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  New York's Lyceum Theater
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Built in 1903 and designed by Herts and Tallant, the Baroquely ornamented Lyceum is the oldest still active theater in New York City.
It made history with a record run of 1600 performances of the comedy "Born Yesterday" and was the first theater to be designated a historic lanmark.
The walls and ceiling are lavishly plastered and painted and include murals, marble panels and bronze statues. The house interior is illuminated by hundreds of electric bulbs.
Though this theater embodies many 19th-century theater design principles?two balconies, performer's green room, producer's apartment?Herts & Tallant included the first cantilevered balcony on Broadway, eliminating columns that obscured views from the orchestra.

Tickets :
Telecharge 212-239-6200
Outside NY Metro Area 800-432-7250
Groups 212-302-7000 / 800-677-1164

Box Office Monday thru Saturday 10:00A to 8:00P, Sunday 12:00N to 6:00P

address : 149W 45th St, between 6th & 7th Avenues

subway :
B,D,F,Q to 47-50 Streets & 6th Avenue
N,R,S,1,2,3,7,9 to 42nd Street & Times Square

Phone: 212-239-6200

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 28, 2004
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