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File #: Res 0273-2006    Version: Name: Last week of each January to be known and celebrated as “Live Theatre Week” in NYC.
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations
On agenda: 4/26/2006
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution designating the last week of each January to be known and celebrated as “Live Theatre Week” in New York City and calling upon the Mayor, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting to recognize and celebrate such week.
Sponsors: Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Inez E. Dickens, Lewis A. Fidler, Helen D. Foster, James F. Gennaro, Vincent J. Gentile, Letitia James, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Michael E. McMahon, Michael C. Nelson, Larry B. Seabrook, David I. Weprin, Thomas White, Jr., Robert Jackson, Helen Sears, Darlene Mealy
Council Member Sponsors: 16
Attachments: 1. Res. No. 273 - 4/26/06, 2. Committee Report, 3. Hearing Transcript, 4. Hearing Testimony, 5. Press Release, 6. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 11/15/07, 7. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 12/11/07
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12/11/2007ADomenic M. Recchia, Jr. City Council Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
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9/26/2007*Domenic M. Recchia, Jr. Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/26/2007*Domenic M. Recchia, Jr. Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
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9/26/2007ADomenic M. Recchia, Jr. Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/26/2006*Domenic M. Recchia, Jr. City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/26/2006*Domenic M. Recchia, Jr. City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Res. No. 273-A

 

Resolution designating the last week of each January to be known and celebrated as “Live Theatre Week” in New York City and calling upon the Mayor, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting to recognize and celebrate such week.

 

By Council Members Recchia Jr., Dickens, Fidler, Foster, Gennaro, Gentile, James, Mark-Viverito, McMahon, Nelson, Seabrook, Weprin, White Jr., Jackson, Sears, and Mealy

 

Whereas, Beginning with the world’s first dramatic performance held on the banks of the Nile River in 2000 B.C., live theater has established itself as an indispensable form of human expression; and

Whereas, Live theater in New York City dates back to well before the 1800’s; and

Whereas, In 1891, the first electric marquis lit up a theatre located at the current site of the Flatiron Building, and ten years after this event, the theatre district in Manhattan would be so illuminated by white lights that O.J. Gaude would refer to it as the “Great White Way;” and

Whereas, The construction of theatres during the early 1900’s would concentrate New York City’s currently world-renowned theatre district, formerly spread out over more than 30 blocks, in midtown Manhattan; and

Whereas, During the 1940’s, New York City saw the birth of Off-Broadway productions, including the growth of small theatres in Greenwich Village; and

Whereas, According to livebroadway.com, the 2006-2007 Broadway season was the second highest on record totaling 1,509 playing weeks, with paid attendance reaching 12.3 million, up 2.6% from the prior season’s 12.0 million mark, and gross income was generated at a new record of $939 million; and

Whereas, Livebroadway.com also indicates that Broadway contributes almost $5 billion to New York City’s economy and supports approximately 45,000 full-time equivalent jobs; and

Whereas, Live theater has also found its way to New York City’s outer boroughs, with performances taking place at institutions such as the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Flushing Town Hall and Queens Theatre in the Park; and

Whereas, Live theater is an important community resource, enriching the cultural fabric of New York City by bringing to life ideas representing the complex diversity of this region and the world and serving as a powerful force to dissolve misunderstandings and dispel stereotypes; and

Whereas, Live theater is a cherished art form within this community, one deserving continued public and private financial support; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York designates the last week of each January to be known and celebrated as “Live Theatre Week” in New York City; and, be it further

Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York calls upon the Mayor, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting to recognize and celebrate such week. 

 

 

 

Res. No. 1152/2005

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Res. No. 273-A/2007

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