Inside the TheatreStep Inside Broadway’s Longacre TheatreInside the Theatre, the series that documents Broadway’s historic playhouses, continues with the Longacre.
Hannah Vine, Marc J. Franklin
June 13, 2018
Playbill’s Inside the Theatre captures the dazzling architecture and unseen details of the world’s most famous theatres, taking you inside all 41 of Broadway's currently-operating houses.
The Longacre opened in 1913, designed by Henry Herts for producer H. H. Frazee. The theatre takes its name from Longacre Square, the area since renamed Times Square in honor of its former tenant The New York Times. The Longacre survived a dark period during the Depression and a stint as a television studio in the 1950s, and it remains active today following a full renovation in 2007.
A Bronx Tale the musical currently plays at the theatre where it opened December 1, 2016. The musical has a book by Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy winner and Oscar and Tony nominee Glenn Slater. It is directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo.