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Broadway may refer to:

Theatrical types and locations

  • Broadway theatre, theatrical productions produced in one of 40 professional theatres located around Broadway in Manhattan
  • Off-Broadway, a theatre, or production produced in a smaller professional venue in New York City
  • Off-Off-Broadway, a theatrical production using a non-union cast, or produced in a very small venue in New York City


  • "Broadway Joe", nickname for American football player Joe Namath
  • Christine Broadway, Australian actress
  • Geoff Broadway, New Zealand former middle-distance runner
  • Lance Broadway (born 1983), American actor and former Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Remi Broadway (born 1978), Australian actor
  • Rod Broadway (born 1955), American football coach
  • Shane Broadway (born 1972), former Arkansas state senator
  • Tony Broadway, one of the ring names of an American professional wrestler James Maritato
  • Broadway Rose, a female professional wrestler from the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling

Art, entertainment, and media


  • Broadway (1929 film), based on the play by George Abbott and Philip Dunning
  • Broadway (1942 film) with George Raft, Pat O'Brien, Janet Blair and Broderick Crawford
  • Broadway Danny Rose, 1984 black-and-white comedy film written, directed by and starring Woody Allen


  • "Broadway", a term for a straight from the ace to the ten in poker, see Glossary of poker terms#broadway


Groups and labels

  • Broadway (band), an American post-hardcore band
  • Broadway Records, a record label


  • Broadway (album), a 1964 Johnny Mathis album
  • Broadway, a 2011 album by Kika Edgar


  • "Broadway" (Goo Goo Dolls song), a song from the album Dizzy Up the Girl (1998)
  • "Broadway" (Sébastien Tellier song), a song by Sébastien Tellier from his album Politics (2004)
  • "Broadway", a 1940 jazz standard by Billy Byrd, Teddy McRae and Henri Wood, recorded by The Three Sounds on their album Here We Come (1960)
  • "Broadway", a song performed by Alison Krauss on the album Now That I've Found You: A Collection (1995)
  • "Broadway", a song performed by Old 97's on their album Too Far to Care (1997)
  • "On Broadway" (song), jazz standard written by written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil


  • Broadway Journal, magazine owned, edited, and featuring work by Edgar Allan Poe


  • Broadway (play), a play written and directed by George Abbott and Philip Dunning



British Isles

  • Broadway, County Wexford, Ireland
  • Broadway, Somerset, England
  • Broadway, Pembrokeshire, Wales: a hamlet in The Havens community
  • Broadway, Worcestershire, England: a popular tourist destination in the Cotswolds
  • The Broadway, Bradford, a shopping centre in Bradford, England


  • Broadway (electoral district), Manitoba, Canada
  • Broadway, Nova Scotia

United States

Streets and avenues


  • Broadway Avenue (Saskatoon)
  • Broadway (Vancouver)
  • Broadway (Winnipeg)

United States

  • Broadway (Baltimore), Maryland
  • Broadway (Chicago), Illinois
  • Broadway (Cleveland), Ohio
  • Broadway (Gary), Indiana
  • Broadway Corridor, Long Beach, California
  • Broadway (Los Angeles), California
  • Broadway (Minot, North Dakota)
  • Broadway (Nashville, Tennessee)
  • Broadway (Portland, Oregon)
  • Broadway (San Francisco), California
  • Broadway (Seattle), a street and business district on Capitol Hill, Seattle, Washington also known as "Broadway Avenue"
  • Broadway (Tampa), Florida
  • Broadway, San Antonio, Texas
  • Broadway, Santa Monica, California
  • East or West Broadway, Granville, Ohio
  • U.S. Route 150 (East or West Broadway), Louisville, Kentucky
New York City
  • Broadway (Brooklyn)
  • Broadway (Manhattan), goes through Manhattan, the Bronx, and Westchester County, concurrent with U.S. Route 9 in New York (see below), above upper Manhattan
  • Broadway (Queens)
  • East Broadway (Manhattan)
  • U.S. Route 9 in New York, concurrent with Broadway in upper Manhattan and the Bronx as well as upstate
  • West Broadway


  • Broadway, Chennai, India
  • Broadway, Hong Kong, a street in Mei Foo Sun Chuen, Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong
  • Broadway, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Broadway, a main road in Newmarket, Auckland, New Zealand


  • BMT Broadway Line, a subway line under Broadway in Manhattan south of Times Square
  • BMT Jamaica Line, an elevated subway line over Broadway in Brooklyn, New York, sometimes referred to as the Broadway-Jamaica Line
  • Broadway (BMT Astoria Line), a subway station in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens, New York
  • Broadway (Detroit People Mover), an elevated transit station in Detroit, Michigan
  • Broadway (IND Crosstown Line), a subway station in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York
  • Broadway (LIRR station), a commuter rail station in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens, New York
  • Broadway (MBTA station), Boston, Massachusetts
  • Broadway Junction (New York City Subway), a subway station complex in Brooklyn, New York composing of the A C J Z L trains
  • The Broadway Limited, a Pennsylvania Railroad passenger train, and the four-track main line that formed a major part of its route
  • Broadway railway station, being reconstructed on the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway in Broadway, Worcestershire, England
  • HMS Broadway, a ship of the British Royal Navy
  • IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line, a subway line under Broadway in Manhattan north of Times Square
  • Renault Broadway, a model of automobile released in Turkey, in 1997

Other uses

  • Broadway (microprocessor), code name of a computer chip in Nintendo's Wii gaming console
  • Broadway (typeface), a decorative typeface
  • Broadway, a backend for GTK+ implemented in HTML 5

See also

  • Broad Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
  • Broad Freeway
  • Broad Street (disambiguation)
  • Broadway Bridge (disambiguation)
  • Broadway Station (disambiguation)
  • Broadwey, Weymouth
  • On Broadway (disambiguation)
  • The Broad Highway

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