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Longacre Theater

220 West 48th Street

90 Minutes no intermission

August 2, 2012 (Closing - August 12, 2012)

Broadway Play - One Man Show

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The theater was built for Harry Frazee – the Broadway impresario – who is now more famous for being the owner of the Boston Red Sox, who sold Babe Ruth’s contract to the New York Yankees, when he was in need of money for his Broadway ventures. Designed by architect Henry B. Herts. The exterior of the theater was built in the French Neo-classical style, whereas the interior is in a Beaux Arts style. the theater got its name from Longacre Square, which was what Times square was known as, then

Originally, the theater was built with a seating capacity of 1,400, but was later reduced to 1,091 seats. The theater never did well in the early days, and when Frazee got into financial difficulties, he sold the theater, which further changed hands many times, before it was sold, in 1919, to the Shubert subsidiary – Astor Theater Incorporated.

The Productions

The Longacre Theater opened on May 1, 1913 with William Hurlbut-Frances’ comedy Are You A Crook.

Kick In, starring John Barrymore and Katherine Harris, and A Pair of Sixes in 1914; Nothing But the Truth in 1916; and Leave It to Jane in 1917, by Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse, and Jerome Kern; were some of the notable productions during Frazee’s time.

In the 1920s, the theater saw the great Ethel Barrymore make three appearances for Rosie Bernd, Romeo and Juliet, and Laughing Lady. In 1925, George S. Kaufman premiered his hit comedy The Butter and Egg Man. 1929 saw Clark Gable in Hawk Island, and Jessica Tandy in The Matriarch in 1930.

In 1935, the Group Theater presented Clifford Odets’ three productions - Waiting for Lefty, Till the Day I Die, and Paradise Lost. The productions featured Odets, himself, along with Elia Kazan, Bobby Lewis, Stella Adler, Morris Carnovsky, and Sanford Meisner.

From 1943 to 1953, the Shubert Organization leased Longacre Theater as a radio and television house to WOR. It returned to its legitimacy in 1953 with Dorothy Parker’s The Ladies of the Corridor.

Some significant shows were Mademoiselle Colombe in 1954, starring Julie Harris and Robert Redford; Mark Twain Tonight in 1966, with Hal Holbrook; Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land in 1976, starring John Gielgud; a revival of The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel featuring Al Pacino, in 1977; and two hits produced by Shubert in 1978 and 1980 - Ain’t Misbehavin’ which ran 1604 performances, and Children of a Lesser God, which ran for more than 2 years.

Current Show

Since April 11, 2012 Eric Simonson's latest work – Magic/Bird – has been playing to full house. As is usual, the Longacre Theater tickets for popular shows are not easy to procure.

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