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1681 Broadway

New York, NY

BUILT: 1924

SEATING CAPACITY: 1761
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Broadway Theatre (Broadway) History

The Broadway Theatre is one of only five playhouses that front on the street named Broadway. It opened in 1924 as B. S. Moss's Colony, a premiere film house. The most notable film that played there in the early years was Walt Disney's Steamboat Willie which opened in 1928, and introduced American audiences to an adorable rodent named Mickey Mouse. The theatre went "legit" from 1930 to 1934, when it was re-christened the Broadway. From 1934 to 1940, the house was once again dedicated to motion picture exhibition, and offered the premiere of Disney's Fantasia in 1939. In 1940, however, it returned to legitimate stage production and, except for a brief stint as a Cinerama movie theatre in the 1950s, has remained in the business of showcasing live theatre ever since. B. S. Moss commissioned architect Eugene DeRosa to design the Colony as part of his chain of movie theatres, many of which also housed vaudeville. The large size of the theatre (1,765 seats) made it ideal for musical comedies, and its large stage, originally built to accommodate an orchestra to accompany silent films, proved large enough for aircraft. The original facade (like the interior) was built in the Italian Renaissance style, and then resurfaced in polished granite when a skyscraper was constructed above the theatre in 1991.

On December 30, 2019, producers Scott RudinBarry Diller, and David Geffen announced that West Side Story had broken the all-time Broadway Theatre house record for a single week, with a gross of $1,807,025.94. In 7 performances the previous week, West Side Story broke the record (with a gross of $1,497,319) held by Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella ($1,479,889.97, established on 12/29/13, for an 8-performance week). This new record also represented an all-time box office high in the 62-year life of West Side Story on Broadway.



What Shows Played the Broadway Theatre (Broadway)

