Directions & Box Office
- Directions: Take the 1 / 2 / 3 trains to the Times Square-42nd Street station. Walk north on Broadway to 44th Street, and then west to the Broadhurst Theatre. It is located between Broadway and 8th Avenue, between the Shubert and Majestic Theatres.
- Entrance: 44th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues The Broadhurst Theatre is located on the north side of 44th street between Broadway and 8th Avenue.
- Box Office Hours:
- Monday - Saturday:
- 10am - 8pm
- Noon - 6pm
Best Seats In The House
- Seats: 1186
The best seats are located in the front mezzanine or in the center seats of the orchestra between rows C and K.
Since the theatre was built with a wide auditorium and shallow depth, the sightlines are good in most places except for the extreme sides.
Parking for Broadhurst Theatre
The closest parking garages for Broadhurst Theatre are located at:
- Quik Park Garage
- 303 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
- Champion Parking On West 45
- 251 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow theatre goers have the same idea. A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.
Restrooms at the Broadhurst Theatre are located down one flight of stairs. A wheelchair accessible restroom is available on the main level.
Landlord: Shubert Organization
Official Ticketer: Telecharge
The theatre is used alternately for productions of plays and musicals, given its moderate size it can accommodate both.
Disabled Access Notes:
Although the theatre has a level entrance from the street, with no elevator or escalator and hopelessly out-of-date in its design, this theatre is terrible for persons with disabilities.
This Broadway theatre is grandfathered in to not have to abide by "The Americans with Disabilities Act" (ADA) that was signed into law on July 26, 1990.
Broadhurst Theatre History
In 1917, the Broadhurst Theatre was opened by the Shubert brothers, and named for beloved dramatist (and theatre co-manager) George Broadhurst.
The Theatre was designed by Herbert J. Krapp, the most prolific Broadway theatre architect of the era. Unusual for a theater of its age, the Broadhurst has retained its original name for its 85 plus years, and the Shubert Organization have retained ownership.
Previous Noteworthy Shows
In 1917, the Broadhurst opened with George Bernard Shaw’s Misalliance but It only ran for only for a dismal 52 performances, which was less than a stellar start. By 1924, Beggar on Horseback, a play by George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly, opened and ran for 224 performances to rave reviews and success at the Box Office.
Other notables include Pal Joey in 1952, Auntie Mame in 1956, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Fiorello in 1959, and multiple Tony winner Cabaret in 1966.
More recently, the Broadhurst Theatre has housed Billy Crystal's one-man show 700 Sundays, the short-lived musical Lennon, The History Boys, Hamlet starring Jude Law, and The Merchant of Venice featuring Al Pacino.
Broadhurst Theatre Design
The outside of the Broadhurst Theatre is noteworthy for relying on the brickwork pattern to set it apart from other theaters in the area. It is built with an oval cartouche over the corner entrance.
The interior of the Broadhurst used Greek details for decoration. Doric columns and other ancient Greek motifs such as a cornice of triglyphs and medallions were used to ornament the auditorium. The Broadhurst Theatre was built with a large auditorium that allows an unobstructed view of the stage.