Playbill’s new photo series Inside the Theatre captures the dazzling architecture and unseen details of the world’s most famous theatres, taking you inside all 41 of the currently operating Broadway houses.
The Schoenfeld Theatre opened as the Plymouth in 1917. Designed by Herbert J. Krapp, the Plymouth joined the Booth, Broadhurst, and Shubert Theatres to solidify the Shubert family dominance on a full block of W. 44th and 45th Streets. In 2005, the theatre was renamed for Gerald Schoenfeld, the chairman of the Shubert Organization.
Flip through photos of the theatre below:
The theatre is currently home to the Tony-winning production, Come From Away, which tells the story of airline travelers who are forever bonded after being stranded in Gander, Newfoundland, on 9/11.