Any trip to New York is incomplete without watching a show at Broadway. While there are many unique sights to see, sounds to hear and landmarks to visit in the bustling American city, no place in the world is as much of a showcase of artistic talent than Broadway is.
Let’s first understand what exactly Broadway is. Put simply, Broadway is just the name of a strip of road in the city of New York. However, it’s also much more than just a road. Broadway is the hub of musical and theatrical activities in not just New York, but all of USA. Broadway is the home of 41 professional theaters, with many smaller ones as well. It represents one of the highest levels of commercial theater in the English-speaking world. Each day, several shows are performed on Broadway. While some of these are pure dramas, the vast majority are musicals. The popularity of musicals is down to the fact that audiences enjoy the creative approaches which performers take to convey an entire story through music and singing.
Several aspiring musicians and actors flock to perform in Broadway to kickstart their careers in music or acting. They usually have to start out small, working for relatively less popular productions and work their way up. Even landing an entry level role can be tough due to the amount of competition that exists. It can be very hard to be picked if you don’t have much prior experience. Still, several artists go there to chase their dreams.
Aspiring artists usually have to work more to prove their merit and practice more to get to a level of performance that can be deemed professional. On the other hand, seasoned artists need to work very frequently, given the popularity of the shows that they’re working in. When they’re not performing they need to practice non-stop to ensure that they don’t make any mistake when performing. The theater is live. There are no cuts and no retakes. Hence, a performer needs to be well prepared to the point that they don’t make any mistake for the entire duration of the show.
Performing and practicing for Broadway shows require a lot of physical ability. Typical shows demand non-stop body movement on stage. This cycle of practicing and performing can tire an artist out, regardless of he’s a novice or professional. Broadway artists need a way to relax and destress after a show. For this reason, they love swimming after performing.
Swimming in a pool is a relaxing experience. Due to the buoyancy of water, a person feels lighter in a pool. This helps ease the pressure off of muscles that have been working throughout the day. Swimming in a pool has a profound effect of calming both the mind and the body. You forget about how hot the weather is when the cool water is enveloping your body from all sides. Also, some pools have additional features such as water heating and jacuzzi. These systems go a step further in making Broadway artist feel comfortable and refreshed. Swimming in a pool helps them to overcome the wear and tear on their body caused by the physical demands of a career in Broadway.