Broadway in Brief


  • The Lyceum is the oldest, continuously operating Broadway theatre in New York City.
  • Along with the Lyceum Theatre (both built in 1903), the New Amsterdam is the oldest surviving Broadway venue.
  • The Lyric Theatre, (previously known as the Foxwoods Theatre, the Hilton Theatre,  and the Ford Center for the Performing Arts) is the youngest.  It opened on January 18, 1998.
  • The Gershwin Theatre has the largest seating capacity of any Broadway theatre, with 1,933 seats.
  • The Helen Hayes Theatre, originally known as the Little Theatre, is the smallest theatre on Broadway, with 597 seats.
  • The Vivian Beaumont Theatre is the only Broadway Venue not in the Theatre District. It is located in the Lincoln Center complex on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, a good twelve blocks north of the rest.
  • The Broadway venue that has housed the most Tony-Award winners for Best Play and Best Musical is the Richard Rogers Theatre, with Ten awards.


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