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Well our special series opportunity in America my -- -- continues with so -- know well Alexis -- today she's showing -- -- her hometown.
Of New York City.
Not -- is the biggest hometown but also the shortest commute to your hometown Alexis.
That isn't going back there right thank heavens for May be what I grew up hearing New York City -- we're located Madison square park.
I -- -- just blocks away from here but part of the heart of New York City.
Is Broadway worry just some blocks away from Broadway and all the action in our office is he -- just a couple blocks away.
And joining me now -- she -- some of the most famous people on Broadway.
First of all silent saint Martin's chief executive director of the Broadway league also joining me if producer Jeffrey Richards.
He's a Tony award winning -- is there.
As in -- August Osage county just won best play and a Pulitzer last year in 2008 and at the best musical coming out there and he also has a show on Broadway right now.
That happens to be starring and he called Jeremy Piven Elizabeth Banks probably heard -- speed the -- Good morning good afternoon at this point thanks for joining -- guys.
So silent about what broadly means to New York -- 80% of the people who come to New York City for pleasure say that the primary purpose of their trip is to see a Broadway Show.
And the economic impact is five billion dollars to this city.
The fascinating thing is you deal with all the unions on Broadway there was a big strike last year one year later you're having a record year.
For Broadway ticket sales how -- possible given his current climate.
We have so many exciting shows that are opening have opened and are yet to open and we believe that.
Needing an uplift in their spirits and that's what probably -- about.
Jeffrey you are born and -- Manhattan kids just like me.
And one was thinking -- -- straight here I didn't come -- Tony award winning producer.
Because my good fortune.
To produce glengarry Glen Gary -- -- by David Mamet a few years ago.
And I've just been able to be in the right moment.
With the place that I've done especially thrilled.
With the success success of August Osage candidate which.
Now stars Estelle Parsons the Academy Award winning actress and the Tony award winning actor John -- that we have.
Speed the plow on Broadway with Jeremy -- and -- as far as was -- moss mad men.
And we're bringing it Will Ferrell to Broadway in January.
I'm Angela Lansbury back to Broadway airlines -- Well and Rupert Everett and -- ever so so I -- a lot of stories coming to Broadway this it was so exciting.
Insist that I am not involved with people like -- standing -- pal Joey -- Jane Fonda.
Is coming back to Broadway it and Brian Dennehy is coming back to Broadway.
You know shell as we wrap up here with my action -- have to go but Hollywood is coming -- Broadway I'm absolutely we've always had a magical marriage between them.
East and West Coast and it's never been more present than this year I -- -- glad to see that something -- economy is doing well keep it up.
Jeffrey great seeing you in -- wonderful having you guys here thank you so much and welcome home -- I love them and see a Broadway I.
I'm I'm gonna work doesn't take your clients element of that think we need to see some -- I -- I wanna know what will -- -- -- on Broadway.
Anchorman what is what is little -- -- -- -- You welcome you're welcome America is going to be giving George Bush -- a live theater in January in performance little.
I don't know and it is.
Via Broadway and like the spirit in -- they're yelling at me to stop talking but that they don't that they haven't Bryant will help January -- you're my boy blue we're back right after this.
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