The Broadway Theatre

The Broadway Theatre

Coordinates: 40°45′49″N 73°59′01″W / 40.763481°N 73.983492°W / 40.763481; -73.983492

Broadway Theatre

the Broadway Theatre in 2010, when it played host to Promises, Promises
Address 1681 Broadway
City New York City
Country USA
Architect Eugene De Rosa
Owned by The Shubert Organization
Capacity 1,761
Type Broadway
Opened December 25, 1924
Rebuilt 1956
Previous names Universal's Colony Theatre
B.S. Moss' Broadway Theatre
Early Carroll's Broadway Theatre
Ciné Roma
The Broadway Theatre hosts a production of Sister Act as of 2011.

The Broadway Theatre (formerly Universal's Colony Theatre, B.S. Moss' Broadway Theatre, Earl Carroll's Broadway Theatre, and Ciné Romais) is a Broadway theatre located at 1681 Broadway in midtown-Manhattan.

Designed by architect Eugene De Rosa for Benjamin S. Moss, it opened as B.S. Moss's Colony Theatre on Christmas Day 1924 as a venue for vaudeville shows and motion pictures. On November 18, 1928 the first Mickey Mouse cartoon released to the public, Steamboat Willie, debuted at the Colony. (Producer Walt Disney returned to this theater on November 13, 1940 to debut the feature film Fantasia in Fantasound, an early stereo system.) The theater was re-named Universal's Colony Theatre, B.S. Moss' Broadway Theatre, and Earl Carroll's Broadway Theatre before becoming a legitimate theater house simply called Broadway Theatre on December 8, 1930 . (In 1937, known as Ciné Roma, it showed Italian films). The Shuberts bought it in 1939. It was renovated extensively in 1956 and 1986. The large stage (nearly sixty feet deep) and seating capacity (1,761) have made it a popular theatre for musicals throughout the years.

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