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Al Hirschfeld Theater

302 West 45th Street

2 hours 20 minutes with one 15 minute intermission

April 4, 2013 (Open-ended)

Broadway Musical

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Built by Martin Beck – the vaudeville promoter, the theater, then known as the Martin Beck Theater, was designed by architect G. Albert Lansburgh. It opened on November 11, 1924 with the production of Madam Pompadour. The Martin Beck Theater was the only theater in New York that had no mortgage on it, and was owned outright. Built to attract attention, it was the most lavish and magnificent theater of its time. Its interiors, with a curved balcony and fluted columns, were quite awe inspiring. The interiors were further defined by the Moorish-inspired Byzantine plaster details with lavish paint and gilt work, designed by Albert Herter.

The Martin Beck Theater was ideally suited to produce large musicals with a huge cast, as it had dressing rooms for accommodating 200 performers. 82 years have passed since its opening in 1924, and this theater has operated continuously as a legitimate Broadway theater. Martin Beck managed the theater until his death in 1940, and in 1968, his estate sold it to Jujamcyn Amusement Corporation.

In 2003, in honor of the well-known caricaturist Al Hirschfeld, the Martin Beck Theater was re-named the Al Hirschfeld Theater. Famous for his black and white satirical portraits of Broadway Theatre stars and other celebrities, Al Hirschfeld did not live to see his 100th birthday on June 21, 2003, the day selected for re-naming, as he died a few months earlier.

A new plaque, detailing Martin Beck’s contribution to the Theater’s history was unveiled at the re-naming ceremony.

The Theater

The theater has the traditional Broadway Theater façade, with a proscenium stage. In the play configuration, the theater has seating for 1292, whereas for musicals it can seat 1282 only. The best seats in the theater are considered to be the center orchestra rows E to L, and the mezzanine rows, A to C.

The theater is not fully wheelchair accessible, starting from the sidewalk into the theater. The designated wheelchair locations in the orchestra section are easily accessible. On the lobby level, there is a unisex wheelchair accessible restroom.

The Current Show

The current show at the theater, is the new musical "Kinky Boots". The production features musical and score from Cyndi Lauper!

Smoking is prohibited in the theater and children under four are not allowed. All others must possess a valid ticket to enter the venue. The theater does not provide assistance to the handicapped patrons.

We can arrange to provide Al Hirschfeld Theater tickets for this musical or any other show at the theater. If you need premium Al Hirschfeld Theater tickets for the shows of your choice, we can provide you the same and deliver them to your doorstep.

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