Where to See a Show on Broadway
As you probably know, going to the theatre is one of the quintessential activities in New York City. Attending a Broadway play or a musical is a must-do. Historically, the theatres on Broadway Avenue in the heart of New York City have been not just the most famous, but also the places where the most popular plays in America either made their debut or rose up to become blockbuster smash hits that ended up touring the rest of the country. Attending one of these theatres is not just entertaining, but it's also historical in many ways.
This list of the best and most popular Broadway Theatres is by no means exhaustive, but it should give you a head start if you're looking to find some of the best shows in town. Let's get to it theatre-goers!
August Wilson Theatre
Located on West 52nd Street, the August Wilson Theatre has hosted fantastic plays such as Jersey Boys, Funny Girl, Mean Girls, Little Women, and Little Shop of Horrors, among others.
245 West 52nd Street, NYC, New York, 10019
George Gershwin Theatre
Home to iconic shows such as Wicked, Oklahoma!, 1776, and Show Boat, the George Gershwin Theatre has been around since 1928 and operated under a few different names before honoring the famous composer George Gershwin in 1983.
222 West 51st Street, New York City, New York
This historic Broadway theatre on 44th Street is one of the largest in New York with over 1,600 seats. It has been home to The Phantom of the Opera
since it debuted in 1988, the current longest running production in the history of Broadway theatre shows. The theatre itself dates back to 1927, and was one of the first theatres to feature one large balcony instead of two smaller balconies.
245 West 44th Street, NYC, New York, 10036
This large theater is part of the Astor Plaza complex on W. 45th Street, and opened in 1973. It has been home to a number of high-profile and popular shows including the Lion King, Fiddler on the Roof, and Saturday Night Fever.
200 West 45th Street, NYC, New York, 10019
New Amsterdam Theatre
Built in 1903, the New Amsterdam Theatre has been host to a variety of popular shows for more than 100 years. In fact, the iconic architecture and decor often plays second fiddle to the big names that have entertained audiences here such as the Lion King, Mary Poppins, and recently Aladdin. As the theater is owned by Disney, visitors can expect more popular family-friendly musicals in the future.
214 West 42nd Street, NYC, New York, 10036
Richard Rodgers Theater
This large and famous theatre built in 1925 has recently hosted blockbuster shows such as Hamilton alongside dramatic classics such as Romeo and Juliet, Cyrano de Bergerac, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. The theatre has operated under a variety of names in its history, and in 1981 was named after the famous composer Richard Rogers.
226 West 46th Street, NYC, New York, 10036
Opened in 1913, the Shubert Theatre first hosted a number of famous and historic productions by popular actors. It has continued that tradition over the decades as it has recently been home to Hello Dolly, Matilda, Spamalot, Chicago, and the long-running A Chorus Line.
225 West 44th Street, NYC, New York, 10036
Stephen Sondheim Theatre
On 43rd Street between Broadway and 6th Ave, this famous theatre has been around for more than 100 years. Having hosted famous shows such as Beautiful The Carole King Musical, Anything Goes, Bye Bye Birdie, and plenty more, experiencing a show at this theatre is quite a spectacle.
124 West 43rd Street, NYC, New York, 10036
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