The Broadhurst Theater was built by George Broadhurst – the Anglo-American dramatist - in association with Shubert Brothers, and opened in September 1917 with George Bernard Shaw's dramatic play "Misalliance." Broadhurst was designed by Herbert J. Krapp, one of the major architects and theatre designers of the times. The theater, which was designed and constructed to host both musicals and plays, has a seating capacity of 1156, with additional 30 seats in the Pit, 4 places for wheelchairs and 27 spots for standing.
To date, including Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables – which is opening late Oct 2006 - the Broadhurst Theater would have hosted 192 plays and musicals, since its opening in 1917. These have included 5 plays of William Shakespeare – Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and The Tempest. Others have been Tarzan of the Apes, Madam Bovary, Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Indians, My Fair Lady – adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion and starring Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison, Sherlock Holmes, and Charles Dickens’ The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby and A Christmas Carol, to name a few.
Though George Broadhurst had been writing plays and his first production dated April 1896, only four of his plays have been produced in the Theater named after him. These were The Crimson Alibi, Wild Oats Lane, Izzy, and The Red Falcon in Oct 1924.The Theater
The façade of the Broadhurst Theater is typical of the traditional Broadway theaters, and so is the stage. The stage type is Proscenium, which again is typical of the way most of the Broadway Theaters are set up. The audience sits in front of the stage, and it seems as if they are looking into a room with three sides visible, and they are looking through the fourth wall. Between the audience and the stage is the orchestra pit, which is several feet lower than the floor of the theater where the audience is seated.
The Proscenium stage is quite different from the Arena type stage where the audience is seated on all sides of the stage. The third type, the Thrust type stage is quite similar to the Proscenium stage but the Thrust stage extends into the audience, where the audience is seated about midway down the two sides of the stage, as well.
The front row of the mezzanine, the Row A, directly overhangs the orchestra Row K. The best seats in Broadhurst Theater are between rows B and J of the orchestra section. Limited wheelchair seating is available and the wheelchair friendly restroom, which is unisex, is accessible on the main level. The Latest Show: Hamlet
"Hugh Jackman Back On Broadway" is now playing at the Broadhurst Theatre. The new musical review which tells the story of the actor while he sings many classics. The show which opened on November 10, 2011 and is scheduled for a 10 week run.
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