DATES PRODUCTION
? - ? The Little Prince (2022)
12/31/2018 - ? King Kong (2018)
? - ? Rocktopia (2018)
3/1/2017 - 1/13/2018 Miss Saigon (2017)
11/20/2015 - 12/31/2016 Fiddler on the Roof (2015)
3/27/2015 - 5/10/2015 Doctor Zhivago (2015)
1/25/2013 - 1/3/2015 Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella (2013)
10/19/2012 - 10/27/2012 Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons in Concert (2012)
3/24/2011 - 8/26/2012 Sister Act (2011)
3/27/2010 - 1/2/2011 Promises, Promises (2010)
11/8/2008 - 1/3/2010 Shrek the Musical (2008)
6/16/2008 - 8/24/2008 Cirque Dreams (2008)
11/1/2005 - 2/24/2008 The Color Purple (2005)
3/29/2004 - 1/1/2005 Bombay Dreams (2004)
11/11/2003 - 12/7/2003 Sexaholix (2003)
12/8/2002 - 6/29/2003 La Bohéme (2002)
7/11/2002 - 7/14/2002 Robin Williams: Live on Broadway (2002)
4/5/2001 - 9/23/2001 Blast! (2001)
11/9/1997 - 11/9/1997 Into the Woods (1997)
3/23/1991 - 1/28/2001 Miss Saigon (1991)
2/28/1987 - 10/14/1990 Les Miserables (1987)
10/21/1986 - 10/25/1986 Costello Sings Again (1986)
4/1/1986 - 6/8/1986 Big Deal (1986)
12/26/1984 - 6/30/1985 The King and I (1985)
10/26/1984 - 11/18/1984 The Three Musketeers (1984)
10/5/1983 - 9/2/1984 Zorba (1983)
9/10/1979 - 6/26/1983 Evita (1979)
3/6/1979 - 6/17/1979 Sarava (1979)
5/25/1977 - 1/28/1979 The Wiz (1975)
5/15/1977 - 5/15/1977 Together on Broadway (Mary Martin & Ethel Merman) (1977)
4/26/1977 - 5/1/1977 Nana Mouskouri on Broadway (1977)
7/11/1976 - 2/13/1977 Guys and Dolls (1976)
3/5/1974 - 1/4/1976 Candide (1974)
9/11/1972 - 10/21/1972 Dude (1972)
12/16/1970 - 7/2/1972 Fiddler on the Roof (1964)
3/15/1970 - 12/15/1970 Purlie (1970)
10/6/1969 - 1/3/1970 Mame (1966)
10/7/1968 - 9/6/1969 Cabaret (1966)
12/29/1967 - 9/28/1968 The Happy Time (1968)
11/28/1966 - 7/1/1967 Funny Girl (1964)
9/21/1966 - 11/26/1966 Annie Get Your Gun (1966)
5/12/1966 - 6/25/1966 A Time for Singing (1966)
11/3/1965 - 1/22/1966 The Devils (1965)
2/10/1965 - 10/30/1965 Baker Street (1965)
11/19/1964 - 1/2/1965 Zizi (1964)
5/20/1964 - 11/14/1964 Folies Bergere (1964)
12/5/1963 - 3/14/1964 The Girl Who Came to Supper (1963)
3/18/1963 - 6/8/1963 Tovarich (1963)
10/1/1962 - 12/8/1962 I Can Get It for You Wholesale (1962)
4/18/1962 - 9/29/1962 My Fair Lady (1956)
11/1/1961 - 1/20/1962 Kean (1961)
5/9/1961 - 10/28/1961 Fiorello! (1959)
10/17/1960 - 4/15/1961 The Music Man (1957)
5/19/1959 - 7/9/1960 Gypsy (1959)
3/2/1959 - 5/10/1959 West Side Story (1957)
12/25/1958 - 1/10/1959 King Henry V (1958)
12/16/1958 - 1/10/1959 Hamlet (1958)
12/9/1958 - 1/10/1959 Twelfth Night (1958)
11/4/1958 - 12/6/1958 Beryozka Russian Dance Company (1958)
10/30/1958 - 11/1/1958 Le Cid (1958)
10/28/1958 - 11/2/1958 Don Juan (1958)
10/21/1958 - 10/26/1958 Marie Tudor (1958)
10/16/1958 - 10/18/1958 Le Triomphe de l'Amour (1958)
10/14/1958 - 10/25/1958 Lorenzaccio (1958)
10/7/1958 - 10/12/1958 Ballet Espanol (1958)
1/23/1958 - 3/15/1958 The Body Beautiful (1958)
10/21/1957 - 12/14/1957 The Most Happy Fella (1956)
4/13/1957 - 5/25/1957 Shinbone Alley (1957)
3/22/1956 - 2/23/1957 Mr. Wonderful (1956)
12/26/1955 - ? The Azuma Kabuki Dancers and Musicians (1955)
11/22/1955 - 12/17/1955 Katherine Dunham and Her Company (1955)
10/25/1955 - 11/7/1955 Le Bourgeoise Gentilhomme (1955)
12/27/1954 - 4/2/1955 The Saint of Bleecker Street (1954)
4/26/1954 - 5/8/1954 Jose Greco (1954)
1/19/1954 - 2/28/1954 Roland Petit's Les Ballets de Paris (1954)
6/29/1953 - 1/16/1954 South Pacific (1949)
