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The Broadhurst Theatre
Broadhurst Theatre
is a Broadway theatre
Broadway theatre
located at 235 West 44th Street in Midtown Manhattan.[1] It was designed by architect Herbert J. Krapp, a well-known theatre designer who had been working directly with the Shubert brothers; the Broadhurst opened September 27, 1917. Built back-to-back with the Majestic, it was meant to resemble the style of the neighboring Shubert and Booth theaters designed by Henry B. Herts, using less expensive brick and terra cotta materials on the discreetly neoclassical façades[citation needed] It was named after George Howells Broadhurst, an Anglo-American dramatist who came to America in 1886. In addition to writing plays, he managed theaters in Milwaukee, Baltimore, and San Francisco
San Francisco
before 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 more than a century. It has been designated a New York City
New York City
landmark. The Broadhurst opened on September 27, 1917 with 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. Recent tenants include Les Misérables, which in October 2006 began an intended six-month-long return engagement that finally closed in January 2008; and 2008 revivals of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, with an all- African American
African American
cast including Terrence Howard, Anika Noni Rose, James Earl Jones, and Phylicia Rashad, and Equus, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Richard Griffiths. The theatre is also notable for hosting Jerry Seinfeld's final performance of his original stand up material, which was filmed for an HBO
HBO
special shortly after the finale of his long-running sitcom.

Contents

1 Other notable productions 2 See also 3 References 4 External links

Other notable productions[edit]

George Bernard Shaw's Misalliance
Misalliance
at the Broadhurst Theatre
Broadhurst Theatre
(1917)

1917: Maytime (musical) 1918: The George and Ira Gershwin
Ira Gershwin
composition "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. 1919: Jane Cowl
Jane Cowl
writes and stars in her popular romantic drama Smilin' Through. 175 performances. 1924: Dixie to Broadway, starring Florence Mills, is the first all-Black show to have a mainstream Broadway production. 1924: Beggar on Horseback, a George S. Kaufman-Marc Connelly collaboration, stars Roland Young. 1928: The Ray Henderson-Buddy De Sylva- Lew Brown
Lew Brown
musical Hold Everything! introduces the public to "You're the Cream in My Coffee." 1929: June Moon, a comedy by George S. Kaufman
George S. Kaufman
and Ring Lardner. 1932: Leslie Howard produces and stars in Philip Barry's The Animal Kingdom opposite Ilka Chase. 1933: Sidney Kingsley's Men in White stars Luther Adler
Luther Adler
and Morris Carnovsky and ultimately wins the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. 1935: Robert E. Sherwood's classic, The Petrified Forest, features Leslie Howard and Humphrey Bogart 1935: Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
and Vincent Price
Vincent Price
enjoy a 517-performance run in Victoria Regina. 1939: Doddi's Smith's Dear Octopus

The Streets of Paris, premiered on June 19, 1939, at the Broadhurst Theatre, featuring Carmen Miranda
Carmen Miranda
to the American public.

