From the legendary hit factories of midtown to the edgy performance halls of downtown, New York has one of the world's most celebrated theatre scenes. The most famous productions, of course, happen on Broadway, nicknamed the Great White Way in 1902 for its bright billboard lights. Here you'll find well-known musicals, comedies and dramas. There’s something truly magical about sitting in one of the ornate Broadway theatres and letting the show take you to another world. The term ‘off-Broadway’ is not a geographical one, it simply refers to theatres that are smaller in size (200 to 500 seats) and have less of a production budget than the Broadway big hitters.