The name 'Broadway' is identified with live performances, since the theater district is located near Broadway, around 42nd Street.
Broadway the street, however, is a long avenue that runs north-south. The other north-south avenues on the west side change names around 59th Street (Columbus Avenue becomes Ninth Avenue, Amsterdam Avenue becomes Tenth Avenue), but Broadway remains Broadway.
Broadway remains Broadway for a good long way, in fact. It should be called Longway, because it runs from Lower Manhattan all the way north, past 168th Street, across the Harlem River to Riverdale, in the Bronx.
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