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Update: Lyceum Theatre Fire Caused by Electrical Panel; No Significant Damage Reported

Reports confirm that there was a minor fire on the second floor of Broadway's Lyceum Theatre today.

According to a spokesman for the Shubert Organization, the fire started in an electrical panel adjacent to the theater's mezzanine. After workers in the building smelled smoke and heard the fire alarm, members of the New York City fire department were called to 45th street and quickly controlled the blaze. No injuries have been reported.

The extent of the damage has yet to be completely assessed, but a wall and hallway on the left side of the auditorium do appear to have been affected. A spokesperson has confirmed that the damage will likely not affect the theatre's upcoming tenant, a transfer of the West End hit, The Play That Goes Wrong.

The West End comedy THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is set to begin previews at the venue on March 9.

The Lyceum is Broadway's oldest continually operating legitimate theatre. Built by producer-manager David Frohman in 1903, it was purchased in 1940 by a conglomerate of producers which included George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. In 1950, The Shuberts took ownership of the theatre, and have operated it ever since.

Learn more about the theatre in the video below, see Jennifer Tepper's in-depth look here, and keep everyone there in your thoughts!


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