5/8/1952 - 5/10/1952 Shuffle Along [1952] (1952)
4/16/1952 - 4/27/1952 Four Saints in Three Acts (1952)
1/8/1952 - 1/12/1952 Kiss Me, Kate (1952)
9/14/1951 - 11/10/1951 Diamond Lil (1951)
5/29/1951 - 7/29/1951 Oklahoma! (1951)
3/15/1951 - 4/21/1951 The Green Pastures (1951)
1/29/1951 - 3/10/1951 Where's Charley? (1951)
10/5/1950 - 1/6/1951 Pardon Our French (1950)
4/19/1950 - 5/20/1950 Katherine Dunham and Her Company (1950)
2/27/1950 - 3/18/1950 Touch and Go (1949)
9/14/1949 - 1/14/1950 As the Girls Go (1948)
7/7/1949 - 9/10/1949 Cabalgata (1949)
10/18/1948 - 7/2/1949 High Button Shoes (1947)
5/22/1948 - 5/27/1948 Oedipus Rex (1948)
5/15/1948 - 6/10/1948 The Golem (1948)
5/8/1948 - 5/13/1948 David's Crown (1948)
5/1/1948 - 6/3/1948 The Dybbuk (1948)
1/28/1948 - 2/7/1948 The Cradle Will Rock (1947)
12/26/1946 - 3/29/1947 Beggar's Holiday (1946)
11/18/1946 - 12/14/1946 A Flag is Born (1946)
4/15/1946 - 9/7/1946 Song of Norway (1944)
6/11/1945 - 4/13/1946 Up in Central Park (1945)
5/24/1945 - 6/9/1945 Memphis Bound! (1945)
3/19/1945 - 4/21/1945 The Tempest (1945)
12/2/1943 - 2/10/1945 Carmen Jones (1943)
11/5/1943 - 11/27/1943 Artists and Models [1943] (1943)
6/8/1943 - 10/2/1943 The Student Prince (1943)
2/27/1943 - 5/15/1943 Lady in the Dark (1943)
12/13/1942 - 1/16/1943 My Sister Eileen (1940)
11/10/1942 - 12/7/1942 La Vie Parisienne (1942)
7/4/1942 - 9/26/1942 This Is the Army (1942)
4/22/1940 - 5/18/1940 Too Many Girls (1939)
3/23/1940 - 4/6/1940 Mamba's Daughters (1940)
12/25/1939 - 2/11/1940 Folies Bergere (1939)
4/12/1936 - 4/24/1936 Broadway Sho-Window (1936)
12/27/1934 - 1/4/1935 The O'Flynn (1934)
9/27/1932 - 12/10/1932 Earl Carroll's Vanities [1932] (1932)
6/6/1932 - ? Troilus and Cressida (1932)
12/8/1930 - 5/2/1931 The New Yorkers (1930)
1/2/1929 - ? Broadway Fever (1929)
8/29/1927 - ? Strike Up the Band (1927) [Pre-Broadway]
3/3/1913 - 3/15/1913 The American Maid (1913)
1/20/1913 - 1/25/1913 Somewhere Else (1913)
12/16/1912 - 1/4/1913 The Red Petticoat (1912)
11/30/1912 - 12/14/1912 The Sun Dodgers (1912)
11/4/1912 - 11/16/1912 The Dove of Peace (1912)
8/5/1912 - 11/2/1912 Hanky Panky (1912)
5/25/1912 - 6/1/1912 Mama's Baby Boy (1912)
12/25/1911 - 2/3/1912 The Wedding Trip (1911)
10/5/1911 - 12/23/1911 The Never Homes (1911)
8/7/1911 - 9/23/1911 The Hen-Pecks (1911)
7/3/1911 - ? Macbeth (1911)
7/3/1911 - ? The Taming of the Shrew (1911)
7/3/1911 - ? Hamlet (1911)
7/3/1911 - ? The Merchant of Venice (1911)
7/3/1911 - ? Romeo and Juliet (1911)
7/3/1911 - ? Twelfth Night (1911)
2/4/1911 - 6/3/1911 The Hen-Pecks (1911)
1/9/1911 - 1/17/1911 The Squaw Man (1911)
1/2/1911 - ? The Silent Call (1911)
12/5/1910 - ? Macbeth (1910)
12/5/1910 - ? As You Like It (1910)
12/5/1910 - ? Romeo and Juliet (1910)
12/5/1910 - ? Hamlet (1910)
10/6/1910 - 11/12/1910 Judy Forgot (1910)
6/4/1910 - 10/1/1910 The Summer Widowers (1910)
1/6/1910 - 5/28/1910 The Jolly Bachelors (1910)
5/22/1909 - 1/1/1910 The Midnight Sons (1909)
1/25/1909 - 4/10/1909 Stubborn Cinderella (1909)
12/21/1908 - 1/23/1909 Peggy Machree (1908)
10/12/1908 - 11/21/1908 The Golden Butterfly (1908)
8/31/1908 - 10/10/1908 Algeria (1908)
1/27/1908 - 5/2/1908 A Waltz Dream (1908)
1/6/1908 - 1/25/1908 A Parisian Model (1908)
10/21/1907 - ? The Round Up (1907)
9/2/1907 - ? The Rogers Brothers in Panama (1907)
11/27/1906 - 6/29/1907 A Parisian Model (1906)
9/24/1906 - ? The Prince of India (1906)
1/16/1906 - ? The Vanderbilt Cup (1906)
