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- The legitimate theater opened in 1930 with The New Yorkers by Cole Porter. Stars such as Milton Berle, Alfred Drake, José Ferrer, Eartha Kitt, Vivien Leigh, Zero Mostel, and Mae West have appeared on stage. The Shubert Organization bought the theater in 1939 and renovated it extensively in 1956 and 1986.
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Further reading. Ackerman, Alan. "Liberalism, Democracy, and the Twentieth-Century American Theater," American Literary History (2005) 17#4 pp. 765–780. Bordman, Gerald. American Musical Comedy (Oxford University Press, 1982) Bordman, Gerald. American Operetta (Oxford University Press, 1981) Knapp, ...
The Broadway Theatre (formerly Universal's Colony Theatre, B.S. Moss' Broadway Theatre, Earl Carroll's Broadway Theatre, and Ciné Roma) is a Broadway theatre located in midtown Manhattan. It has a large seating capacity of 1,761, and unlike most Broadway theaters, it is actually located on Broadway , at number 1681.
- 1681 Broadway, New York City, United States
- December 25, 1924
- The Shubert Organization
There are 41 active Broadway theaters listed by The Broadway League in New York City, as well as 9 existing structures that previously hosted Broadway theatre.Beginning with the first large long-term theater in the city, the Park Theatre built in 1798 on Park Row just off Broadway, the definition of what constitutes a Broadway theater has changed multiple times.Theater former name(s)AddressOpenedCapacityAl Hirschfeld Theatre Martin Beck Theatre (1924–2003)302 W. 45th St.19241424Ambassador Theatre New Ambassador Theatre (1980) Ambassador Theatre (1921–1980)219 W. 49th St.19211125American Airlines Theatre Selwyn Theatre (1918–2000)227 W. 42nd St.1918740August Wilson Theatre Virginia Theatre (1981–2005) American Academy of Dramatic Arts (1953–1981) ANTA Playhouse (1950–1953) WOR Mutual Radio (1943–1950) Guild Theatre (1925–1943)245 W. 52nd St.19251228
The last performance was a vaudeville show called Broadway Fever in January 1929, and the theatre was soon after demolished. The site is now occupied by the 33-story Bricken-Textile Building, built in 1929. In 1930, the former Colony Theatre on 53rd Street was renamed the Broadway Theatre, which name it still retains.
- 1445 Broadway, New York City, United States
- January 1929
- J.B. McElfatrick & Co.
- March 3, 1888
A cast recording featuring the first cast to perform a musical in a particular venue is known, for example, as an "original Broadway cast recording" (OBCR) or an "original London cast recording". Cast recordings are (usually) studio recordings rather than live recordings.
Broadway theatre is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States.Broadway theatre, or a Broadway show, refers to a performance (usually a play or musical) staged in one of the thirty-nine larger professional theatres located in the New York City borough of Manhattan, with 500 seats or more, that appeal to the mass audience.
Original Broadway cast. Uncle Henry/High Underling: Ralph Wilcox; Tornado: Evelyn Thomas; Royal Gatekeeper: Danny Beard; Messenger: Carl Weaver; Winged Monkey: Andy Torres; Uncle Henry/High Underling: Victor Willis replacement; Pit Singers: Frank Floyd, Sam Harkness, Jozella Reed, Tasha Thomas
The Westchester Broadway Theatre production ran from March to June 2009, with Jill Abramovitz as Fanny. The Drury Lane Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois production ran from December 2009 to March 7, 2010. Gary Griffin was the co-director with Drury Lane artistic director William Osetek, with the cast that featured Sara Sheperd.