Broadway Theatre

New York, NY

Performance History

From ChatGPT

The Broadway Theatre, located in the Theater District of Manhattan in New York City, is one of the iconic theaters on Broadway. It is situated at 1681 Broadway, at the intersection of West 53rd Street. The Broadway Theatre, originally known as B.S. Moss's Colony Theatre, first opened its doors in 1924. It was designed by architect Eugene De Rosa in a Neo-Classical style, featuring an impressive facade and a grand entrance. The theater has a seating capacity of approximately 1,761, making it one of the largest theaters on Broadway. Over the years, the Broadway Theatre has hosted a wide range of productions, including musicals, plays, and special events. Many legendary shows have graced its stage, and it has been a home to long-running hits such as "Fiddler on the Roof," "Chicago," and "Annie." The theater has seen numerous renowned actors, singers, and performers showcase their talents. The Broadway Theatre is celebrated for its spacious stage and excellent acoustics, providing an immersive experience for both performers and audiences. It offers modern amenities, comfortable seating, and accessible facilities to enhance the theatergoing experience. As one of the prominent theaters on Broadway, the Broadway Theatre continues to be a cultural landmark in New York City's vibrant theater scene. It contributes to the rich legacy of Broadway and remains a coveted venue for the world's top productions and theatrical performances.}


Venue Info

Built: 1924
Venue Status: year not entered yet
Demolished: year not entered yet
Seating Capacity: 1765

Location Info

1681 Broadway at 53rd
New York, NY
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Other Names

  • Broadway Theatre (1939)
  • Cine Roma (1937)
  • B.S. Moss's Broadway Theatre (1935)
  • Broadway Theatre (1933)
  • Earl Carroll's Broadway Theatre (1932)
  • B.S. Moss's Broadway Theatre (1930)
  • Universal's Colony Theatre (1926)
  • B.S. Moss's Colony Theatre (1924)

Trivia & History

It was built as a cinema but converted to legitimate use in 1930. Became a vaudeville house in 1933 then a movie house in 1935. It showed Italian films in 1937 and reverted to legitimate use after the premiere of Disney's Fantasia.


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