1/16/1906 - 6/1/1906 The Vanderbilt Cup (1906)
10/30/1905 - 10/30/1905 Véronique (1905)
10/30/1905 - 1/6/1906 Véronique (1905)
8/21/1905 - 11/4/1905 The Pearl and the Pumpkin (1905)
3/27/1905 - 4/22/1905 Florodora (1905)
2/27/1905 - 3/25/1905 Boccaccio (1905)
2/13/1905 - 2/25/1905 Fatinitza (1905)
1/31/1905 - 2/11/1905 Giroflé-Girofla (1905)
12/26/1904 - 1/28/1905 Fatinitza (1904)
11/21/1904 - 12/17/1904 The Two Roses (1904)
10/3/1904 - 11/19/1904 Love's Lottery (1904)
9/5/1904 - 9/17/1904 A Little Bit of Everything (1904)
2/22/1904 - 7/2/1904 The Yankee Consul (1904)
1/11/1904 - 2/20/1904 The Medal and the Maid (1904)
11/16/1903 - 1/9/1904 Babette (1903)
11/9/1903 - ? Waterloo (1903)
11/9/1903 - ? The Bells (1903)
11/9/1903 - ? Louis XI (1903)
11/9/1903 - ? The Merchant of Venice (1903)
10/26/1903 - ? Dante (1903)
10/5/1903 - ? Hearts Courageous (1903)
8/31/1903 - 10/3/1903 A Princess of Kensington (1903)
3/17/1903 - ? The Prince of Pilsen (1903)
3/17/1903 - 7/18/1903 The Prince of Pilsen (1903)
10/27/1902 - ? The Silver Slipper (1902)
10/27/1902 - 3/14/1903 The Silver Slipper (1902)
8/29/1902 - 10/25/1902 Sally in Our Alley (1902)
8/29/1902 - 10/25/1902 Sally in Our Alley (1902)
11/4/1901 - ? The Sleeping Beauty and the Beast (1901)
11/4/1901 - 5/31/1902 The Sleeping Beauty and the Beast (1901)
3/21/1901 - ? The Price of Peace (1901)
1/23/1901 - ? Vienna Life (1901)
1/23/1901 - 2/23/1901 Vienna Life (1901)
12/24/1900 - 11/19/1901 A Royal Rogue (1900)
11/5/1900 - ? Foxy Quiller (In Corsica) (1900)
11/5/1900 - 12/22/1900 Foxy Quiller (In Corsica) (1900)
10/30/1900 - ? More Than Queen (1900)
10/8/1900 - ? Marcelle (1900)
9/3/1900 - ? Ben Hur (1900)
11/29/1899 - ? Ben Hur (1899)
10/24/1899 - ? More Than Queen (1899)
9/15/1899 - ? The Ghetto (1899)
3/13/1899 - ? The Musketeers (1899)
1/30/1899 - 3/11/1899 The Three Dragoons (1899)
12/24/1898 - ? The Sorrows of Satan (1898)
12/13/1897 - ? The Highwayman (1897)
12/13/1897 - 4/16/1898 The Highwayman (1897)
10/25/1897 - ? The Idol's Eye (1897)
3/22/1897 - ? L'Arlesienne (1897)
4/20/1896 - ? El Capitan (1896)
9/2/1895 - ? Princess Bonnie (1895)
1/14/1895 - ? Madame Sans-Gene (1895)
5/14/1894 - 6/23/1894 Tabasco (1894)
3/26/1894 - ? Utopia, Limited (1894)
5/4/1891 - ? Wang (1891)
5/4/1891 - 10/3/1891 Wang (1891)
10/6/1890 - ? Paul Jones (1890)
8/18/1890 - ? The Merry Monarch (1890)
5/5/1890 - ? Castles in the Air (1890)
12/3/1888 - ? Little Lord Fauntleroy (1888)
3/3/1888 - ? La Tosca (1888)
2/21/1879 - 2/21/1879 The Sorcerer (1879)
4/6/1874 - ? Humpty Dumpty at Home (1874)
10/21/1873 - ? Fritz, Our Cousin German (1873)
10/6/1873 - ? Max! The Merry Swiss Boy (1873)
2/17/1868 - 2/22/1868 Family Jars (1867)
2/17/1868 - 2/22/1868 The Pet of the Petticoats (1867)
1/27/1868 - 2/15/1868 Little Nell and the Marchioness (1868)
12/24/1855 - 1/12/1856 King Charming (1855)
1/15/1855 - 2/17/1855 Cinderella (1855)
1/1/1855 - 2/17/1855 Guy Mannering (1855)
12/25/1854 - 2/17/1855 The Enchantress (1854)
12/20/1854 - 2/17/1855 The Beggar's Opera (1854)
10/12/1854 - 6/6/1855 The Bohemian Girl (1854)
5/29/1854 - 6/17/1854 Faustus (1854)
12/13/1852 - 12/25/1852 The Peri, or, the Enchanted Fountain (1852)
1/19/1852 - 2/7/1852 Paul Clifford (1852)
6/2/1851 - 6/24/1851 Azael, The Prodigal (1851)
4/7/1851 - 5/15/1851 The Vision of the Sun (1851)
1/13/1851 - 5/21/1851 Faustus (1851)
- The Pearl and the Pumpkin (1905)
? - ? The Ugly Duckling ()
? - ? Hamlet ()


