This theatre was named after George Broadhurst, a prolific playwright and producer. It is one of the group of theaters forming “Shubert Alley,” the physical and symbolic heart of the theater district. The use of patterned brickwork and neo-classical detail helped set the tone for Herbert Krapp’s later theater designs.
The interior was designed with classically-inspired and Adamesque detail. Among its significant architectural features are the low relief panels, based on the Panathenaic frieze, over the proscenium and along the boxes and balcony. For half a century the Broadhurst Theater has served as horne to countless numbers of plays through which the Broadway theater has come to personify American theater.
STATUS Designated Exterior and Interior Landmark
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