1939: Carmen Miranda, Brazilian singer made her debut on the American stages in The Streets of Paris. 1944: Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie
arrives on Broadway with Ten Little Indians. 1945: Follow the Girls
Follow the Girls
completed its 888-performance run at the Broadhurst. 1946: Anita Loos' comedy hit, Happy Birthday, wins star Helen Hayes the first Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Actress in a Play. 1951: Barbara Cook
Barbara Cook
makes her Broadway debut in the short-lived Flahooley. 1951: Seventeen, a musical, opens.[1] 1952: Pal Joey revival runs for 540 performances and wins Tony Award for Helen Gallagher. 1956: Rosalind Russell
Rosalind Russell
has the title role in Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee's Auntie Mame. 1958: France Nuyen
France Nuyen
and William Shatner
William Shatner
co-star in Paul Osborn's The World of Suzie Wong. 1959: Fiorello!, with a Jerry Bock- Sheldon Harnick
Sheldon Harnick
score, is directed by George Abbott, stars Tom Bosley, and wins a Tony and the Pulitzer. 1963: 110 in the Shade
110 in the Shade
enjoys a 330-performance run with Robert Horton, Will Geer, Lesley Ann Warren, and Inga Swenson
Inga Swenson
in her Broadway debut. 1964: Oh, What a Lovely War! garners 4 Tony Award
Tony Award
nominations, including Best Musical, and wins the Theatre World Award. 1965: Kelly - The biggest Broadway flop, it closed on the opening night. 1966: Jill Haworth, Joel Grey, Jack Gilford, Lotte Lenya, and Bert Convy invite audiences to come to John Kander and Fred Ebb's Cabaret 1,165 times. 1967: More Stately Mansions, one of Eugene O'Neill's lesser efforts, has an all-star cast including Ingrid Bergman, Arthur Hill, and Colleen Dewhurst. 1969: Woody Allen, Tony Roberts, and Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton
forsake the screen to star in Allen's Play It Again, Sam; The Fig Leaves Are Falling closes after only four performances. 1970: Cry for Us All, a musical adaptation of the hit off-Broadway play Hogan's Goat, was far less successful than its source, closing after only eighteen previews and nine performances. 1971: 70, Girls, 70
70, Girls, 70
was an unsuccessful collaboration by Kander and Ebb. 1972: Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
directs Jack Albertson
Jack Albertson
and Sam Levene
Sam Levene
in Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys 1974: Marlo Thomas
Marlo Thomas
makes her Broadway debut in Herb Gardner's Thieves, directed by Charles Grodin. 1976: Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
and Christopher Reeve
Christopher Reeve
co-star in Enid Bagnold's drama A Matter of Gravity. 1976: Larry Gelbart's Sly Fox, directed by Arthur Penn, stars George C. Scott, Jack Gilford, Gretchen Wyler, and Hector Elizondo. 1978: Ann Reinking
Ann Reinking
and Wayne Cilento star in director and choreographer Bob Fosse's Dancin'. 1980: Peter Shaffer's Amadeus, with Ian McKellen, Tim Curry, and Jane Seymour, settles in for a 1181-performance run. 1983: Alfonso Ribeiro
Alfonso Ribeiro
plays the title role in The Tap Dance Kid
The Tap Dance Kid
with Hinton Battle, who wins a Tony. 1984: Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
is Willy Loman
Willy Loman
in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. 1986: Neil Simon's Broadway Bound, co-starring Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander
and Phyllis Newman; Linda Lavin
Linda Lavin
wins a Tony for her performance. 1990: Aspects of Love
Aspects of Love
proves to be one of Andrew Lloyd Webber's least successful shows. 1991: Joan Collins
Joan Collins
stars in a revival of Noël Coward's Private Lives 1993: The Terrence McNally-John Kander- Fred Ebb
Fred Ebb
musical Kiss of the Spider Woman stars Chita Rivera, Brent Carver, and Anthony Crivello. 1996: Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker
stars in a revival of the musical Once Upon a Mattress. 1998: Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld
delivered his final performance of his original stand-up act, I'm Telling You for the Last Time. 1999: Fosse, a revue featuring Bob Fosse
Bob Fosse
shows.

The Broadhurst Theatre, 2007

2001: Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen
and Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
starred in a revival of August Strindberg's Dance Of Death. 2002: A revival of Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods, with Vanessa Williams as the Witch. 2003: A musical adaptation of the film Urban Cowboy. 2005: Lennon, featuring the former Beatle's music and lyrics, runs for 42 previews and 49 performances. 2006: Alan Bennett's The History Boys
The History Boys
transfers from London
London
with its cast intact. 2006-2008: The revival of Les Misérables to celebrate the show becoming the longest running musical in the world. 2008: A revival of Equus stars Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe
and Richard Griffiths. 2009 A production of Friedrich Schiller's Mary Stuart stars Janet McTeer as Mary, Queen of Scots, and Harriet Walter
Harriet Walter
as Elizabeth of England. 2009: A West End Transfer of Hamlet, starring Jude Law
Jude Law
as the title character 2010: ENRON, a play by Lucy Prebble, inspired by the infamous 2001 financial scandal involving the company. 2010: Public Theater's transfer of The Merchant of Venice, starring Al Pacino as Shylock. 2011: Floyd Mutrux's Baby It's You!, starring Beth Leavel. 2011: Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway, starring Hugh Jackman. 2012: A Streetcar Named Desire, starring Blair Underwood
Blair Underwood
and Nicole Ari Parker. 2013: Lucky Guy, starring Tom Hanks. 2013: Mamma Mia!, transfer from the Winter Garden Theatre. 2015: Misery, starring Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis
and Laurie Metcalf. 2016: Tuck Everlasting, a musical based on the 1975 book by author Natalie Babbitt; starring Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Carolee Carmello, Michael Park, Terrence Mann and introducing Sarah Charles Lewis. 2016: The Front Page, starring Nathan Lane, John Slattery, John Goodman, Jefferson Mays, Holland Taylor, Sherie Rene Scott, and Robert Morse 2017: Anastasia, a musical based on the 1997 film; starring Christy Altomare and Derek Klena

See also[edit]

National Register of Historic Places listings in Manhattan
Manhattan
from 14th to 59th Streets List of New York City
New York City
Designated Landmarks in Manhattan
Manhattan
from 14th to 59th Streets

References[edit]

^ a b " Broadhurst Theatre
Broadhurst Theatre
(Broadway)". Playbill. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Broadhurst Theatre.

Official site Broadway Theatre Guide Broadhurst Theatre
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