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August Wilson Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Built in 1925 as the Guild Theatre, it was renamed the ANTA, then the Virginia, before becoming the August Wilson Theatre in 2005 in honor of the great playwright; this venue hosted Cleavon Little and Melba Moore in Purlie, Jellie’s Last Jam and Smokey Joe’s Cafe
SEATS: 1270
ADDRESS: 245 West 52nd Street MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: 1, B, C, D, E lines
PHONE: 212-239-6200 tickets
WEBSITE: http://www.august-wilson-theatre.com

Broadway Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Opened in 1924, this proscenium-stage theatre has alternated between movie palace, vaudeville acts and formal plays over the years; it has a penchant for hosting non-traditional Broadway plays: Billy Rose’s all-black Carmen Jones, Duke Ellington’s Beggar’s Holiday, and Sammy Davis, Jr. in Mr. Wonderful, Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl , Yul Bryner in The King and I, The Wiz and The Color Purple
SEATS: 1761
ADDRESS: 1681 Broadway MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: 1, B, C, D, E lines
PHONE: 212-239-6200 tickets
WEBSITE: http://www.shubertorganization.com/theatres/broadway.asp

Winter Garden Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Though built as a horse exchange in 1896, it reopened as a theatre in 1911; this proscenium-stage theatre has alternated between being a movie palace and a home for vaudeville and musicals; it has hosted original productions of Peter Pan, West Side Story, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Funny Girl, Cats, which is the second longest-running show in Broadway history; Mamma Mia!
SEATS: 1526
ADDRESS: 1634 Broadway MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: 1, B, C, D, E lines
PHONE: 212-239-6200 tickets
WEBSITE: http://www.shubertorganization.com/theatres/cadillac_winter_garden

Broadhurst Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Opened in 1918, this theatre hosted Humphrey Bogart in his first tough guy role — The Petrified Forest; the theatre also hosted Abbott & Costello and Carmen Miranda in The Streets of Paris, William Shatner in the World of Suzie Wong, Dustin Hoffman as Willie Loman in Death of a Salesman; in 2008, it hosted Debbie Allen’s Cat On A Hot Tin Roof starring Terrence Howard
SEATS: 1156
ADDRESS: 235 West 44th Street MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: 1, 2, 3, A, C, E, N, Q, R, W lines
PHONE: 212-239-6200 tickets
WEBSITE: http://www.broadhursttheater.net

Friedman Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Completed in 1926, renovated in 2003 and formerly called the Biltmore Theatre, this wheelchair accessible theatre also goes by the name Manhattan Theatre Club; Tony award-winning Hair, starring Melba Moore and Diane Keaton played started here in 1968 — Melba was the first black woman to replace a white woman in a lead Broadway role; S Epatha Merkerson played here in Comeback Little Sheba
SEATS: 650
ADDRESS: 261 West 47th Street MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: 1, C, E, N, R, W lines
PHONE: 212-239-6222 or 800-872-8997
WEBSITE: http://www.mtc-nyc.org

Studio 54 Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Opened in 1927 as The Gallo intended for opera; over the years name changes included The New Yorker and Casino de Paree (dinner theatre); then it became a world-famous disco club in the 1970s; in 1998, new owners returned Studio 54 to legitimate theater with Tony Award-winning show Cabaret
SEATS: 922
ADDRESS: 254 West 54th Street MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: B, D, E lines
PHONE: 212-719-9393
WEBSITE: http://www.studio54seats.org

Helen Hayes Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Opened 1912 as the Little Theatre with a procennium stage; the New York Times and CBS Radio have used for different purposes over the years, before it was renamed for Helen Hayes, the First Lady of the American Theatre, in 1983; hosted Sarah Jones’ Bridge & Tunnel; includes wheelchair ramp entry and restroom
SEATS: 597
ADDRESS: 240 West 44th Street MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: A, C, E, 1, 2, 3 lines
PHONE: 212-944-9450‎
WEBSITE: http://helenhayes.theatreboxoffice.co

Belasco Theatre
DESCRIPTION: When opened 1910, the theatre boasted a state-of-the-art lighting board capable of producing magical lighting effects; the theatre was desgned by George Keister, the same architect who designed the Apollo Theatre; like most others on Broadway, the Belasco changed use a few times over the years; today this theatre is known for hosting Shakespeare plays, such as Hamlet, As You Like It, Romeo & Juliet and Julius Caesar, which starred Denzel Washington in 2005; It also hosted Joe Turner’s Come and Gone
SEATS: 1016
ADDRESS: 111 West 44th Street MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: 1, 2, 3, 7, B, D, F, N, Q, R, S, V, W lines
PHONE: 212-239-6200‎ tickets
WEBSITE: http://www.shubertorganization.com/theatres/belasco.asp

