Top Broadway Quotes

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1. "It's every actor's dream to work in a hit show on Broadway and also shoot a television show."
Author: Aaron Tveit
2. "When I made my Broadway debut, I was still cleaning houses, something I'd done since I went out on my own at 15."
Author: Aida Turturro
3. "I did a Broadway show with Alan Alda and how much money can Alan Alda have."
Author: Alice Barrett
4. "I probably never would have been hired on Broadway had I not moved out to L.A. and pursued acting and film, which is sad, really."
Author: Amy Adams
5. "At a very early age I knew I wanted to be an actor and then more specifically that I wanted to be on Broadway and be in musicals."
Author: Andrew Rannells
6. "A lot of high school students on TV and in Broadway are played by people in their late 20s and even early 30s. That seems weird to me."
Author: Ansel Elgort
7. "The hope is they would like to bring it to Broadway next year, so we'll see that's to come in the end of the finance year and everybody else and also real estate and what theaters are available at the time but I would like to come back with it."
Author: Blair Underwood
8. "I went on a few auditions for Broadway musicals, and never stopped taking classes, but I didn't take it seriously until I was out of college."
Author: Brendan Dooling
9. "The actual cheerleaders in our film are all Broadway dancers."
Author: Brooke Langton
10. "I love Broadway. And, I listen to country music, which I think a lot of people find surprising."
Author: Bryan Clay
11. "I always joke around with my parents and say that if Hollywood doesn't work out I'll go to Broadway!"
Author: Claudia Lee
12. "I live in Derry, a little town in Ireland, and I don't have the background of Hollywood or Broadway."
Author: Damian McGinty
13. "I then moved to LA when I was 16... but before that I had done a play on Broadway."
Author: Danny Masterson
14. "But just as much as it was a sport, it was a sideshow—a carny act that eventually made it to Broadway. So the next time you hear somebody say, "You know wrestling is fake, right?" you can tell him that yes, you know. That's exactly the point."
Author: David Shoemaker
15. "My one ambition was to go to Broadway, and I never gave up on that dream."
Author: David Hasselhoff
16. "I starred in a Broadway play that was Sidney Poitier's first directing job and the cast was Lou Gossett, Cicely Tyson, Diana Ladd and I played a Jewish kid who offered himself as a slave to two Columbia University students as reparations."
Author: David Steinberg
17. "Pretty much from 1979 through 1988, the backbone of my career was the theater. Working on Broadway a couple of times, working off-Broadway, and also doing a lot of regional theater. Make no mistake, I lived very frugally. I had an apartment that was real cheap. I would get two or three jobs per season, and in between I'd be on unemployment."
Author: Delroy Lindo
18. "My first Broadway show was with Elizabeth Taylor and Maureen Stapleton. Maureen Stapleton, a legend in the theatre; Elizabeth Taylor, a legend, period."
Author: Dennis Christopher
19. "I don't think just funny is enough on Broadway."
Author: Don Knotts
20. "I received the most fantastic welcome to the Broadway Theatre community. I walked on stage to tremendous applause and a long standing ovation, wondering when I was ever going to be able to say my first line!"
Author: Elaine Paige
21. "Some three or four years before this Dr. Sloper had moved his household gods up town, as they say in New York. He had been living ever since his marriage in an edifice of red brick, with granite copings and an enormous fanlight over the door, standing in a street within five minutes' walk of the City Hall, which saw its best days (from the social point of view) about 1820. After this, the tide of fashion began to set steadily northward, as, indeed, in New York, thanks to the narrow channel in which it flows, it is obliged to do, and the great hum of traffic rolled farther to the right and left of Broadway."
Author: Henry James
22. "I do Broadway because I refuse to succumb to the stereotypical things that Hollywood does to a performer."
Author: Jamie Farr
23. "Yes, I have been studying piano since I was six. Classical, jazz, compositional, Broadway, everything. I just love it all."
Author: Janel Parrish
24. "I went to Broadway and I've been doing some fun guest spots with 'Entourage' and 'Glee' and I'm ready to have my own show."
Author: John Stamos
25. "Don't know about a cabaret act right now, would actually prefer a role in a broadway musical."
Author: Julia Barr
26. "If I was on Broadway, I would want to do anything Vaudeville or a biopic."
Author: Katerina Graham
27. "I sing a mixture of everything from opera, folk music, Broadway. It's a mix of things."
Author: Katherine Jenkins
28. "I did Chicago on Broadway the year before last. That was a great opportunity and I had a blast."
Author: Kevin Richardson
29. "I want to toy around with producing a Broadway show."
Author: Lance Bass
30. "I have loved 'Les Miz' for so long. It was the first Broadway show I'd ever done."
Author: Lea Michele
31. "People see a lot of huge stuff on Broadway, but there's always Off-Broadway energy and also shows that you can work in."
