The Al Hirschfeld Theatre is a Broadway theatre located at 302 West 45th Street in midtown Manhattan.Designed by architect G. Albert Lansburgh for vaudeville promoter Martin Beck, the theatre opened as the Martin Beck Theatre with a production of Madame Pompadour on November 11, 1924. It was the only theatre in New York that was owned outright without a mortgage. It was designed to be the most opulent theatre of its time, and has dressing rooms for 200 actors. The theatre has a seating capacity of 1,424 for musicals.Famous appearances include Basil Rathbone as Romeo with Katharine Cornell as Juliet in December 1934; Burgess Meredith as Mio in Winterset in 1935; Richard Gere in Bent; Frank Langella in Dracula; Elizabeth Taylor in The Little Foxes; Christina Applegate as the title role in Sweet Charity; David Hyde Pierce as Lt. Coffi in the musical Curtains; and Daniel Radcliffe in the latest revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.Make Al Hirschfeld Theatre a centerpiece of your New York City vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our New York City trip itinerary planner.
Al Hirschfeld Theatre reviews
Our last trip to the US included nights out on Broadway in New York. We particularly loved Kinky Boots, a wonderful US production of the British hit, sitting in comfortable seats in the elegant Al... more »
The theater was gorgeous the set design was spot on, I felt like I was in Paris! The theater was enveloped in red velvet with chandeliers and a perfect replica of the Moulin rouge in Paris. The show.... more »
This was an excellent Broadway theatre. My wife and I went to see Kinky Boots which was a phenomenal show. The theatre itself is a decent size, organized, well kept, and friendly/helpful staff. The one thing of note is the restroom situation, especially for females, use the restroom as soon as you get there (early), and during intermission, go as soon as it begins or you'll be in the longest line you've ever seen.... Overall an excellent experience.
Really really enjoyed the Kinky Boots performance there. The washroom is a bit old-styled, but apart from that, it's a great place! Had a great time even from the nosebleeds in the mezzanine section.
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