What's Your Favorite Broadway Theater?

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What's Your Favorite Broadway Theater?#1
Posted: 6/5/08 at 9:39am
What theater on Broadway do you always enjoy walking into and just staring at until the curtain opens?

I'm going with The Palace. So big. So pretty. So palace-like.
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The Majestic (Maybe for sentimental reasons)
The St James (Again maybe for sentimental reasons)
The Gershwin
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Gershwin and Longacre[SP?]
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St. James
Scoenfeld(Sentimental Reasons)
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I'm gonna go with the new Biltmore...perfect for intimate theater. Just don't sit on the far sides.
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Schoenfeld (sentimental reasons)
Richard Rodgers
New Amsterdam
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Studio 54. It's such a dump, but such a sense of history in that place.

The Gerswhin is so comfortable -- I like that.

Love the interior of the St. James. I still laugh when I remember that they put blindfolds on all the busts for A Funny Thing Happened. . .
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54 is a dump? When was the last time you went in? I think it looks fabulous.
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The Virginia... sorry, The August Wilson.
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re: What's Your Favorite Broadway Theater?#10
Posted: 6/5/08 at 11:40am
I really like the Lyceum. All of that beautiful woodwork!
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re: What's Your Favorite Broadway Theater?#11
Posted: 6/5/08 at 11:43am
I adore Studio 54, it's goregous inside.
(...but it's hard for me not to like the place where SITPWG is playing! I saw a local production of it in an art gallery - beautiful!)
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re: What's Your Favorite Broadway Theater?#12
Posted: 6/5/08 at 12:43pm
The Palace... I just love that place

The Richard Rogers

The Nederlander it was the first place I ever saw a Broadway show.
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re: What's Your Favorite Broadway Theater?#13
Posted: 6/5/08 at 12:47pm
Studio 54 definitely

I also like the Hirschfeld.
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re: What's Your Favorite Broadway Theater?#14
Posted: 6/5/08 at 12:48pm
I love the Booth just because some of the shows I just absolutely loved played there. Same goes for the Lyceum.

I also love the Eugene O'Neill, sort of for the same reason, and sort of because I think it's so pretty inside. The Brooks Atkinson, too.
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re: What's Your Favorite Broadway Theater?#15
Posted: 6/5/08 at 12:49pm
The Longacre is gorgeous. I also love the Walter Kerr, St. James, and Hirschfeld.
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re: What's Your Favorite Broadway Theater?#16
Posted: 6/5/08 at 12:54pm
Majestic for sentimental reasons.

But for physical reasons
New Amsterdam
Winter Garden (it's such an odd auditorium, so wide and low)

and I actually like the Minskoff and the Gershwin, although i prefer the Minskoff's interior
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re: What's Your Favorite Broadway Theater?#17
Posted: 6/5/08 at 12:56pm
The Mark Hellinger!
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The New Amsterdam is absolutely beautiful. Too bad there will never be a non-Disney show there.
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The Hirschfeld because it's so intimate and comfortable.

The Neil Simon mostly for sentimental reasons.

New Amsterdam because it so beautiful.

I love The Minskoff because it is so comfortable, even though the interior of the actual theatre is very bleak and plain. I love walking around the "lobby" and looking down at Times Square during intermission.

The St. James because of the historical value of it.
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i love the artistic feeling of the nederlander. i could look at the mosaics around the stage and throughout the lobby forever.
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I liked the Winter Garden Theater.
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Interior- New Amsterdam

Exterior- Richard Rodgers (I just can't explain why it captivates me)
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Hirschfeld, for its intimacy, beauty, and for sentimental reasons.

New Amsterdam for its beauty and personal reasons.

I also like the Barrymore and O'Neill for different reasons, probably the shows I saw and the experience.

Also, the Beaumont is nice for the stadium style seating, the stage, and of course some of the amazing shows they have done there.
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Hands down the Minskoff has the best lobby on Broadway
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