Author: Loretta Devine
32. "I think as a writer you never have to flee from fame because you're not that visible in the first place, but, after the Broadway success of 'Beauty Queen,' people were coming up to me all the time, and I wasn't really prepared for that level of attention."
Author: Martin McDonagh
33. "I saw my first two Broadway shows when I was 4 years old, 'The Lion King' and 'Beauty and the Beast,' and after both of them I came home and reenacted the entirety of the shows on my living room table for my family and friends. I started doing that after every show I saw until I actually did my first youth production when I was 5."
Author: Max Schneider
34. "Because Chicago was to radio what Hollywood was to films and Broadway was to the theatre: it was the hub of radio."
Author: Mel Torme
35. "Back in the summer of 1941, they had stood to lose so much, it seemed, through the shame and ruination of exposure. Sammy could not have known that one day he would come to regard all the things that their loving each other had seemed to put at so much risk – his career in comic books, his relations with his family, his place in the world – as the walls of a prison, an airless, lightless keep from which there was no hope of escape….He recalled his and Tracy's parting at Penn Station on the morning of Pearl Harbor, in the first-class compartment of the Broadway Limited, their show of ordinary mute male farewell, the handshake, the pat on the shoulder, carefully tailoring and modulating their behavior through there was no one at all watching, so finely attuned to the danger of what they might lose that they could not permit themselves to notice what they had"
Author: Michael Chabon
36. "I love going to see the theatre whether it's a Broadway play or a Russian ballet company."
Author: Michael Ealy
37. "In '75, the year both A Chorus Line and Chicago hit Broadway, my head spun around and I became the ultimate theater queen for life."
Author: Michael Musto
38. "I want to be back on Broadway one day. That's a dream of mine. There's nothing like live theater, and I think it's so important for me to be able to be on stage with an audience that responds."
Author: Naturi Naughton
39. "I made my Broadway debut in the revival of Hair and followed it up with the bus and truck tour of Grease."
Author: Peter Gallagher
40. "Why should the Mass of Sainte Cécile bend my thoughts wandering among caverns whose walls blaze with ragged masses of virgin silver? What was it in the roar and turmoil of Broadway at six o'clock that flashed before my eyes the picture of a still Breton forest where sunlight filtered through spring foliage and Sylvia bent, half curiously, half tenderly, over a small green lizard, murmuring: "To think that this also is a little ward of God!"
Author: Robert W. Chambers
41. "On Broadway it was still bright afternoon and the gassy air was almost motionless under the leaden spokes of sunlight, and sawdust footprints lay about the doorways of butcher shops and fruit stores. And the great, great crowd, the inexhaustible current of millions of every race and kind pouring out, pressing round, of every race and genius, possessors of every human secret, antique and future, in every face the refinement of one particular motive or essence - I labor, I spend, I strive, I design, I love, I cling, I uphold, I give way, I envy, I long, I scorn, I die, I hide, I want. Faster, much faster than any man could make the tally."
Author: Saul Bellow
42. "Again, this week as I walked on Broadway, in front of giant photographs of voluptuous supermodels at a Victoria Secret mega-store, who was rebuilding the sidewalks? With sweaty headbands, ripped-up jeans, and dust on their brown faces? Their muscled hands quivered as they worked the jack-hammers and lugged the concrete chunks into dump trucks. Two men from Guanajuato. Undocumented workers. They both shook my hand vigorously, as if they were relieved I wasn't an INS officer.I imagined how much money Victoria Secret was making off these poor bastards. I wondered why passersby didn't see what was in front of their faces. We use these workers. We profit from them. In the shadows, they work to the bone, for pennies. And it's so easy to blame them for everything andnothing simply because they are powerless, and dark-skinned,and speak with funny accents. Illegal is illegal. It is a phrase, shallow and cruel, that should prompt any decent American to burn with anger."
Author: Sergio Troncoso
43. "Luckily for me, when I was growing up in high school, I had a band, and I was a singer in the band. I'm less of a legit Broadway singer than I am a pop-rock singer."
Author: Stark Sands
44. "I have theatre-training, I love doing theatre, I've done Broadway."
Author: Stephen Tobolowsky
45. "But then all that died down and as far as casting was concerned it didn't really matter that I had been on Broadway."
Author: Taye Diggs
46. "Live theater is my favorite of all the mediums that I have worked in, so I have every intention on coming back to Broadway."
Author: Taye Diggs
47. "When a man and a woman see each other and like each other they ought to come together - wham - like a couple of taxis on Broadway, not sit around analyzing each other like two specimens in a bottle."
Author: Thelma Ritter
48. "Some of the most vivid writing in America is on the walls of restrooms. The men's room in the Albany, N.Y. railroad station, for instance, should be preserved as a national shrine: there is more wit there than in any Broadway hit!"
Author: Truman Capote
49. "A lot of people now don't know I've been on Broadway."
Author: Wesley Snipes
50. "Early in the morning, late in the century, Cricklewood Broadway."
Author: Zadie Smith

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