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Address:
249 West 45th St.

New York, NY

BUILT: 1923

SEATING CAPACITY: 1443
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Imperial Theatre (Broadway) History

The Shuberts conceived of the Imperial Theatre, their fiftieth New York venue, as a home to musical theatre hits, and their dream has been realized many times over. The playhouse was constructed as a replacement for the Shubert's 20 year old (and out-of-date) Lyric Theatre. Like many other Shubert theatres, the Imperial was designed by Herbert Krapp in his trademark Adam-style. The recessed ceiling and ornamental panels that grace the walls are elaborately decorated with a number of motifs, including florals and geometrics. The rectangular auditorium is wider than it is deep, which allows most audience members to feel close to the stage and performers.

Thebox office record at the Imperial Theatre is held by none other than Billy Elliot! The production grossed $1,663,895 over eight performances, for the week ending January 3, 2010. Billy Elliot, featuring music by Elton John, and book and lyrics by Lee Hall, opened on Broadway after a run in the West End in 2008. The role of Billy Elliot in the production was rotated among David Álvarez, Kiril Kulish, and Trent Kowalik. The show won 10 Tony Awards: Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical, Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Choreography, Best Orchestrations, Best Scenic Design, Best Lighting Design, and Best Sound Design.

 



What Shows Played the Imperial Theatre (Broadway)

DATES PRODUCTION
? - ? Ruben & Clay's 1st Annual Christmas Carol Family Fun Pageant Spectacular Reunion Show (2018)
? - ? Carousel (2018)
10/18/2016 - ? Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (2016)
3/1/2014 - 9/4/2016 Les Miserables (2014)
11/5/2013 - 1/5/2014 700 Sundays (2013)
3/29/2012 - 6/15/2013 Nice Work If You Can Get It (2012)
10/1/2008 - 1/8/2012 Billy Elliot (2008)
10/30/2007 - 4/20/2008 August: Osage County (2007)
4/16/2007 - 5/27/2007 Coram Boy (2007)
11/20/2006 - 12/17/2006 High Fidelity (2006)
1/31/2005 - 9/3/2006 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (2005)
9/16/2003 - 9/12/2004 The Boy From Oz (2003)
10/17/1990 - 5/18/2003 Les Miserables (1987)
1/9/1989 - 9/1/1990 Jerome Robbins' Broadway (1989)
4/11/1988 - 6/25/1988 Chess (1988)
10/7/1987 - 2/7/1988 Cabaret (1987)
11/12/1985 - 5/16/1987 The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1985)
12/9/1981 - 8/11/1985 Dreamgirls (1981)
2/2/1979 - 9/6/1981 They're Playing Our Song (1979)
11/29/1977 - 1/16/1979 Chapter Two (1977)
10/3/1977 - 11/16/1977 Comedy With Music (1977)
4/12/1977 - 7/30/1977 Anna Christie (1977)
3/14/1977 - 3/26/1977 Mark Twain Tonight! (1977)
3/9/1975 - 3/9/1975 A Gala Tribute to Joshua Logan (1975)
10/18/1972 - 3/13/1977 Pippin (1972)
4/12/1972 - 5/20/1972 Lost in the Stars (1972)
3/26/1972 - 3/26/1972 A Celebration of Richard Rodgers (1972)
10/27/1971 - 1/1/1972 On the Town (1971)
10/28/1970 - 9/11/1971 Two By Two (1970)
3/26/1970 - 5/3/1970 Minnie's Boys (1970)
1/2/1970 - 1/2/1970 Scarlett (1970)
10/6/1969 - 11/15/1969 A Patriot for Me (1969)
11/16/1968 - 8/9/1969 Zorba (1968)
3/7/1967 - 10/2/1968 Cabaret (1966)
9/17/1964 - 2/25/1967 Fiddler on the Roof (1964)
1/6/1963 - 9/12/1964 Oliver! (1963)
4/12/1961 - 12/15/1962 Carnival! (1961)
8/15/1960 - 3/25/1961 Gypsy (1959)
4/23/1959 - 6/18/1960 Destry Rides Again (1959)
10/31/1957 - 4/11/1959 Jamaica (1957)
5/3/1956 - 10/19/1957 The Most Happy Fella (1956)
2/24/1955 - 4/14/1956 Silk Stockings (1955)
10/2/1954 - 11/27/1954 By the Beautiful Sea (1954)
12/10/1953 - 6/26/1954 John Murray Anderson's Almanac (1953)
6/25/1952 - 11/28/1953 Wish You Were Here (1952)
10/12/1950 - 5/3/1952 Call Me Madam (1950)
4/24/1950 - 9/30/1950 Peter Pan (1950)
7/15/1949 - 4/8/1950 Miss Liberty (1949)
2/21/1949 - 6/18/1949 Along Fifth Avenue (1949)
5/16/1946 - 2/12/1949 Annie Get Your Gun (1946)
8/21/1944 - 4/13/1946 Song of Norway (1944)
1/25/1944 - 7/22/1944 Ziegfeld Follies of 1943 (1943)
10/7/1943 - 1/24/1944 One Touch of Venus (1943)
5/24/1943 - 10/2/1943 Rosalinda (1942)
4/7/1942 - 4/12/1942 Gratefully Yours (1942)
10/29/1941 - 3/20/1943 Let's Face It! (1941)
5/28/1940 - 6/14/1941 Louisiana Purchase (1940)
10/18/1939 - 5/18/1940 Too Many Girls (1939)
9/4/1939 - 9/16/1939 Leave It to Me! (1939)
11/9/1938 - 7/15/1939 Leave It to Me! (1938)
12/22/1937 - 3/12/1938 Between the Devil (1937)
5/11/1937 - 5/15/1937 Orchids Preferred (1937)
2/4/1937 - 5/1/1937 Frederika (1937)
11/10/1936 - ? Hamlet (1936)
4/11/1936 - 11/7/1936 On Your Toes (1936)
10/12/1935 - 3/7/1936 Jubilee (1935)
3/14/1935 - 3/15/1935 Panic (1935)
1/22/1935 - ? Nowhere Bound (1935)
11/8/1934 - 1/12/1935 Say When (1934)
8/28/1934 - 9/29/1934 Saluta (1934)
2/19/1934 - 5/12/1934 All the King's Horses (1934)
10/21/1933 - 1/6/1934 Let 'Em Eat Cake (1933)
5/15/1933 - 6/10/1933 Of Thee I Sing (1933)
9/15/1932 - 1/25/1933 Flying Colors (1932)
11/2/1931 - 5/21/1932 The Laugh Parade (1931)
4/6/1931 - 5/21/1931 Meet My Sister (1930)
2/18/1931 - 3/9/1931 The Gang's All Here (1931)
12/20/1930 - 1/11/1931 Babes in Toyland (1930)
10/13/1930 - 11/29/1930 Princess Charming (1930)
11/26/1929 - 8/9/1930 Sons O' Guns (1929)
9/19/1928 - 12/14/1929 The New Moon (1928)
2/8/1928 - 5/5/1928 Sunny Days (1928)
11/2/1927 - 1/7/1928 The Desert Song (1926)
11/8/1926 - 6/2/1927 Oh, Kay! (1926)
10/4/1926 - 10/30/1926 Deep River (1926)
6/8/1926 - ? The Merry World (1926)
1/19/1926 - 5/22/1926 Sweetheart Time (1926)
9/2/1924 - 1/16/1926 Rose-Marie (1924)
6/9/1924 - 6/28/1924 Sitting Pretty (1924)
5/19/1924 - 5/31/1924 Peg-O'-My-Dreams (1924)
5/1/1924 - ? The Lower Depths (1924)
5/1/1924 - ? The Cherry Orchard (1924)
5/1/1924 - ? In the Claws of Life (1924)
5/1/1924 - ? An Enemy of the People (1924)
5/1/1924 - ? Enough Stupidity in Every Wise Man (1924)
5/1/1924 - ? Uncle Vanya (1924)
5/1/1924 - ? The Death of Pazukhin (1924)
5/1/1924 - ? Tsar Fyodor Ivanovitch (1924)
5/1/1924 - ? Mistress of the Inn (1924)
5/1/1924 - ? Ivanov (1924)
12/25/1923 - 5/3/1924 Mary Jane McKane (1923)
10/30/1880 - ? Billee Taylor (1880)
? - 12/3/1938 You Can't Take It With You (1936)
? - ? The Brothers Karamazoff (1923)
? - ? Ain't Too Proud (2021)


