Old theater in the heart of the district. It's part of the Shubert organization and named after its past president. A century ago, when originated, it was known as the Royale. It's now showing a re-working of The Iceman - this production with Denzel Washington as the lead but, also, a strong ensemble cast. If you don't know this show, it has 3 major themes: pipe dreams, alcoholism, and death. Most of the play proceeds with point-counterpoint dialogue. And it's long. The staging and scenery are somewhat bland. But the lighting is bright. Much better than at the Met Opera. This version is just short of 4 hours with 3 fairly brief interludes. Maybe not enough time to finish up with your restroom retreat. Not very handicap accessible except in the orchestra. There's no elevator, but the climb to the upper seats is not too bad here. If you're coming to watch Washington, who was originally trained for theater acting, note that he doesn't appear until some 45 minutes into the play.
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