Coordinates: 40°45′24″N 73°59′16″W / 40.75667°N 73.98778°W / 40.75667; -73.98778
Apollo Theatre, Lyric Theatre (predecessors) Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Hilton Theatre, Foxwoods Theatre
43rd Street entrance
Address 214 West 43rd Street, New York City, NY United States
Owner City and State of New York
Operator Ambassador Theatre Group
Type Broadway theatre
Opened January 18, 1998
Years active 1998–Present
Architect Richard Blinder Peter Kofman
New 42nd Street
The Lyric Theatre (previously known as the Foxwoods Theatre, the
Hilton Theatre and the Ford Center for the Performing Arts) is a
1 History 2 Productions 3 Box office record 4 References
4.1 Notes 4.2 Bibliography
5 External links
The theatre was built in 1996–97 on the site of the former Apollo
and Lyric Theatres. The Lyric was built in 1903 and hosted Shakespeare
plays and such notable new shows as Cole Porter's Fifty Million
Frenchmen, until it was converted to a movie theatre in 1934.
The Apollo, constructed in 1920 by the Selwyn Brothers to a design by
Eugene De Rosa, housed the
1998: Ragtime 2000: Jesus Christ Superstar 2001: 42nd Street 2005: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang April 28-Dec 31, 2005 2006: Hot Feet; Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Nov 8, 2006-Jan 7, 2007 2007: The Pirate Queen; Young Frankenstein 2010: Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark 2014: On the Town 2016: Paramour 2018: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Box office record Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark achieved the box office record for the Foxwoods Theatre (and the record for the highest single-week gross of any show in Broadway history, until that time). The production grossed $2,941,790.20 over nine performances at 100.02% capacity for the week ending January 1, 2012.
^ "Broadway's Foxwoods Theatre To Be Rechristened the Lyric".
playbill.com. Playbill. March 6, 2014. Retrieved March 6, 2014.
^ "Old Heidelberg Again", The New York Times, October 13, 1903
^ Lyric Theatre at Internet Broadway Database
^ a b Marks, Peter. "Turning Two Historic Theaters Into One Big One",
The New York Times, January 17, 1996
^ Morrison 1999, pp. 36–37.
^ Dunlap, David W. (January 29, 1997). "Ford to Sponsor New Theater on
42d Street". New York Times.
^ "Foxwoods Theatre". ibdb.com. Internet Broadway Database. Retrieved
February 10, 2013.
^ a b "Ford Center for the Performing Arts to Be Renamed in 2005".
playbill.com. Playbill. Retrieved February 10, 2013.
^ Fung, Lisa. "'Spider-Man' musical sets 2010 Broadway opening date".
Los Angeles Times. February 24, 2009.
^ Healy, Patrick (November 5, 2010). "Costly 'Spider-Man' Can't Get
Off the Ground". The New York Times. Retrieved December 6, 2010.
^ Healy, Patrick (March 9, 2011). ""Precipitous Fall for "Spider-Man
Director". New York Times. Retrieved March 11, 2011.
^ BWW News Desk (August 9, 2010). "Broadway's Hilton Theatre to Be
Renamed as Foxwoods Theatre". broadwayworld.com.
^ Kennedy, Mark (May 20, 2013). "Lease to Broadway's biggest theater
sold". Yahoo! News. The Associated Press. Retrieved May 20,
^ "'King Kong' Out, 'On the Town' In, at Foxwoods Theater – Now
Renamed the Lyric". nytimes.com. New York Times. March 6, 2014.
Retrieved March 6, 2014.
^ "Ragtime". guidetomusicaltheatre.com. The Guide To Musical Theatre.
Retrieved February 10, 2013.
^ "No Resurrection:
Jesus Christ Superstar
Morrison, William (1999). Broadway Theatres: History and Architecture. Dover Publications. ISBN 0-486-40244-4. Van Hoogstraten, Nicholas (1997). Lost Broadway Theatres. Princeton Architectural Press. ISBN 1-56898-116-3.
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