Broadway is in constant motion, improving day by day, and when it comes to shows, acting, and marketing. Although not as often as mentioned above, some new theatres have joined the ranks of the most prestigious stages in the world. The biggest is number five on the list, but it’s not the only one on Broadway, it’s only the second most popular. Let’s visit the newest theaters on Broadway!
Gershwin Theatre (1972)
The Gershwin Theatre is named after George and Ira Gershwin, lyricists and composers, and is dedicated to their legacy.
The modern Art Nouveau was designed by the designer Ralph Alswang and is considered the avant-garde – guard and state – of the art of its time. Construction began in 1951, and in 1972 the Circle in the Square opened with a push-up stage that stretched out from three sides to the audience.
Circle in the Square Theatre (1972)
In 1983 it was called the Uri Theatre and was designed as a modern Art Nouveau design, with an open-air stage and a “sliding stage” in the middle.
Circle in the Square is currently home to American Buffalo and Oklahoma, and Minskoff is the current home of the hit “The Lion King.” Designed by Alan Sayles, it is reminiscent of theatre in ancient Greece and Rome but is a modern Art Nouveau design with an open-air stage and push-up stage.
Minskoff Theatre (1973)
The venue bears the name of Sam Minskoff and his son, who built and owned the building. Located on the third floor of an Astor Plaza, designed by architect Kahn Jacobs, the hotel is home to The Lion King and Avenue Q.
One of the most notable events at Minskoff’s was the opening of Joseph Pappbebe’s first Broadway show, “The Lion King,” and the rest is history. In 2006, the Lion King moved in, and in 2009, Avenue Q, a musical adaptation of the original Broadway production of “Avenue Q,” premiered.
Marquis Theatre (1986)
The Marquis has a seating capacity of 1,612 and is the second-youngest active theater on Broadway. It has opened several concerts by Shirley Bassey and hosts a variety of musicals such as “The Phantom of the Opera” and “Avenue Q” as well as a number of plays.
It is currently owned by the Nederlander Organisation and hosts a variety of musicals such as “The Phantom of the Opera” and “Avenue Q” as well as a number of plays.
Lyric Theatre (1998)
The Lyric has since been renamed the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, which is currently named after the old Lyrics Theatre, which was located on the same site. Meet the new Lyric Theatre on Broadway in New York City, the largest theater in the world in the United States. It is atop of the newest theaters on Broadway!
The Lyric has been owned by the nonprofit New 42nd Street Organization since 1992 and was bought by the British Ambassador Theatre Group in 2013 for about $60 million. Lyrics’ largest capacity since 1622, has a 2,500-seat hall with a seating capacity of 1,000 people. It is currently home to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and Dark and Young, Frankenstein’s Town, has become one of the most popular musicals in New York history.
The oldest or the newest theaters on Broadway? What’s the difference? Old or new, they are still great!