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Marquis Broadway Theatre
The Marquis Theatre is located on the third floor of the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square

Marquis Theatre
1535 Broadway at 45th Street
New York, NY 10019
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Location:
The Marquis Theatre is located on the 3rd floor of the Marriott Marquis Hotel on Broadway, between 45th Street and 46th Street. It is number 17 on The Broadway Map

Background:
Five theaters died in the making of the Marriott Marquis Hotel, which houses the Marquis Theatre on its third floor. The old Helen Hayes, the Morosco, the Bijou, and the remnants of the Gaiety and Astor all had to be torn down to make room for the luxurious Marriott. The theater, which was designed by architect John C. Portman, Jr. as an integral part of the Marriott's structure, opened in 1986. Although it's buried in the mammoth hotel's innards, the Marquis Theatre box office has a prominent place on the Broadway side of the building. You can't miss the Marquis's marquee, looming over the lobby, which is plastered with posters. Inside, the long black lobby, with its ceiling blanketed by small lightbulbs, leads to the escalator that will take you up to the Marquis Theatre. If you have some time to kill before the show, you can either hang around the third floor, or go up to the eighth floor and enjoy a fantastic view of Times Square from the lounge. After the show, pick up a CD or t-shirt at the great Broadway gift shop nestled in the southeast corner of the Marriott, next to the box office.

Marquis Broadway Theatre

Design:
The general rule is that the newer the theater is, the more comfortable it is. However, the comfort level tends to be inversely proportional to the aesthetic quality. Which is to say that, sure, the Marquis Theatre is spacious, state-of-the-art, and it even feels quite intimate despite its size, but it's not much to look at. The 1600-seat space is smartly designed and has a modern sort of elegance (plush seats and lots of rich reds) that makes it appropriate to its hotel setting, but it has none of the unique design features that give the old-style Broadway theaters their charm.

Best Seats In The House:
The sightlines are great all around, but the center front orchestra and the front of the mezzanine provide the best views.

Directions:
By subway, take the 1/2/3 to 42nd Street, walk north on Seventh Avenue and veer left onto Broadway. The hotel and theater are on Broadway between 45th and 46th Streets.

Parking
Parking garages in this area are very expensive. We have negotiated special deals wth parking garages that will save you both your wallet and your frustration of driving around trying to find a Parking garage that is reasonably priced.
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Previous Shows:
The Marquis Theatre's short production history, which has almost exclusively featured musicals, includes Me and My Girl, the flop Shogun: The Musical, Nick & Nora, Man of La Mancha starring Raul Julia and Sheena Easton, The Goodbye Girl, an acclaimed revival of Damn Yankees, Victor/Victoria starring Julie Andrews, Paul Simon's The Capeman, Peter Pan, the Bernadette Peters revival of Annie Get Your Gun, Tony-winner Thoroughly Modern Millie, Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Woman in White, The Drowsy Chaperone, Cry-Baby, 9 to 5, and Twyla Tharp's Frank Sinatra tribute Come Fly Away.

Restaurants
We have created a list of bargain and value-driven restaurants that are local to this Broadway Theatre.
The guide is divided by cuisine types and only the best value restaurants make it into our guide.
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Seating Chart:

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