("ISP") and/or your computer, if your computer has a domain name assigned directly to it. 2
3. The type of browser (such as, for example Internet Explorer, Opera, Firefox, Chrome, etc.) used and the operating system resident on a user's computer.
4. The date and time a user visited the site.
5. The web pages accessed at the site, as well as any applications used.
6. The Uniform Resource Locator ("URL") of the site which a user visited prior to SpotlightOnBroadway.com (if detectable), if such user did not connect directly to SpotlightOnBroadway.com, or use it as a homepage or "Portal.”
MOME uses this information to identify site performance needs; to ensure compatibility with the technology used by SpotlightOnBroadway.com’s visitors, and to generally add and improve services offered on SpotlightOnBroadway.com. In order to accomplish those goals, from time to time, MOME may conduct statistical analysis of the data it collects.
MOME does not collect data for commercial or marketing purposes, 3 and MOME does not sell, exchange or otherwise distribute the data collected by SpotlightOnBroadway.com for commercial or marketing purposes.
Information Submitted to SPOTLIGHTONBROADWAY.COM
During a session on NYC.gov, a user may affirmatively submit information to SpotlightOnBroadway.com.
MOME does not rent or sell personally identifiable information (i.e., information such as name, address, phone number, e-mail, etc., that identifies a user as a particular person), nor would MOME exchange or trade such information with third-parties without a user's explicit permission.
Cookies are text files, or entries in larger files, utilized to distinguish between visitors to a website, and to track information during multiple visits to a website. MOME uses "temporary cookies" 4 on some parts of SpotlightOnBroadway.com and such temporary cookies expire upon the end of the browsing session. This website does not use "persistent cookies."5
Web Bugs (a/k/a Web Beacons)
SpotlightOnBroadway.com does not use web bugs6 on its web pages or in any html e-mail generated by use of the portal, or otherwise sent from spotlightonbroadway.com, for any purpose other than to identify site performance needs; to ensure compatibility with the technology used by spotlightonbroadway.com visitors, and to generally add and improve services offered on spotlightonbroadway.com.
No applications on SpotlightOnBroadway.com specifically solicit information from minors or seek to determine whether the visitor is a minor. Consequently, because such information will not be specifically identified as being from minors, such personally identifiable information submitted to SpotlightOnBroadway.com by minors will be subject to being treated in the same manner as information given by an adult.
MOME strongly believes that parental supervision is an important factor in Internet use by minors. Therefore, SpotlightOnBroadway.com asks parents to guide their minor children when children are asked to provide any personal information online. SpotlightOnBroadway.com further asks that children ask for and receive their parent's permission before providing any information online.
Third Party Links
The content of SpotlightOnBroadway.com’s webpages is copyrighted, and contains some third party images/graphics that are used with permission. Users are notified, therefore, that one should presume the need to obtain permission from the copyright holder before reproducing or otherwise using images/graphics from this website.
SPOTLIGHTONBROADWAY.COM may change this policy from time to time, and reserves the right to do so without notice.
Privacy Statement Footnotes
1 An IP address is a numeric value assigned to an Internet Service Provider, a computer network, an individual computer or router, or a firewall (collectively, "users") so that other computers on the Internet may direct Internet message or other traffic to such users. Until the IP addressing system is changed, an IP address will take the form of XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX, where the X's are numbers between 1 and 9, and 0 for some positions.
2 A Domain Name is an alphanumeric value that represents the plain language (English or such other local language as is relevant) translation of the IP address assigned to a specific user or collection of users. For example, if a user had an IP address of 188.8.131.52, the Domain Name that represented that address might be WWW.HOME.COM.
3 Commercial and non-commercial marketing purposes include, for the purposes of this policy, Unsolicited Commercial Electronic Mail (colloquially known as "SPAM" e-mail), targeted e-mail for the purpose of selling products, or the sale or exchange of personally identifiable information between parties that anticipate receiving value in exchange for such information.
4 Temporary or "Session Cookies" are cookie files that last or are valid only during an active communications connection, measured from beginning to end, between computer or applications (or some combination thereof) over a network.
5 Persistent cookies are cookie files that remain upon a user's hard drive until affirmatively removed, or until expired as provided for by a pre-set expiration date.
6 A web bug is a clear, camouflaged or otherwise invisible graphics image format ("GIF") file placed upon a web page or in hypertext markup language ("HTML") e-mail and used to monitor who is reading a web page or the relevant email. Web bugs can also be used for other monitoring purposes such a profiling of the affected party.