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Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (Broadway) - Theater Information

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Address:
205 West 46th St.

New York, NY

BUILT: 1910

SEATING CAPACITY: 1519
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Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (Broadway) History

Opened in 1910, the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre was originally named The Globe, after Shakespeare's theatre in England. It had a retractable roof to enable the theatre to stay cool and open during the summer. For nearly two decades, the theatre housed a variety of plays and musicals, until 1932 when it was turned into a movie house. In 1958, the theatre was gutted and rebuilt in its present configuration as a legitimate theatre. It was renamed in honor of America's foremost husband-wife acting couple, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, who starred in its first production, The Visit. Theatregoers can enjoy a selection of photographs from their private collection on display throughout the lobby areas. The Lunt-Fontanne has 1,505 seats and is one of The Nederlander Organization's nine Broadway theatres.

Some favorite shows performed on the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre stage that featured iconic stars are: The Sound of Music with Mary Martin (1959); Marlene Dietrich in concert (1967); Hello, Dolly! revival with Carol Channing (1978); Peter Pan revival with Sandy Duncan (1980); Beauty and the Beast with Susan Egan and Terrence Mann (1994); Kristin Chenoweth: My Love Letter to Broadway (2016); Mel Brooks on Broadway (2019); Regina Spektor: Live on Broadway (2019); Dave Chappelle Live on Broadway (2019) and many more!



What Shows Played the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (Broadway)

DATES PRODUCTION
? - ? Tina: The Tina Turner Musical (2019)
? - ? In Residence (2019)
? - ? Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (2018)
3/28/2017 - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2017)
11/2/2016 - 11/13/2016 Kristin Chenoweth: My Love Letter to Broadway (2016)
10/21/2016 - 10/29/2016 Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons on Broadway (2016)
3/15/2015 - 8/21/2016 Finding Neverland (2015)
3/11/2013 - 1/18/2015 Motown the Musical (2013)
11/7/2012 - 12/30/2012 A Christmas Story, The Musical (2012)
3/15/2012 - 8/18/2012 Ghost the Musical (2012)
3/8/2010 - 12/31/2011 The Addams Family (2010)
11/3/2007 - 8/30/2009 The Little Mermaid (2008)
11/11/1999 - 7/29/2007 Beauty and the Beast (1994)
3/29/1997 - 3/21/1999 Titanic (1997)
11/15/1996 - 11/16/1996 Into the Whirlwind (1996)
11/7/1996 - 11/13/1996 The Three Sisters (1996)
3/20/1996 - 5/26/1996 A Midsummer Night's Dream (1996)
10/11/1995 - 1/28/1996 Hello, Dolly! (1995)
12/14/1994 - 12/25/1994 Comedy Tonight (1994)
4/14/1994 - 5/22/1994 The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public (1994)
3/26/1993 - 5/9/1993 Ain't Broadway Grand (1993)
4/2/1992 - 4/14/1991 Oh, Kay! (1990)
11/19/1991 - 1/3/1993 Catskills on Broadway (1991)
12/11/1990 - 1/20/1991 Peter Pan (1990)
11/23/1990 - 12/8/1990 An Evening with Harry Connick, Jr. (1990)
11/5/1990 - 11/10/1990 Bobby McFerrin's Voicestra on Broadway (1990)
10/19/1989 - 12/31/1989 The Threepenny Opera (1989)
9/12/1989 - 9/17/1989 Freddie Jackson: Up Close & Personal (1989)
3/1/1989 - 3/5/1989 Joan Jett and the Black Hearts on Broadway (1989)
3/11/1988 - 5/15/1988 The Gospel at Colonus (1988)
10/15/1987 - 10/31/1987 Jerry Garcia Acoustic & Electric (1987)
11/14/1986 - 1/3/1987 Smile (1986)
1/16/1986 - 2/16/1986 Uptown...It's Hot! (1986)
9/19/1985 - 12/1/1985 The Iceman Cometh (1985)
12/11/1984 - 1/27/1985 Doug Henning & His World of Magic (1984)
5/17/1984 - 6/3/1984 The Wiz (1984)
12/1/1983 - 12/17/1983 Peg (1983)
8/4/1983 - 9/18/1983 The Corn Is Green (1983)
4/28/1983 - 7/17/1983 Private Lives (1983)
3/14/1983 - 3/26/1983 Aznavour (1983)
2/16/1981 - 1/2/1983 Sophisticated Ladies (1981)
8/10/1979 - 1/4/1981 Peter Pan (1979)
3/1/1979 - 8/3/1979 Beatlemania (1977)
12/8/1978 - 12/21/1978 A Broadway Musical (1978)
3/1/1978 - 7/9/1978 Hello, Dolly! (1978)
1/17/1978 - 2/26/1978 Paul Robeson (1978)
12/9/1976 - 2/20/1977 My Fair Lady (1976)
4/15/1976 - 6/5/1976 Rex (1976)
1/13/1975 - 12/7/1975 Raisin (1973)
12/2/1974 - 12/14/1974 Who's Who in Hell (1974)
10/7/1974 - 11/30/1974 Good Evening (1973)
2/11/1974 - 4/21/1974 The Sunshine Boys (1972)
12/5/1973 - 2/3/1974 The Pajama Game (1973)
1/30/1973 - 5/19/1973 6 Rms Riv Vu (1972)
11/2/1972 - 11/25/1972 Ambassador (1972)
3/28/1972 - 8/12/1972 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1972)
1/10/1972 - 3/19/1972 To Live Another Summer, To Pass Another Winter (1971)
10/19/1970 - 1/1/1972 The Rothschilds (1970)
3/29/1970 - 4/18/1970 Look to the Lilies (1970)
12/14/1969 - 12/14/1969 La Strada (1969)
10/2/1969 - 11/29/1969 The New Music Hall of Israel (1969)
5/1/1969 - 6/14/1969 Hamlet (1969)
3/18/1969 - 3/22/1969 Come Summer (1969)
10/20/1968 - 11/2/1968 Her First Roman (1968)
11/21/1967 - 6/15/1968 How Now, Dow Jones (1967)
10/9/1967 - 11/18/1967 Marlene Dietrich (1967)
11/24/1966 - 4/22/1967 Walking Happy (1966)
10/20/1965 - 6/11/1966 Skyscraper (1965)
5/10/1965 - 6/12/1965 Bajour (1964)
10/7/1964 - 5/1/1965 Ben Franklin in Paris (1964)
9/11/1964 - 10/3/1964 Wiener Blut (1964)
4/9/1964 - 8/8/1964 Hamlet (1964)
1/13/1964 - 3/28/1964 Luther (1963)
11/6/1963 - 11/16/1963 Arturo Ui (1963)
10/13/1963 - 10/27/1963 Martha Graham (1963)
11/15/1962 - 6/27/1963 Little Me (1962)
11/16/1959 - 11/3/1962 The Sound of Music (1959)
9/17/1959 - 11/7/1959 Much Ado About Nothing (1959)
3/2/1959 - 3/28/1959 Les Ballets Africains (1959)
10/11/1958 - 2/28/1959 Goldilocks (1958)
5/5/1958 - 7/5/1958 The Visit (1958)


