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"Check out the Broadhurst Theater in NYC" Theatre District - Broadway Shows Tip by butterflykizzez04

  Broadhurst Theater on West 44th street
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Billy Crystal's Smash New One Man Show
Closes May 21st

700 Sundays, an autobiographical journey, is an original two-act play in which Billy Crystal, plays numerous characters that have influenced who he is today. It deals with his youth, growing up in the jazz world of Manhattan, his teenage years, and finally adulthood. It is about family, and fate. It is hilarious, personal and touching as he takes us through moments of love, laughter and loss.

Written by Billy Crystal
Additional material by Alan Zweibel
Directed by Des McAnuff

Starring Billy Crystal

Completed 1918

Architect Herbert J Krapp

Built back-to-back, the Broadhurst and its companion the Plymouth were meant to evoke the style of the neighboring Henry B Herts designed Shubert and Booth theaters using less expensive patterned brick and terra cotta materials on the facades. This is a typical Krapp-designed theater: minimal ornamentation, single balcony, wide space and excellent sightlines are signatures of Krapp's work during this period. It was built by the Shuberts in partnership with impresario George Broadhurst to be a showplace for the British-born playwright's work. Broadhurst was an experienced theater manager, with interests in other theaters in Milwaukee, Baltimore and San Francisco. Broadhurst had a string of successes on Broadway starting in 1907, but his creative flame dimmed and his last show was produced in 1924

Broadhurst's first production at his new theater, on September 27, 1917, was a drama entitled Misalliance. Ever since, the theater has remained a legitimate Broadway venue

1918 Ladies First isn't a Gershwin musical, but George and Ira's 'The Real American Folk Song' is included. It's the first time one of their co-written tunes has been heard on the Great White Way

Address: 235 West 44th street, new york city
Directions: Midtown Manhattan
Phone: 1.888.VISIT.NY

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