Frequently Asked Questions

What show is currently in Broadway Theatre (Broadway)?
Broadway Theatre (Broadway)'s current show is The Little Prince which opened on 4/11/2022.

What when was Broadway Theatre (Broadway) built?
Broadway Theatre (Broadway) was built in 1924.

How many seats does Broadway Theatre (Broadway) have?
Broadway Theatre (Broadway) has 1761 seats.

What were the longest running shows at Broadway Theatre (Broadway)?
Les Miserables which ran from 3/12/1987 to 5/18/2003, Miss Saigon which ran from 4/11/1991 to 1/28/2001, Fiddler on the Roof which ran from 9/22/1964 to 7/2/1972, My Fair Lady which ran from 3/15/1956 to 9/29/1962 and South Pacific which ran from 4/7/1949 to 1/16/1954,

What are the box office hours for Broadway Theatre (Broadway)?
Monday-Saturday: 10:00 AM-8:00 PM Sunday: 12:00 PM-6:00 PM.

What accessibility options are there at Broadway Theatre (Broadway)?

Accessible seating is available for this performance as indicated on the seating map. Theatre is not completely wheelchair-accessible.

Orchestra location: Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps. Wheelchair seating is located in the Orchestra only.

Mezzanine location: Located up two flights of stairs (30 steps). Once on the Mezzanine level, there are approximately two steps up and down per row. Entrance to Mezzanine is behind Front Mezzanine row F and in front of row A of the Rear Mezzanine.

Handrails: Available at the end of every stepped seat row in the Mezzanine.

There is one (unisex) wheelchair accessible restroom located on the lobby level.

The Broadway Theatre provides at least 10 infrared assistive-listening devices for every performance at the theatre. Beginning four weeks after a show’s official opening-night performance, at least 10 audio description devices are available for every performance at the theatre. In addition, there is unlimited access to downloadable audio description software for personal mobile devices, available beginning four weeks after a show’s official opening night performance, which provides an automated detailed account of the visual of the production, free of charge, for blind or partially sighted patrons. The theatre also offers handheld devices and software that provide captioning for deaf or hard-of-hearing patrons, available beginning four weeks after a show’s official opening-night performance.

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