Frequently Asked Questions

What show is currently in Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (Broadway)?
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (Broadway)'s current show is In Residence which opened on 5/2/2019.

What when was Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (Broadway) built?
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (Broadway) was built in 1910.

How many seats does Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (Broadway) have?
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (Broadway) has 1519 seats.

What were the longest running shows at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (Broadway)?
Beauty and the Beast which ran from 4/18/1994 to 7/29/2007, The Sound of Music which ran from 11/16/1959 to 6/15/1963, Beatlemania which ran from 5/31/1977 to 10/17/1979, Raisin which ran from 10/18/1973 to 12/7/1975 and Titanic which ran from 4/23/1997 to 3/21/1999,

What are the box office hours for Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (Broadway)?
Monday – Saturday 10:00am – 8:00pm Sunday 12:00pm – 6:00pm.

What accessibility options are there at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (Broadway)?

The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre is committed to the needs of patrons with disabilities. Accessible seating is available for this performance as indicated on the seating map.

All accessible seating locations may be purchased online, pending availability. If you do not see accessible seats available for a selected performance, it means that performance is sold out of accessible tickets and you should try selecting a different performance.

Wheelchair locations are available in the orchestra section of the theatre (pending availability). You may purchase one wheelchair and three companion seats per order if available.

For guests with limited mobility, there are seats available with folding armrests (“Aisle transfer seats”) in these locations: Orchestra (no stairs): D101, D114, F1, F2, G101, G114, R1, R2, R101, R114, T1, Z101. Mezzanine (stairs required): E 19, E20, E 114.

For low vision/deaf and hard of hearing guests, accessible seats are available in the Orchestra C 1-3, C 2-4.

The only seats that do not require steps are in the Orchestra. All Mezzanine and Box seating locations require the use of stairs.

The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre is equipped with an accessible restroom on the theatre’s first floor. They can be designated for guests with disabilities.

Theatre representatives are available to meet patrons with disabilities in the lobby of the building to escort them to designated wheelchair accessible areas.  There are no elevators or escalators at the Lunt-Fontanne.

Although animals are not permitted in the theatre, an exception is made for guide dogs and service animals. Please inform your ticket sales representative if any accommodations are required.

Headsets for sound augmentation are available at the theatre, free of charge. A photo identification is required as a deposit. For patrons with a tele coil, this theatre is equipped with an induction loop. Please set your device to the “t” setting.

This theatre offers automated closed captioning and audio description via I-Caption or on your personal mobile device with the GalaPro App.  Download from the App Store or Google Play.

 

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