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The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
(previously known as the Globe Theatre) is a Broadway theatre
Broadway theatre
located at 205 West 46th Street in midtown-Manhattan.

Contents

1 History 2 Production history 3 See also 4 References 5 Further reading 6 External links

History[edit] Designed by the architect firm of Carrere and Hastings, it was built by producer Charles Dillingham and opened as the Globe Theatre (in honor of London's Shakespearean
Shakespearean
playhouse) on January 10, 1910 with a musical entitled The Old Town. Although it was situated on 46th street with a grand Beaux-Arts facade, it also had a small entrance on Broadway between 46th and 47th Streets. Most of the Globe's early shows were dramatic plays, including two revivals of La Dame aux Camélias. In the late teens and 1920s, the focus shifted to musicals. The original design and construction called for the ceiling and the roof 20 feet above it to roll back to reveal starlight and keep the theatre cooler in summer. No other Broadway theatre
Broadway theatre
had such a design. There is no record of it ever actually opening. Other innovations included seats being individually cooled by ice or heated by hot air from vents underneath.[1] In the 1930s, the Globe was converted into a movie house operated by the Brandt chain. City Playhouses Inc. (which consisted of developers Robert W. Dowling and William Zeckendorf) bought it in 1957 and had the firm Roche and Roche gut renovate it. Major changes were made, including the removal of the second balcony level, the Broadway entrance, and much of the original decor. It was rechristened the Lunt-Fontanne in honor of Alfred Lunt
Alfred Lunt
and Lynn Fontanne
Lynn Fontanne
and reopened on May 5, 1958 with Friedrich Dürrenmatt's The Visit, starring the distinguished theatrical couple. In 1960, City Playhouses sold the theatre to producers Cy Feuer and Ernest H. Martin; they sold it on to developer Stanley Stahl in 1965.[2][3][4] The theatre, which seats 1,415, is currently owned by the Stahl estate and the Nederlander Organization. Production history[edit]

1914: Chin Chin 1918: Ziegfeld Follies 1920: George White's Scandals 1925: Aren't We All?; No, No, Nanette 1928: She's My Baby with Clifton Webb
Clifton Webb
as Clyde Parker[5] 1931: The Cat and the Fiddle 1958: Goldilocks 1959: The Sound of Music 1962: Little Me 1964: Ben Franklin in Paris 1965: Skyscraper 1966: Walking Happy 1967: How Now, Dow Jones 1967: Marlene Dietrich
Marlene Dietrich
in concert 1968: Her First Roman 1970: The Rothschilds 1972: Ambassador 1973: 6 Rms Riv Vu 1974: The Sunshine Boys 1978: Hello, Dolly! 1979: Beatlemania 1980: Peter Pan 1981: Sophisticated Ladies 1983: Private Lives 1984: The Wiz 1986: Smile 1995: Hello, Dolly! 1997: Titanic 1999: Beauty and the Beast 2007: The Little Mermaid 2010: The Addams Family 2012: Ghost the Musical; A Christmas Story: The Musical 2013: Motown: The Musical 2015: Finding Neverland 2016: Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons on Broadway!; Kristin Chenoweth: My Love Letter to Broadway 2017: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2018: Summer: The Donna Summer
Summer
Musical

See also[edit]

List of New York City
New York City
Designated Landmarks in Manhattan
Manhattan
from 59th to 110th Streets National Register of Historic Places listings in Manhattan
Manhattan
above 59th to 110th Streets

References[edit]

^ The New York Times (February 1, 1998). Gray, Christopher. "Streetscapes/The Lunt-Fontanne; 1910 Theater, Once the Globe, Could Open to the Sky " ^ The New York Times (August 15, 1960). Zolotow, Sam. "Feuer and Martin Acquire Theatre" ^ The New York Times (July 8, 1964). "Feuer and Martin Buy Lunt-Fontanne Theater" ^ The New York Times (March 10, 1965). Zolotow, Sam. "Feuer and Martin Sell Lunt-Fontanne Theater" ^ Parker, John (ed.) (1947). Who's Who in the Theatre, 10th revised edition, London: 1430

Further reading[edit]

Broadway Theatres: History and Architecture, William Morrison, 1999, Dover Publications, ISBN 0-486-40244-4 "The Globe Theatre Opens With Success". The New York Times. January 11, 1910.

