Lunt Fontanne Theater Tickets
This theatre opened in 1910 as The Globe Theatre, named for Shakespeare’s theatre in London. The Globe was acclaimed as being one of Broadway’s most elegant and well - appointed playhouses. Unlike its namesake, the theatre filled its stage with modern musicals, including works by Victor Herbert and Irving Berlin. In the 1920’s the theatre featured the decade’s most famous musicals – “George White Scandals” (1920, 1922, 1923) and “No, No Nanette” (1925). As a result of the 1929 Crash, the Globe was foreclosed and converted to a motion picture theatre. After extensive remodeling, it reopened in 1958 as The Lunt – Fontanne Theatre and once more became one of Broadway’s favorite venues. Numbered among its hits are “The Sound of Music” (1959) “Little Me” (1962), “Sophisticated Ladies” (1981), and “Titanic” (1997).
The 46th Street façade of the Globe was little changed after the theatre’s rebirth as the Lunt – Fontanne. Remaining is the original five-bay central pavilion topped by an elaborate overhanging cornice and red tile roof. Each bay contains a double-height arched window surmounted by a terra-cotta cartouche with a pair of reclining nudes holding the traditional masks of Comedy and Tragedy. Just above the new, electroplated bronze and glass marquee, the old sculpted heads continue to look down on the audience entering the theatre. The complete remodeling of the theatre’s interior in 1958 left very little of the old Globe. Among the important additions was an elegant lounge at the mezzanine level, its walls decorated with paneled mirrors and murals of European opera houses.
The theatre seats 1416.