Broadway Theatre
Broadway Theatre
4.5
About
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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Neighbourhood: Theater District
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  • 7th Ave • 2 min walk
  • 50th St • 3 min walk
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Jaime G
9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
I attended this show on July 7 and it was the first time since my 10-year-old has been diagnosed with type one diabetes, we were discriminated against at a Broadway theater. The security team refused us of bringing juice and snacks into the theater because they had a strict no food policy unless you purchase it there. I tried to explain to them the situation and why it was important that she had these things and how the snacks that they offered were not appropriate for her, but they did not want to hear it and were very obnoxious and rude to us. They ended up putting the few little things that I brought for her on the floor and told us that we could leave the show and come outside to treat highs and lows, and then go back which would be ridiculous and not practical. They made my daughter feel like an outcast, and she’s never felt that before. We always try to make her feel included and that her disability does not define her and unfortunately this situation made her feel much differently. I am writing this in hopes it never happens to someone else that’s a Type 1 diabetic that enters that theater. It was a very upsetting situation for us, and as I stated before, the first time anyone has ever treated her like this. We usually have had very positive reactions and experiences. I do not recommend this theater to anyone. But I must say if I was not so upset I would have truly enjoyed the show. Cast and music was great but I spent money to be aggravated and upset.
Written July 8, 2024
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neeratraveler
San Francisco, CA236 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
The Broadway theater on Broadway is spacious and beautifully and ornately decorated. It is a wonderful setting to enjoy a show - I saw the Great Gatsby - superb!
Written June 19, 2024
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ogb
Wilmington, DE95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The great gatsby was awesome Go see this show. Very exciting Can not wait to see again. Going to win Tony’s for sure
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Written April 7, 2024
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Sarahleai
Boston, MA167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
I think that Here Lies Love is a creative, interactive, exciting and delightful show. We had seats, but it’s possible to stand on the “Disco” floor and be even more part of the action. Front Mezz Row E 102/104 were great seats. One is on the aisle.
Written September 9, 2023
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Rschagrin
Delray Beach, FL14,912 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Flew to NY to see Funny girl with Lea Michelle who was great. Also was able to get tickets from TKS for & Juliet which was awesome.
Written July 23, 2023
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Soul1985
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
The Broadway show in NYC - must to see! We had enjoyed Best Musical - Moulin Rouge! A world of glitz, grandeur and glory! Winner of 10 Tony Awards, including. Yes!
Written January 5, 2023
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Corlando Aldum
Salem, OR6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Broadway is Best Known for Musicals at a Theatre. on New York City, New York, in the United States….
Written December 26, 2022
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Amy
60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Phantom of the Opera has been long standing at Broadway for a reason! The singers sound powerful and hauntingly beautiful and the actors were especially captivating. I absolutely love the dramatic chandelier drop and the misty rowboat scenes. I would definitely recommend it!
Written June 3, 2020
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Passenger21540014473
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Absolutely a wonderful revival. It’s was true to Jerome Robbins and Leonard Bernstein. The cast was sensational. The voices great. Large screens recapturing and projecting the happenings on stage. The closing scene was not as powerful as the movie, but it was still moving. I enjoyed it.
Written March 21, 2020
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787sallyb
Park City, UT1,636 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We were especially delighted to see Patti Lu Pone again after catching her concert in San Francisco during the summer. She is extraordinary. But this reboot of a Sondheim 70's show is dated and a bit frantic. And I'm no expert, but the staging felt claustrophobic to me--framed by neon lights that were glaring.
Written March 17, 2020
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