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

Official website Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
at the Internet Broadway Database New York City
New York City
Architecture website Seating chart guide

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Venues of the Tony Awards ceremonies

Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
(1947–53, 1957–59, 1961–62) Plaza Hotel
Plaza Hotel
(1954–56) Astor Hotel (1960, 1965) Hotel Americana
Hotel Americana
(1963) New York Hilton
New York Hilton
(1964) Rockefeller Center Rainbow Room
Rainbow Room
(1966) Shubert Theatre (1967–68, 1974, 1976–79, 1985) Mark Hellinger Theatre
Mark Hellinger Theatre
(1969–70, 1980–81, 1987) Palace Theatre (1971) Broadway Theatre (1972) Imperial Theatre
Imperial Theatre
(1973, 1982) Winter Garden Theatre
Winter Garden Theatre
(1975) Gershwin Theatre
Gershwin Theatre
(1983–84, 1992–94, 1999) Minskoff Theatre
Minskoff Theatre
(1986, 1988, 1991, 1995) Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
(1989–90) Majestic Theatre (1996) Radio City Music Hall
Radio City Music Hall
(1997–98, 2000–10, 2013–15, 2017) Beacon Theatre (2011–12, 2016)

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Broadway theatres

Active, by owner

The Shubert Organization
The Shubert Organization
(17)

Ambassador Theatre Belasco Theatre Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre Booth Theatre Broadhurst Theatre Broadway Theatre Cort Theatre Ethel Barrymore Theatre Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre Imperial Theatre John Golden Theatre Longacre Theatre Lyceum Theatre Majestic Theatre Music Box Theatre Shubert Theatre Winter Garden Theatre

Nederlander Organization
Nederlander Organization
(9)

Brooks Atkinson Theatre Gershwin Theatre Lunt-Fontanne Theatre Marquis Theatre Minskoff Theatre Nederlander Theatre Neil Simon Theatre Palace Theatre Richard Rodgers Theatre

Jujamcyn Theaters
Jujamcyn Theaters
(5)

Al Hirschfeld Theatre August Wilson Theatre Eugene O'Neill Theatre St. James Theatre Walter Kerr Theatre

Roundabout Theatre Company (3)

American Airlines Theatre Stephen Sondheim Theatre Studio 54

Ambassador Theatre Group (2)

Hudson Theatre Lyric Theatre

Other (5)

Circle in the Square Theatre (independent) Hayes Theater
Hayes Theater
(Second Stage) New Amsterdam Theatre
New Amsterdam Theatre
(Disney) Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
(MTC) Vivian Beaumont Theater
Vivian Beaumont Theater
(Lincoln Center)

Extant former Broadway theatres

Ed Sullivan Theater
Ed Sullivan Theater
(CBS) Edison Theatre (Hotel Edison) Empire Theatre (AMC Theatres) Liberty Theatre Mark Hellinger Theatre
Mark Hellinger Theatre
(Times Square Church) New Victory Theater
New Victory Theater
(New 42nd Street) Times Square Theater
Times Square Theater
(New 42nd Street)

Defunct and/or demolished

Adelphi Theatre Apollo Theatre (42nd St.) Astor Theatre Avon Theatre Bandbox Theatre Belmont Theatre Berkeley Lyceum Theatre Bijou Theatre Booth's Theatre Broadway Theatre (41st Street) Casino Theatre Center Theatre Central Theatre Century Theatre (46th St.) Century Theatre (62nd St.) Charles Hopkins Theatre Circle Theatre Colonial Theatre Comedy Theatre Criterion Theatre Daly's Theatre (30th St.) Daly's 63rd Street Theatre Earl Carroll Theatre Empire Theatre (41st St.) Fifth Avenue Theatre 52nd Street Theatre 48th Street Theatre 44th Street Theatre 49th Street Theatre Fulton Theatre Gaiety Theatre Garden Theatre Garrick Theatre Herald Square Theatre Hippodrome Theatre Jardin de Paris Klaw Theatre Knickerbocker Theatre Latin Quarter Lincoln Square Theatre Lyceum Theatre (4th Ave.) Lyric Theatre (1903) Majestic Theatre (Columbus Circle) Manhattan
Manhattan
Theatre (33rd St.) Maxine Elliott Theatre Mayfair Theatre (44th St.) Mayfair Theatre (46th St.) Morosco Theatre New Century Theatre New Theatre Comique New York Theatre (44th St.) Nora Bayes Theatre Olympia Theatre Palmer's Theatre Park Theatre (Park Row) Playhouse Theatre Playhouse Theatre (6th Ave.) President Theatre Princess Theatre Proctor's Theatre Rialto Theatre Sam H. Harris Theatre Savoy Theatre Star Theatre Theatre Comique 39th Street Theatre Vanderbilt Theatre Victoria Theatre Waldorf Theatre Wallack's Theatre Wallack's Lyceum Theatre Waverley Theatre Winter Garden Theatre
Winter Garden Theatre
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