Frequently Asked Questions

What show is currently in Imperial Theatre (Broadway)?
Imperial Theatre (Broadway)'s current show is Ruben & Clay's 1st Annual Christmas Carol Family Fun Pageant Spectacular Reunion Show which opened on 12/11/2018.

What when was Imperial Theatre (Broadway) built?
Imperial Theatre (Broadway) was built in 1923.

How many seats does Imperial Theatre (Broadway) have?
Imperial Theatre (Broadway) has 1443 seats.

What were the longest running shows at Imperial Theatre (Broadway)?
Les Miserables which ran from 3/12/1987 to 5/18/2003, Fiddler on the Roof which ran from 9/22/1964 to 7/2/1972, Pippin which ran from 10/23/1972 to 6/12/1977, Dreamgirls which ran from 12/20/1981 to 8/11/1985 and Billy Elliot which ran from 11/13/2008 to 1/8/2012,

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

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

Accessible seating is available for this performance as indicated on the seating map.

The theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible. There are no steps into theatre from the sidewalk. Please be advised that where there are steps either into or within the theatre, we are unable to provide assistance.

Orchestra location: Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating location.

Mezzanine location: Located up two flights of stairs on the second level (23 steps). On the Mezzanine or Balcony level, there are approximately two steps up and down per row. Entrance to Front Mezzanine is behind row F.

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

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

Reservations for assisted-listening devices are not necessary. A driver’s license or ID with printed address required as a deposit.

The Imperial Theatre provides at least 10 infrared assisted-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. There is also a representative at the Shubert Audience Services kiosk at every performance to assist any patron with the audio description devices, software, or captioning devices.

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