Happy 100th Anniversary to another of one of Broadway’s most legendary houses…. the Gerald Schonefeld Theatre. It was built as a pair with the Broadhurst Theatre by Herbert J. Krapp (who has designed majority of some of Broadway’s beloved houses). Originally built at the Plymouth Theatre, the 1,080 seat house opened on this day with a production of A DOLL’S HOUSE.
From there, the show was home to some of the most incredible plays and musicals ever written for the stage including King Richard III, The Pirates of Penzance, What Price Glory, The Odd Couple, Ten Little Indians, The Plaza Suite, The Real Thing (starring Glenn Close and Jeremy Irons), The Heidi Chronicles (starring Joan Allen), Equus, Ain’t Misbehaving (starring the late Nell Carter), Stephen Sondheim’s Passion, Jekyll & Hyde The Musical (which it’s original production became the longest running show ever to play in this house), Boy George’s Taboo the musical, Brooklyn: The Musical, the first Broadway revival of A Chorus Line, A Steady Rain (starring Hugh Jackman), The Motherf***** With The Hat (starring Chris Rock), The Best Man, The Bridges Of Madison County, Bonnie & Clyde, It’s Only A Play, The Audience Broadway (starring Dame Helen Mirren), American Psycho – The Musical, and The Humans on Broadway.
The Gerald Schonefeld Theatre is currently home to the groundbreaking new original musical Come From Away.
What shows have you experienced in the Gerald Schonefeld Theatre?
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