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Broadway Theatre

1681 Broadway, New York City, NY 10019-5827
+1 212-239-6200
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The Broadway Theatre is one of only five playhouses that front on the street named Broadway. It opened in 1924 as B. S. Moss's Colony, a premiere film house. The most notable film that played there in the early years was Walt Disney's Steamboat Willie which opened in 1928, and introduced American audiences to an adorable rodent named Mickey Mouse. The theatre went "legit" from 1930 to 1934, when it was re-christened the Broadway. From 1934 to 1940, the house was once again dedicated to motion picture exhibition, and offered the premiere of Disney's Fantasia in 1939. In 1940, however, it returned to legitimate stage production and, except for a brief stint as a Cinerama movie theatre in the 1950s, has remained in the business of showcasing live theatre ever since. B. S. Moss commissioned architect Eugene DeRosa to design the Colony as part of his chain of movie theatres, many of which also housed vaudeville. The large size of the theatre made it ideal for musical comedies.
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1681 Broadway, New York City, NY 10019-5827
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"miss saigon"
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"jon jon briones"
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"new york"
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"phantom of the opera"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The story of Carol King’s life through her music was indeed BEAUTIFUL! The story of her life was interestingly told using her music. Perhaps better said is that her music told the TAPESTRY of her life. My wife and I knew every song, but now...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

The experience of Broadway is special in itself. Obviously there are fabulous shows to be seen but the experience of Broadway somehow feels bigger than just the particular show that you see. If it is your first time, I’d suggest seeing a musical to get...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

I just loved every second of Rocktopia. I am amazed at some of the marginal reviews and comments. It was an amazing melange of classic rock and classical music with some of the most amazing vocals I have heard from any performers- broadway or otherwise....More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Show was excellent Dee Snider was fantastic . The main issue is that they encourage people taking pictures with there phones and that is very distracting and detracts from the enjoyment of the show. You spend a lot of money to enjoy a show /...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Just saw Rocktopia, Dee sang We're Not Gonna Take It awesome and did his best version singing Robert Plant for three Zepplin songs. Loved Kimberly Nichole as I am a huge fan of The Voice & hoped she made it further than she did on...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Decided to come and see Rocktopia as it will probably never be over beside where we live. It is totally different from a musical. There's a rock band, orchestra, a choir and singers. There was some songs that I recognised. Don't think I would go...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

My family (including my 12 year old son) really enjoyed this show. The blend of classical and rock music was really interesting. All of the performers were great. We especially enjoyed Pat Monahan. He was amazing. The show moved at a quick pace and never...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

My Fair Lady at Lincoln Center is not to be missed. We took adult children, one not a musical theater fan who raved about it. The show has a cast that is perfection- Henry Hadden-Paton of Downton Abby and The Crown is a wonderful Henry...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

This show peaked at the start with a fabulous rendition of Baba O’Riley. The 5 man rock band, the virtuoso violinist, supported by the 20 piece orchestra and 40 voice choir rocked the house but it was pretty much downhill all the way from there....More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Words can’t describe how fabulous this show is. A must see. Out of your seat and rockin. Get seats up front. Well worth it.

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Lisa P
16 November 2017|
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Response from Clifford P | Reviewed this property |
I booked a few weeks before and I paid about $70 but the seats we were in were really bad very uncomfortable, so I suggest you pay a bit more and get better seats. The day we went was a Monday and it was sold out so if I was... More
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VCookRN
11 December 2016|
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Response from Lindaw65 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the theatre was not huge and the stage had lots of movement so I would think that your view would be fine from any angle
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laura k
30 October 2016|
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Response from littleworl | Reviewed this property |
We sat in the front mezzanine and the seats were great. The theater is not that large so not really a bad seat in the house.
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