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The Foxwoods Broadway Theatre on Broadway

The Foxwoods Theatre in New York City, which rose from the ashes of the old Apollo and Lyric Theatres, opened on Broadway in 1998 with the musical Ragtime


Foxwoods Theatre

213 West 42nd Street
New York NY 10036
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The Foxwoods Theatre is located on the north side of 42nd Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue. There are entrances into the theater on both 42nd and 43rd streets. The Foxwoods Theatre is number 33 on The Broadway Map

The Foxwoods Theatre is an amalgam of brand new construction and preservation. Both the Lyric and Apollo theaters, which were built adjacent to each other in 1903 and 1920, respectively, were used to create the Foxwoods. The new theater has incorporated interior designs of the old ones, such as ceiling domes and side boxes, as well as the handsome facade of the old Lyric.
Foxwoods Broadway Theatre

The Foxwoods Theatre Background:

No Broadway theater can compare to the Foxwoods Theatre for its off-stage drama. Flamboyant Canadian impresario Garth Drabinsky rose to prominence by producing such hits as Phantom of the Opera, Kiss of the Spider Woman, and Show Boat. He undertook the project to build a new Broadway theater through corporate sponsorships and tax credits in under a year. In 1998, he tore down the beautiful but aged Apollo and Lyric Theatres (both of which spent years as movie houses before closing in the early '90s) and built the Ford Center for the Performing Arts specifically to launch his new musical, the epic Ragtime. The show, which is considered a modern classic by many, had a promising start, but it eventually foundered as Drabinsky was implicated in financial problems that rocked the Broadway world. In January 2005, Clear Channel Entertainment (famous for their run-ins with Howard Stern and their alleged radio and music venue monopolies) and the Hilton Hotels Corporation joined forces to rename the Ford Center to the Hilton Theatre (see: Hilton Theatre). Then, just a few years later, it was re-named the Foxwoods Theatre, where the first production was aerial spectacular Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, the infamous 65-million dollar musical that stayed in previews for over six months before finally opening.

Best Seats at the Foxwoods Theater:

The Foxwoods Theatre is extremely wide and most every seat has a fine view of the stage. The best seats are in the rows with the double letters. The Foxwoods Theatre has an impressive seating capacity of 1,821, making it perfect for big musicals.

By subway, take the 1, 2, 3, A or C train to the 42nd Street/Times Square station. By bus, take the M10 or M104.


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Previous Shows:
The spectacular Flaherty & Ahrens musical Ragtime opened the Foxwoods Theatre, back when it was called the Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The space was subsequently home to a short-lived revival of Jesus Christ Superstar, and then to a long run of the musical 42nd Street, winner of the 2001 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival. 42nd Street defined the musical comedy, with its star-is-born story, spectacular design, score of hit standards, remarkable show chorus, and fabulous ensemble tap dancing. That production was followed by Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Young Frankenstein, and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.


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Seating Chart:

Seating chart for the Hilton Broadway Theatre