Theatre or theater is a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place, often a stage. The performers may communicate this experience to the audience through combinations of gesture, speech, song, music, and dance. Elements of art and stagecraft are used to enhance the physicality, presence and immediacy of the experience. The specific place of the performance is also named by the word "theatre" as derived from the Ancient Greek θέατρον (théatron, "a place for viewing"), itself from θεάομαι (theáomai, "to see", "to watch", "to observe").
The Theater District is a popular tourist attraction in New York City. According to The Broadway League, Broadway shows sold a record US$1.36 billion worth of tickets in 2014, an increase of 14% over the previous year. Attendance in 2014 stood at 13.13 million, a 13% increase over 2013.
The great majority of Broadway shows are musicals. Historian Martin Shefter argues, "'Broadway musicals,' culminating in the productions of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, became enormously influential forms of American popular culture" and helped make New York City the cultural capital of the nation.
In warfare, a theater or theatre (see spelling differences) is an area or place in which important military events occur or are progressing. A theater can include the entirety of the air, space, land and sea area that is or that may potentially become involved in war operations.
Theater of war
In his book On War, Carl von Clausewitz defines the term as one that:
Denotes properly such a portion of the space over which war prevails as has its boundaries protected, and thus possesses a kind of independence. This protection may consist in fortresses, or important natural obstacles presented by the country, or even in its being separated by a considerable distance from the rest of the space embraced in the war. Such a portion is not a mere piece of the whole, but a small whole complete in itself; and consequently it is more or less in such a condition that changes which take place at other points in the seat of war have only an indirect and no direct influence upon it. To give an adequate idea of this, we may suppose that on this portion an advance is made, whilst in another quarter a retreat is taking place, or that upon the one an army is acting defensively, whilst an offensive is being carried on upon the other. Such a clearly defined idea as this is not capable of universal application; it is here used merely to indicate the line of distinction.
In peacetime the rank of Full General is reserved for the Commander of Finnish Defence Forces. Sometimes a General's branch of service is indicated in the rank. So far Finland has had seventeen of jalkaväenkenraali (General of Infantry), a few of jääkärikenraali (Jägergeneral), two of ratsuväenkenraali (General of Cavalry) and one tykistönkenraali (General of Artillery). Marshal Mannerheim himself was the other one of the two Generals of Cavalry before his promotion to Field Marshal.
The General was inaugurated in 1937, and carried coaches and Pullmans. It received some new lightweight equipment in 1938 as part of the fleet of modernism, but it was mostly heavyweight until 1940. It was the only "Fleet of Modernism" train to be streamlined without an observation car. It lost its coaches when the Advance General was inaugurated in 1940. It was re-equipped with lightweight sleeping cars from both the pre-war Broadway, and new cars from post-war orders. At this time, it also carried the Broadway's pre-war observation cars. In 1951 the General lost its all-Pullman status when it was combined with the all-coach Trail Blazer for non-peak travel periods only. In 1952 this consolidation became permanent, and by 1960, the Trail Blazer name was dropped. In 1967 the General was renamed the Broadway Limited when that train lost its numbers and all-Pullman status.
After approving the contract, representatives from Alpha Architectural along with a historical theater consultant and the general contractor on the project Bogaty Construction took a closer look at how both the reader board and Alger letters were attached and how to take them down safely.
“Little Shop of Horrors” is coming to the Sunrise Outdoor Theater Friday, July 30 and Saturday, July 31 ... The movies start at sunset (approximately 8.30 p.m.) on the theater’s park ... Two concession stands are available – one in the park and the second inside the main theater ... Tickets are $10 per person, general admission.
It’s finally available for general audiences, so here’s a rundown of where it currently can, and can’t, be found. Is Pig Playing in Theaters?. Pig will be in select theaters starting July 16 ... pick up Pig in theaters, depending on the market for it at their venue.
After surviving the pandemic and producing a 2020-21 season it called “Theater Six Feet Apart!” (part live and outdoors, part virtual), Minnesota Jewish TheatreCompany is back with a 2021-22 season and a surprise ... The house is generally about 50/50 Jewish/non-Jewish ... More than 50% of the theater’s general audience is over 50.
PITTSFIELD — In more ways than one, theater artist Jeff McCarthy is a painter ... “I Promise You a Happy Ending” comprises favorite songs McCarthy’s sung over his lengthy, successful career in theater; songs about love gained; love lost — something McCarthy knows a great deal about ... Jeff Borak is The Eagle's theater critic.
The film is going with the somewhat still unique plan of releasing only in theaters rather than doing straight to streaming platforms, or doing some sort of hybrid release ... Although Old was screened in slightly more theaters nationwide ... It will be interesting to see how Snake Eyes ultimately does in theaters.
For families, film fans or couples looking for a different kind of date night, a trip to the drive-in theater offers a nostalgic experience that's tough to top. ... The theater is generally open from late March to late October, with a two-week summer break coming up July 30-31 and Aug.
GreenShow preview by the shelter house near the theater ... curtain, and those who arrive early can bring a picnic or buy dinner, drinks and snacks from a food truck and the theater's concession stand ... Since the seating is general admission — with a section marked off for social ...
For much of the Covid-19 pandemic, Laura G ... She’s now fully vaccinated, and many New York City bars and restaurants have reopened. Yet Ms ... But she still isn’t comfortable going to movie theaters or dining indoors. “It’s a mix of I don’t want to get sick in general, and perhaps I feel maybe more than a little traumatized from the past year," she says ... .
The prominent Moscow theater Sovremennik (Contemporary) has been accused of propagating same-sex relations and insulting World War II veterans in a recent performance ... The complaint was sent to the theater's management, the Moscow mayor's office, and the Prosecutor-General's Office.