Ambassador Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Opened in 1921 and operated by the Shubert Organization; Gregory Hines reached stardom playing Eubie here, Dreamgirls, Ain’t Misbehavin’, and Topdog/Underdog
SEATS: 1088
ADDRESS: 219 West 49th Street MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: 1, C, E, N, R, W lines
PHONE: 212-239-6200‎
WEBSITE: http://www.shubertorganization.com/theatres/ambassador.asp

Bernard Jacobs Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Opened in 1927 as the Royale Theatre and operated by the Shubert Organization since 1930; Lawrence Olivier, Bette Davis and James Dean all played important roles at this theatre; One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, A Raisin in the Sun starring Sean Combs, and David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross have all played here
ADDRESS: 242 West 45th Street MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: 1, 2, 3, 7, A, C, E lines
PHONE: 212-239-6200 tickets
WEBSITE: http://www.shubertorganization.com/theatres/bernard_b_jacobs.asp

Shubert Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Opened in 1913 and operated by the Shubert Organization; this venue has hosted The Philadelphia Story featuring Katharine Hepburn, Othello, The Constant Wife featuring Ingrid Bergman and A Chorus Line played for fifteen years before closing in 1990
SEATS: 1460
ADDRESS: 225 West 44th Street MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: 1, 2, 3, 7, A, C, E lines
PHONE: 212-239-6200 tickets
WEBSITE: http://www.shubertorganization.com/theatres/shubert.asp

Booth Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Opened in 1913 and named for actor Edwin Booth, brother to the infamous John Wilkes Booth; this venue has hosted You Can’t Take It with You, Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf, Lily Tomlin in The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, and Paul Newman in Our Town
SEATS: 766
ADDRESS: 222 West 44th Street MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: 1, 2, 3, 7, A, C, E lines
PHONE: 212-239-6200 tickets
WEBSITE: http://www.shubertorganization.com/theatres/booth.asp

Cort Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Opened in 1912 and named for John Cort, general manager of the Northwestern Theatrical Association, a theatre circuit centered in Seattle; Shubert Organization acquired the theatre in 1927; this venue has hosted The Magic Show, Sarafina, Pulitzer Prize-winning The Shrike featuring José Ferrer, The Diary of Anne Frank; Purlie Victorious with Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, On Golden Pond with James Earl Jones and August Wilson’s final play Radio Golf in 2007)
SEATS: 1082
ADDRESS: 138 West 48th Street MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: B, D, F, N, R, W lines
PHONE: 212-239-6200 tickets
WEBSITE: http://www.shubertorganization.com/theatres/cort.asp

Ethel Barrymore Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Opened in 1928 and named for Ethel Barrymore, who was part of the renowned Barrymore acting dynasty; this venue has hosted Pal Joey, Tennessee William’s A Streetcar Named Desire with Jessica Tandy and Marlon Brando, Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, Wait Until Dark, and August Wilson’s Tony Award-winning Joe Turner’s Come and Gone in 1988 and more recently Oscar Wilde’s Salome with Al Pacino
SEATS: 1058
ADDRESS: 243 West 47th Street MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: 1, N, R, W lines
PHONE: 212-239-6200 tickets
WEBSITE: http://www.shubertorganization.com/theatres/ethel_barrymore.asp

Imperial Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Opened in 1923; the venue has hosted Cabaret, Zorba (1968), Bob Fosse’s Pippin starring Ben Vereen, Dreamgirls, Les Misérables, and award-winning Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
SEATS: 1443
ADDRESS: 249 West 45th Street MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: 1, 2, 3, A, C, E lines
PHONE: 212-239-6200 tickets
WEBSITE: http://www.shubertorganization.com/theatres/imperial.asp

Golden Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Opened in 1927 as the Theatre Masque, the venue hosted Goodbye Again with James Stewart, Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross and Master Class with Audra McDonald
SEATS: 804
ADDRESS: 252 West 45th Street MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: 1, 2, 3, A, C, E lines
PHONE: 212-239-6200 tickets
WEBSITE: http://www.shubertorganization.com/theatres/john_golden.asp

