WONDER #175: What's So Special About Broadway?

Question 1 of 3

Why did Broadway get the nickname “The Great White Way”?

  1. When it was first paved, Broadway was painted white.
  2. No one knows.
  3. Large white trees line Broadway.
  4. It was one of the first streets in the U.S. to be lit with electric lights.

Question 2 of 3

The best Broadway productions are recognized with...

  1. Oscars
  2. Tony Awards
  3. Olympic medals
  4. Emmy Awards

Question 3 of 3

This Wonder was mostly about...

  1. why The Phantom of the Opera is such a popular Broadway production.
  2. the history of Broadway and New York City’s Theater District.
  3. which shows people should see on Broadway when they visit New York City.
  4. how Broadway became home to America’s movie industry.

Check your answers online at https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/What's-So-Special-About-Broadway.