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Great White Way


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Broadway, in New York City, in the neighborhood chiefly occupied by theaters, as from about 30th Street to about 50th Street; -- so called from its brilliant illumination at night.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a street in Manhattan that passes through Times Square; famous for its theaters


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  • Zoe West , an intrepid ingĂ©nue, stripped down to her essence along the Great White Way and was out of the slammer in little more than an hour.

    All for the Sake of Art

  • I have spoken to some other writers and directors who've played the Great White Way and who feel that the biggest mistake is to tear the heart out of something for a perceived idea of 'Broadway,' to imagine it must fit a certain mold and to change it beyond all recognition during rehearsals and previews.

    Patricia Zohn: Culture Zohn Off the C(H)uff: Lucy Prebble, Enron Playwright Awaits Her Broadway Debut

  • The road itself, paved with a pretty good grade of mildly iridescent plastic, was named the Great White Way.

    New Race

  • There are many arguments to be made for their place along the Great White Way.

    David Finkle: Broadway Revivals Founder on Brighton Beach

  • The lights are about to go out on about 28 different shows here in the Great White Way.

    CNN Transcript Nov 10, 2007

  • CLANCY: Well, the curtains are up and the chorus lines are back along the Great White Way.

    CNN Transcript Nov 29, 2007

  • But first, Oprah really did take Broadway tonight in a big way as she brought the show, "The Color Purple," to the stage here on the Great White Way tonight.

    CNN Transcript Dec 1, 2005

  • Later in the program we're going to meet the cast of a new play called "Hollywood Arms" that has just opened here on the Great White Way.

    CNN Transcript Oct 31, 2002

  • Great White Way, but his sister was of the opposite temperament, interested in social work, and had attracted much attention by organizing a settlement in the slums of Stratfield for the uplift of the workers in the Pearcy and other mills.

    The War Terror

  • A smile and a nod, and she disappeared, swallowed up in the vortex of humanity that swirls in eddies along the Great White Way.

    The Easiest Way A Story of Metropolitan Life


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