Brooks Atkinson Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Opened in 1926 as the Mansfield Theatre in honor of the distinguished American actor, Richard Mansfield and in 1960 renamed Brooks Atkinson Theatre in tribute to the eminent New York Times drama critic; the venue has hosted The Rainmaker, The Iceman Cometh, The River Niger, Of Mice and Men and Wait Until Dark featuring award-winning actors that include Eli Wallach, Gene Hackman, James Earl Jones, Jack Lemmon, Richard Dreyfuss, Glenn Close, Rex Harrison and Claudette Colbert
SEATS: 1044
ADDRESS: 256 West 47th Street MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: C, E, N, R, W lines
PHONE: 212-719-4099
WEBSITE: http://brooksatkinsontheater.com

Longacre Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Opened in 1913 and was named for Longacre Square (now called Times Square); this venue has hosted Clark Gable in Hawk Island, Ossie Davis in Purlie Victorious, Lorraine Hansberry’s The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel featuring Al Pacino, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Children of a Lesser God and Talk Radio
SEATS: 1091
ADDRESS: 220 West 48th Street MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: 1, N, R, W lines
PHONE: 212-239-6200 tickets
WEBSITE: http://www.shubertorganization.com/theatres/longacre.asp

Lyceum Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Broadway’s oldest continually operating legitimate theatre since 1903 where Humphrey Bogart, Leslie Howard and Bette Davis have graced the stage; this venue has hosted Look Back in Anger, You Can’t Take It With You in 1984, which helped launch Whoopi Goldberg’s film career, and the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning I Am My Own Wife, and Inherit the Wind
SEATS: 922
ADDRESS: 149 West 45th Street MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: 1, 2, 3, 7, B, D, F, N, Q, R, S, V, W lines
PHONE: 212-239-6200 tickets
WEBSITE: http://www.shubertorganization.com/theatres/lyceum.asp

Majestic Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Opened in 1927 and known as a large musical house; this venue has hosted and Cary Grant (then known as Archie Leach) in A Wonderful Night, South Pacific, Golden Boy starring Sammy Davis Jr.; the theatre was renovated to house Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, which continues its historic run as the longest-running musical on Broadway
SEATS: 1645
ADDRESS: 245 West 44th Street MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: 1, 2, 3, 7, B, D, F, N, Q, R, S, V, W lines
PHONE: 212-239-6200 tickets
WEBSITE: http://www.shubertorganization.com/theatres/majestic.asp

Music Box Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Opened in 1921; this venue has hosted Cradle Snatchers, which featured a young Humphrey Bogart, John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s I Remember Mama, with Marlon Brando making his Broadway debut, Agnes of God, Amadeus and Terrence McNally’s Deuce
SEATS: 1009
ADDRESS: 239 West 45th Street MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: 1, 2, 3, 7, B, D, F, N, Q, R, S, V, W lines
PHONE: 212-239-6200 tickets
WEBSITE: http://www.shubertorganization.com/theatres/music_box.asp

Schoenfeld Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Opened in 1917; this venue has hosted Burlesque starring Barbara Stanwyck, Dial M for Murder, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, Harry Belafonte in Three for Tonight, The Odd Couple, and a revival of A Chorus Line
SEATS: 1079
ADDRESS: 236 West 45th Street MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: 1, 2, 3, 7, B, D, F, N, Q, R, S, V, W lines
PHONE: 212-239-6200 tickets
WEBSITE: http://www.shubertorganization.com/theatres/gerald_schoenfeld.asp

Walter Kerr Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Opened in 1921 as the Ritz Theatre and renamed after Walter F. Kerr, a writer, Broadway theater critic, lyricist, and director of several Broadway musicals; this venue has hosted How Not to Write a Play, Criticism and Censorship, August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson, Two Trains Running, Seven Guitars and Gem of the Ocean and Doubt
SEATS: 947
ADDRESS: 219 West 48th Street MAP
TRANSIT: near 1, N, R, W subway lines
PHONE: 212-582-4536‎
WEBSITE: http://www.walterkerrtheatre.com

Eugene O’Neill Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Opened in 1925 as the Forrest Theatre; this venue has hosted The Odd Couple , California Suite, The Glass Menagerie, M. Butterfly, Five Guys Named Moe, Death of a Salesman, and and Caroline, or Change
SEATS: 1108
ADDRESS: 230 West 49th Street MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: 1, C, E, N, R, W lines
PHONE: 212-239-6200
WEBSITE: http://www.eugene-oneill-theater.com

TKTS – Broadway Tickets
DESCRIPTION: Broadway tickets cost upwards of $100 during prime time, but you can get discounted and last minute tickets at this Visitor Center in Times Square
ADDRESS: 1560 Broadway MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: N, R, W lines
DAYS & HOURS: daily 8a-8p
WEBSITE: http://www.timessquarebid.org

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