One of the five theatres to be actually located on Broadway, the Broadway Theater opened on Christmas Day 1924. The theatre was meant to be a venue for vaudeville shows and motion pictures but officially hosted a play, The New Yorkers, in 1930. The Shubert Organization acquired the theatre in 1939 and renovated it extensively in 1956 and 1986. The theatre has been extremely popular with musical productions because of large seating capacity, and the large stage, which is nearly sixty feet deep. The original exterior and the interior of the Broadway theatre were constructed in the Italian Renaissance style. In 1991, when a skyscraper was built above the theatre, the exterior reemerged in polished granite. Over the years, Broadway theatre has hosted various successful productions, including Rodgers and Hart’s Too Many Girls, My Sister Eileen, South Pacific, Funny Girl, Cabaret, Mame, Fiddler on the Roof, The Wiz, Evita, Les Misérables, The Color Purple, Promises, Promises, Sister Act, and most recently King Kong. Also, here’s a handy link to the seat availability and real time prices for different seats/dates for West Side Story on Headout.
Come December 10, 2019, Broadway theatre will be home to West Side Story, featuring an all-new cast and crew.
If you’re wondering which seat to book to make the most out of your West Side Story experience, we have just the thing for you. Our Broadway Theater seating chart guide has best seats info and much more!
Address: The Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, USA
Seating Capacity: 1761
Front Mezzanine : 250
Rear Mezzanne : 584
Boxes : 20
Check out the Broadway Theatre Seating Chart here.
West Side Story - Playing At The Broadway Theatre
West Side Story is making its return to Broadway this winter and will have a fresh cast and crew taking the original story through untreaded paths. The original show is considered one of the most successful Broadway musicals of all time. Four prominent names in the field of theatre came together for the original production in 1957 - Arthur Laurents (book), Leonard Bernstein (music), Stephen Sondheim (lyrics), and Jerome Robbins (direction and choreography). It ran for a whopping 732 performances then.
The new take on West Side Story will be a collaboration between director Ivo Van Howe, designer Jan Verseyweld, and choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker. This reimagining of the classic musical shall feature 23 new performers making their debuts on Broadway. We expect the show to leave its imprint in Broadway musical history when it premieres.
A take on the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story is set in the Upper West Side locality of New York city. Two street gangs The Sharks (from Puerto Rico) and the Jets (from Poland) take centrestage. Tony, the protagonist of the show, is an ex-Jets member and the gang leader's bestie. He falls in love with Maria, the sister of the Sharks' gang-leader Bernardo. Watch the show to find out if the love story turns out to be a successful one or not.
Monday to Saturday - 8 PM
Sunday - 2 PM & 7 PM
Additional shows at 2 PM on certain days.
These timings may be subject to change. Click here to check out the real-time seat availability and pricing for the Broadway Theatre.
Orchestra: Seating is accessible to all parts of the orchestra without steps. Wheelchair seating is located in the orchestra section only.
Mezzanine (second level): 2 flights of stairs (up 31 steps) 11 steps/landing/9 steps/landing with restrooms/3 steps/landing/8 steps. Please note, once on the mezzanine level there are approx 2 steps up/down per row. Entrance to mezz. is behind front mezzanine row F and in front row A of rear mezzanine.
Handrails: Available at the end of every stepped seat row in the mezzanine.
Accessibility: There are no steps into the theatre from the sidewalk. The theatre doesn’t have any elevators or escalators.
Restroom: Wheelchair accessible (unisex) restroom is located on lobby level. Additional restrooms are located down one flight of stairs to the lower lounge, and up 1 1/2 flights of stairs.
Pay Phone: Located in the Lobby
Assisted Listening Device: Assisted listening devices are available at the theatre. Please contact the staff upon arrival to get your assisted listening device.
Concessions: Concessions are on the main level.
Elevator: Elevators are available to all the levels in the theatre.
Water Fountain: Located in the restrooms.
- Since the arrangement of the rear mezzanine section is peculiar, make sure that you pick a safer seat in the middle of the section instead of something far off on the sides.
- The rear mezzanine section also doesn’t have a lot of leg space, so if you or your companions are tall, avoid a seat in the site. If there are no options available in other sections, the front row will suffice.
- The check-in and check-out process at Broadway Theater takes longer than usual since the entrance is small. Reach the venue at least 45 minutes before the performance begins so that can you check-in on time and avoid missing the beginning of the show.
- The use of cameras, recording devices, cell phones, beepers, and other electronic devices during the performance is prohibited.
- Please note that latecomers will be seated at the discretion of management.
- Wheelchair and mobility-impaired seating is intended for patrons with mobility disabilities only.
The Broadway Theatre is located at 1681 Broadway. Since this is one of the most popular parts of New York City, transport and travel options are aplenty.
If you’re travelling in your car, there are numerous paid parking spots close to the Broadway Theater Some of the popular ones include LAZ Parking, Edison ParkFest, Bright Management, and Impark.
Looking for the quintessential New York experience? There are many buses and metro trains you can take to reach the Broadway Theater. Buses plying to Theatre District are M104, M42, M6, M10, and M27/50. If travelling by subway is more your thing, you can take the 1, 9, C or E train to 50th Street or the N or R train to 49th Street.
Restaurants near Broadway Theatre, NYC
1. Barilla Restaurants Radio City: An airy, contemporary cafe with communal tables & an open kitchen for pastas & other Italian eats.2. Joe Allen : This snug, classic tavern attracts Broadway patrons and actors with its delectable selection of American comfort food & cocktails.
3. The Modern: French/New American fare in a modernist space with garden views at the Museum of Modern Art.
4. The Lambs Club: A clubby, art-deco style restaurant in 132 West 44th Street, with cocktails and steaks to die for!
5. DB Bistro Moderne: Located in Theater District, Daniel Boulud’s Moderne serves modern French bistro cuisine with a touch of America.
6. Osteria al Doge:Relaxed Spanish eatery serving up tapas, paella & sangria, as well as some Italian dishes.
If you're looking for more options, how about checking out our in-depth guide on restaurants in the Theater District. It has everything you're looking for. And more.