- Broadhurst Theatre
name = Broadhurst Theatre
address = 235 West 44th Street
New York City
Herbert J. Krapp
The Shubert Organization
capacity = 1,156
September 27 1917
website = www.shubertorganization.com/theatres/broadhurst.aspThe Broadhurst Theatre is a legitimate Broadway theatre located at 235 West 44th Street in midtown
It was designed by architect
Herbert J. Krapp, one of the major theatre designers of the early 1900s. Built back-to-back with the Plymouth, it was meant to resemble the style of the neighboring Henry B. Herts-designed Shubert and Booth theaters, using less expensive brick and terra cotta materials on the facades. Like all of Krapp's work during this period, it features minimal ornamentation, a single balcony, wide space, and excellent sightlines.
It was named after
George Howells Broadhurst, an Anglo-American dramatistwho came to America in 1886. In addition to writing plays, he managed theatres in Milwaukee, Baltimore, and San Franciscobefore he decided to open his own in association with the Shubert brothers. The theatre was constructed to house both musicals and plays, which it has done successfully for nearly ninety years. It has been designated a New York City landmark.
The Broadhurst opened on
September 27 1917with George Bernard Shaw's " Misalliance", the first New York production of the philosophical 1910 comedy. It ran for only 52 performances and was not performed on Broadway again until 1953.
Its last running tenant was "Les Miserables", which began a special six-month return engagement on
October 24 2006, but had since been announced as a revival. The production eventually closed on January 6, 2008. The theatre's next show is a revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roofstarring an all African-American cast. The revival stars Terrence Howard, Anika Noni Rose, James Earl Jones, and Phylicia Rashādamong others. [ [http://www.playbill.com/events/event_detail/13710.html Playbill Listing Detail: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof @ Broadhurst Theatre] ]
September 27, 2007, PhilippinePresident Gloria Macapagal-Arroyoproceeded to Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) to watch Lea Salongain her role as Fantinein Les Miserables. The cast included Adam Jacobs as Mariusand Ali Ewoldtas Cosette. [ [http://showbizandstyle.inquirer.net/breakingnews/breakingnews/view_article.php?article_id=91076 Inquirer.net, Arroyo goes to Broadway, watches Lea Salonga in Les Miz] ]
*1918: The George and
Ira Gershwincomposition "The Real American Folk Song" is included in "Ladies First", the first time one of their co-written tunes is heard on the Great White Way.
*1924: "Dixie to Broadway", starring
Florence Mills, is the first all-Black show to have a mainstream Broadway production.
Beggar on Horseback", a George S. Kaufman- Marc Connellycollaboration, stars Roland Young.
Ray Henderson- Buddy De Sylva- Lew Brownmusical "Hold Everything" introduces the public to "You're the Cream in My Coffee."
*1932: Leslie Howard produces and stars in
Philip Barry's " The Animal Kingdom" opposite Ilka Chase.
Sidney Kingsley's "Men in White" stars Luther Adlerand Morris Carnovskyand ultimately wins the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Robert E. Sherwood's classic, " The Petrified Forest", features Leslie Howard and Humphrey Bogart
Helen Hayesand Vincent Priceenjoy a 517-performance run in " Victoria Regina".
Agatha Christiearrives on Broadway with " Ten Little Indians".
Follow the Girls" completed its 888-performance run at the Broadhurst.
Anita Loos' comedy hit, "Happy Birthday", wins star Helen Hayesthe first Tony Awardfor Best Actress in a Play.
Barbara Cookmakes her Broadway debut in the short-lived " Flahooley".
*1952: "Pal Joey" revival runs for 540 performances and wins
Tony Awardfor Helen Gallagher.
Rosalind Russellhas the title role in Jerome Lawrenceand Robert E. Lee's " Auntie Mame".
France Nuyenand William Shatnerco-star in Paul Osborn's " The World of Suzie Wong".
Fiorello!", with a Jerry Bock- Sheldon Harnickscore, is directed by George Abbott, stars Tom Bosley, and wins a Tony and the Pulitzer.
110 in the Shade" enjoys a 330-performance run with Robert Horton, Will Geer, Lesley Ann Warren, and Inga Swensonin her Broadway debut.
Jill Haworth, Joel Grey, Jack Gilford, Lotte Lenya, and Bert Convyinvite audiences to come to John Kanderand Fred Ebb's "Cabaret" 1,165 times.
More Stately Mansions", one of Eugene O'Neill's lesser efforts, has an all-star cast including Ingrid Bergman, Arthur Hill, and Colleen Dewhurst.
Woody Allen, Tony Roberts, and Diane Keatonforsake the screen to star in Allen's " Play It Again, Sam".
Cry for Us All", a musical adaptation of the hit off-Broadwayplay " Hogan's Goat", was far less successful than its source, closing after only eighteen previews and nine performances.
70, Girls, 70" was an unsuccessful collaboration by Kander and Ebb.
Alan Arkindirects Jack Albertsonand Sam Levenein Neil Simon's " The Sunshine Boys"
Marlo Thomasmakes her Broadway debut in Herb Gardner's "Thieves", directed by Charles Grodin.
Katharine Hepburnand Christopher Reeveco-star in Enid Bagnold's drama " A Matter of Gravity".
Larry Gelbart's " Sly Fox", directed by Arthur Penn, stars George C. Scott, Jack Gilford, Gretchen Wyler, and Hector Elizondo.
Ann Reinkingand Wayne Cilentostar in director and choreographer Bob Fosse's " Dancin'.
Peter Shaffer's " Amadeus", with Ian McKellen, Tim Curry, and Jane Seymour, settles in for a 1181-performance run.
Alfonso Ribeiroplays the title role in " The Tap Dance Kid" with Hinton Battle, who wins a Tony.
Dustin Hoffmanis the toast of Broadway as Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's " Death of a Salesman".
Linda Lavinwins a Tony for her performance in Neil Simon's " Broadway Bound", co-starring Jason Alexanderand Phyllis Newman.
Aspects of Love" proves to be one of Andrew Lloyd Webber's least successful shows.
Terrence McNally-John Kander-Fred Ebb Tony-winning musical "Kiss of the Spider Woman" stars Chita Rivera, Brent Carver, and Anthony Crivello.
Sarah Jessica Parkerstars in a revival of the musical " Once Upon a Mattress".
Jerry Seinfelddelivered his final performance of his original stand-up act, titled " I'm Telling You for the Last Time".
Fosse" is a revue featuring dance numbers from "Chicago", " Sweet Charity", and "Pippin", among others.
*2002: Vanessa Williams plays the Witch in a revival of
Stephen Sondheim's " Into the Woods".
*2003: A musical adaptation of the film "Urban Cowboy" fails to find an audience.
*2005: "Lennon", featuring the former Beatle's music and lyrics, runs for 42 previews and 49 performances.
Alan Bennett's " The History Boys" transfers from Londonwith its cast intact
*2006: A revival of "Les Miserables" opened in November 2006 and ran until January 6, 2008.
*2008: All African-American revival of
Tennessee Williams' " Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"
*2008: Equus, with
Daniel Radcliffeand Richard Griffithsopening September 5
* [http://www.shubertorganization.com/theatres/broadhurst.asp Official site]
* [http://www.newyorkcitytheatre.com/theaters/broadhursttheater/theater.html Broadway Theatre Guide]
*ibdb venue|id=1076|venue=Broadhurst TheatreA Cat on a Hot Tin Roof will be opening in March 2008 at Broadhurt Theatre.
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